Hold Still (Jocelyn Rush, #1) by Lisa Regan

Hold Still (Jocelyn Rush, #1)

After years as a patrol cop, detective Jocelyn Rush is almost immune to the depravity that stalks the meaner streets of Philadelphia…almost. After saving her three-year-old daughter from a carjacking, she ends up in the emergency room—and discovers that Anita, a former prostitute and acquaintance from her old days on the beat, has been hideously mutilated in a brutal assault.With the help of her partner and Philadelphia’s Special Victims Un...

Details Hold Still (Jocelyn Rush, #1)

TitleHold Still (Jocelyn Rush, #1)
Release DateNov 11th, 2014
PublisherThomas & Mercer
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Crime

Reviews Hold Still (Jocelyn Rush, #1)

  • Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
    Hold Still crackles with tension and a brilliant plot. I really enjoyed every minute of reading this very well written novel. With it's ability to hold my interest from the first word to the last, and all the words in-between this was a pleasant surprise from an author I have not read before.After years as a patrol cop, detective Jocelyn Rush is almost immune to the depravity that stalks the meaner streets of Philadelphia…almost. After saving h...
  • Brenda
    It took me a few chapters to get into the meat of this book, but the book improved quickly. I liked Jocelyn Rush and her partner, Kevin Sullivan. They had a good rapport. I was also curious about the history of her family’s hushing up the gang rape of her sister. There was lots of action and some romance, and the ending was tied up neatly.The book did have some problems. Although Rush was younger, she called the shots most of the time. Might ha...
  • Linda Strong
    Detective Jocelyn Rush makes her debit in this crime fiction by this well-known author. With the help of her partner, Detective Kevin Sullivan and the Special Victims Unit, she makes it her responsibility to hunt down whoever is responsible for abducting street women, and then brutally mutilating them before turning them loose.What they are keeping from the media is the fact that there are three men involved ...one who nails their hands and feet ...
  • Julie
    Hold Still by Lisa Regan is a 2014 independent publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Hold Still is a dark thriller featuring Jocelyn Rush and her family secrets that intertwine with her current case. When a former street prostitute and drug addict is found crucified and sexually assaulted it becomes a personal case for Jocelyn. Yes, I said crucified. Hands and feet nailed. Nightmare material for sure. If...
  • Sue
    I was given the book, "Hold Still" by Lisa Regan,published November 11th 2014 by Thomas & Mercer, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. This award winning author has written a captivating thriller, which is absolutely amazing! The author delivers an intense story that engages the reader from beginning to end; a well written novel with down-to-earth characters,that is truly worth reading. The action doesn't stop. The novel starts with a...
  • sue
    This title HOLD STILL by Lisa Regan, well, all I can say is, HOLD STILL for a superb ride. This starts off with a hijacking of a car where unbeknown to the hijacker, in the back of the car sits a little child. There is more that happens in this instance but I am not going to give anything a way.They end up in the hospital. There detective Jocelyn Rush whose child was in the car is being seen to at the emergency when she discovers a woman she has ...
  • Lisa
    this was just an ok read for me. The author made it pretty easy to figure out who "Face" was and there were no real twists. Just another typical good guy chases bad guy bad guy, bad guy doesn't win, with a little romance..I hope this will not be a theme with the author. Giving away who the bad guy is early on and the amnesia thing has got to stop. Two out of the three of her books have had the main character with amnesia. Still one of my new favo...
  • Dana Mason
    I don’t read a lot of thrillers, but now that I’ve read two of Lisa Regan’s novel, I’m a total fangirl. This book is fantastic! I didn’t know what to expect when I started reading it, but it starts with a bang, and drew me in fast. Lisa grips readers quickly with an awesome hook, but you’ll also be drawn to her wonderful characters. You instantly want to be BFFs with Jocelyn and you fall in love with her daughter just as fast. Jocelyn...
  • Kim
    This was a real page turner. My first book by Lisa Regan- but I will look out her back catalogue.Jocelyn became a detective after discovering that the rape her sister survived as a child was 'hidden' by her parents. She vows to uncover the lads responsible.When a new spate of attacks on escort girls needs investigating , she discovers that one of the girls is a girl she's arrested before. She vows to find out the missing person in their investiga...
  • Kimberly L.
    After reading Abberration, I wanted to read everything this Author wrote!I have fallen in love with this Author's books, so far I have only found 3 that she has out but will always be on the lookout for anything new from her! She is right up there with Karen Slaughter, Lisa Gardner, which I also absolutely adore. You will not be disappointed by anything this Author writes, she's amazing!
  • Suzanne Steele
    This is an author who is going places for sure. Everything about this book was perfect. The dialogue was excellent--you could see the scenes in your mind's eye. The flow was perfection. The crime itself was depicted in such a way that you cringed but you weren't overwhelmed with too much gory info. I'll definitely be one clicking this author's future works.Great job, well done.
  • norcalgal
    For a suspense thriller, "Hold Still" was remarkably lacking in suspense, thrills and chills. I found the novel to be a paint-by-numbers affair. The writing style was pedestrian and uninspiring. The characters were flat and uninteresting, and the plot was predictable, and at times, unrealistic.Before I had read even half the novel, I had a strong suspicion who was the third guy law enforcement was looking for. By the time I reached the part in th...
