Today’s Monday Potpourri will take us to contemplative places, where we will muse about bookish things.  Check out Should Be Reading to see what everyone is talking about.



Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! 
Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!



Right now, I am happily reading A Dark Mind, by T. R. Ragan, and I chose it because I love suspense and I’m very curious about serial killers.  This book is the third in a series featuring Lizzy Gardner, a Private Investigator.




A serial killer is terrorizing Sacramento, preying on happily married couples and unleashing unspeakable cruelties upon his victims. The ordeal rekindles disturbing memories for private investigator Lizzy Gardner, who barely escaped a serial killer’s clutches only years ago. But while most Sacramento residents are hiding in the shadows, paralyzed by fear, Lizzy is compelled to go after the Lovebird Killer.

So it’s no surprise that, when a routine workers’ compensation case suddenly leads her and her two young assistants onto the killer’s trail, she welcomes the chase, determined to bring him to justice before he can 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.


Another aspect I enjoy about this book:  its setting.  I lived in Sacramento for a few years, and really loved it there.  When I feel nostalgic, I think of places I’ve lived and loved.  Another setting I enjoy is San Francisco, another place I lived.

But the book itself is one that grabbed me from page one.  The alternating perspectives show us the various victims just before and during the attacks on them.  We also see Lizzy and her associates at work trying to solve the cases.  And then, mysteriously, we see the killer.  But we don’t really SEE him or know his name.  All very mysterious and engaging.

What is igniting your enthusiasm this Monday?  Come on by and share….


    • It was definitely a bad idea for me to read this before going to sleep last night…lol. And you’re right, the victims’ perspective is very frightening. I like the P.I.’s POV the best. A feeling that she will solve the case. Thanks for stopping by, Doing Dewey.


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