She thought she was safe …
… but even a continent away is not far enough to hide her from her enemies.
Will she be able to evade a killer's search?
Lizzy is on the run after her fatal game of rock-paper-scissors with those behind the Vivantem fertility clinic's nefarious experiments. She finds herself in the Red Rock Country of Arizona … and finds a mentor in a man with his own dark past.
While Lizzy works to control her deadly ability, the Vivantem forces are hot on her trail, and Lizzy's power will be no defense against the weapon they have chosen.
Then Vivantem strikes at the one person whose life means more to Lizzy than her own, and in a bid to protect her dwindling band of allies, she takes the fight to the enemy's camp.
In this deadly game of snakes and ladders, will Lizzy be rewarded for her virtues or punished for her vices?
Find out now in this second installment of the Lizzy Ballard Thrillers Trilogy!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The second Lizzy Ballard thriller is even better than the first. It was fantastic and exciting with a shocking end that you definitely won't see coming! If you thought the stakes couldn't get higher after book one, you were sorely mistaken. In Snakes & Ladders you are treated to the "good guys" you fell in love with in Rock Paper Scissors; introduced to new and intriguing characters who you'll quickly become attached to; and find yourself suspended in a constant state of terror from the exquisitely written bad guys. As always, Dalrymple's writing is elegant and effortless. You'll be carried away by the story, experiencing literal chills and thrills. I had goosebumps almost the entire book. I wanted to race ahead to see what was going to happen next, but also wanted to go slowly to savor the excellent writing. Dalrymple has upped her game in this chilling, riveting, compulsively page-turning thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat and leave you gasping for breath and desperate for more. I will be anxiously awaiting Book 3!
Snakes and Ladders is a terrific second novel in Matty Dalrymple’s Lizzy Ballard series. In this outing our heroine must come to terms with her unimaginable power, all while escaping a cadre of pure bastards who want to exploit a terrible strength she wishes she never possessed. I am a huge fan of Dalrymple’s style. There are never holes in her plots. Dalrymple wargames every scenario and situation in a story until the rationale for the action is crystal clear with ironclad believability. Sometimes she lets us peek into the thought processes of her characters as they troubleshoot their way forward. This bonds me to her characters. They’re doing what I would do, after all. At other times the action is sudden, disturbing, even shocking; we learn the motivations and justifications after the fact. The point is, Dalrymple’s works always hang together in the most thrilling and satisfying ways, and Snakes and Ladders is no exception. Snakes and Ladders should be at the top of everyone’s reading list. (I received an Advance Reader Copy of Snakes and Ladders) Robert Blake Whitehill, Screenwriter/Author