Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Review: Vanishing Girls by Lisa Regan

Vanishing Girls
by Lisa Regan

Publisher: Bookouture
Pages: 336
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  She was close enough to see that the girl had written a word on the wall in bright, warm red blood. Not a word, actually. A name…

Everyone in the small American town of Denton is searching for Isabelle Coleman, a missing seventeen-year-old girl. All they’ve found so far is her phone and another girl they didn’t even know was missing.

Mute and completely unresponsive to the world around her, it’s clear this mysterious girl has been damaged beyond repair. All Detective Josie Quinn can get from her is a name: Ramona.

Currently suspended from the force for misconduct, Josie takes matters into her own hands as the name leads her to evidence linking the two girls. She knows the race is on to find Isabelle alive, and she fears there may be others…

The trail leads Josie to another victim, a girl who escaped but whose case was labelled a hoax by authorities. To catch this monster, Josie must confront her own nightmares and follow her instinct to the darkest of places. But can she make it out alive?

Kritters Thoughts:  A fantastic start to a new series.  Focusing on Detective Josie Quinn who is conveniently put on leave and must investigate behind the scenes to get to the bottom of the string of missing girls in her small home town.  

Detective Josie Quinn starts to wonder if there is a reason that girls have started to disappear and if they could be connected and through some interesting sleuthing she is led down a path that may implicate quite a few people in this small town.  As I always do when reviewing mystery/thrillers I tend to be vague about my feelings on the plot because I just don't want to spoil a thing!

I would send out a warning that this one isn't for the faint of heart.  There were many reasons which made this book a little hard for me to read - subject matter wise, but I will completely keep reading the series in hopes that the next case to be solved doesn't have all the elements involved with this one. 

This was my first Lisa Regan read and I am excited to dive into her backlist as I loved the writing and style of this mystery/thriller.

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel (sort of!)

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Grand Central Publishing.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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