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The Girl with No Name

Detective Josie Quinn, Book 2
Written by: Lisa Regan
Narrated by: Eilidh Beaton
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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"Absolutely gripping… blew me away… Words can’t describe how good this book is." (Heidi Lynn's Book Reviews)

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The high chair lay on its side, a toy elephant and a crumpled green blanket scattered across the floor beside it.

“She had a baby? Is it-?”

“The baby’s gone.” 

When Detective Josie Quinn is called to a large house on the outskirts of the small town of Denton, she’s horrified by the viciousness of the attack - smashed glass, splintered furniture, and blood spattered across the floor. The owner, a single mother, is fighting for her life, and her newborn baby is missing. 

A beautiful young woman caught fleeing the scene is Josie’s only lead, but when questioned it seems this mysterious girl doesn’t know who she is, where she’s from or why she’s so terrified....

Is she a witness, a suspect, or the next victim?

As Josie digs deeper, a letter found hidden in the house convinces her the attack, the missing child, and the nameless woman are linked to a spate of killings across the county, and Josie is faced with a heart-breaking decision....

Should she risk the life of one child to save many others? Or can she find another way to stop this killer before any more innocent lives are taken?

Nail-biting, twisty, and impossible to put down. If you love gripping thrillers from Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni, and Rachel Caine, you’ll be absolutely hooked! 

©2018 Lisa Regan (P)2018 Bookouture

What the critics say

"Anyone who knows me gets that I really like a strong, female, kickass main character and that’s exactly what I got in Josie Quinn.... The plot motors along at breakneck speed often leaving me holding my breath. I’ll be waiting impatiently for the next instalment." (Angela Marsons, best-selling author of Silent Scream)

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  • Sally Cripe
  • 2018-07-20

My Book Review

The story and details were great, but the narrator needs to learn to pronounce words correctly.And if she's using local colloquialisms, they absolutely need to be correct. I have lived in rural western PA for over 20 years, and my son went to camp near Emlenton, so I'm familiar with that area of the state.

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  • Vicki Higbee
  • Jacksonville, FL, US
  • 2018-09-18

Horrible Narration

The storyline was interesting but I had to flip to reading as much as possible. I cannot continue this series with the same distracting narration.

She cannot pronounce her words. Just a sampling (I started writing them down for kicks). The first word is her pronunciation, the second word is the actual word:



Halster holster
Bean Been
Eastrogen estrogen
Toosled tousled
Pratest protest
Enything anything
Linth length
Holf half
Figger figure
Scrawling scrolling
Enythin anything
Transfurred transferred
Arer area
Noaher Noah
Shawn shone
Ider idea
Lunch launch
Awthority authority
Cocky khaki
Et ate

The narrator almost became the story.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Beth Latina
  • 2018-07-19

English

The story was very good. The narrator needs to learn the English language. She mispronounced words by dropping vowels and sometimes just mispronouncing them. It was annoying.

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  • Sharon_M
  • 2019-04-19

This one is OK for me.

Let me start by complimenting Eilidh Beaton on her narration of the story. She takes the reader on an exciting ride. Her voice works for the characters. I enjoyed her performance.

The story

Like the first book in this series, there are aspects of this story that I love. Lisa Regan is an excellent writer who builds tension and suspense. For that reason, I expected to like the story more than I did. I love a good dark character and Josie Quinn fits that bill. She is flawed and trying to figure things out.

I'm crazy about good support characters with many layers. Ms. Regan delivers there. Josie Quinn is continuing as chief. ( I wonder why the series is Detective Josie Quinn.) She is building an interesting new police force. Gretchen Palmer, a new detective has a lot of promise. I love Noah. He is developing into a great partner and friend to Josie.

What turns me off is the direction that the author is taking Luke. This decision isn't what I expected and I can't wrap my head around the author's decision here. I get that Josie isn't in the relationship 100% but this isn't the Luke we met in book1. It is the reason my rating is 3 stars instead of 4 or higher.

There are returning characters that I didn't expect, Misty for one. I didn't like her in book one and I like her less in this story. That isn't a negative for me because I enjoy a story that has characters that I love to hate.

In summary, Lisa Regan does an excellent job pulling me into the story. Ms. Beaton does an excellent job making the story and characters come to life. I'm not sure where Ms. Regan is going to take the series in general, and Josie in particular so I am going to stick with the series, at least for the next book to see if we see character growth.

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  • Jan Harris
  • San Antonio, TX, United States
  • 2018-08-27

Distracting pronunciations - good characters

I started counting and negatively reacting to the narrator pronouncing “ate” as “et” and “anything” as “enah-thin” and “nineteen” as “niteen”. It distracted me from the content.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2018-09-20

The narrator is horrible

This narrator is so poor with her mispronouncations and absurd accents that it really detracts from the story. I find myself disliking the lead character because the narrator makes a sheriff sound whiny. there is a 3rd book in this series, I think I will read it instead.

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  • kendallmom
  • 2019-06-15

No no no

Book might be ok. I honestly don't know. This is the second in this series that I've listened to and this narrator is SOOOO BAD that I wanted to cry. I ended up falling asleep so many times just to escape. Book wise, these characters are very hard to like. The men all cheat on the lead character and the narrative seems to unravel completely by the last ten chapters. I just don't care about them, unfortunately. Narrators accent is very off putting--somet ones I couldn't recognize English language. Josie Quinn would be fired immediately in 9-1/2 of 10 law-enforcement departments, as she's completely unprofessional. To the reviewer called JULIE ANN, I BOUGHT THE SERIES AT THE SAME TIME. Obviously my bad. BUT a review is something we are entitled to write, as it's our money spent. This isn't a mistake I'll make again. Another note to narrator--STOP WITH THE WHINY SCREAMING PLEASEEEE!!

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  • Jessica
  • 2019-06-11

can't handle the narrator

she uses words like bean instead of been. Figer instead of figure. I honestly missed the story.

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  • Anna
  • 2019-05-29

Plot line is good; hard to get past narrator

I enjoyed the plotline of this and the first book. But the narration is distracting; the story is set in Pennsylvania but the narrator is clearly not from the United States and uses a regional dialect from elsewhere that is inconsistent with American English (pronouncing been as “bee-n”) and full on mispronouncing other words (Nike is mispronounced as if it rhymes with Mike). Were this set outside the US, this wouldn’t bother me as its part of setting the stage; however, when the narration sounds Canadian it’s hard to have to keep reminding yourself you’re in PA. If there are more books in the series, I hope someone else is used.

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  • Gail
  • 2019-05-27

Very poor performance

This performer was really awful. Mispronunciations all through, that made it annoying to listen to. Was glad the ending came so I knew what happened & could stop hearing her.