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Her Daughter's Cry

(Detective Jo Fournier #3)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  725 ratings  ·  84 reviews
Someone wants her dead, and she can’t remember why.

Zoe is a wife and a mother. Or so she’s been told. Ask her for more than that and she couldn’t tell you. The blow to her head wiped her memory clean.

Zoe knows the blood on her shirt isn’t just her own. After she was found stumbling out of the woods, the police ran tests. They say it belongs to her missing daughter.

Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published January 23rd 2020 by Bookouture
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Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Her Daughter’s Cry is the third book in the Detective Jo Fournier series by M.M Chouinard. While this is a series, each book can be read and enjoyed as a standalone, but I highly recommend starting from the beginning as Jo Fournier is a kick-ass detective and one I have really come to love since the start.

Zoe is found bloodied and disoriented stumbling out of the woods. She can’t remember who she is or whose blood is all over her clothing and when she is questioned by the police it leaves more q
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a police procedural, but I would say it was a perfect thriller.

A woman came crashing out of the woods with a lost memory. She was placed in a secure facility until a man came in search of her. From there on, it was a race against time. The woman Zoe wanted to protect herself from the man and get back her memory. The cops with Jo as the lead Detective had to get to the truth.

My second book by the author M. M. Chouinard, a rollercoaster of a book which gave me dual perspectives from the
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
"...people almost always thought they were good and had done the right thing -- people were the heroes of their own stories, never the villains, even if their deeds were judged as villainous by others."

This is the third action-packed and suspenseful police procedural/crime thriller in the Detective Jo Fournier, Oakhurst County SPDU, series. Set in Massachusetts, the books have interesting plots and well-drawn characters who come to life solving complicated cases. The book description doesn't rea
Ludwig Reads
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
A woman comes out of the woods covered in blood, confused, and with no memory of what happened to her.
Does she have a daughter as the police claim?
Is she married?
Is someone after her?

These are things Marissa has to figure out. And fast.

Her daughter’s Cry is part police procedural, part domestic thriller. The writing is fantastic, and the storyline doesn't drag and therefore is easy to follow and hard to put down as we follow the narratives of the woman and the detectives.

I felt like the female
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
A gripping police procedurral!

A woman stumbles into a shop; injured and covered in blood but the blood does not belong to her. She suffers from amnesia and detective Jo Fournier must try and figure out how she got injured and who the blood belongs to. They establish it belongs to a blood relative; a daughter and so the hunt to find the daughter begins but first they need to find out who they are looking for. Who is this woman and is she innocent or does she have something to do with her daughter
Julie Lacey
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a great read that’s part of a great series. It can be read as a stand-alone though so don’t worry if you’ve not read the other books.
In this book a woman is found stumbling out of the woods, covered in blood, but it’s not her own blood.
Jo and Arnett are called to speak to her but when she can’t even remember her name, let alone how she got the blood all over her, they know this is going to be a tricky one.
They give the woman the name Zoe and she’s taken to a care facility until her me
Mar 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
I listened to this on audio book.

I do love a good police procedure story and this one certainly ticked all the right boxes, was gripping from start to finish, very fast paced and entertaining, left me guessing in a fair few places and great/well developed characters.

I spent a vast majority of the story trying to decide whether Zoe/Marissa was a good person or a bad person.  One minute you feel sorry for her and then next minute your left thinking how selfish/conniving she is.  The story was th
Robin Loves Reading
Covered in blood that is not hers. No memory of who she is and what happened. Yes, "Zoe" has been found and is dealing with amnesia. Is she an accident victim or is something nefarious actually the case? Discovering that she is a wife as well as a mother is very jarring to both Zoe and Detective Jo Fournier. Will Jo be able to help Zoe remember who she is, all the while discovering whatever it is that took place for Zoe to be in such a condition?

Only after someone shows up to identify her causes
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a twisty, fast paced read. It centers around "Zoe", a woman who wakes up in the woods covered in blood and with a head injury that causes her to lose all memory, including who she is. The book also has chapters told from the point of view of Jo, one of the police detectives on the case. This is apparently the 3rd book in the series with Jo as the detective, but I had not read the other two and was not missing any necessary background in this story.

