Private investigator Lizzy Gardner believed in law and order once. But after losing a loved one to a killer and watching too many vicious predators game the system and walk free, she's traded flawed justice for perfect vengeance.
Together with her tough and trusted assistants, Lizzy is tracking down a list of Sacramento's worst offenders and dealing out the payback they deserve. But she may be lethally outmatched by a new criminal, a murderer the papers have dubbed the Sacramento Strangler. This ritualistic serial killer is dropping corpses and cryptic clues at a shocking rate - and he's growing bolder and bloodier the longer he's at large.
In the suspenseful finale to the Lizzy Gardner series, bestselling author T.R. Ragan's gutsy heroine lashes out against the relentless onslaught of evil as she desperately fights to hang on to her own humanity.
©2015 T. R. Ragan. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
T. R. Raran ended the Lizzy Gardner series with Evil Never Dies which is the best book in an excellent series. At least she indicated in her end notes in the Kindle version that this is the last book in the series unless she changes her mind.
As with other books in the Lizzy Gardner series this novel is set in Sacramento and the cases include serial murders. Evil Never Dies has more complexity than other books in the series. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Evil Never Dies and all six novels in the Lizzy Gardner series.
Narrator Kate Rudd is, as always, outstanding.
This was/is such a good series but I didn't get the feeling of completion. I know the description says this book is the finale BUT I still got the feeling that there was unfinished business. This story has an awful lit going on, two mysteries being solved and personal inner turmoil with all the main characters. Lizzie gives up the PI business and I can't say why without giving away something but it looks like someone from her inner circle will be taking it over. I also just don't see her just walking away. All I can say is if you like this series so far then this one will not disappoint you. I would not read it as a stand alone because there is a lot of background that fill out the characters.
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I love so much was on the edge of my seat love love love love
The morning commute is a nightmare and instead of 25 minutes it takes 2 hours to drive to work. Thank you TR Ragan for great listening, preventing me from passing out behind the wheel.
Books are a big part of my life. Happiness is a beautiful evening on the houseboat with a good book :)
I was hoping this series would end with a bang but it was more of a whimper. It has taken me way too long to come to the realization that the narrator of this series doesn't do it any favours. She does Lizzy fairly well but it's her other voices that need work. I think the story lines are pretty good but the reader isn't convincing when she needs to be. Not sorry that I put in the time for this series tho - I've suffered through far worse.
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I will start this review out with a notice to all readers, I will include spoilers from the previous book in this review, but not for this book. You have been warned.
Lizzy Gardner has just taken a devastating blow with the loss of her fiance, Special Agent Jared Shane. Her way of coping with the loss is to become a vigilante along with her assistants Haley and Katalie. Word has spread on the street about Lizzy's “undercover ops”, and Detective Chase isn't happy. The question of the day is, will Lizzy straighten up before she crosses the line?
In response to how the previous book, Almost Dead ended, WTH?! You killed Jared! He was a main character, how could you! Do you have any idea how hard it was to write a review for that book when it left me speechless?! I am so puzzled right now as to how I should feel, it's insane! I'm so used to my HEA's (happily ever after) that I NEVER expected the author to do this, EVER! And don't you dare blame this on me by saying I set myself up for it by expecting an HEA! I've said my peace, lets move on...
Despite the fact that this series is dark, and demented, I truly loved it from beginning to end. Lizzy has been able to form a family out of misfits that ended up being more trustworthy than her own flesh and blood. Haley especially had grown so much from book one that you would have never believed her to actually go on a date with Tommy! Or that Katalie, the bomb making troubled girl, becoming a great P.I. in her own right and loving it. I couldn't have asked for a better ending had Jared lived! I'm so sad to say goodbye to the gang, but this was the last book in the series. The door was shut but not locked, so there is always a chance for another...
Kate Rudd delivered another great performance! I am sad that this is the end of this series, but I hope to come across Kate again in other audio books. Good luck Kate!
great read only wish it had more books in the series. love the writing style.
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.
I finished the series despite my disappointment in books 3 & 4 and outright anger at book 5. Honestly it was a waste of my reading time.
The title of this book is spot on: Evil Never Dies. Most times in mysteries the good guys get the bad guys. And most times the good guys really are good guys. In this book Lizzy and her friends cross the lines so far that I cannot even really categorize them as the good guys anymore. Vigilante justice isn't romantic or justifiable. These women are no longer just scarred and flawed, but basically good -- they are now criminals. And, after book 5, we no longer have Jared's positive influence either.
In this book, we end the story with Evil still Thriving, and the lead character creating an arsenal in her home. Ugh! I will not miss this series.
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