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The Bones She Buried

(Detective Josie Quinn #5)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  4,682 ratings  ·  311 reviews
Josie works until her arms ache, until the paramedics arrive and pull her gently away from the woman’s cold, fragile body. Noah’s voice cracks beside her as he calls the time of death for his own, beloved mother.

Arriving with her partner Noah for dinner at his family’s immaculate countryside home, Detective Josie Quinn is devastated to find Noah’s mother, Colette, lying
Kindle Edition, 342 pages
Published March 27th 2019 by Bookouture
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Dolores Biehler I personally love to enjoy the whole impact that you get when you start at book 1. I buy the whole series and live the experience. I truly loved follo…moreI personally love to enjoy the whole impact that you get when you start at book 1. I buy the whole series and live the experience. I truly loved following the characters and the story line. But that is just me. But, yes, you can read it as a stand alone cause the story line get brought out within the book. Lisa Regan is a very good writer.(less)

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Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Murder, Chaos, and Craziness lead Detective Josie Quinn to the brink of darkness in The Bones She Buried. This is an action-packed police procedural that brings the drama!

My review is rather vague because I am trying to avoid spoilers!

The 5th book of the Detective Josie Quinn series focuses on a murder that hits Josie close to home. As a result, her relationship with Noah is put to the test, while her bond with her fellow police officers grows.

Per the usual for this series, things get a li
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

When Josie and Noah arrive at his Mother's home for dinner, they find his Mother face down in the dirt of her flower garden. Searching for clues, they find rosaries in the garden and a baggie containing interesting items that initially do not appear to be related hidden in her home. Noah's Mother is a well-liked woman who is a pillar member of society. Her murder is shocking and has everyone who knows her scratching their heads. Like most of the cases in this book series, this murder h
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Josie Quinn is back and better than ever!

This is the fifth book in the Josie Quinn police procedural series and it is just as strong if not stronger than the previous books. I have a love hate relationship with this series, I love when a new book is out and I hate waiting for the next book! I mean seriously Lisa Regan can’t you write a little faster? Kidding! Lisa is able to write four stellar books in a year, I am most impressed and I can’t possibly complain. Although after this ending I
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a free e-copy of The Bones She Buried (Detective Josie Quinn #5) by Lisa Regan from NetGalley for my honest review.

Wow, wow, wow, Lisa Regan did it again! Another brilliant book, action-packed characters and non-stop action in this police procedural. Lisa Regan has become one of my favorite authors. I honestly hope this series never ends.

Josie and Noah head to Noah's mother's (Colette) house for dinner. When they arrive, they find her home had been ransacked and Colette face down in
Brenda - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
A murdered Mother, threatened relationship and a hunt for a killer

The action continues here right from the start when Josie and Noah find his mother murdered. Grief and Josie’s drive to find the killer causes some fiction here in this story. Just when I thought Josie was catching a break the murder threatens her relationship and some of Josie’s flaws start to come out. And there I was again yelling at the characters.

The twists and turns keep coming and I started along with Josie spinning in circ
Linda Strong
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Josie Quinn is investigating a case that is close to her heart. Her boyfriend's mother is found face down in the garden... her mouth clogged dirt. There are rosary beads half buried next to her.

Her house has evidently been searched ... what were they looking for? As Josie and her team searches the house, they find a hidden cache with items belonging to three different men .. 2 have been missing for years, another man found dead, also years ago.

Was Noah's mother a part of these cases? What did sh
Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
EXCERPT: As they passed through the back door, Noah called out again 'Mom?'

Their feet sunk into the lush grass as they stopped to scan the large back yard. A tall white fence lined with blooming flower beds marked the perimeter, and a small wooden shed sat in one corner. Josie took a step in the direction of the patio in the centre of the yard that was crowded with heavy metal furniture, her eyes tracing every inch of the garden. With a gasp, she pointed to something sticking out of one of the b
Detective Josie Quinn and her partner, also a detective, headed to Noah’s mother’s for dinner. They had no idea that the next few hours would change their lives and those of Noah’s family members for good. As Josie worked desperately to save Colette while Noah called 911, the arrival of paramedics made them both realise it was fruitless. Noah’s beloved mother was dead…

