Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Patrol Log:  9810252017

Book Review:  Her last day by T.R. Ragan

A Mystery/Thriller Novel

**Advanced Readers Copy provided by the author for an honest review**

Rated it

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.

Jessie Cole, a private investor in Sacramento, CA with a sad past. Driven by her missing sister, she seeks justice for the families in and around Sacramento.

Meanwhile, Sacramento is haunted by a serial killer named the “Heartless Killer” and his MO has everyone at risk. The heartless killer doesn't have a “type” he goes for and the police are at a loss as to when or where he will strike.

During an investigation of a missing teenager, Jessie is plagued by her sisters past once more from the likes of an amnesic newspaper reporter, is fighting a murder rap, and unbeknownst to her, stumbles on the case of a lifetime. Stick around to find out what this mystery thriller is all about!

Jessie Cole grew up with a loving family, mom, dad, and sister. Until her sister disappeared some ten years ago, then her world fell apart. Leaving behind a baby, Jessie is forced to grow up fast due to her mother's passing and her father's alcoholism. Her mission was clear, and ten years later it never wavered. The Sacramento setting in the story hit close to home for this reader, being as I grew up there. I found myself playing the story in my head like a movie, which in turn brought the story to life for me. My connection with Jessie was quick, and I fell hard for her story. It seemed like every turn she took, it only lead to disappointment and heartbreak. Which brings me to Colin. Colin is a detective and Jessie's ex-boyfriend. The love never died between them, but Jessie is having a hard time with her trust issues. The possibility of them getting back together gave me hope that Jessie could find happiness in the near future.

The heartless killer was outstandingly played by the author. He truly scared the shit out of me! He did not discriminate when it came to his victims. He would take men, woman, both young and old. But he clearly had an agenda, and as a reader had me both feeling sorry for him, and loathing him. What doesn't break you, makes you...right? That is what happened here, and the thrill of the hunt, the horrific torture of the victims, and the strength of one Jessie Cole is what kept me glued to this book. And when Ben Morrison, a newspaper reporter, entered the picture, well that just fucked me all up! Ben had his own story to tell, so how could you have a story within a story? This character Ben set me on a path I have never experienced before. I mean really, his story entwined with Jessie's but yet his own made for a whole other book! The way the two danced together but separately was flawless. I was cheering for Ben all the way baby! In the end I was still left with some questions. No doubt they will be answered in books to come, and man I can't wait! Her Last Day was a thrill a minute, an emotional journey to which I will be sure to follow.



Friday, October 6, 2017


Patrol Log:  9710062017



**Audiobook provided by the author for an honest review**

Rated it

The pack is coming together, but one wolf would rather be alone with his demons than united as a team. In the second installment in the Olento Research series, Connor runs from the Lucidite Institute and his pack, fearful of what the wolf will make him do. All of the men describe feeling the impulses, thedesires that are unquenchable, coursing through them. But Connor knows he has a lesser chance of resisting those impulses due to his background. And after what he almost did to Adelaide, he can't risks it happening again. 

The Lucidites have one hell of a job on their hands with the wolf pack they have been trying to round up.  Adelaid and Roxy have been working together to gather the entire pack that have escaped the evil doers that created them before they hurt innocent people.  After capturing a few of the crew, Mika the mastermind behind the wolves, has created a "super wolf" to track the escapees down and bring them back.  Connor fled the Lucidites in fear of hurting Adelaid, and all hell breaks loose with Adelaid when her father's book goes missing.  Where is Connor?  Where is Ren's book?  And why aren't we trying to find the guys that created this nightmare?

Mika, (the evil mastermind behind the wolves) is at it again.  He has turned his loyal assistant into a "super wolf" in order to track the escaped wolves down and bring them in.  Adelaid and the gang are searching for Connor, and when they find him he is on the brink of death.  Roxy is being Rox and toying with Zefer's emotions.  Then there is the case of the missing book, that Adelaid feels totally lost without because it is the closest thing she has to her father.  The feelings I see developing between Connor and Adelaid gives me hope for the spunky red head.  She needs someone to show her how to love, how to be a real human being.  With her unique abilities, she was never able to get close to men before, and now she may have met her match.  Will Connor survive long enough for Adelaid to find true love?  Well with the constant danger they are always in, who knows!  Zefer just may make an honest woman out of Roxy...well crazier things have happened, lol.  What I'm mainly interested in is how they are going to shut the guys down that stole the Lucidites research to begin with!  They need to be the priority, not the wolves because as long as they are around, they will just keep creating these un-natural creatures from unwilling people.  I hope we have a break through in the next book in this regard.  Otherwise this was another outstanding read, and great sequel to the first book!

Narrator Review

Elizabeth Klett returns to voice Adelaid and the gang.  She continues to do a fabulous job telling the story as well as draw me into their world.  As long as Elizabeth is around,  I will continue to follow.  5 Fang rating for the narrator!