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A Dark Mind Audiobook

A Dark Mind: Lizzy Gardner, Book 3

They call him the Lovebird Killer, a merciless fiend unleashing a flood of unspeakable cruelty upon Sacramento’s most loving couples, young and old. This real-life monster’s reign of terror has left the city’s residents paralyzed with fear. All but Lizzy Gardner. Because hiding from monsters isn’t Lizzy’s style, not since she faced the madman who kidnapped and terrorized her as a teenager. So when a routine workers’ compensation case suddenly leads her and her two young assistants onto the killer’s trail, Lizzy revels in the chase. She is determined to bring this psychopath to justice before he has the chance to claim another victim.
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They call him the Lovebird Killer, a merciless fiend unleashing a flood of unspeakable cruelty upon Sacramento’s most loving couples, young and old. This real-life monster’s reign of terror has left the city’s residents paralyzed with fear.

All but Lizzy Gardner. Because hiding from monsters isn’t Lizzy’s style, not since she faced the madman who kidnapped and terrorized her as a teenager. So when a routine workers’ compensation case suddenly leads her and her two young assistants onto the killer’s trail, Lizzy revels in the chase. She is determined to bring this psychopath to justice before he has the chance to claim another victim. She never imagines he could be two steps ahead, watching her every move and plotting his bloodiest, most triumphant conquest of all. He knows Lizzy won’t go down without a fight. And that’s just the way he likes it.…

©2013 T. R. Ragan (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Wayne Matthews, NC 11-22-15
    Wayne Matthews, NC 11-22-15 Member Since 2016

    My favorite genre is mystery/thriller especially espionage. I dislike the paranormal. Some non-fiction. 1000+ books in my Audible library.

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    "Another great Lizzy Gardner thriller!"

    A Dark Mind is Book 3 in T. R. Ragen's six book Lizzy Gardner thriller series.It completes my listening to the series. It is a superb thriller as are the other 5 novels in the series. Kate Rudd does an great job of narration of all six novels.

    I highly recommend this entire series.

    Thrillers are my genre of choice for fiction while romance novels are just the opposite. I remain impressed that romance writers such as Theresa (T. R.) Ragen, Jessica Ann (J.A.) Redmerski, and Lisa Gardner (who writes romance novels as Alicia Scott) also write great thrillers. I suppose I should also mention Nora Roberts who writes thrillers as J. D Robb. and Sandra Brown who writes romance novels using several pen names, but neither of them write thriller novels of the quality of those of Ragen, Redmerski, or Gardner.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    s. walsh 05-30-14
    s. walsh 05-30-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Book! Did not want to put it down"
    If you could sum up A Dark Mind in three words, what would they be?

    Amazing, Thriller, Action


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It was a book I did not want to stop.


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    After readying the other reviews I almost didnt download it. There is nothing I hate more in a book that does not wrap everything up. For the person that made the comment about the couple being attacked by those guys. Please go back they did tell what happened to them and it was resolved. I'm not sure if you missed it or did not realize what happened.

    the book does jump timelines quite a bit which was some times a little hard to follow but i would def recommend this book!

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    shelley Raleigh, NC 02-20-14
    shelley Raleigh, NC 02-20-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Good Thriller"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Very good and plausible suspense thriller.


    Which character – as performed by Kate Rudd – was your favorite?

    I thought Kate Rudd did a great job narrating all.


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    Very good 3rd book in the series. I don't see any more and certainly hope that Ragan will continue with these. Although there is quite a bit of jumping from past to present it is done in a coherent way that is easy to follow. I also really liked that at the beginning of each chapter there were quotes from real life well known serial murderers. I thought this added to the credibility of this book.

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    SimbaSu 07-22-13
    SimbaSu 07-22-13
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    "What a Mess!"

    This book has so many plots going, that she forgets to tie up all the loose ends, leaving part of a kidnapped couple taken by 4 men instead of the main villain, half resolved. I don't understand why she even included their kidnap/torture because it didn't fit in with the rest of the book in anyway. The reader does a good job of keeping your interest, as she stops short of a monotone, but she can do nothing to this pile of sorted plots make sense.

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    Charlotte S. 01-20-16
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    "Favorite of the series!"

    My favorite of the series so far! Can't wait to read the next one! Love that it dove deeper into Hailey's story.

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    Lila M lWaring Houston, TX 01-04-16
    Lila M lWaring Houston, TX 01-04-16
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    "Great sequel"

    Loved Book 3; can't wait to start the next one. They just keep getting better.

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    nia 09-15-15
    nia 09-15-15 Member Since 2013
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    "ragan does it again !"

    This was my favorite after the first book. It moves swiftly and involves Lizzie getting screwed over just enough so I am not saying "really? again!"

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    EMILY WOODMAN GILMANTON IRON WORKS, NH, US 05-14-15
    EMILY WOODMAN GILMANTON IRON WORKS, NH, US 05-14-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Great read"

    Totally enjoyed the fiction. Could have done without the nonfiction. Disturbing.

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    FocusedOnTheJourney 04-27-15

    I love books! I have been reading since I learned how and have found so many genres that I cant live without! There's nothing better than loosing yourself in a good book and I cant wait to get my next one.

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    "I love Lizzie!!!"

    I am in Love with this series. The characters are realistic, relatable, and complex. The plots are all unpredictable and the writer has a very very vivid imagination. Hannibal Lecture is a ballerina compared to the monsters lurking here!!

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    fxtrtr 04-25-15
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    "Only Lizzy can pierce a mind this dark"

    Someone is preying on couples, especially happily married ones, but why? Dubbed the Lovebird Killer, he has the city of Sacramento in fear. Lizzy know she must go after him, but she is still recovering from her own brush with death at the hands of a serial killer. What Lizzy doesn't know is the Lovebird killer is watching her and has evil plans for the troublesome PI.

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