The Lion, the Lamb, the Hunted
But a minute was all it took to turn Jean Kingsley's world upside down—a minute she'd regret for the rest of her life.
STEPPING INTO HER WORST NIGHTMARE...
Because when she returned, she found an open bedroom window and her three-year-old son, Nathan, gone. The boy would never be seen again.
A NIGHTMARE THAT ONLY BECAME WORSE.
This isn't just a good book folks....IT ROCKS!!!
Drew has a way of making you feel the pain he so deviously puts his character characters through. And the shocking end! As a rule I'm p...more
Another winner from Andrew E. Kaufman! The Lion, the Lamb, the Hunted is the best written psychological thriller I've ever read. It's full of twists and turns and has a wonderful ending that will cause your jaw to drop!
I dare you to read this and not fall in love with Patrick Bannister. I've never connected with a character like I did with him and I still tear up and want to hug him whenever I think about his story. A lot of books have made me cry,...more
"Love me. How come you can't." She let out an exasperated sigh, "Because Patrick....quite simply, you can be rather unlovable. "
"But what if I get caught?" "Don't be ridiculous. You won't get caught. Nobody even notices you. It is like you're invisible."
It is no wonder Patrick didn't shed a tear at his mother's funeral. When he returns to his childhood home he says "it seemed as if nothing here was meant to survive. Odd though how distance doesn't always separate us from the bad memories and ass...more
Five stars isn't enough...more
These finds bring Patrick from California to a small Texas town, only to uncover more questions than answers, leading him to a retired sheriff, a mental hospital, a train-wreck of a trailer, a deranged dog, and a local reporter.
Interspersed throughout is Patrick’s growing u...more
First of... I really do not understand the title. I get 'The Hunted' part, but there was never a reference made in the story to a lion, or a lamb, and that bothered me.
I never understood why his mother was giving him the valium. I can see her wanting him to just be... asleep, out of it, not around. But it was never thoroughly explained, or even somewhat explained, so at the end I was left feel...more
The Lion, the Lamb, the Hunted (TLTLTH) is a very well written novel with tension and suspense positively oozing from it's pages (well, my copy didn't have pages, I read it on Kindle, but you know what I mean). The characters are great, the plot is gripping and the twists were excellently executed.
The story is told in a 'kind of' dual time style, with chapters seeming to alternate between present happenings and the protagonist's musings and recollections of his abus...more
This is the second psychological thriller that I have read after The Hypnotist, and I am actually beginning to love this genre.
This book basically is something about child abuse with each alternate chapter focusing on some part of Patrick Bannister's childhood episodes.
Character development here can only be seen in Patrick Bannister and his "mother"'s case, which in itself is not all that bad, but could have been better.
The best factor about a psychological thrill...more
This book is far more complex and multilayered than I had expected. You have the basic premise: 'who killed the toddler Nathan 30 years ago?' A reporter (Patrick) aims to find out....more
But then Kaufman takes us on a tour of Patrick's troubled childhood, which is every bit as interesting, readable and gut-wrenching as the original storyline. Kaufman moves us back and forth from present day to Patrick's past seamlessly, adding depth to each chapter.
The characters are well developed but not OVER develop
This book is far more complex and multilayered than I had expected. You have the basic premise: 'who killed the toddler Nathan 30 years ago?' A reporter (Patrick) aims to find out.
But then Kaufman takes us on a tour of Patrick's troubled childhood, which is every bit as interesting, readable and gut-wrenching as the original storyline. Kaufman moves...more
What I most loved about this is that Kaufman didn't try to insert a romance into his thriller. Thank fucking God. I have recently writte...more
Back in December I left y’all hanging, (with what I’m now proclaiming to be a ridiculously tiny excerpt,) of Andrew’s Kaufman’s newest book “The Lion, The Lamb, The Hunted.” And since I too, was left hungry for more, I decided it was high time that I get to it.
Now that I've finished, I'm happy to say I've added another vote for the 5-star list....more
The brief given covering what this book is about, really doesn't need an other synopsis added to it. So I will just add my overall review.You know from the beginning who is behind the crime that happened over thirty years previously. The disappearance of three year old Nathan Allan Kingsley, from Texas, and the fact that a bo...more
The best thriller I've read so far. The author has done a fantastic job on putting the events in good (or best?) order. The story is clearly said. No vague phases. Words are straight-forward and easy to depict. I just couldn't find a flaw in this book. You can't find a dull part of it. It would really make you flip the pages again and again in thirst to find more details on the murder of a child that turned out the be the...more
Patrick Bannister is back at Black Lake to attend the funeral of his mother, who he hasn't seen in 15 years. He has become a writer for a national magazine as soon as he finished college. He and his mother lived in an abusive household, with Patrick being foisted off to his uncle, Warren, quite a bit. Warren is a senator and therefore, has a lot of money.
Patrick's mother was extremely psychologically abusive while he was growing up. His fa...more
This was my April challenge book in the Readers of Kindle Books group. I have wanted to read this book for a while but I always kept putting it to one side and I don't know why! Thanks to Courtney for selecting it as my read for this month, I really liked this one.
When Patrick Bannister's mother passes away he discovers items of evidence amongst her possessions which implicate his...more
Patrick Bannister is a damaged protagonist, obsessive compulsive, emotionally abused by his mother, Camilla, all of his years growing up. And he asks a question that all abused children ask, I believe: If your own mother doesn't love you, who will?
When Patrick comes home for his mother's last few moments and then her funeral, he finds evidence of a...more
A man had been arrested a year after the crime and executed in Texas so a lot of people are convinced it was case closed and don't seem keen to have...more
I have a backlog of books that I have to read and review and really was just trying to skim the first few pages of several books to see what I was in for. I started this novel and after about two pages, I was hooked. It is dark, many times frightening, crisply written and fast paced. I enjoyed getting to know the narrator, the other reporter that he meets, and the unveiling of his past at the same time as the mystery was unf...more
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