With Noah on compassionate leave and in the care of his sister Laura, Josie and her team began searching for answers. But as the
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Bones She Buried is the fifth book in the Detective Josie Quinn series, and well I never, it's even damn better than the previous instalments; in fact, it's one of the best police procedurals/thrillers I've happened upon in a long time, and that's quite an accolade given the amount I read. Once again, as in previous novels in the series, the crime hits incredibly close to home creating an unwelcome merging of Josie's personal and professional lives and a conflict of interest which certainly ...more
Mandy White
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My gosh, Lisa Regan has done it once again! I am such a fan of this ladies writing and the Josie Quinn series is just so addictive. I can't believe that this is book 5 already. So much has happened in these books and I eagerly await the next instalment every time. Josie is a brilliant character. She is so strong considering what has happened to her in her life. She is a great detective who just can't let anything go until she gets to the truth. In this book she struggles with being a cop and bei ...more
Apr 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was more of a mystery than a thriller but what a mystery it was. There were so many moving parts it was hard to keep track.

Detective Josie Quinn and Detective Noah Fraley become an official couple in the last book. This book starts with them heading over to Colette Fraley’s place (Noah’s mum) for lunch. They arrive to find her place ransacked and Colette is not inside. They find her in the back garden. Dead. Murdered. This sets off a chain of events that includes more murders and uncovers l
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, bookouture
The Bones She Buried is the 5th book in the Detective Josie Quinn series but can be read as a stand-alone. I love this series! Josie's character is one of my favorite female detective lead. Great writing with amazing characters. In this book, you are taken on a rollercoaster ride with plenty of twists and turns and family secrets to keep you on the edge of your seat as the complex storyline will blow you away. The author did a wonderful job of weaving the plot in a way that kept me from being ab ...more
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
4 strong female detective stars to this one

It’s hard to believe this is the fifth book in this series. I read the first three as part of a binge read and it was a great way to kick off this series. I do like that Lisa Regan writes these books quickly, so as a reader I don’t lose track of the characters. This one again features detectives Josie and Noah, this time with a murder too close to home.

A detailed police procedural, I followed along with the clues involving missing people, long-buried se
Robin Loves Reading
What a tragic beginning to a enthralling story! Stressed out, but happy to be with her partner Noah Fraley, Detective Josie Quinn is headed to his mother's for dinner. Devastatingly, thy discover Noah's mother, Colette, dead in the back garden. Shocked, weary and full of disbelief, Noah is beside himself. Josie is in full cop mode. She desperately looks for the killer.

Josie must act fast, because things look very, very bad. Upon searching through Colette's home, a hidden file is called and it is
Kat Dietrich

3.5 stars

The Bones She Buried by Lisa is the 5th book in the Detective Josie Quinn series.

First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Bookouture, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Series Background: (Warning – May contain spoilers from previous books)
Josie Quinn has finally, and with relief, given up the Acting Chief of Police position in Denton, Pennsylvania. She’s back to being a detective and happy.
Elaine Tomasso
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank Netgalley and Bookouture for an advance copy of The Bones She Buried, the fifth novel to feature detective Josie Quinn of the Denton, Pennsylvania PD.

When Josie and her boyfriend, Noah Fraley turn up his mother Colette’s for dinner they find her face down in the garden dead, her mouth stuffed with soil. Treating it as murder Josie and the team find links to the Pratt brothers, one of whom is dead and the other the most famous missing person case in Denton.

I thoroughly enjo
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Josie Quinn is one heck of a detective but when it comes to her personal relationships what a mess.

It's been 4 years since Josie's cop husband Ray went dirty and was murdered. Since that time she was engaged to Luke who worked for the state police but he also betrayed both her and his badge. She then started dating fellow cop Noah Fraley. Noah's mother has never really warmed up to Josie but she continues to try with her and that included going to her monthly dinners with her kids. What Josie a
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After finishing each book by this author I have read up till now, I was left gobsmacked. This one had the same effect on me. I don’t know how she does it, but she manages it over and over again.

I love Josie Quinn. Her background makes her an even more interesting person and that adds some extra pizzazz.

The prologue of the book already turned my blood cold. The author keeps you waiting for a very long time before she reveals what happened, because during the biggest part of the story you wonder h
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!!! Lisa Regan writes characters that you just want to stay apart of your reading world for a long time. Bones She Buried is the fifth in the Josie Quinn series. Like all the rest in this series I could not put it down. Josie does not have the best track record with romance but is a Sherlock Josie when it comes to being a great detective. Regan not only bring amazing characters but twists and turns in the plot that keeps the reader turning pages to get to the end. Once you get to the end ...more
Mar 26, 2019 rated it liked it
"Sometimes people just got it wrong...It was so easy in hindsight to know what someone should have done."

