Book review: “Obsessed” by T.R. Ragan

obsessed

Format: ebook, paperback
Series: book 4 of Lizzy Gardner series
Rating: 18+ for language, sexual content
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20828980-obsessed

In the 4th book in the series, Lizzy Gardner takes on a case where she helps a radio personality, Madeline, try and find the person that is stalking her. But the deeper that she gets into the case she finds that Madeline has secrets that might cost Lizzy her life.

This book is like the last two books in the series where it was slow to start, but once you get to about the half way mark it takes off and you can’t put it down until you finish. This one was more thriller then mystery because we know the stalker’s name and information. It was more about Lizzy just trying to find him and take him down before he hurt more people.

The story is basically divided up into three stories. Hayley, is working on trying to find Brian with the help of her friends Kitally and Tommy and the other story is Jessica trying to find the person that killed a 12 year-old girl that she babysat. There were times when it got confusing trying to keep track of each story and it felt like Ragan focused too much time on Hayley’s story and not so much on Lizzy’s story.

We get to see more of a personal side of Jared and Lizzy (though not enough) as they start to plan out their wedding. They quickly see that it’s not as easy as they thought it would be and Lizzy realizes just how demanding her job is and how it’s hurting Jared. It’s going to be interesting to see how that goes in the future when they are married.

The ending made up any doubts that you had for the story. It is such a cliffhanger that it leaves you wanting more. Obviously with the way it ended means that there will be another story, but like the other times, we won’t know when it will come out or any news about it at all.

Hopefully with the way that it ended, Ragan will put more focus back on Lizzy and less on the minor characters. They were a good mix when they are working together, but apart, it feels like Ragan is just trying to fill in the whole story. Jared needs to be more in the stories (as my complaint for the last two books) especially considering his relationship with Lizzy and his job. It would offer a way to show a softer side to Lizzy and conflict as she struggles with keep Jared happy and keeping her job.

Rating: B-

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The Lizzy Gardner series:

Book #1 – Abducted
Book #2 – Dead Weight
Book #3 – A Dark Mind
Book #4 – Obsessed

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