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Hush Little Girl

(Detective Josie Quinn #11)

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Dressed in pajamas covered with stars, the little girl’s body is perfectly still, her arms folded neatly over her chest. The wildflowers decorating her hair scatter across the grass in the sharp breeze. Her lips are parted slightly, as if to whisper goodnight for the very last time…

When twelve-year-old Holly Mitchell’s fragile little body is found on the steps of a mountai
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Expected publication: April 14th 2021 by Bookouture
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Carolyn
Mar 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
It's finally the day of detectives Josie Quinn and Noah Fraley wedding. All their family, friends and colleagues from Denton PD are waiting to see them tie the knot at the Harper's Peak resort. But before they can even begin the service, the body of a twelve year old girl is found arranged on the steps of the chapel with a strange doll made from a pinecone on her cheat. With a shock, Josie realises she met the girl and her mother once, a few months before when they helped her after her car broke ...more
Mandy White (mandylovestoread)
I don’t know how Lisa Regan keeps this series so fresh and exciting but it is 11 book series in now and still going strong, with no signs of that changing.

Josie Quinn is one of my favourite female detectives and in this book once again she showed why. Josie never gives up, even if it means danger or inconveniencing herself. She is always thinking of others and wants what is best, it just the easy solution. This case comes along at a time where she should be focused on herself but a child has be
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Debra
Mar 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
***CRACK***

Lisa Regan has knocked it out of the ballpark yet again, and I could not be happier!!!

This is hands down one of my favorite series and it still feels fresh, original, exciting and heart pounding!

Josie and crew rush to the scene where twelve-year-old Holly Mitchell's body is found on the steps of a church. A pinecone doll is lying on her chest. Josie instantly recognizes her as the daughter of a woman who helped her when she and Noah had car trouble. Unfortunately, their investigation
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DeAnn
Mar 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021, netgalley-2021
4.5 Josie Quinn Intense Stars

Loved another installment in this series but it also broke my heart.

I am still happily along for the ride with one of my favorite book detectives, Josie Quinn! One thing I love about this Lisa Regan series is that there is plenty of crime and police work that happens, but there is also great character development, and we get to really know the people involved in these books including Josie’s family and her work team. Part of me feels like they’ve become friends and I
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Katie Mettner
Jan 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I have two words that you'll need to remember about Hush Little Girl. BUCKLE UP. When you crack the spine on this edition of Josie Quinn and Gang, you'll be lulled into a sense of sweet harmony, only to have the veil of love ripped away from you almost instantly to be thrown into a world of deception and neverending twists and turns that only Lisa Regan can accomplish with such aptitude.

Josie and Noah sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-ing. First comes love! Then comes marriage...oh, wait, then comes a
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Maureen ~Bitch Can Write A Book
Gut-wrenchingly brilliant.

Now that I have slept on it...

This book grabs you from page one and never lets up. I don’t do spoilers, never have, never will. But I will tell you that the sheer talent of this author blows my mind.

This is book 11 in the Josie Quinn series and OHMAHGAWD it is absolutely edge of your seat, punch in the gut good. At one point I sat and cried and had to stop because I could not see my kindle screen.

The characters, the depth of Josie’s growth from book 1 to now, the dial
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Dana Mason
Feb 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Lisa Regan, I’m a little mad at you right now. It’ll pass, eventually, but until then, I’m going to try to write the review from my heart and I’m going to try to do it without giving anything away.
This book hit me hard. It was close to home. As a mother, I related to this on a level that I couldn’t have expected. None of us have perfect kids, even if we think we do. What we all want is for the world to see our children as we do. To see the beauty in their imperfection. The world doesn’t though.
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Donna Hines
Apr 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Lisa Regan has done it again and this time she's brought along an artillery of individuals to keep the momentum swinging right from the start.
These characters were everything, the plot was rock solid, the power struggles in play along with the blindsides that occurred were plentiful and heart stopping, and the tension rose faster and stronger than any of her previous works. This novel in my view was one of her bests if not the best one yet of this thriller series entitled, Detective Josie Quinn.
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Yvonne (It's All About Books)

Finished reading: April 6th 2021


"You know what? I don't think any of us are ever ready for the bad things."

*** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Bookouture in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ***

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Jazz Webb
Apr 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Hush little girl is book 11 in the Josie Quinn series. Publication date 14th April 2021

Bravo Lisa Regan what a slam dunk! Just didn't think you could elevate the standard of your writing and then you gave us this!
Josie and Noah are finally ready to marry, bit of course it wouldn't be a big event in Josie's life if a dead body didn't show up right? Hours before they are about to tie the knot the body of a 12 year old girl is discovered on the doorstep of the church. Luckily Dentons finest are al
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Alicia Toovey
Mar 26, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would like to thank Bookouture for the ARC of Hush Little Girl by Lisa Regan.

