• Hardcover: 352 pages
• Publisher: Kensington (March 27, 2018)
Detroit newspaper reporter Julia Gooden returns in new mystery, where a brutal murder and a father’s sudden return may provide the answers she’s spent decades searching for . . . or lead deep into a fatal trap.
The past never really leaves us. Crime reporter Julia Gooden sees proof of this every day in her stories. A dark childhood, a negligent parent, early abandonment–any one of them can seal a person’s fate as either a villain or victim. Julia, who experienced all three, seems to have beaten the odds, finding happiness raising her two sons and a blossoming relationship with detective Raymond Navarro.
But now, after three decades of absence, Julia’s conman father has resurfaced to throw her life into turmoil again. Julia was only seven when Duke Gooden abruptly left. Barely a month later, her nine-year-old brother, Ben, disappeared. Ben was her hero and protector, and though the case is cold, Julia has never given up hope of finding him. Duke’s return offers vital clues–but it also makes her a target of those who intend to see Duke punished for his many sins.
When Julia investigates the death of a city councilman’s young nephew, she finds links to a string of other murders . . . and to a web of greed and kidnapping that stretches back decades. At long last, Julia may be able to discover what happened to Ben all those years ago, but only if she’s willing to risk everything in her present.
Praise for the Julia Gooden Mystery Novels
Worth Killing For
“A first-rate thriller filled with several plot twists, heinous villains and an explosive ending.”—RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars, Top Pick
“A complex, highly suspenseful tale of murder, revenge, and redemption.”—Kirkus Reviews
“This exciting third installment in the series effectively mixes gritty crime and involving domestic drama.”—Booklist
An “alluring mystery….Fans are certain to enjoy the complex plot and Julia and Ray’s evolving relationship.”—Publisher’s Weekly
“Haseldine uses her experience as a crime reporter to bring authenticity to this exciting and gritty tale.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Julia is ferociously bold and persistent in this action-packed, plot-driven mystery.” –Booklist
“Haseldine has a gift for atmosphere, setting, and suspense, and the many twists and turns will keep readers guessing.” —Library Journal
The Last Time She Saw Him
“A sharp, breathless thriller. From the opening scene to the last, The Last Time She Saw Him, kept me flipping the pages. I loved it! Jane Haseldine is one to watch!” —Lisa Jackson, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“A ferocious thriller . . . no one will stop reading.” —Booklist
About Jane Haseldine
Jane Haseldine writes the Julia Gooden Mystery Series for Kensington Publishing. Jane is a journalist and former crime reporter who also previously worked in politics as a deputy director of communications for a governor. Jane graduated from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications with a degree in journalism. She currently resides in Southern California with her husband and two sons, but previously lived in Boston, San Francisco, New York, Delaware, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana. You can find her at janehaseldine.com, Twitter, Goodreads, Facebook and on Instagram @janehaseldineauthor.
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