Rating: 5/5 stars
Wow! I hardly know where to start with this book. Deadly Recall is the second book in the Jessie Cole series. If you haven’t read the first book, you can find my review here. I strongly suggest you read the series in order so the previous book isn’t spoiled for you.
Just like in book one, we are following Private Investigator Jessie Cole as she does what she does best; locate missing people. What I love most about both of these books is that T.R. Ragan manages to simultaneously write multiple stories within one book, each chapter giving you a separate point of view. Each character’s story slightly intertwined with one another.
I couldn’t put this book down. Every time I tried another clue was revealed leading me to the next chapter, eventually leading me to the final page where I silently begged for the answers to reveal themselves. It takes talent to write such a gripping, edge-of-your-seat thriller and Ragan does it flawlessly.
Jessie Cole has a lot on her plate when she’s contacted by a mother who is desperate to locate her daughter that she assumes had been kidnapped shortly after delivery and Owen Sheppard who is also desperate to locate someone, a grieving father killing people in cold-blood to gain the attention of DHI, an insurance agency that he blames for killing his teenage daughter.
While the cases are piling up, Zee, who you’ll remember from Her Last Day, offers Jessie help with her overwhelming workload. Zee is schizophrenic and with the help of the wonderful, at times troublesome voices in her head, she’s never quite sure what to do in certain situations. She also has a hard time following directions and Jessie begins questioning whether she should have hired her at all when Zee gets herself in a few close-call situations. Imagine someone who says exactly what’s on their mind and protects the ones she loves no matter what situation they’re in. That’s Zee. She’s quirky, smart and hands-down my favorite character.
Then there’s Ben. In Her Last Day there are certain clues that lead you to believe that Ben might not be the nice, kind family man he appears to be. The flashbacks he’s having are even forcing him to believe he’s a cold-blooded murderer. You get a few answers in Deadly Recall, but I’m sure we’ll get the full story in book three. Deranged is set to release in October 2018 and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. I need answers!