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.
Yes. Very good and plausible suspense thriller.
I thought Kate Rudd did a great job narrating all.
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.
Amazing, Thriller, Action
It was a book I did not want to stop.
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!
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
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.
Too many characters stuggle to finish. Half way through I lost track of who was who. Why did the serial killer need three names? Well really 4 or 5? Then the extra story about the adoption could have been left out. Way too much going on in this book. I enjoy her novels so I will keep going in the series. But good grief the last time I took notes while reading I was in college studying for finals. Reading should be entertaining not work.
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.
Wow! Dark. Gripping. Suspenseful. This is my new favorite book by far. I felt like I really got an idea of how dark the mind of a serial killer is. To top it all off KATE RUDD is the best narrator of all time!!
Reading allows me to travel through time; to visit the world's unique and stunning places. To become somebody I am not... It is glorious.
This book was a difficult read, but not because the story is complex or the mystery complicated. It is a difficult read because it is messy, simplistic and populated by characters that we never really get to know. I love mysteries. I call then junk food for my brain. They are my guilty pleasure. I love sweet and cozy mysteries such as the Hannah Swensen bakery stories. I love dark and twisted mysteries such as the Prey series. And I love the hard-edged detective stories such as those featuring Harry Bosch. This book fits into none of those spaces. I wasn't shocked or startled at any point, and I didn't fall in love with any particular characters.
Kate Rudd does well enough with the content she was given. However, her voices isn't distinguishable for the various female characters and it is easy to lose track of who is talking in the story.
as this series develops, so do the characters. this one was occasionally a little uncomfortable to hear but if you are a lover of serial killers and their stories (as I am) you know it's not going to be fairytales anyway.
I'm in love with this story!! Lizzie is a real life bad ass! Jessica is on her way I feel to becoming more then what she thinks she is! sadly I think we may lose value Hayley to the dark for good! 😞 but we shall are in the next book!
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