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Deadly Recall

(Jessie Cole #2)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  2,297 Ratings  ·  153 Reviews
PI Jessie Cole is about to discover that there’s no revenge too wicked as New York Times bestselling author T.R. Ragan’s gripping series continues.

When you search for the missing, there’s no telling what you’ll find. PI Jessie Cole learned that painful truth firsthand when her sister disappeared. Now a new case will test Jessie and Ben once again.

Owen Shepard, the public f
Kindle Edition, 281 pages
Published March 27th 2018 by Thomas & Mercer
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Cheryl No, but I highly recommend reading book 1 first. Book 2 is even better :)

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Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the second book of this series. This book starts up where the first book left off.
There are several different stories in this one. Jessie Cole is a P.I and Ben Morrison is a crime reporter.

Ben was in a car accident, and lost his memory and bits and pieces of his past comes back to haunt him. Is Ben a murderer? He is having flashbacks and he has Jessie to look in his past to find out more about the flashbacks he is having.

Jesse's talent is to find missing people and she is asked to find a
Mar 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
3.5 stars

Straightforward novel about a PI who’s investigating three cases: a child abduction case, a case of revenge and retribution, and the history of a reporter suffering from amnesia.

Book two opens with PI Jessie Cole and Ben Morrison coming to terms with the events that occur in book one. While Jessie feels like she has closure, journalist Ben Morrison to wonder more about his past. Jessie decides she is going to help Ben piece together his life before the accident that caused Ben to los
Kaceey - Traveling Sister
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Book two of the Jessie Cole series. These are fundamentally dark thrillers. As with book one, there’s a lot of moving parts taking place simultaneously. Multiple story lines that seemingly have nothing to do with each other until they all converge in the end.

Jessie is a private detective who has no problem taking on the hardest or most disturbing of cases. Assisting her is Zee. (Who she met in book one.) Zee makes a great addition to this book...and hopefully will continue for the entire series
Susanne Strong
3.25 Stars* (rounded down)

Jessie Cole and Ben Morrison are back. Working together again to solve the abductions of several people by a man with vengeance on his mind. Vengeance against a drug company owned by Owen Shepard, who he blames for the death of his own daughter. For Jessie and Ben, trying to find who is responsible is a race to the finish as yet another young girl’s life hangs in the balance.

In addition to working the case, Jessie also tries to help Ben delve into his past which ends u
Mar 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5-3.75 Stars

We met Jessie, Ben, and Zee in the first installment. Jessie is a private investigator and works on cold cases. Seven years ago, Ashley’s newborn daughter was abducted. At the time police couldn’t help much but after these years Ashley can’t forget about her and needs to know what happened to her daughter, so she went to Jessie for help. These part of the story was so predictable!

10 years ago Ben had an accident that stole his memories. He suffers from amnesia. He’s married and has
Linda Strong
Feb 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

This is second in a series that features Private Investigator Jessie Cole and crime reporter Ben Morrison. Although second, this can easily be read as a stand alone. There's just enough information so that the reader is not totally lost, but not enough to ruin the reading of HER LAST DAY, book 1. As always, I highly recommend reading these books in order.

Jessie Cole specializes in looking for the missing. A potential client contacts her to ask for an investigation into her daughter's ab
 Li'l Owl
A fast paced thriller with plenty of twists and turns!

When crime reporter, Ben Morrison receives a chilling letter, his first phone call is to the police, the second is to his friend, PI Jessie Cole.

Dear Mr. Morrison,
Greed killed my daughter. She was my angel and my life, and I refuse to let her go without letting the world know that greed is killing people every day. People need to know that their daughters or their sons could be next. My research has shown that you’re an experienced journali
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Actual rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Deadly Recall is the 2nd book in the Jessie Cole series. It can be read as a stand-alone but I highly recommend reading the first book before reading this one. Jessie Cole is one busy private investigator. She is working on multiple cases: a baby abduction, a man seeking vengeance on an insurance company and helping a friend with amnesia regain his memories. This is a quick read but it sure packs a lot in. Fast-paced story with great writing and an amazing cast o
Malina Skrobosinski
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another eventful installment in the Jessie Cole series. I can't say I enjoyed it as much as the first, but it was definitely enjoyable. T.R. Ragan has a way of intermixing the storylines in a fashion that at first you would almost find it overwhelming, but at the same time, you have to pause and realize, isn't that just the way life is? Something is always coming at us from every different direction, we as individuals always seem to be juggling multiple aspects of our lives until some point it a ...more
Mandy White
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
Jessie Cole returns!! I have been a big fan of TR Ragan since I discovered the Lizzie Gardener series and this series does have similarities to that one.

