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Summary

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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Another good one

Another great, well written and narrated story. My fourth so far and I want to read more. TR writes very well and draws you into the storyline and the characters very easily.

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Thrilling

Another great book from an amazing author. T R Ragan never disappoints. I amlooking forward to starting the next book in the Lizzy Gardner series.

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  • shelley
  • 20-02-14

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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  • K. Mathis
  • 04-03-15

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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  • Shannon walsh
  • 30-05-14

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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  • Wayne
  • 22-11-15

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.

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  • SimbaSu
  • 22-07-13

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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  • Reggie
  • 04-03-21

Yes, there is such a thing as evil...

I rather enjoy the Lizzie Gardner series and this book did not disappoint. The personal lives of Lizzie and her assistants, Jessica and Haley, are interwoven around their cases. This story revolves around a serial killer with a penchant for beetles...ick! Can Lizzie and her FBI beau, Jared, catch this killer before it’s too late for one of them? Captivating story,,,but fair warning, there isn’t an HEA for one or more of this team.

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  • Cheryl Lucius
  • 24-02-20

Slow to build the story.

Slow to get going. Drags in some spots, but the narrator, Kate Rudd, makes it worth finishing the book. I also liked the quotes from serial killers at the beginning of the chapters

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 20-09-19

Shocking

Visceral, raw, violent and sad, the worst twisted serial killer, but Lizzy Gardner PI was incredibly smart and defining. This has been one of the best audiobook series, the narrator's voice is awesome too. Are you strong enough to enter this psycho dark mind??

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  • Renata A. Canino
  • 07-03-19

A Dark Mind

As usual, I love Liszt series and will continue to listen to this series. Keep up with the good work!

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  • Hugh Hubble
  • 01-02-19

Best of the Series, so far

TR Ragan and Kate Rudd give this one a solid one-two punch. The Lovebird serial killer doesn't have a chance but almost gets his real target. Nope, not giving any more away.