This is the first book that I have read of Lisa Regan and I cannot believe I waited this long to read one of her books.

Hush Little Girl is the eleventh novel of the Detective Josie Quinn series. When I requested this book I did not realize at first it was a part of a series and I was a little concerned that I would be completely lost. Lisa Regan did an impressive job of writing this book as its own story and has intr
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Melody Morris
Apr 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hush Little Girl – Lisa Regan

It’s Josie & Noah’s wedding day and the entire Denton Police Department is in attendance to witness the nuptials at Harper’s Peak, a lavish resort, complete with a hilltop church. As the women fuss over Josie and pre-wedding photos, Josie learns that the body of a young girl has just been found outside of the church.

Torn between attending her wedding, or assisting in the investigation, Josie’s mind is made up when she learns that the young girl has a distinguishing
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Jan Fore
Mar 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hush Little Girl
Lisa Regan
April 14, 2021

Heading back from Harper’s Peak, PA. Josie and Noah were onward to Denton on snowy roads. They were in Noah’s new Chevy enjoying the quiet ride with thoughts of their wedding at the hotel they had just secured the date. They would be married at the little wedding chapel at the site. In three months hoping that spring would be well on its way and the snow melted, out of the woods a doe and her fawn sped in front of the car. The fawn made it across the road
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Jan Fore
Mar 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Hush Little Girl
Lisa Regan
April 14, 2021

Heading back from Harper’s Peak, PA. Josie and Noah were onward to Denton on snowy roads. They were in Noah’s new Chevy enjoying the quiet ride with thoughts of their wedding at the hotel they had just secured the date. They would be married at the little wedding chapel at the site. In three months hoping that spring would be well on its way and the snow melted, out of the woods a doe and her fawn sped in front of the car. The fawn made it across the road
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Elaine Tomasso
Mar 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank Netgalley and Bookouture for an advance copy of Hush Little Girl, the eleventh novel to feature Detective Josie Quinn of the Denton, Pennsylvania PD.

The body of a twelve year old girl is found on the steps of a small church and Josie recognises her as Holly Mitchell, the daughter of a woman who helped her when she needed it. At Holly’s home they find her mother dead and her younger sister missing. Emily Mitchell is found hiding but has too many secrets to offer any clues.

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Suesyn Zellmer
Mar 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such a good book! The unfortunate discovery of a body interrupts a very important event for Josie and Noah, who could never put themselves before a murder case. Especially when it's a young girl. They soon realize she's not the only victim, as her mother was killed and her younger sister is missing from their isolated mountain home. It's crucial to find the girl because they don't want her to be the next victim, as the killer is still at large. Josie and her team soon realize that this ...more
Tracy Wood
Mar 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Detective Josie Quinn isn't on duty, neither is fiance Lieutenant Noah Fawley but that doesn't stop them rushing to a small church on the outskirts of Denton when the body of a young girl is found on the front steps. Josie recognises the child and goes with colleague Gretchen Palmer to break the devastating news to her mother.

After finding the woman’s body and realising the youngest member of the family is nowhere to be seen Josie knows everyone's plans will be put on hold until they have disco
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RK_reads
Mar 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Josie Quinn is one of my favourite book heroes and so I was simply thrilled to get hold of the latest novel in the series. This one promises to be just as adrenaline-spiked as the others.

The story opens to Josie and Noah's wedding which is derailed when the body of a young girl, Holly, is found outside the church where they are to be married. Josie recognizes the child whose mother had helped her in a storm a few months ago. She and her team rush to solve the murder as the body count goes up, e
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Christine
Apr 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
The Josie Quinn series has quickly become one of my favorites. It has elements of a procedural that I like, along with plenty of suspense. This is the eleventh installment and Detective Josie Quinn and her fiancé and colleague are preparing for their wedding. Unfortunately, the body of a young girl is found on the steps of the church. They agree they must postpone their ceremony to investigate this tragic murder, especially since Josie has a slight connection to the victim.

