Her Final Confession (Detective Josie Quinn Book 4) by Lisa Regan
|Her Final Confession (Detective Josie Quinn Book 4) by Lisa Regan|
|Reviewer: Sue Magee|
|Summary: The fourth book in the series reads fine as a standalone. Characters are good and the plot stands up well.|
|Buy? Maybe||Borrow? Yes|
|Pages:||Date: November 2018|
|External links: Author's website|
Detective Josie Quinn is no longer Chief of Police, but in many ways that's something of a relief, although it does mean that she doesn't quite have the autonomy that she had. It also means that the other detectives have a habit of calling her 'boss'. It's the autonomy bit that strikes home though when she has to watch a fellow officer being arrested for a cold-blooded murder, but what other conclusion can you come to when the officer goes missing, her vehicle and phone are off the radar and there's the body of a young man in her driveway? Josie Quinn can't believe that Gretchen - the woman she brought onto the Denton police force - could be guilty of such a crime, but she and Noah Fraley are not going to have much time to prove that Gretchen is innocent, and Gretchen doesn't seem inclined to help them.
The new chief of police is two dimensional - largely there to complain and be obstructive - but otherwise the characters are good. Josie Quinn comes off the page well and I warmed to her. Her partner - in the job and potentially in real life - Noah, is convincing. I did worry that Gretchen might remain the hard-nosed officer, but as her back story unravels you understand exactly why she's the way that she is.
It's a neat, if slightly far-fetched plot, but suspend disbelief and you get a good story that held my attention well enough that I finished the book with enjoyment over just a couple of days. I'd happily read more of the series and I'd like to thank the publishers for sending a copy to the Bookbag.
If this book appeals then you might also enjoy Angela Marson's D I Kim Stone novels.
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