Josie and Noah arrive for dinner at his mother's house to find her dead in the garden. Sure, Colette had been confused lately, but why did the house appear to have been ransacked? The cause of death appeared to be asphyxiation and Josie knows it was murder. This investigation is going to be extremely complicated as the team is short a detective (Gretchen is on desk duty) and this case is hitt
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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This is 5th book from Lisa Regan's Josie Quinn's series, and I swear I don't know why I haven't heard of her before? ( It maybe because I just started getting into reading books this year and I was unaware of her work! I will of-course get the other books now that I know about them! )
Although I have not read any prequels of this book, I am still able to understand everything. The book is indeed gripping and heart stopping as illustrat
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Book 5 in the Detective Josie Quinn series.. Lisa Regan has done it again.

This novel gets even more personal, this time into the life of Josie's partner Noah. So many twists and turns taking you for a ride.

Thank you to the publisher for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Penny Laster
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing

A strong start a great finish I would recommend this series to anyone. I can hardly put my reader down because I needed to try to figure out who was the good guy and who's the bad guy
Zoé-lee O'farrell
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019

I do love a Josie Quinn investigation! This is a series I just love getting into, being back with the team. I must admit I do still need to read book 1 and 2, and this book did refer back to book 1 in particular. But I read this book just fine without having read them so you can too. I just want to know more history!

Anyway onto this book! The Bones She Buried! Wow this was a little blighter of a book! It kept me guessing throughout, like trying to make a circle peg fit in the square peg, somethi
Badass Bloggettes
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Bones She Buried is the fifth book in the Detective Josie Quinn series. I'm so happy that I continued with this series. Josie Quinn is a character who rarely develops the way I expect. She takes one step forward and two steps back. There is something about this detective that makes me cheer for her; that is the reason I continue to read. She has a sad history that impacts her personal life. On the flip-side, Josie is an excellent detective with loyal co-workers. Work is the only arena where ...more
LJ (On The Shelf Reviews)
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
So this is the fifth in the Josie Quinn series and it’s actually only the second one I’ve read but I think it works perfectly well as a stand-alone.

It’s a heart breaking case for Josie’s boyfriend Noah as he finds they find his mother, Colette, dead in the backyard of her home but it’s not from natural causes. Someone killed her but she’s seemingly without enemies.

As Josie and her team dig deeper into Colette’s life they find links to an old missing person’s case of a prominent attorney Drew Pra
Rachel Bridgeman
Jul 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Why have I never read Josie Quinn before? 'Now me' is alternately super happy to be having Books 1-4 to read but also kicking myself for not joining in sooner!

What can I say...this is a wonderful read with a massive dilemma of the moral kind right at its heart-when you are a police officer,as is your partner,and your mother in law dies , how far do you compromise professional integrity for personal goal??

Josie and Noah face the worst moment in their relationship as they find his mother,Colette,
I get really excited when a new book is released in Detective Josie Quinn series. As I would expect from this author it is jam packed with action and tension you could cut with a knife. Once I started reading this book hell would freeze over before I put it down. Hence I was reading late into the night. Josie has a murder to solve but this time it is personal. The clock is ticking and as more bodies are found it is upto Josie and her team to solve this case and quickly. With her chief breathing ...more
Nicola Parkinson
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book 5 in the Josie Quinn Series and my mind is blown!!

Like seriously


I’ve loved Josie from the very first book, caring, loyal and hard as they come…. she certainly knows how to take a punch or two.

Throughout the series I’ve seen her battle relationships so I’ve had my fingers crossed for a good relationship for her for the last couple of books and Noah seems to be the one (PLEASE be the one!) But this case is close to home, a bit too close to home and Josie struggles, which i think we
Monica Mac
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another thrilling instalment in the Josie Quinn series - I swear, I barely took a breath for the whole book!

Josie is trying to figure out who murdered her boyfriends mother, when a whole series of other murders occur on her patch, all of which are connected to Colette in some way. Trying to piece this mystery together without even more people being hurt or murdered is a big ask as Josie seems to just be a little bit behind, every step of the way.

This novel was very well written, absolutely firs
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Lisa Regan is the USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Detective Josie Quinn series as well as several other crime fiction titles. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Master of Education Degree from Bloomsburg University. She is a member of Sisters In Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Crime Writers’ Association, and International Thriller Writers. She lives in Philadel ...more

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