The premise is that when "Zoe" is told t
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Audiobook review
I hadn’t listened Or read anything By this author before but I can honestly say I really enjoyed this & it was a good listen as a stand alone.
It had thriller tempo & solid characters.
Zoe had such a roller coaster going on with her memory loss & then snippets coming back.
Not necessarily a liked person once the investigation started but once things unravelled the police could get hold of the full story. Likeable characters mixed in, the police were interesting characters.
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
An action packed and gripping police thriller. More twists than a corkscrew. Tension and suspense which had me gripped and tapping my kindle faster and faster. A plethora of suspects which i had great delight in whittling down. Hooked from the first page and finally turned the last page in the early hours. Almost five stars and highly recommended.
I would like to thank the author, publisher and Netgalley for the ARC in return for giving an honest review.
The Coycaterpillar Reads
Jun 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
I’m such a massive fan of the titles that Bookouture have been putting out and Her Daughter’s Cry did not disappoint.

You know that you are on to a winner when you can’t stop thinking about a book and are looking for excuses to ditch your housework and just read, read, read. Within a few pages I felt hypnotised by M.M. Chouinard’s skill at reeling you in – she had me by the jugular and wouldn’t let go until I had inhaled her twisty narrative. I immediately added her back catalogue to my TBR – the
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An impressive read following the first two books in M.M. Chouinard's Detective Jo Fournier series - The Dancing Girls and Taken to the Grave.

In this one, Her Daughter's Cry, Zoe, a wife and a mother is found stumbling out of the woods covered in blood. The police say it belongs to her missing daughter, but having sustained a severe blow to the head, Zoe can't remember anything. As she tries to visualise her daughter’s face, all that materialises is all-consuming panic and terror that her child i
Emma Star Crossed Reviews
This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Thank you to Bookouture for letting me take part in this tour and for my copy of this book via Netgalley. This is the third book in the Detective Jo Fournier series but each book can be read as a standalone.

In the second book we got to see more of Jo's background and in this book we got to
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A woman stumbles into a small store. She is exhausted, covered in blood, her feet are bleeding & she is bruised. She also has no idea who she is. She is taken to a secure place to heal & for the police to try & find out who she is. When the blood on her clothes is found not to be hers there are even more questions to be answered. Questions 'Zoe' as they decide to call her should also want to know the answers to. Why then does she take fright & run away when someone comes to the facility look for ...more
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The author did it again. Three times in a row, she succeeded in writing a captivating story that kept me interested from page one!

When something traumatic happens to you, it’s already devastating, but it must even be worse when you have lost your memory and you don’t know who you have to be aware of or who you can trust. Are you running away from the aggressor or are you running straight into their arms? Who can you count on? It seems like you are on your own. Setting a trap feels like the best
Lel Budge
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
#3 in the Detective Jo Fournier series but can easily be read as a stand-alone. But you will be missing out on a fantastic series…(I know because I’ve read the previous two).

This starts with a woman being found covered in blood. She’d been running through the woods, but from what?

Due to some unknown trauma, the woman has no memory of events or even her own name.

Jo and her colleague, Bob, are investigating the case. Just whose blood is all over the woman’s clothes if it’s not all her own?

The woma
Pam G
Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received an Audible credit for this book in exchange for an honest review. I hadn’t heard of the author before, but the premise of the book looked good. As soon as I started listening my heart sank a little as I realised the book was set in the USA and the narrator was American. I almost exclusively listen to books set in the UK with British narrators as I like the familiarity of British police procedures and processes.
However, all that went out of the window within minutes. Although the book
Sandra Leivesley
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audible, 2020, usa
Her Daughter’s Cry is a great cat and mouse thriller which had me hooked right from the start, and kept me listening until the early hours to find out what actually happened to Zoe and her daughter. The book is well written with plenty of twists and turns. One minor niggle is that I don’t think the title of the book fits the story.

The characters are believable. I loved Detective Jo Fournier who is dedicated to her job and has great camaraderie with her colleagues, whilst having difficulties in h
J_Mc 251
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Detective Jo Fournier is on the case again, and this one is even better than the last. As always, the author does a fantastic job of balancing the criminal investigation and Jo’s personal life (and boy, does that take a turn!). The story, divided into three parts, is told from different points of view, which allows the reader to understand events on a deeper level. The investigation is a good one. I love this character and can’t wait to see what happens next. For a full review, please visit my b ...more
Tracy Wood
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
A woman stumbling into a small town store before collapsing is just the beginning of a complicated case for Detectives Jo Fournier and Bob Arnett. When it's discovered she has no idea who she is, where she's from or why she's covered in blood it becomes even more important to work out what happened to her and quickly.

