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.
An Excerpt from HER LAST DAY
Jessie went to the window overlooking the street, where she could see Ben Morrison leaning against the hood of a black Toyota Highlander, both hands stuffed in his pants pockets as he stared straight ahead.
As she watched him, she tried to put herself in his shoes and imagine having no memories whatsoever of her childhood. Despite her dysfunctional upbringing, she would never want to part with all the good memories she still held so dear to her heart.
There was something mysterious about Ben Morrison. It was in his eyes, she decided. The first time they’d met, she felt as if he could see right through her. And although she tried to give him the benefit of the doubt, she found herself wondering if his amnesia was merely an excuse, and that maybe he knew more about what happened to Sophie than he was letting on.
“Are you okay?”
Olivia’s voice pulled Jessie from her thoughts. She looked at her niece, feeling a little guilty about being less than enthusiastic about looking for Sophie. Ten years had passed since her sister’s disappearance, the event that had shaped hers and Olivia’s lives. Not a day went by that Jessie didn’t think about her sister and wonder where she was. And yet, once Ben had called her, she’d realized somewhere along the way she’d begun to move on with her life.
New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Theresa Ragan, mother of four, lives with her husband in Sacramento, California. She has garnered six Golden Heart nominations in Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Golden Heart Competition for her work. She has sold over 2 million books.
Besides writing thriller sunder the name T. R. Ragan, Theresa writes medieval time travels, contemporary romance, and romantic suspense. You can connect with her using the links below.