Friday, 20 December 2013

A Dark Mind (The Lizzy Gardner Series 3) by T.R. Ragan

The reading is fast and furious in the Bookaholic household this week. I bring you another perfect murder mystery, which no fan of the genre could fail to enjoy.

This is the third book in the Lizzy Gardiner series and the third one I have read. You will guess by this that I am a fan of the series. In this book Lizzy is as tortured as ever and is on the trail of the Lovebird Killer. A serial Killer is busy killing off couples who are very much in love. Although not specifically hired to find the killer PI Lizzie Gardner she becomes embroiled in it when she believes one of her clients is innocent.

There are multiple plot lines in this book and sometimes I found myself a bit confused. I couldn't really see where the story was going or how it would all tie together. However, it is all brought together seamlessly at the end in a thrilling climax which had me on the edge of my seat. Gardner's writing is razor edge sharp and the scenes are drawn beautifully. The characters all have their own inner demons which are perfectly described. This makes them all the more real. There were several surprises in the book which meant I kept reading.

I would recommend anyone to read this book. If you have already read books one and two then buy this one now. However, if you haven't then start with the first tow books. Although this can be red as a stand alone you will miss a lot of the nuances, particularly with the characters. This is another top notch read from Ragan.

I was given a copy of this book by Amazon for review purposes. This in no way influenced my review and this is based on my reading, and enjoyment, of the book.

Tune in again soon as another review of another great book will be winging it's way towards you. Keep up the reading as you relax and take time out from the Christmas bustle.


  1. I don't know if you can help me with this, but I just finished the audiobook on A Dark Mind and really enjoyed it, but something is really gnawing at me. The very beginning of the book talks about John and Rachelle being abducted by some men and tied up. Eventually in the middle of the book, John runs away and leaves Rachelle to come back for later. Then it continues on with the book, which never happens. Of course, John is the "Dark Mind" and Rachelle is the missing sister. I get all that, but was that him being delusional or did I miss something? Any help?? Thank you. Shirley

    1. Shirley, I am as puzzled as you by that. As I say some of the book was confusing. Sorry I can't help