Buried Deep

Buried Deep

by T.R. Ragan

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Overview

Two missing persons. One apparent suicide. Three cases pushing PI Jessie Cole and crime reporter Ben Morrison closer to the edge.

Lacey Geiger could be a very rich woman. If Jessie Cole can find her. The beneficiary of a sizable estate, Lacey vanished years ago after escaping an abusive childhood and is veiled now behind a new identity. Jessie has two weeks to find her. It’s enough time to discover that Lacey is hiding from so much more than anyone realized. But she isn’t the only one with secrets. And Jessie’s not the only one searching for the truth.

A concerned daughter has asked for help finding her mother—a woman said to have been murdered thirty years ago. And Jessie’s colleague Ben, an amnesiac still struggling with the bloody memories of a shattered life, is nearer to piecing together a very dark picture. Especially when someone he detests is found dead, hanging from a tree by a riverbank.

Now as the mysteries, puzzles, and lies of three investigations are unearthed, Jessie and Ben will risk everything to bring all that is hidden into the light.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781542091480
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 04/16/2019
Series: Jessie Cole Series , #4
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 429,996
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author T.R. Ragan has sold more than two million books since her debut novel appeared in 2011. She is the author of the Faith McMann Trilogy (Furious, Outrage, and Wrath); six Lizzy Gardner novels (Abducted, Dead Weight, A Dark Mind, Obsessed, Almost Dead, and Evil Never Dies); and the four novels in the Jessie Cole series (Her Last Day, Deadly Recall, Deranged, and Buried Deep). In addition to thrillers, she writes medieval time-travel tales, contemporary romance, and romantic suspense as Theresa Ragan. An avid traveler, her wanderings have led her to China, Thailand, and Nepal. Theresa and her husband, Joe, have four children and live in Sacramento, California. To learn more, visit her website at www.theresaragan.com.

