From there, the point of view shifts from Mike being a family man with a wife and daughter to his days in an orphanage where his only frie ...more
The story opens with a distraught father, who finds himself with no other choice but to leave his young son on a strange playground, far from their home. The poor young boy is of no help to the authorities because of his age and unfortunately must be put into the foster care system. His young life, by far, was not at all a great experience, however, he did learn some very valuable lessons that down the road, may just help save his ...more
Thrillers don't get much more tense than when a child's welfare is threatened and in Gregg Hurwitz's You're Next there are two. One is the daughter of Mike Wingate, a property developer who has made a few mistakes in his life, but nothing so serious that his eight year-old daughter Kat should be threatened by two particularly nasty individuals. What is even mo ...more
Gregg Hurwitz gives a great, polished work. Of course, in this review, i have to give a disclaimer. I will be going over thi ...more
This book hooks you from the very start. Mike Wingate is left abandoned as a child and cannot remember anything about his father except that he had blood on his sleeve. He spends his childhood waiting for his dad to come back for him. He befriends another young boy and the two are constantly in trouble. Mike decides to change his life around but Shep continues a life o ...more
Mike quickly goes over possible motives. Can it be connected to the sudden discovery of PVC pipes under his newly-completed green house land? Or is it somehow related to his past—where, at age four, he was mysteriously abandoned by his father at the playground even as he ...more
Mike was brought up in a foster home and was seemingly abandoned when he was a young child. Having not had the best start in life he has literally turned his life ar ...more
Mike WIngate is a building contractor doing the right thing by his daughter by building an estate of environmentally friendly houses. However he discovers that the company who laid the drainage system for the whole estate took his money but laid PVC pipes. He is persuaded to cover this up however by the powers that be in the state governor's office.
After Mike guiltily accepts an award for his green project, he is threatened by two men, and is then s ...more
Everything about this novel is the ideal crime-thriller, a good balance between creep factor and straight out action, pure-evil bad-guys and desperate g ...more
Mike inexplicably finds himself ...more
In essence it's a story of a father who will do anything to keep his family alive.
That father is Mike Wingate (35ish), abandoned by his father at the age of f ...more
The only part of Mike Wingate’s early past that he remembers is that his father took him on a long drive when he was four years old, dropped him off at a playground and left him there alone. From there he grew up in foster homes. He and his ...more
Michael Doe Wingate was four years old when his dad left him abandoned at a playground. Michael grew up in the brutal foster care system that he survived with the help of his foster brother, Shep. Michael and Shep parted company as adults when Shep decided to become a criminal. Mike marries, has a daughter, and owns a profitable construction company. Life is good until his wife is nearly murdered and his daughter kidnapped and he doesn’t know why. Michael only knows one person who can help him f...more
Something from his past, a past he doesn't remembe ...more
This psychological thriller builds layer upon layer of intrigue by providing glim ...more
What would you do to protect your family?
Mike Wingate is a happy man who has a fantastic wife and a fantastic daughter. He is proud of who he has become despite his sad childhood. As a boy he got abandoned at a playground in an unfamiliar place. His father left him there without knowing why. But he do knows and remembers that his dad acted weird that day and if he remembers correctly, his dad also got a red spot on his shirt.
But despite that sad and not understanding why his dad left him, Mike h ...more
Mike was raised in a foster home and befriended a boy named Shep. They became inseparable, as close as brothers. However, they were wild and unruly. Trouble followed the boys.
Mike got some breaks and with hard work, built up his construction business. He found happiness with his wife, Abaga ...more
Gregg Hurwitz is the critically acclaimed, New York Times and internationally bestselling author of fourteen novels, most recently Don’t Look Back, You’re Next, The Survivor and Tell No Lies. His books have been nominated for numerous awards, shortlisted twice for best novel of the year by International Thriller Writers, nominated for CWA’s Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, chosen ...more