Review- Losing Leah Holloway

Losing Leah Holloway
By: Lisa Regan
Release Date: October 17th, 2017
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Series: Claire Fletcher and Detective Parks Mystery

Book two in this series (I’m wondering if we’ll get more books or not) and really not much is different from the first book except the mystery isn’t solely around Claire anymore. And, while it is part of the series, you don’t need to read Finding Claire Fletcher to read Losing Leah Holloway (although I strongly suggest that you do).

Again I finished the book quickly, in less than two days as, if I remember correctly I started this directly after Finding Claire Fletcher at around 11:50 PM, which is why my reading start date was January 2nd and my finish date was January 4th.

If you’re asking what drew me in to keep reading even late at night, well, once again it is due to Lisa Regan’s ability to kick off the book with such a fiercely intense opening that my “just one chapter” mentality went out the window.

Another aspect of Regan’s writing that is undeniable? Her character growth. Claire and Connor don’t grow leaps and bounds in the blink of an eye, Regan gives her characters time to grow, change, adapt and learn as you would expect from normal, actual human beings. I give her a lot of credit for doing that because I’m sure there were moments when her characters lack of growth made it harder to get the story to the same conclusion. Taking time and letting the characters take their time meant it was a much more believable story and characterization.

Claire walks the fine line between damaged victim and bad ass survivor so perfectly. She knows she isn’t untouchable, she knows and owns her damaged psyche and emotions but she doesn’t let it completely define her as she tries to reconnect with family and build a new life.

The book gives us two events to focus on, the car crash the Leah witnesses and the serial killer Connor is trying to catch which keeps the action moving and keeps readers from feeling as though nothing is progressing.

About author

Brittney Soban

Brittney is a writer, reader and general lover of all things that end up printed on a page. With a few published poems and a lot of unpublished stories and novels she spends her days doing a nine to five job while wishing she was home working on the worlds she loves to create. As “punishment”, her and her brothers were banned from watching television for a week, leading to Brittney deciding that the free books at the library were better than TV and, in a very Matilda fashion, she took home loads of books every day and has never looked back. A reader of all types of literature, she will read practically anything put in front of her as long as something within it, no matter how small, sparks her interest. Give her high fantasy, science fiction, mystery, it doesn’t matter, but her love does lie within the fantasy and YA genres. A series junkie on top of everything else, she picks and chooses when to begin a series based on how many standalone books also await her attention in her to be read pile. Once she starts a series she will read every installment available back to back until she finishes a series or is forced to wait for the next publication. Called a book dragon by her boyfriend, the term is fitting as she owns more books than anything else and is quite sure her obituary will state she died under an avalanche of books. She truly wouldn’t have it any other way.

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