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The Innocent Wife | Lisa Regan | Bookouture | Pub: December 12, 2022 | Pages: 394

Book #16 in the Josie Quinn Series.

This series just gets better and better! Lisa Regan consistently delivers! This novel was immediately engrossing, as are all of her others. Her books never have a dull moment. She keeps me turning the pages and conducting my own investigation with the Denton PD while keeping me on the edge of my seat.

In this one, Josie is summoned to a gruesome murder scene. Claudia Collins, a therapist and television celebrity is the victim. She co-hosts a well-liked television program about relationships with her husband, Beau Collins. Beau and Claudia seem to have the ideal marriage and life; they are the picture of perfection. Claudia and Beau were set to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary on the night she was found. They intended to share the celebration with their viewers. Unfortunately, their carefully planned evening became tragic…

A blast from their past is also brought in to assist as Josie, Noah, and the others start their investigation. The assistance of Luke, Josie's ex-fiancé, and his dog is requested. Tension grows as more members of Bea and Claudia's close circle start to vanish, and a killer is being sought.

This novel was full of surprises and twists, and it did not disappoint! Lisa never let me stop wondering. Beau was being played with by the murderer as part of a game, but why? There are also diary entries, which intrigued and perplexed me at the same time. With each of Regan's books, the suspense grows, Josie (and mostly) and Noah are thrust into terrifying situations, and they have to find the perpetrator before another person perishes!

Action-packed, tense, and gripping. I adore every page in this series, which is one of my favorites! Can this be read independently? Yes, Lisa Regan always provides sufficient background on her characters so that new readers won't feel lost. Given that this is such an engrossing and compelling series, start with Vanishing Girl (Book #1) if you can.

Thank you to Bookouture for providing me with an electronic ARC of this book via NetGalley. As usual, my reviews are my honest and unbiased opinions.

Candles are lit and their rich vanilla scent twists its way through the cabin. The table is set for a romantic anniversary dinner with fresh roses dropping crimson petals on crisp white linen. But the woman seated at the table is cold to the touch, and there’s blood trickling down her neck…

When Denton’s most loved TV presenter returns home to find his wife dead at the dining table, it shatters the close-knit community. Beautiful and absolutely besotted with each other, Beau and Claudia Collins were idolized for being the perfect couple. But the devastating scene Detective Josie Quinn finds in their remote hideaway has her asking what dark secrets lurk beneath the surface of this seemingly flawless marriage?

Beau is grief-stricken by the loss of his kind-hearted wife who gave so much to others as a therapist, but Josie needs to know the significance of the small wooden puzzle box found clutched in Claudia’s hand. A prop in a popular game Beau played with his viewers to test the strength of their relationships, is it a twisted calling card, or a challenge from the killer?

The broken body of one of Beau and Claudia’s assistants is found the next day, a matching little box left in the dirt beside her. It’s clear that if Beau doesn’t start telling the truth about the flaws in his marriage, those dearest to him will die.

Caught in a cat and mouse chase with disturbing revelations and a mounting body count at every turn, Josie and her team work night and day to keep Beau’s loved ones safe. What kind of calculating monster would do this? A faded newspaper article about a tragic accident is the break Josie desperately needs. But she may already be too late, an innocent child is in danger…

An absolutely gripping rollercoaster of a crime thriller from an Amazon, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Guaranteed to have you sleeping with the lights on and shouting from the rooftops about the twists, it’s perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine.

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Lisa Regan is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Detective Josie Quinn series. Lisa is a member of Sisters In Crime, International Thriller Writers, and Mystery Writers of America. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Master of Education Degree from Bloomsburg University. She lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the U.S. with her husband, daughter, and Boston Terrier named Mr. Phillip. Find out more at her website

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