When Detective Seth Harding responds to shots being fired, he faces a familiar sight: a double homicide. However, he is shocked to find a young boy chained in the basement....
Detective Angie Pallorino hasn't forgotten the violent rapist who left a distinctive calling card - crosses etched into the flesh of his victim's foreheads....
During a vacation in the Caribbean, 15-year old Kate Huntley's father, a prominent U.S. scientist, is murdered before her eyes. For the next 10 years Kate grows up alone in Haiti....
Evelyn Talbot, a psychiatrist at a maximum-security prison in Alaska, studies some of the world's worst serial killers. But she's about to meet her most elusive patient yet....
FBI analyst Kassidy Bishop is assigned to the "'For You' Killer" task force after a series of sadistic murders bearing the same signature arise in different parts of the country....
When a body is found stuffed into a barrel at a garbage dump, covered in long red lacerations, Detective Jenna Alton and her new deputy, David Kane, rush to the scene....
Faith McMann comes home to a nightmare: her husband is killed and her son and daughter are taken. Although the intruders leave her for dead, she survives....
In this gripping stand-alone from bestselling author Mary Burton, an FBI agent must catch a copycat killer....
Spiderman, a serial killer terrorizing her California hometown. Imprisoned and tormented for months, Lizzy narrowly escaped with her life and Spiderman vanished without a trace....
In 1938, at the height of the Great Depression, a madman hunts his victims through the hobo jungles of Cleveland, terrorizing the city....
The search for a missing child leads a courageous railway cop down a twisted trail of murder....
After the devastating loss of her husband in Iraq, Morgan Dane returns to Scarlet Falls, seeking the comfort of her hometown....
When Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of it - until she realises they are fresh out of prison....
When Shea, a sunny, easygoing mom, is found dead in a bathtub with a stomach full of booze and pills, the shocking discovery shatters the complacency of her comfortable suburban community....
Milly's mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop is to turn her in to the police. Milly is given a fresh start....
The last thing to go through Dominique Thomas's head was the image of her teenage daughter's face and her heart lifted. Then the shot rang out....
FBI Special Agent Matthew Roarke is on the hunt for that most rare of all killers: a female serial....
Eve is about to take charge of her own destiny - and that of Henry's family. As both their worlds spin violently out of control, Henry must make an impossible choice....
"With action-packed twists and turns and a pace that doesn't let up until the thrilling conclusion, Her Last Day is a brilliant start to a gripping new series from T.R. Ragan." - Robert Bryndza, number-one international best-selling author of The Girl in the Ice
Ten years ago, PI Jessie Cole and reporter Ben Morrison each suffered a tragedy that changed their lives - and now these two strangers are about to share a nightmare.
For Jessie, who makes her living finding missing persons, no case has consumed her more than the disappearance of her younger sister, Sophie. But left alone to raise Sophie's daughter, she realizes that solving the case has become an unhealthy obsession.
For Ben, a horrific car accident resulted in scars both physical and emotional - and amnesia that has made his life a mystery. But curiously, out of his shattered memories, there's one person he recognizes without a doubt: Jessie's sister. He just doesn't know why. Yet.
But Sophie isn't the only phantom drawing Jessie and Ben together. An elusive serial murderer known as the Heartless Killer has reemerged from the shadows. His next move will cut even deeper into Jessie's worst fears. And for Ben, what happens this time is going to be unforgettable.
This is a typical T R Ragan book - EXCELLENT!! I've enjoyed her two previous series and the one thing I can say with about as much certainty as I could say about any author is I can count on her for her consistently writing a book that is interesting, entertaining, fast paced and never boring. I know I am always sorry to see them come to an end.
The short of this book is basically about a man who was abused horribly by his father. The father was jealous over the attention the mother showered on her son i.e.: the son stole the mother from him. So the son grows up to be a serial killer. He kidnaps, tortures and kills his victims and did so over the course of a ten year period. That is until our heroine Jessie Cole gets involved. There are a couple background subplots as well that are equally as interesting.
The book wraps up with a satisfying ending. All questions answered and nothing left hanging.
Kate Rudd does an Excellent job narrating.
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Theresa (T. R.) Ragan writes consistently outstanding modern detective mysteries. First there was the wonderful 6 book Lizzy Gardner series with every novel earning 5 stars. Then came the equally good 3 novel Faith McMann serialized series (the first two novels ended in cliffhangers). Her Last Day is the first novel in the Jessie Cole series. This opening novel in the series is as good as any of her previous books.
Protagonist Jessie Cole is a private investigator specializing in finding missing persons who has not found her own younger sister Sophie who has been missing for several years. Reporter Ben Morrison suffers from amnesia concerning his past life as the result of a horrible car accident. Jesse and Ben team up to find Sophie as Jesse seeks with Ben's help to find and stop a sadistic serial killer who tortures his victims for months before killing them. He is called the Heartless Killer.
Her Last Day has twists, turns, and surprises combined with a fast moving story with lots of action and intense suspense. T. R. Ragan's novels always excel at character development. And with author Ragan you do not have to wait a year for the next novel in the series because she releases a new novel every 6 or 7 months. As usual for Ragan's novels Kate Rudd narrates superbly.
Listeners who enjoy suspense mystery/thrillers and have not yet found T. R. Ragen have a very special treat in store.
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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
I'm trying very hard to finish this book. It's a decent story, but the narrator is so bad, I don't know if I'll make it. She over enunciates each word to point that I catch myself mocking her. If she narrates the next book in the series I won't bother with it. I will actually make it a point to avoid any book she narrates.
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Wow this was a really good book. I enjoyed every bit of it.
I really liked Jessie Cole character, she was smart and strong. I liked Ben too, and have a feeling that a book about him discovering his past will be another book in this series. Just my thoughts.
The story line and plot was great. Lots of mystery, twists and turns, surprises, a really really sicko bad guy. Tons of great dialogue. If you haven't listened to this one I highly recommend it!
As for the narration, it was super! Kate Rudd is awesome. Her male voices are fantastic. She reads with emotion and has an awesome reading voice! Love her!
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What made the experience of listening to Her Last Day the most enjoyable?
If you’ve listened to books by T.R. Ragan before, how does this one compare?
This is my first.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kate Rudd?
Maybe anyone - I found her narration rather robotic. Male voices were kind of silly.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Any additional comments?
the reader of the story ruined it for me. which is unfortunate since it was a good story
Ragan never fails me. Psychological thrill that will keep you up at night to find answers. Just. when you think you figured it out, not yet.
I love all of T.R. Reagan's books. If you like creepy psychological thrillers, then this author is for you. Her books literally give me goosebumps ! Her characters are well developed and the story lines are intense. My ONLY complaint is the narrator. I find her voice to be very robotic.. like each syllable is clipped, but it doesn't change the fact that I love the stories the author weaves. Hopefully this will be the beginning of a new series.
Never read anything by this author...this was a fantastic read. The writing was phenomenal. I highly recommend this book! I will be reading more of T.R. Ragan's books.
I also bought the audio book loved, loved, loved this!
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