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Buried Deep 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
cherlym 24 days ago
OMG - This was gut wrenching all the way through. I thoroughly enjoy this series and the ending leaves me with mixed emotions, thoughts, and feelings. Well down T.R. Ragan, well done. There are several different story lines going on and each one could be a stand a lone and reel in you. Jessie our private eye is on the search for a missing person. Cole is investigating a suicide, or is it? Zee has her very first case. That is a calm as it gets! Buried Deep is not just in the literal sense, but also memories, emotions, it covers a lot of territory with all the story lines. If your claustrophobic, shore up before reading. Thank you Thomas and Mercer, Thank you Net Galley, thank you T.R. Ragan you rocked my world, made me think, made me question and made me feel.
TarynLee 24 days ago
In the start of this next book Jessie is tasked with finding a young woman named Lacey who has a sizeable amount of money waiting for her if she can be found by a certain time. You see Lacey ran away years ago to escape the abuse that she was handed from her step father, her mother just let it happen. She decided to escape the horrors of her once good home and change her identity so that they could never find her. Meanwhile she has another client, a young girl searching for a mother who she now believes is alive, her father is in prison for killing her. She now believes that her mother is alive and that her dad has spent all this time locked up for nothing. Follow along with Jessie as she delves into both cases and soon learns the secrets buried deep in both cases. Meanwhile her friend Ben is still having memory issues but certain things are coming to light. When someone he knows ends up dead he becomes one of the suspects in the mans death. Will the police find anything while investigating him or has he hidden all his secrets well? How will he feel about the new things that he does remember and where will this new found knowledge take him? This was a great read filled with lots of twists and turns taking you all the way to the end wondering who did what. I'm so enjoying this authors work and can't wait to pick up what she publishes next!!!
marykuhl 28 days ago
Jessie is hired to find a mother disappeared 30 years ago. Jessie is also hired to find a woman that disappeared over 15 years ago. Jessie sends Zee out on her first solo case, the missing mother, while she focuses on the other missing woman. Meanwhile, a death in town appears suspicious and gets Colin looking a little closer at Ben. None of these stories intersect, which is nice since so many books have interwoven storylines these days. Ben & Jessie have no interaction in this book, which is strange since they were investigating/or their paths crossed in the first 3 books. There is just enough work / life balance (Jessie, Colin and Olivia) to make this story tangible.
Anonymous 29 days ago
There are three mysteries here, not the least of which is the continuing question of Ben Morrison, Jessie's friend and investigative reporter who doesn't really know much about his own past but is piecing things together. Don't worry if you haven't read the earlier books- I've only read one and I was fully engaged with this one. Jessie is trying to locate Lacey, who disappeared years ago. Why did she run and who is she now? She's due a lot, a lot of money. Jessie put aside the hunt for another woman, and that's picked up by Zee, a great character with a mental health issue. It will all make sense in the end. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC. Well written and entertaining, this is a good read.
VWilliams 3 months ago
This thriller doesn't delve into just one riveting storyline, but three. PI Jessie Cole suddenly has more work than she can handle. Lacey's disappearance is on a short fuse with a potential bonus if she can find her within two weeks. Her office has also been put on the pursuit of a mother (Arlene) who disappeared thirty years ago and the daughter (Penny) is sure she is alive. Zee, a major support character with schizophrenia, will be tackling the latter case, her first. Ben, an amnesiac linked to Jessie through her sister, is struggling with trying to piece together the bits of flashbacks that might reveal more of his life prior to that deadly automobile accident. He is a newspaper investigative reporter and is currently involved in a case with a pedophile who later shows up a questionable suicide. I loved the way the author weaves these three storylines into and through the narrative keeping you on the edge of your seat, heart-thumping. It's unputdownable. The cast of both main and support characters work very well, including Colin (Jessie's main man) and Zee (Jessie's right-hand woman). Zee has a continual battle with those three voices in her head. Ben confronts a discovery readers have long suspected. Dialogue is taut and leading. Definitely more development with several of the secondary characters this time, although for a complete picture you may wish to begin with Book 1, Her Last Day. Still, if you love thrillers, you'll love this one. The action-packed climax neatly wraps most loose ends leading me to wonder where the author may take this next. Talk about intense! I absolutely plowed through these pages! I was thrilled to receive this ebook download from the publisher and NetGalley and totally appreciate the opportunity to read and review. Ragan's writing will get into your head. She has a masterful style that keeps you glued and looking for more!
Horsebranchjess 3 months ago
Buried Deep is the fourth in this series and while it could be read solo a lot of back story will be lost in the interaction with crime reporter Ben Morrison and Jessie Cole. Lacey Geiger and her jerk of a husband Jason are kidnapped and buried alive. Luck just happens to intervene when Jessie Cole is hired to find the girl Lacey used to be. Discovering a backbone made of steel, Lacey will win your heart for her will of survival and her self awakening when put in an impossible situation and forced to face the truth about the man she married. Jessie hands a missing mother case over to her unusual assistant Zee. The client's mother is missing and her innocent father went to jail for it. Zee walks a fine line with the law as she investigates. Meanwhile Ben's amnesia still has him in its grip. When the girls' soccer coach accused of molestation winds up dead, Ben might just find out what he is made of. Jessie and Colin's love affair takes a back seat to the cases in this story but is still part of the underlying story. Each case by itself is interesting, all three cases taken together create a page turning and engrossing read that cannot be set down. My voluntary, unbiased review is based upon a review copy from Netgalley.
booklover- 3 months ago
4.5 stars Private Investigator Jessie Cole is back along with Zee, her schizophrenic assistant and budding PI, her boyfriend, Detective Colin Grayson, and her good friend, Ben Morrison, a crime reporter for the local newspaper. Zee does well as long as she takes her medications, but the three distinct voices she hears never really go away. She thinks she'd actually be lonely if they did. Ben was in a car accident 10 years ago. He's lost all memory of any time before that. But he does have visions/hallucinations of extremely violent crimes. Are these just in his imagination ... or are they showing him a glimpse of his life pre-amnesia? Jessie is having a busy day. A woman wants her to look for her mother who has been gone for 30 years. Her father was accused of killing her although her body was never found. He spent 10 years in prison and has always said he was innocent. A call from a different state asks for her help in locating a young woman who they can't locate. It seems her grandmother left her a sizeable amount of money. And then there's the suspected suicide of a man who should be behind bars. There have been several complaints from the families of young girls and no one .. I mean no one .. wants him loose. When he is found hanging, there are plenty of suspects. A family with secrets, a woman and her husband who are kidnapped, a man who can't stay away from young children .... kept me riveted to the story. The characters are all credible ... and memorable. There are lots of twists and turns to keep the reader entertained. I really enjoyed seeing more of the personal side of Jessie and Colin, and especially of Ben. Even though 4th (and maybe final) in this series, it is easily read as a stand alone, but I highly recommend starting from the very beginning. Excellent series! Many thanks to the author / Thomas & Mercer Publishing / Netgalley for the digital copy of this crime fiction. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
SugarNSpice1 3 months ago
I love how this author effortlessly has no less than 6 POV/story lines going through out the book. You never at anytime lost or wondering whose head your in. PI Jessie Cole ends up with two cases on her already fill plate. The first is a woman in her 30's who wants Jessie to find her mother who disappeared when she was a young child. The second case is an attorney asking her to locate a woman who went missing when she was a teenager as she is now the beneficiary of a large amount of money. Jessie ends up turning the missing mother case over to her schizophrenic assistant Zee which is always a treat as along with the “friends” in her head its always full of humor with the situations she gets herself in. Jessie's case of finding the missing beneficiary is a complex labyrinth. So many threads in this one.. Don't want to give to much away but it was twisted tale.. Meanwhile the pedophile coach story that was started in previous books takes a big turn. Both Colin, in a police capacity, and Ben Morrison, as a person of interest, are prominent here. Everyone of those storylines comes to shocking conclusions. None more so than Ben's but I am used to the author torturing us with his story. Is the next book written yet??
CrazyCat_Alex 3 months ago
What a nightmare. Just thinking about being buried with no way out and then finding out the not so nice things about you husband made med squirm. A great last book in an amazing series with all my questions answered. Highly recommended and five stars. I chose to read this book and all opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas & Mercer!