Monday, August 18, 2014

Hold Still


Three men are viciously assaulting Philadelphia's prostitutes, and it's up to veteran detective Jocelyn Rush to stop them. She catches two, but they won't betray their partner, the most dangerous of all, and the attacks continue, striking closer to home. Jocelyn's only real clue comes when a monster from her past resurfaces--now she must race to connect the demons of her past with the villain of her present--before the sadistic attacker sets his sights on her.

~My Impressions~

Warning: There are some graphic scenes including rape, torture and language in this book. Not recommended for younger readers.  
 
Lisa did an amazing job breathing life into these characters. They were well rounded, imperfect and likeable. Jocelyn and her daughter, Olivia, make a wonderful duo that you do not want to mess with in this dark, creepy, mysterious thriller.  When Olivia gets kidnapped, in the seedy underbelly of Philadelphia, Jocelyn will stop at nothing to save her daughter, but at what cost?

I loved reading the unfolding of all the drama in this book. Dark family secrets, kidnapping, sex crimes, drugs and lurking danger keep this book engaging and moving at a great pace. This is not one you will want to put down once you pick it up. Filled with twists and turns you will be reading the clues right along with Jocelyn as you try to figure out who is guilty. 

With just a sprinkle of romance this book is a great read for crime lovers around the world that you wont want to miss out on. I personally cannot wait to get my hands on Lisa's next book.



~Excerpt~


“Did you Mirandize him?” Jocelyn asked.
           
Finch slipped the handcuff key into the locking mechanism. “What do you think?”
           
“I ain’t gettin’ locked up,” Martin said. “I ain’t gettin’ locked up.” Once again, his voice rose in pitch and volume.

When Finch freed the cuffs from the bedrail and reached for Martin’s other hand, the man shot upward, stumbling forward. He lashed out with one arm, knocking Finch backward, sending him flat on his ass. As he fell, Finch knocked the tray table over, remnants of the used suture kit flying everywhere. Before her brain had even completely registered what was going on, Jocelyn’s hand was reaching for her gun. She was too late. Martin lunged at her and crushed her against his chest before she could unsnap her holster. He wrapped a meaty forearm around her throat. She reached up and pulled down on it with both hands, prepared to struggle until she felt the cool blade of a knife against the flesh of her throat.

"Hold still," he breathed into her ear, the smell of alcohol burning her nostrils.

Where the hell had he gotten a knife?

She had time for one word before the forearm clenched, leaving her only enough room to breathe, nothing more. "Finch.”

Martin hollered again. She couldn't hear him because the adrenaline surging through her momentarily silenced the entire world. He kept squeezing her throat, then releasing slightly and pressing the blade against her skin. She strained her eyes, trying to see Finch in her periphery. He was getting up, slowly. His hand went to his holster, a little too slowly for her taste.
 

~Giveaway~
Lisa will be awarding an eCopy of Hold Still to five randomly drawn commenters during the tour and a print book of Hold Still to five randomly drawn commenters (US & Canada ONLY). A grand prize of a $50 Amazon Gift Card will be awarded to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

~About the Author~



Lisa Regan is a crime fiction author.  Her first novel, Finding Claire Fletcher won Best Heroine in the eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards 2013.  It was runner-up for Best Novel.  It was also a Digital Book Today Best of 2013 ebook selection.  In December 2013, Finding Claire Fletcher and her second novel, Aberration were #1 Amazon bestsellers in the Kidnapping and Serial Killers categories, respectively.

Lisa is a member of Sisters In Crime.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Master of Education Degree from Bloomsburg University.  She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter. 

Her third novel, Hold Still is due out late March 2014!

~Links~

Author Website:  www.lisaregan.com





~Buy Links~





Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Goddess Fish Promotions in exchange for my honest review and opinion which I have given. 

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