This book can be read as a stand alone as there is a lot of recapping throughout the story. But I would suggest reading book 1 first to learn more about the characters.

This time Jessie is investigating the disappearance of a baby from the hospital 7 years ago. She also takes on a junior who gets herself into all sorts of trouble. At a the same
Elaine Tomasso
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank Netgalley and Thomas & Mercer for an advance copy of Deadly Recall, the second novel to feature Sacramento based PI Jessie Cole and reporter Ben Morrison.

Jessie is a cold case missing person specialist so is happy to take the case of Dakota Bale who was snatched from hospital shortly after her birth seven years ago. In the meantime Ben receives a letter from MAH stating that if DHI, a medical insurance company, does not publish an apology for refusing to pay for experim
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Deadly Recall was a thrilling read with an engaging plot and amazing characters.

For PI Jessie Cole there's nothing more rewarding than searching for the missing and she's got more cases than she can keep up with these days. A grieving mother seeks out Jessie to find out what happened to her daughter who was kidnapped on the night she was born seven years ago. Then the daughter of the CEO of a health insurance company is kidnapped by a man who blames the company for his daughter's death and has k
Ankita Singh
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-books, arcs
Deadly Recall was as thrilling as the first book in the series, Her Last Day. 

I'd been waiting for this book to appear on the NetGalley shelf, because I so wanted to know what happens to Jessie and Ben after the events of Her Last Day. 

And Deadly Recall did not disappoint me at all. It was fast-paced, thrilling and just my kind of read. 

I loved that there were multiple cases to solve, and how there was just no time to pause. I loved all the action. 

And the characters, wow. I loved Zee with her e
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Endlich wieder etwas neues von und mit Jessie Cole! Ich habe ja das erste Buch schon verschlungen und mich riesig auf eine Fortsetzung gefreut.
Nach einem sehr traurigen Prolog, wird man bereits mitten ins geschehen Katapultiert. Eine Frau bittel Jessie, nach ihrer verschwundenen Tochter zu suchen und ein Mann tötet wahrlos Mitarbeiter einer Krankenversicherung. Sozusagen zwei Fälle in einem, somit war Spannung absolut vorprogrammiert.
Jessie ermittelt zusammen mit einer alten bekannten aus dem e
Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
The plot thickens in this second book in the Jessie Cole series. So many different threads going at the same time with multiple characters and they all work together like a well oiled machine.

First up Jessie has been asked by a mother to find her daughter who was kidnapped from the hospital right after she was born 7 years ago.

Then Ben has two things fall into his lap. First is Ben is sent a letter at the newspaper from a grieving father telling him that if he doesn't get an apology from the C
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Instead of doing something about what happened to your daughter, you took the easy way out. Feeding your anger. It's easy to be violent, angry and mad. It's a lot harder to fix something.

Jesse Cole and her tribe make reading fun. The plot, the characters, there is a connection that always brings me back for more. Jesse is passionate about what matters. In , Her Last Day she was determined to find out what happened to her sister. Raising her daughter Olivia now, she wanted Olivia to have closur
Trish R.
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing

As good as Her Last Day was this was even better. This one paid close attention to 3 different cases; a baby that was kidnapped 7 years before, the killer who was killing to get the attention of a large insurance company and at Ben’s request Jessie’s trying to find out about the years BEFORE he was in an accident that left him with partial amnesia. AND there’s a little romance going on with Jessie and Colin, too.

I think my favorite character in this book was Zee. She was in the last book too but
Tracy T.
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another great book by T.R. Ragan! I really enjoyed this book a lot. Great Narration by Kate Rudd (audible review)

I like Jessie a lot. There were 3 different stories going on during this book so there was no time for filler nonsense and it kept you entertained all the way through. There is lots of dialogue throughout the entire book. Some great secondary characters too. One of my favorites is Zee and all 3 of her personalities! LOL they are great.

I am hoping Ben's book is next, I am looking forw
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc

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Wow! I hardly know where to start with this book. Deadly Recall is the second book in the Jessie Cole series. 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 giv
Nov 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
A lot of intertwined storylines coming together in the end

This is the second book in the Jessie Cole series, taking up three months after the events in book one HER LAST DAY.