  • Joyce Regan
    Lisa Regan has done it again. Hold Still hooks the reader from the start and keeps you captivated with "one more chapter". The plot was fast and entertaining with Lisa's powerful graphic style intertwined, giving you a roller coaster of emotions. Very familiar settings for any Philadelphian and very real characters. The heroine Jocelyn and her daughter Olivia are such well developed characters I felt I knew them. This book should be in every susp...
  • Elizabeth Seckman
    Lisa Regan knows how to keep a reader awake- with a story you can't put down! And when you do, you're still haunted by the what-if's and bad guys Lisa creates. The MC, Jocelyn, is a character I can only hope to bump into again...perhaps a series?
  • Diana Hockley
    Jocelyn Rush is a character in whom I am happy to invest concern. Not too over-the-top tough, she is engaging, emphatic and compassionate.This book is a winner in every way. Well written, the plot grabbed and wafted me to the finish line without dropping a moment of interest along the way.Yes, I did pick the bad bloke early in the piece, but this in no way spoiled this excellent story for me. The romance was realistic and touching. Regan brought ...
  • Nancy Thompson
    No one does creepy crime fiction better than Lisa Regan. I loved her protagonist, Jocelyn, especially her flaws. If only I could kick ass like she does quite literally. Yet as tough as she is, both as a cop and a protective mother to her young daughter, Jocelyn has some serious ghosts haunting her, and they manage to slither their way in during her toughest case, bringing full circle a family tragedy she has never really dealt with, all while inv...
  • Jacey
    I'm not sure what to think of this book. It was an easy read but I didn't like the lack of suspense in what was supposed to be a thriller. I figured out who the bad guy was barely one third into the book and I thought it couldn't be that convenient. Unfortunately I was wrong. It was THAT obvious. The pacing was slow and nothing much seems to happen throughout the book.I also couldn't warm up to the protagonist, Jocelyn and her romance with the fe...
  • Breia
    Too romance-y but a good story. The end leads me to believe there will be more books and you know how I like series.
  • A Reader's Heaven
    (I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)After years as a patrol cop, detective Jocelyn Rush is almost immune to the depravity that stalks the meaner streets of Philadelphia…almost. After saving her three-year-old daughter from a carjacking, she ends up in the emergency room—and discovers that Anita, a former prostitute and acquaintance from her old days on the beat, has been hideously mutilated i...
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  • Pisces51
    HOLD STILL By Lisa ReganMY REVIEW 2 STARS***SPOILER ALERTI just couldn't get "into" this book when I starting reading it. I had just finished two Karin Slaughter novels in a row, and I honestly thought to myself "Just be patient and give this new author a chance". I had rented the book from the Prime Library and it was accompanied by the enticing description "Award-wining author Lisa Regan’s Hold Still is a captivating thriller that crackles wi...
  • Stephanie
    Perfect summer reading....I couldn't put this one down.
  • Pamela
    Lisa Regan ("Regan") is three-for-three. Once again Regan does not disappoint with her latest thriller "Hold Still," which is absolutely amazing. Regan delivers an intense, gritty, and suspenseful tale that flows smoothly, engaging the reader from beginning to end; with an array of characters, all of whom are fleshed out; the end result a well-written and engaging tale that is truly worth reading. From the very start Regan hooks you in as Detecti...
  • Terry
    Good, really good but ...Too predictable.This young writer is great at dialogue, scenes flow so smoothly between characters that I could almost hear them talking in the detectives squad room, in their cars, in bedrooms. Descriptions of places and time was equally good. I could almost smell the abandoned houses, and see the curls of freezing car exhausts in the crowded slums in the cruel and violent City of Brotherly Love. But I knew precisely who...
  • Torese Hummel
    Lisa Regan has done it again! this goes on the list of HIGHLY RECOMMEND & will definitely be reading again just as Finding Claire Fletcher did! I was hooked from word one! with an insanely awesome plot & characters so well written that you immediately love the good guys, hate the bad guys & suspect everyone!
  • Renee Kiscaden crabill
    This book was absolutely amazing. Lisa has the uncanny ability to bring her characters to life. I was unable to put this book down. Fabulous work by a fabulous author! I look forward to reading more from her in the future!
  • Chaplain Stanleigh Chapin
    EnjoyableA stimulating story line with decent character development, however less than halfway through you could tell who was the bad guy. Otherwise perhaps a little to much sexual activity dialogue for me that was not part of the actual story.
  • Pat
    This was OK but didn't grab me like her other books did.
  • The Badger
    As the reviewer known for her acerbic reviews, I'm afraid I'm going to disappoint. I feel the author did an excellent job creating real people out of her main characters. The bond between Jocelyn and Olivia is beautiful, messy, and chaotic--just as a mother/child bond should be. Jocelyn recounts two times when she was very sick and had to leave Olivia with Inez. Within 30 minutes she missed Olivia and wanted her back. I don't have children, but m...
  • M
    Easy-Solve Mystery/Police Procedural SPOILERS—SPOILERS—SPOILERS—SPOILERSThis is the first Lisa Regan book that I was able to read beyond the first few chapters. Here’s a list of possible triggers in this book: physical assault, rape, kidnaping, torture, prostitution, and arson (from a distance). The mystery really wasn’t, because I knew early on who the guilty person was. However, I was interested in why he did the crimes, so I read on....