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Book Review: Dark Mind

A Dark Mind (Lizzy Gardner #3)A Dark Mind

by T.R. Ragan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Received for review from Amazon Vine

T. R. Ragan’s “Dark Mind” (Thomas Mercer 2014), #3 in the Lizzy Gardner series, is a look inside the mind of a demented, sick killer who revels in bringing pain to the happiest of people. Called the Lovebird Killer because his victims are couples who are madly in love, profiler Lizzy Gardner sets out to stop him. This is almost a procedural on how she unravels his twisted mind until she can stop him, but not without putting herself and her loved ones in his scope.

This is a wonderful, frightening tale, with a fast-moving plot and strong characters. The ending is satisfying save a depressing last few pages. The only problem I had was that the timeline jumps around a bit too much for me.

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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is the author/editor of dozens of books on integrating tech into education, webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for and TeachHUB, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her book at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning. 

10 thoughts on “Book Review: Dark Mind

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  2. Thanks for the warning. I have trouble with thrillers, generally, and especially if it requires “getting into the head” of violent or depraved behavior. I usually avoid such books. Recently, without knowing in advance what it was about, I read “The Orphan Master’s Son.” It was brilliant–exploring what happens in an entire society when it becomes twisted by the mental illness of its leaders. Even as I could see its twisted, dark humor, the book depressed me for days. So this one your reviewing, I think I’ll pass for now.


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