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  • Cold Heart Creek

  • Detective Josie Quinn, Book 7
  • Written by: Lisa Regan
  • Narrated by: Kate Handford
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Cold Heart Creek

Written by: Lisa Regan
Narrated by: Kate Handford
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In the stark light of dawn, the young couple are laid out on their backs by the dying campfire, their hands clasped between them. Their eyes are open, but their hearts are cold....

When a park ranger stumbles across the bodies of Valerie and Tyler Yates by a creek in the small town of Denton, Detective Josie Quinn is first on the scene. Still reeling from the news that her abusive mother is dying, Josie suspects this is more than just accidental poisoning, and she’s right: Someone jammed a crudely carved pendant necklace down Valerie’s throat before she died.

Combing the area, Josie’s team discover a third sleeping bag indicating there could have been an extra guest around the fire that night. A lucky escape? A missing victim? Or a suspect on the run? Finding this person is the key to the entire investigation....

Trawling the couple’s photo albums for clues, Josie can’t imagine why anyone might want to harm these smiling, carefree young lovers. Until a face in one of the pictures stops her in her tracks and leads her to a farmhouse hidden deep within the forest - a special place where people go to escape, and to hide. There they meet a young girl with frightened eyes and bandaged wrists who knows more than she is saying. But the next day she’s found dead, choked with a matching necklace....

With her mother’s life hanging by a thread, Josie has an impossible decision to make. But first, she must find the meaning of the pendant and catch this twisted killer before another innocent life is taken. Is she already too late?

An addictive and gripping crime thriller from an Amazon, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal best-selling author. Those who love Robert Dugoni, Angela Marsons, and Rachel Caine will be sleeping with the lights on after this roller-coaster.

©2019 Lisa Regan (P)2019 Bookouture

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A very disappointing and confusing audible. Even though the setting is the US, all characters speak with English accents. Had to shake my head trying to constantly figure this out so I quit listening.

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I'm addicted

I have listened to all of the Josie Quinn novels and this was an easy listen . I love series 😍

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  • Dee Norenberg
  • 2019-12-06

Love this series!

I have read the first six books of the series in e-book. I love them all and decided I was finally ready to buy a book! Josie is a very interesting character and with each book we find a little more out about her past. Yes, some of it is upsetting, but it makes this character so interesting!
With each book Lisa Reagan calls back another layer of Josie for us. The mysteries are wonderful and getting to know Josie and what makes her react the way she does holds my interest greatly! If you like Lisa Jackson, or even a good police procedural series, try one of these books! I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2020-03-01

Another awesome book. But the narrator...

I love these books, but the narrator has issues with pronouncing words correctly. Isn't there a production editor??!! My next listen through, I'm going to make a list! It's ALL THE BOOKS! I'm in the medical field, so those words are super important to get correct. The meaning can change if you aren't correct!

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  • Sydel
  • 2022-01-08

Decent Series with Disappointing Flaws

Overall - I like this series as LR does have a great understanding of story mechanics and is fantastic at building intrigue, anticipation, and plot.

That said, it is disappointing that the characters are beholden to some old-fashioned ideas about sexuality and gender, but perhaps that makes sense for the culture of rural PA. Additionally, I’d really love it if LR could address the trauma and hesitant relationship some survivors of sexual assault have with their offspring who result from sexual assault. Children are innocent and can be everything but writing from such a place seemingly dismisses the actual trauma of these survivors. Lastly, some women don’t want kids and it’s not because they’re afraid they’ll be bad mothers, it’s that they simply just don’t want to be moms. These complexities would be interesting to see unfold with such a healthy cast of women characters. I’m also not sure about the diversity of rural PA, as there are almost no people of color and apparently everyone is straight (so far). But again, this probably makes sense for where the story takes place.

Still, Josie Quinn is a fairly interesting character and this is an easy and entertaining listen. If I got through the Women’s Murder Club series I’m sure I can hang around to see how Josie’s world continues take evolve.

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  • cplowman
  • 2021-06-01

Narrator Struggled

The book was great, as are all of the Josie Quinn books! The narrator seemed to have struggled with the telling of the story. It almost seemed as if she was taking a break consistently and having to come back. Although it was hard to follow at times, I still enjoyed the book in general.

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  • Sheryl J Egans
  • 2023-02-06

She is always exhausted and hungry!!

Amazing that Detective Quinn gets any thing done let alone get crimes solved… she is always tired and hungry. She should know better to get rested and eat, but she goes on like a zombie. Then she always seems to get caught by the bad guys and her “gut” is always telling her something. She’s an okay character but if the author fixes those small things about her- she’d be great.

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  • Tiffany
  • 2022-11-07

Suspenseful

Liked the narrator, the details and Josie and Noah! Sweetest couple and I hope the author keeps them together.

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  • BookReader
  • 2022-08-06

Detective Josie Quinn

Plot. The Detective Josie Quinn series consists of several police procedurals, most involving missing or murdered women or girls. The setting is a small town in Pennsylvania. Josie's childhood trauma is interwoven into each story; we watch her character struggle with her job, love life, and the brain-twisting murders traversing the series.

Liked, Characters. Stories are initially straightforward who-done-it murders that morph into complex mysteries to enjoy. Josie's circle of friends consists of her fellow cops, the medical examiner, and her boss, each with a unique personality. Her family is initially small, but you'll see it expand as the stories progress. Not too many characters to keep track of - as they are integrated into each story. You'll have fun getting to know the characters and puzzling solutions. You'll find yourself muttering, "Wait ... what?" near the end of most books as the plots twist and surprises abound.

Not so hot. The first three books were poorly narrated by Eilidh Beaton as diction and child-like pronunciation were annoying. But stick with it as the rest are well read by Kate Handford. Production is fine, bumped speed to 1.4 - a preference, not a criticism.

The series is written by Lisa Regan and released from early 2018 through today. Bookouture published iinitially, later picked up by Hachette.

Recommended murder mysteries.

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  • S. Charboneau
  • 2022-02-02

Going to Read More

Loved the pace of the story. Very interesting story unlike any I have read before. Will be reading more of this authors books. If you like a good mystery, this book is for you.

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  • BedfordK
  • 2021-05-26

Great Series!

This really is a "can't put down series that pulls you from book to book". Enunciation of words is weird in all of the books, narrator switch from early books helped.

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  • Anna Jones
  • 2020-11-09

Great book

Another great book by Lisa Regan I'm gonna be downloading the next one in the Ceres