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A Dark Mind: Lizzy Gardner, Book 3 | [T. R. Ragan]

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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    s. walsh 05-30-14
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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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dana Surprise, AZ, United States 04-10-15
    Dana Surprise, AZ, United States 04-10-15 Member Since 2012

    I'm a busy mom who loves to listen to books. Mostly I listen on my way to and from work.

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    "A Dark One For Sure!"

    Love her stories and all the other little stories between the characters. It always keeps me to where I don't want to stop listening.

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    Boring To Adoring Decor & Paint Boutique Millbury, MA, United States 03-27-15
    Boring To Adoring Decor & Paint Boutique Millbury, MA, United States 03-27-15 Member Since 2009

    - Stephany

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    "Great Series! "

    I truly enjoy the characters and how this isn't your typical "man-saves-the-day" hero story. can't wait to listen to the next one!

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    Trista Houston, TX, United States 03-08-15
    Trista Houston, TX, United States 03-08-15 Member Since 2013
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Dark Mind to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Dark Mind?

    This one was pretty dark. Could have done without some of the details.


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

    I would say Hailey, I suppose.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not so much.


    Any additional comments?

    Kate Rudd's narration is improving. Not quite as robotic.

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    K. Mathis usa 03-04-15
    K. Mathis usa 03-04-15

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    "too many characters..."

    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.

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    Dawn 02-21-15
    Dawn 02-21-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Keeps getting better and better..."

    T.R. Ragan keeps getting better and better! Twists and turns galore all the way to the end. Can't wait to read/listen to the next book in the series!

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    "Good sequel"

    Although the story line was hard to follow at times, overall it was a good book-really went out with a BANG!

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    D. BELMUDES Moreno Valley, CA 02-08-15
    D. BELMUDES Moreno Valley, CA 02-08-15
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    "Totally Unexpected"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A real page turner ... I couldn't put it down.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Well done... I was not prepared prepared for the ending. With the additional insight provided by the people in the killer's life, I now see the beginning of the story in a whole new light.


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

    I enjoyed her portrayal of Haley. She made me feel the range of emotions that Haley felt, starting with her indifference after being released from prison, then her realization that joy was a possibility in life, ending with her crushing defeat and descent back into hopelessness when she discovers her mother death.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Only the lonely...


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    The quotes at the beginning of each chapter were well chosen and really creepy ... they site the tone for the book.

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