This is a fast paced story which begins with an impossible situation where nothing is known about a woman except she definitely needs help and never lets up. Gradually, bit by bit,
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 2019
Thank you to Bookouture and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This is another entry into the "crime thriller with amnesia" genre. Part classic police procedural, part thriller from POV of the amnesiac heroine - and a few bits from POV probable murderer - that lets us follow the case from several very different angles. The author does a great job of developing the character of the lead female detective (her male partner, however, remains rather bland and non-descript), and als
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
'Her Daughter's Cry' is the third book in the series featuring Detective Jo Fournier. I loved the previous two books in the series and I couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy of the next book in the series. Well ladies and gents the wait is over as 'Her Daughter's Cry' was released on 3rd January 2020. It's another cracking addition to the series, which I thoroughly enjoyed reading but more about that in a bit.
I like the character of Detective Jo Fournier and took to her from the start. As soo
Marnie | Once Upon a Time Book Blog
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
Michelle you have done it again!! Even though there are only three books to date, I could read this series forever. For Her Daughter’s Cry, I am going to use my “less is more” motto when talking about the plot, as I think the blurb gives more than enough of a tease and this is one where it is best letting Michelle guide you along, without any more than what has already been given. As I said in my review for book two Taken to the Grave, which was “This series is just going to keep going from stre ...more
Note: This is book 3 in the series, but it works just fine as a stand alone novel.

A delightfully twisted mystery! I was surprised several times. I really enjoyed the characters as well. Zoe is a believable, sympathetic character. She’s lost her memory to some extent, is injured, and was obviously at the scene of someone else bleeding profusely. The police don’t have much to go on but they start by doing their best to figure out who Zoe really is (she chose the name herself instead of going by Ja
Brigit (dark.psyche.reads)
4 stars - Suspenseful, cat-and-mouse mystery thriller

"It's terrifying to know somebody's after you, who knows more about you than you know about yourself."

I really enjoyed this cat-and-mouse story, swapping between multiple perspectives of the unreliable victim with memory loss, the police and the killer. Each perspective stalking or hiding from the other, very fun. This is also a story of motherhood and all it's complexities.

Zoe is a woman found stumbling near the woods, covered in blood, w
Feb 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
A woman with no memory stumbles into a shop begging for help. Her clothes are soaked in blood but it isn’t hers. Test results show it belongs to her daughter but the police and the woman have no idea how old the girl or woman is. A search of the area where they think the woman got lost reveals the body of a man, not a female as expected…
The first part of the book shows the perspective of Detective Jo Fournier and her team. In the second part of the book, amnesiac Zoe has gone on the run, not tru
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
The book begins with a woman being found coming from the woods covered in blood and having suffered trauma to her head. As a result, she has no idea who she is or what happened to get her there. Two detectives are assigned to the case and soon discover the blood belongs to her daughter. The woman, who wants to be called Zoe for now, has no memory of a daughter. Before long the police are racing against time to find out where her daughter is and just who this woman really is. This book is told fr ...more
Pat Simpson
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in the series featuring Detectives Jo Fournier and Bob Arnett but can easily be read as a stand-alone. They find themselves assigned to a case involving a young woman who was found wandering around, her clothes covered in blood and having no idea of who she is and what has happened to her. They name her Zoe until they discover her real identity. When they test the blood on her clothes Jo and Bob realise that it belongs to her daughter, but where is she and is she still ali ...more
Feb 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020

I really enjoyed this audiobook by M.M. Chouinard. This is an exciting thriller about a woman found running covered in blood and no memory of who she is or what happened to her. Is it something she has done or is someone else responsible and is she still in danger. With no help from the police she sets off on her own to try and work out the truth all whilst in close pursuit from the police as they try to piece together the evidence to work out if she is an innocent Victim or the
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M.M. Chouinard writes crime fiction (including suspense, procedurals, and cozies), and women's fiction. M.M. Chouinard's first fiction story was published in her local paper when she was eight, and she fell in love with Agatha Christie novels not long after. While pursuing a Ph.D in psychology and helping to found the first U.S. research university of the new millenium, the stories kept rattling a ...more

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