The plot of Hush Litt
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Kat
Mar 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is book 11 in the wonderful Detective Josie Quinn series and it is by far my favourite one, I know I say this every time but this instalment just had something extra I can’t quite put my finger on why but from the first few pages it gripped me and I took every spare bit of time I had (and I have a lot these days !) to read I was so engrossed, it was just a fabulous five star read.
The marvellous writing of Lisa Regan has really made this a series not to be missed, the characters grow with ea
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Sharon Grow
Apr 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Finally, Detectives Josie Quinn and Noah Fraley are getting married in a matter of hours…or are they? The body of a young girl has been found lying in front of the church where they are to be married. Josie recognizes the young girl as the daughter of a woman who provided assistance to her several months ago. Despite the urging of her family to continue with the wedding, Josie and Noah must check to see if the woman and her younger daughter are safe. When they arrive at the ranch, Lorelei is dea ...more
Shannon Jump
Mar 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I. Don’t. Know. How. She. Does. It.

It’s official: every single Josie Quinn book is better than the last. I couldn’t read Hush Little Girl fast enough, but yet I wanted to slow down and savor it at the same time.

As usual, Regan had me captivated from the first sentence to the last. My heart pounded in my chest, my pulse raced, I shed some tears, and my hands shook (let’s face it, that’s probably from the coffee jitters since I had NO choice but to stay up into the late hours of the night to fini
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Sue Plant
Mar 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
would like to thank netgalley and the publisher for letting me read this emotionally charged book

its josie and noah wedding day and everyone who means something to them are in attendance, its going to be a lovely day but then a murdered victim is found right at the church where they are getting married and before long josie and noah are rushing out in their wedding outfits to help

and from there it goes downhill fast.... the girl who has been murdered josie identifies and the race is on to find t
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Sue Plant
Mar 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lisa-regan
would like to thank netgalley and the publisher for letting me read this emotionally charged book

its josie and noah wedding day and everyone who means something to them are in attendance, its going to be a lovely day but then a murdered victim is found right at the church where they are getting married and before long josie and noah are rushing out in their wedding outfits to help

and from there it goes downhill fast.... the girl who has been murdered josie identifies and the race is on to find t
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Dianna
Mar 27, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finishing Hush Little Girl, I’ve completed the entire Josie Quinn series to date. I’ll admit there is nothing I enjoy more than a good series to wade into and this is definitely one.

Josie, like the victims in HLG, has a complicated, violent, and even deadly secret. That history shades her actions as a detective as surely as it does her personal life. She’s often a rogue, taking off on her own into dangerous situations that invoke the wrath of Chief Chitwood, to solve a case. In fact, this book
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Wayward Readers Book Blog
Mar 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
One of Regan’s most intense, emotionally stirring narratives yet. While this is the eleventh novel in the Josie Quinn series, new readers should feel comfortable picking up as a standalone. The plot moves quick, offering a dynamic, action packed array of events while leading readers through an intriguing, twisted crime procedural. Veteran fans are offered a few pivotal developments in character lines that will definitely shake things up. Loved it.


Thank you to #NetGalley and #Bookouture for the A
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Tiffany Hobson
Apr 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*Detective Josie Quinn is back and I'm here for it!*

Bad things are happening and as usual it's up to Detective Josie Quinn and the rest of her team to piece together what's going on. A child's body is found on the grounds of a resort and Josie realizes she has met the child a few months prior when her car broke down. How did the child end up at the resort and where is her mother and sister? The team keeps getting more questions than answers the deeper they look.

I could not put this book down! I
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Angela
Apr 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for my advanced copy of this book in exchange my honest review.
This is book eleventh of the Detective Josie Quinn series and by far it is my favourite one of them. The storyline is totally absorbing. The plot is unique with mystery and fast-paced. It would keep you guessing what happened next. Beautifully written with twists and turns with perfect ending. It would leave a bit heartbroken but still satisficed to make you smile at the end. Definitely it is unputd
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Mary
Apr 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021-read, netgalley, arc
This book was given to me by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
It's FINALLY Josie and Noah's wedding. But as luck for these two go, the wedding ceremony isn't exactly as they planned.
The body of a 12 year old is discovered on the steps of the church, shortly before the wedding is to begin. Neither Josie nor Noah can ignore the fact that they need to be involved in solving this.
As always, there are hurdles and hoops. The team tries their hardest to shield them and keep them out of the in
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Lucy
Apr 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: josie-quinn
A dead little girl with white eyelashes, creepy pinecone dolls and a lot of twists and turns keep Josie on her toes in book 11.
The book had everything I hoped for and the suspense was insane. There was no break for Josie or for me as a reader. Some of the plot twists were truly unexpected (and heartbreaking) and the identity of the killer remained a mystery until the very end.

I love the relationship Josie and Noah have, they really fit together and Noah is just simply the best. There are so man
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