Today I am one of the bloggers kicking off the books on tour on its publication day for Breathe Your Last by Lisa Regan, published by Bookouture.
Breathe Your Last by Lisa Regan
Josie Quinn Series Book 10
Release Date: 9th of December 2020
Print Length: 350 pages
Genre: Crime Thriller
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Josie presses her hands into the center of the drowned girl’s chest and pumps, counting off compressions. She takes in the girl’s beautiful face, her brown eyes glassy. The memory of a champion swimmer on the podium with her teammates—a red swim cap on, her head thrown back in laughter—a stark contrast to the cold, still body before her. Breathe. Just breathe…
The body of a young girl lying face down in a swimming pool—white tennis shoes still on her feet, chestnut hair fanned out like a halo—is the last thing Detective Josie Quinn expects to find on an early morning visit to see her brother before class at Denton University. But when she recognizes the girl’s face as she drags her limp body from the water, there’s only one question racing through Josie’s mind: how does a champion swimmer accidentally drown?
Nysa Somers’ family are distraught. She was a model student, beloved daughter and everybody’s friend. There’s no way she would do anything reckless enough to put her scholarship at risk, let alone her life. It’s up to Josie and her team to piece together what happened in the hours leading up to Nysa’s death, and that begins with finding her missing backpack.
But the bag, discarded in the woods on the nearby campus, contains nothing more than empty food wrappers, Nysa’s phone and a cryptic calendar entry telling her to be a mermaid.
The next day, a terrible housefire envelops the nearby home of a retired fireman, nearly killing his two granddaughters. The last words the little girls heard him mutter before he set the blaze were, be a match.
As the body count rises, it’s only Josie who can see the deadly pattern forming. Can she convince her team that the wrapper found in Nysa’s bag that everyone overlooked is the crucial link they’re missing? Not while her partner, Noah, is avoiding her calls and acting so coldly towards her. Josie knows she must go it alone if she’s going to stop this silent and calculated serial killer before any more precious lives are taken.
But with the killer finally in her sights, Josie takes a deadly risk and finds herself hanging onto life by her fingernails. Can she trust her team to save her, and before it’s too late?
An unputdownable and totally gripping crime thriller from an Amazon, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine.
What does the death of a champion swimmer and a retired firefighter have in common? For Detective Josie Quinn, this is the million dollar question and one that herself and the team will have their work cut out for them in getting the answer to…
The premise for this story immediately had my attention and things are kicked into high gear right from the prologue. Lisa Regan is a force to be reckoned with and once she gets going, she just does not stop! Good luck trying to put this one down as I definitely couldn’t!
The story is duel narrated, in the main through Josie, but is also interspersed with chapters from the killer, who’s twisted mind gives you chills. There were many times where my nerves were on edge, wondering what their next move was going to be. What I also loved, it was never obvious to me their identity, which made for a more satisfying reveal once exposed.
Josie Quinn’s tenaciousness in trying to solve crimes is second to none and this has not changed in this book, but Lisa Regan does give the reader more of her vulnerable side this time around, which makes her even more relatable and believable.
Lisa Regan’s skills and talent just shine through the pages of this book and she is such an exciting voice in the crime thriller genre. I am so glad that I have now been exposed to her work and she has fast become another author to add to my list of favourites.
Breathe Your Last is only my second read from the Detective Josie Quinn series and is another outstanding piece of work. Full of twists and turns it will have you enthralled from the beginning and that ending… I can’t wait to see where the series will go next. It was a pleasure to read and review Breathe Your Last which I highly recommend.
Thank you to Lisa Regan, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Breathe Your Last, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.
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Let’s Get to Know Lisa Regan
Lisa Regan is a USA Today, Wall Street Journal bestselling author and Amazon bestselling crime novelist. 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 and International Thriller Writers. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter.
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