Dead Weight (Lizzy Gardner, Book 2) by T. R. Ragan

By T. R. Ragan

Deepest investigator Lizzy Gardner is aware a specific thing or approximately residing long ago. As undefined, she was once terrorized via a serial killer, a trial that haunted her for greater than a decade sooner than the maniac was once eventually stopped. So while terminally sick Ruth Fullerton begs Lizzy to reopen the chilly case into her daughter’s disappearance, it’s difficult to decline. greater than two decades have handed due to the fact that Carol Fullerton vanished, forsaking her automobile through the part of a California highway. The police wrote her off as a runaway, but whatever tells Lizzy the reality isn’t so simple…
Carol’s chilly case has slightly all started to thaw while Andrea Kramer exhibits up at Lizzy’s door. Andrea’s sister, Diane, has been lacking for months, and she’s confident a charismatic weight loss guru—part Tony Robbins and half Richard Simmons—is dependable. Diane was once overweight, yet may her obsession with shedding pounds have resulted in her disappearance?
As if energetic lacking individuals instances weren’t sufficient, Lizzy is additionally attempting to deal with her teenage assistants, together with one as wounded and haunted by means of her prior as Lizzy.
Fast-paced and deftly plotted, this extraordinary follow-up to the best-selling Abducted unearths Sacramento PI Lizzy Gardner in over her head—but extra decided than ever to aid these not anyone else will.

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The Italian name didn’t throw Carver. He knew Desoto wasn’t Cuban, as many people assumed. His father had been Mexican, his mother Italian, even though Desoto looked like classic Latin nobility profiled on a Spanish coin. Carver tapped a finger on his own damp, cold glass of lemonade and nodded. “I never saw much of my father when I was a kid,” Desoto went on. “He was always off somewhere doing whatever mining engineers do—if he really was a mining engineer. It was actually my mother who raised me, amigo.

But it was like all those places: storehouses for worn-out human beings. ” He gazed out at the vast Atlantic, older than the oldest Sunhaven resident. ” Carver shrugged. “Seventy-six. And his mind was slipping, you said. ” “Might,” Desoto admitted. Carver decided to be direct. ” “ ‘Probably’ isn’t enough, amigo. But even if Sam’s death came when it was ordained, he was still convinced something wasn’t right about the place. ” “It’s normal you should feel that way,” Carver said. “Normal? There’s a word shouldn’t be tossed around.

Don’t forget Dr. ” Carver asked. ” “No,” Desoto said. “A young staff doctor named Pauly signed it” Carver looked out at the clouds scudding eastward, away from him, over the wide ocean. ” “Only Macklin and Pauly,” Desoto said. ” “Nothing surprising. Macklin has the sort of background you’d expect. Administrator of a nursing home in Chattanooga before coming here with glowing recommendations. Married. No kids. Pauly, first name Dan, is a thirty-nine-year-old bachelor and earned his medical degree at Washington University in Saint Louis.

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