Deranged by T.R.Ragan

There is a serial killer on the loose and they have P.I. Jessie Cole in their crosshairs.

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T.R. Ragan is back with her third installment in the Jessie Cole series. Building on the characters from previous books, Cole is still helping car accident/amnesia victim reclaim his past. The son of a convicted murderer, Ben Morrison desperately is seeking to know more about the tragic night when his girlfriend was murdered by his father. As bits and pieces of his memories begin to resurface, he is more confused than ever about the role he may have played in her death. Cole also has been hired to follow a cheating wife but when she is found stabbed to death, the evidence suggests that she is another victim of the killer who is on the loose. How do all of the murders tie together and what do they have to do with Morrison? Cole wants to know, but knowing may cost her own life or the lives of those she dearly loves.

Deranged is solidly written murder mystery/thriller. It will keep you interested and reading to the end. It’s actually a very quick read, lots of dialogue makes it so. Because it is the third in the series, there are multiple throwbacks to past events and characters, things that I should have known but didn’t because this was my first book. Some books in a series work fine as a stand alone, you get enough information woven into the back story that you don’t notice that you’ve not read the previous books. Deranged is not one of those books. I suggest that you go back and read the first two Jessie Cole books if you are interested in this one. Conversely, there are enough spoilers in this one that you should not read it before the others.

If you are a fan of Ragan and this series then I’m certain that you will enjoy Deranged.

*I received an egalley from #Netgalley and #Thomas&Mercer in exchange for a review.

 

 

 

7 thoughts on “Deranged by T.R.Ragan

    1. Normally I read a series in order too. This one was for review and I’d heard so many great things about Ragan so I jumped in. Some series books work as stand alones – this one did not despite there being multiple reviews stating otherwise. I think I would have “clicked” with the characters better and more deeply if I had started at the beginning. Lesson learned. 😉

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    1. The characters all are very interesting and I think the series, as a whole, would be terrific. Eventually I will go back to the beginning and work my way up to this one. Let me know what you think when you’ve read one! Enjoy!

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