By: Theresa Ragan
Congratulations to Cynthia, the winner of Theresa's giveaway! Thank you to all who participated.
By the time I sat down to write Abducted, I wasn’t thinking about selling to a publisher, I was thinking about killing characters, every single character that got in my way. If a secondary character didn’t cooperate and/or inspire me…BANG, he’s dead. Main characters can’t spit out fascinating dialogue, BOOM, a bomb went off. You get the picture. They all had to go. And it worked. For the first time in years I was having a great time writing fiction. Forget about the nightmares I had while researching real-life serial killers…a minor inconvenience. I was on a mission. I was writing Abducted to release some frustrations with the industry, and when I wrote The End, I felt re-energized. Writing Abducted was definitely therapeutic. Although some characters are tortured in Abducted and the story has been called “graphic” and “gory,” the story is really about how people can overcome horrible life events and not only go on to lead normal lives, but also make a difference in other people’s lives, too.
Do you remember the last time you read a book where you were surprised or even shocked that a particular character was killed off?
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.
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