Close Her Eyes - Lisa Regan

Close Her Eyes

By Lisa Regan

  • Release Date: 2023-05-03
  • Genre: Police Procedural
Score: 4.5
From 217 Ratings


The young woman lay among the rocks next to the creek like a broken doll, strands of her long dark hair covering her face. Her body was the kind of cold that only the dead can be…

A body lies beside Kettlewell Creek, the waters rushing and churning next to her broken form. When Detective Josie Quinn arrives at the scene, she finds few clues and a victim with no enemies. Nineteen-year-old Sharon Eddy was cherished by her beloved grandmother, who raised her, and her death shocks the Denton community where she worked at the local animal hospital.
When Josie is called to the morgue to hear the results of Sharon’s autopsy, the case takes a sinister turn. She is horrified to see that a mark has been burned on to Sharon’s left hip with a cattle brand: a horseshoe shot through with an arrow. Shaken and terrified, the usually cool and collected Medical Examiner Anya Feist lifts her own top to show Josie an identical mark. Ten years ago, Anya fled her hometown after her marriage to her high school sweetheart ended in terror.
But Josie can find nothing to connect Anya’s ex-husband Vance Hadlee to the murder. Her search of his family farm leads to more questions than answers.

Then another body is found. A young woman in a red coat, lying in her final resting place, her hip bearing the same tell-tale horseshoe mark. As Josie gets closer to finding the truth, the killer creeps ever closer to home, threatening the lives of those Josie loves the most. Can she put together the pieces of this terrifying puzzle before it’s too late? 

A completely unputdownable crime thriller from an Amazon, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Gripping, page-turning and guaranteed to keep you up all night, it’s perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine.

What readers are saying about Close Her Eyes:

Oh my goodness!!! Lisa never disappoints! This story had me guessing from the very beginning!... Some of the twists are heart-breaking!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“How will I ever recover from this book?... One of the ones where you can guess and guess and still end up shocked and trying to turn the pages quicker. This was so perfect – the writing, the pacing, the emotion and just ALL of it.” @becbingesbooks, 5 stars
“Brace yourself for an intense, action-packed and frankly shocking rideHighly addictive and truly unputdownable.” It’s All About Books, 5 stars
“A devastating but enthralling read from the very first chapter and I was a total mess by the endWorthy of far more than the five stars available.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“A fast-paced thrill ride that will keep you turning page after page. Don't expect to get sleep while reading this one. 5 stars! Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“A gripping and emotional rollercoaster!… It will have you on the edge of your seat as our much-loved characters face danger. This story will have you gripped to the very endA fast-paced masterful mystery that you will not be able to put down!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“A heart-pounding race to the OMG explosive end that only Lisa Regan's magic can pen.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“All I can say is wow don't miss this book!… Not only is it still good, it just keeps getting better. I lost count of how many times I said OMG… Really a page turner, and once the action really gets going, you won’t want to put the book down.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Wow! This book is a fast-paced, twisted crime thriller!... Murder, lies and many twists kept me turning the pages to reach the end. Great job with this incredible book Lisa Regan!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


  • Best Series

    By Kaccyk
    Read the first one and you’re hooked. Can’t wait for the new one to come out.
  • Close Her Eyes

    By Admiraldingdong
    I loved this book,like I've loved all Detective Quinn,but so sad Mettner died like losing a friend.And my name is Jana,so that was interesting for me.Looking forward to more of Detective Quinn from of my favorite writers !
  • Close Her Eyes

    By Artymusician
    I enjoyed reading this book, and like the detective Josie Quinn and her husband. She has suffered unimaginable trauma throughout her life, but keeps going anyway. It’s commendable that she puts herself at risk as a police detective, forgives people who have hurt her, tolerates and doesn’t judge them, and has good instincts (probably because of her struggles and heartache). It’s hard to believe such evil exists out there, and it’s so sad that people have such twisted and distorted perceptions! This book was full of unspeakable atrocities committed by damaged people (Dermot and Vance, Hallie) but brought to justice by Josie, who suffered trauma too but chose to get over it….not perfectly but enough to offer hope and comfort to those suffering. Disturbing acts of violence in the book were hard to read at times, and some rescues were difficult to believe. Also, heart ached for Mathias at injustices suffered at hands of evil, cruel, and/or powerful people!