Book Review: Her Last Day by T.R. Ragan, NYT & USA Today*s Bestselling Author

"Sometimes the truth is better off buried." (Back Cover)

Title: Her Last Day
Series: Jessie Cole Thriller, Book 1
Author: T.R. Ragan
Publisher:  Thomas & Mercer
Audio Release Date:  October 24, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Suspense Thriller

In this page-turner of a thriller by bestselling author T.R. Ragan, unlikely partners PI Jessie Cole and crime reporter Ben Morrison search for clues to a mystery buried in their own pasts—only to discover that sometimes the truth is better off buried.

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.

Her Last Day by T.R. Ragan is gripping suspense that at times I find quite disturbing. With me, when that's the case, it has more to do with the psychology of pathological killers than the writing itself.  There's your typical suspense, and then there's the suspense thriller that not only have you clenching your teeth, but also watching your back.

In Her Last Day, the author interconnected several cases that on the surface doesn't seem to have one thing to do with the other, but one never knows, and that's it. Even by the end, even though answers were given, it felt like it was still hanging. As a whole, I think the author did a good job in keeping this thriller interesting, but many parts throughout, it felt disjointed. Then the matter of the characters. I wasn't particularly invested in any one of them. I did like Olivia, who's quite smart for her age. In all, Her Last Day is gruesomely disturbing in the way thrillers are.

For my clean readers, please note there are profanity and mention of sex in this book.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.
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T.R. Ragan (Theresa Ragan) is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. Her exciting Lizzy Gardner series: Abducted, Dead Weight, A Dark Mind, Obsessed, Almost Dead, and Evil Never Dies, has received tremendous praise. In August 2015 Evil Never Dies hit #7 on the Wall Street Journal Bestselling List. Since publishing in 2011, she has sold over two million books and has been mentioned in the Wall Street Journal, the L.A. Times, PC Magazine, Huffington Post, and Publishers Weekly. 

Theresa grew up in a family of five girls in Lafayette, California. An avid traveler, her wanderings have carried her to Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, China, Thailand, and Nepal, where she narrowly survived being chased by a killer elephant. Before devoting herself to writing fiction, she worked as a legal secretary for a large corporation. Theresa and her husband Joe have four children and live in Sacramento, California.

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