Sometimes, going home can be deadly ...

In Jane Haseldine's latest mystery, crime reporter Julia Gooden must team up with her con man father, who abandoned her as a little girl, so she can decipher whether a stranger vowing he's the brother she lost in a child abduction case is who he claims to be, or if it’s a trap to ensure the many sins of her father will be paid in full this time.

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Follow crime reporter Julia Gooden in her thrilling mysteries from Kensington Publishing.

“I became a reporter because I never found out the ending to my own story. Thirty years after my brother’s abduction, the only answers I could find were for others, the victims, or those they left behind. The crime beat is a natural for me. The people I write about are the most fragile, the most broken, and they need the most answers. I piece together the frayed strands of their lives. I have to tell their stories. I feel like I owe the victims at least that.”

— Julia Gooden, The Last Time She Saw Him

Praise for Jane Haseldine

  • “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 on The Last Time She Saw Him

  • “A ferocious thriller ... you can bet no one will stop reading.”


    on The Last Time She Saw Him

  • “Haseldine has a gift for atmosphere, setting, and suspense, and the many twists and turns will keep readers guessing.”

    Library Journal

    on Duplicity

  • “A first-rate thriller filled with several plot twists, heinous villains and an explosive ending.”

    RT Book Reviews

    4.5 stars, Top Pick on Worth Killing For

  • “A complex, highly suspenseful tale of murder, revenge, and redemption.”

    Kirkus Reviews

    on Worth Killing For