Abducted (Lizzy Gardner #1)
A shot rang out at
At some point in our lives we all have to learn to deal with the cards weve been dealt.
chair to her couch where he
Elizabeth Ann GardnerPrivate Investigator.
For Lizzy, letting go of the past and moving forward was like waking up each day and trying to learn to walk all over again.
friends used to think they
Her eyes narrowed. Then why did you leave me? Her words cut deeply. Because I knew if I stayed, if I kept coming around, you would spend so much time worrying about me that you wouldnt stand half a chance at getting better. You never put yourself first, Lizzy. You never did, you never will. But you should. Thats why youve struggled with the demons inside you for so long. You always put everybody else first. Youve taken full responsibility for your mother and fathers divorce, your sisters problems, and your fathers inability to cope. Now youre trying to figure out how to balance the rest of the world on your shoulders. Ridiculous.
Her legs shook so hard,
her shoulder many times to
He stood out like Gerard Butler in a gay bar, or any bar for that matter.
him Lizzy hadnt gone to the
him nothing. Miss Popular
intern that Lizzy didnt need or want,
its kind of nice if all the bad can somehow make the good that much better.
Jimmy Martin. He has a
Nothing that has happened is your fault, he said, obviously sensing her distress. You know that, dont you? Logically, yes. Emotionally, no.
Not one person in that gym tonight had any idea of what Lizzy Gardner had been through. Hayley didnt know all the details either, but she knew a troubled soul when she met one.
reunion. He was a
thought, she couldnt hear
Were going to find him, Lizzy. She leaned into him, her cheek resting against his shoulder. Dont make any promises you cant keep. He had become an agent because he wanted to protect those he loved. But until this moment, he hadnt realized that wanting to protect someone you loved and doing it were two different things.