In this gritty, riveting new novel, Detroit reporter Julia Gooden tracks down a serial killer—only to realize she has become his obsession . . .
Crime writer Julia Gooden has just completed the most important story of her life—a book about her beloved brother’s childhood abduction and how she found his killer after thirty years. But that hasn’t taken her focus off her day job—especially with what looks to be a serial killer terrorizing the city. Female runners are being snatched off jogging trails, then slaughtered in abandoned churches.
As Julia begins investigating, with help from Detective Raymond Navarro, she realizes just how personal this case has become. The murders, planned and executed with uncanny precision, are of women who share traits with Julia. Now he’s contacting her directly, insisting things will get much worse unless Julia makes him famous through her writing.
But no matter how skillfully she plays along, her opponent’s ultimate goal is clear. And only by unraveling the threads that link a killer’s twisted mind to her own dark past can Julia prevent herself from becoming his final victim . . .
Praise for the Julia Gooden Mysteries
Worth Killing For
“This exciting third installment in the series effectively mixes gritty crime and involving domestic drama.”
“A complex, highly suspenseful tale of murder, revenge, and redemption.”
“Fans are certain to enjoy the complex plot and Julia and Ray’s evolving relationship.”
“Haseldine uses her experience as a crime reporter to bring authenticity to this exciting and gritty tale.”
“Haseldine has a gift for atmosphere, setting, and suspense, and the many twists and turns will keep readers guessing.”
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.”
“So visually written and chilling, with such real, believable characters and twists that shocked. A gripping story that I read in one night—I could not put it down...”
—Debbie Howells, author of The Bones of You
“Haseldine’s first novel is a solid read that fans of Debbie Howells, Julia Dahl, and Laura Lippman will appreciate.”