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Review “Dead Weight” – T.R.Ragan

January 27, 2014 Book Review 0

Review “Dead Weight” – T.R.RaganDead Weight by T.R.Ragan
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Published on: December 21st 2011
Published by: Thomas and Mercer
Pages: 297
Series: Lizzy Gardner
Genre: NA Thriller
Format: eBook

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This book is part of the Lizzy Gardner series. You can find reviews for the rest of the books below:
Abducted (Lizzy Gardner #1)
Dead Weight (Lizzy Gardner #2)

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The Story

Her First Cold Case…
Lizzy Gardner, a private investigator known as the “one who got away,” has spent over a decade trying to get over her past and move on. Although she knows that the man responsible for ruining her life is now dead, letting it all go is easier said than done. Hoping murder and mayhem are behind her, she delves into her first cold case: twenty-one years ago, a girl went missing and the girl’s dying mother is more desperate than ever to know what happened to her only child.

A Missing Woman…
After a woman walks into Lizzy’s office and offers her a large sum of money to keep a close eye on a fitness guru, a man she believes is responsible for her sister’s disappearance, Lizzy realizes she might have taken on more than she can handle.

An Angry Teenager…
Lizzy calls in the help of her two assistants, forcing Hayley and Jessica to work together. Hayley might be of more use to Lizzy if she wasn’t wandering the streets of Sacramento in the dead of night

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My Thoughts

I absolutely loved Abducted, and so was expecting a lot from this book. I really didn’t want it to become just ‘that middle book’ in the series, so I am very glad to say that I LOVED it!

Lizzy has evolved a lot since the start of this series. Yes, she still has her issues, but now that she is over that whole Spiderman part of her life, she is able to try and move on and make the most of it. She is still the tough, kick-ass and ‘say-exactly-what-you-mean’ PI, but still book lets us see her a bit more vulnerable in different ways then Abducted did. She is trying to rid her life of the fear she has lived with her whole life, and even simple things like having less locks on her front door are a big deal for Lizzy. Happily back in a relationship with Jared, she has difficulty telling him that she loves him and agreeing to move in with him, scared of the trust and commitment it will mean.

“A constant stream of negative thoughts could easily become debilitating. But to become aware of those thoughts and to know that one’s thoughts are not who they are can be freeing.”

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Review “Abducted” – T.R.Ragan

January 23, 2014 Book Review, Initial Reaction 1

Review “Abducted” – T.R.RaganAbducted by T.R.Ragan
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Published on: May 29th 2011
Published by: Thomas and Mercer
Pages: 357
Series: Lizzy Gardner #1
Genre: NA Thriller
Format: eBook

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This book is part of the Lizzy Gardner series. You can find reviews for the rest of the books below:
Abducted (Lizzy Gardner #1)
Dead Weight (Lizzy Gardner #2)

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The Story

Elizabeth Gardner (Lizzy) is seventeen-years old when she tells her parents she’s going out with her girlfriends. Instead, she meets up with her boyfriend, Jared Shayne. As she walks home beneath an inky black sky, her perfect night becomes her worst nightmare.

Fourteen years later, Lizzy is a licensed PI known as the ‘one who got away’. When she’s not searching for runaway teenagers, working on insurance scams, or talking to her therapist, she’s at the local high school teaching young girls to defend themselves.

But her world is turned upside down for the second time after she receives a call from Jared Shayne. He’s an FBI special agent now and he needs her help. Lizzy has no plans to get involved. Not until Jared tells her the kidnapper left her a personalized note.

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Initial Reaction

If I pull any faces in this video, its because I have this really gross smelling stuff on my forehead that is meant to help with headaches. Instead it just makes you smell funky!

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