Abducted (Lizzy Gardner, #1) by Theresa Ragan
Elizabeth Gardner (Lizzy) is seventeen-years old when she tells her parents she’s going out with her girlfriends. Instead, she meets up with Jared Shayne, her boyfriend of two years. 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.
Escaping from a madman should have been the end of her nightmare…but it was only the beginning.
This thriller keeps you on the edge of your seat. Having burned through this book in one sitting; it’s fast-paced and gripping. Lizzy Gardner is a damaged female heroine that can be a role model, on many levels. She survived something as traumatic as a kidnapping and is still finding her way back. Yet she doesn’t let that stop her from help people.
Abducted (Lizzy Gardner, #1) is the second book of Theresa Ragan’s that I have read. I was impressed with her first book and surprised that this was one of her. It’s published under T.R. Ragan. I usually purchase books based on their premise not by the author; until I find one that I loved.
I found this to be better than Taming Mad Max, but they are two different genres. Where Taming Mad Max is a romance novel, Abducted is a thriller. I’m more inclined to like thrillers anyway.
I give Abducted (Lizzy Gardner, #1) 5 out 5.