Private investigator Jessie Cole and amnesiac journalist Ben Morrison continue working together in this offering. There's a devastated father trying to get a huge pharmaceutical company to pay attention to his demands after his beloved daughter dies, a kidnapped baby that's been missing for seven years, Jessie has her niece
Donna Hines
Jul 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, netgalley
'An eye for an eye.'
PI Jessie is seeking answers to her sister's disappearance.
Owen Shepherd is targeted by vengeful father who wants revenge for son's death so he kidnaps Owen's daughter.
Ben attempts to recall past memories prior to a car crash.
What he uncovers will take Ben and Jessie to the brinks .
Plenty of brainwashing, manipulation, and mind games in this one.
Not my cup of tea but perhaps you'll enjoy this one more.
Thank you TR Ragan, her publisher, NetGalley, and Aldiko for this ARC in ex
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good book from T.R. Ragen! Deadly Recall is the 2nd book in this series and I've got to say I'm looking forward to reading the next one already! Well written characters that make you care what they are up to especially when they're not following directions and are out getting into trouble. Thank you Netgalley for allowing me to read this book and thanks to T.R. Ragen for "doing it" once again!
Jun 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this second book in the series (I would recommend that you read book one to get some background to the characters)

A letter has been sent to journalist Ben, making threats about an insurance company if they do not take action, Jessie has been asked to look into possible suspects by the CEO.

My favourite character in this story was Zee, we met her in book one and she has decided she wants to become a PI to keep herself busy, she has trouble with rules but she is brave and smart and
Ginger Gritzo
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
I'm really liking this series by this author. The books flow well from one to the other and there's not a lot of mush that messes up the story lines.
Mar 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The second installment of the Jessie Cole series was just as page turning as the first! Jessie has a new case and Ben has asked Jessie to look into his past. Lots of twists and turns with a shocking discovery! Great characters that I look forward to learning more about. As usual, T.R. Ragan puts out a quality read!

*ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review.
Tony Parsons
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
NYC. Owen Shepard (father, divorced, wealthy, CEO/President DHI co. health insurance co.) watched the machines as they monitored his daughter Hannah (25) vital signs.
Sacramento, CA. PI Jessie Cole was about to meet with Ashley Bale.
Nick Bale (husband, possessive, domineering, controlling) was a no show.

7 yrs. ago their newborn daughter Dakota Elizabeth Bale had been abducted.
They now have twin boys.
Ashely shared with her pictures, information & things she still remembered.
Zee Gatley (28,
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing

After I read the first book, I drew some parallels to the Lizzy Gardner series, hoping that more time spent with these characters would make them shine on their own. And they did.

As with the first book, there are several storylines going on at once. The main one is about a man who lost his daughter to a medical condition where the insurance company wouldn't pay for experimental drugs. He decides to take revenge on the CEO of the company. The killer was a horrible man, yet I felt some sy
Diana L. Wells
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
This series starts with Her Last Day. The books do not have to be read in order, unless you are like me and need to start at the beginning, they are stand alone books. This is the second in the Jessie Cole series.
Jessie is a PI, she makes her living finding people. Her career decision is born of personal trials. She is the Aunt/Mother to her niece Olivia due to the disappearance of her sister Sophie. She surrounds herself with good hearted flawed individuals. There is Ben the crime reporter, hi
Jennifer Oslowski
5 stars! Addictive Series! Loved the first one, loved the second! Keep them coming T. R. Ragan!

T. R. Ragan does a fantastic job with character development. I cannot stress enough how well I feel I know these characters and am completely hooked reading about their lives. Zee, what a great addition to this series, I LOVE her! She visits Jessie and asks for a job at her PI firm. On her meds and convincing Jessie she is fine and no longer hearing the pesky voices of Francis, Lucy and Marion, Jessie
Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
***4.5 stars***
This is BOOK #2 of Jessie Cole series. Here we continue Jessie’s journey as a PI. We see her dealing with the truths she discover in HER LAST DAY (book1). I wont tell because that’s for me to know and for you TO FIND OUT. Trust me reeeally good plot on book 1. So back to DEADLY RECALL. This one wasn’t a perfect score for me just because I felt the story was less suspenseful or nerve racking than book 1. This book it’s get to be more intense in the emotional topics and less in the
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