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The Lion, the Lamb, the Hunted

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  5,160 ratings  ·  459 reviews
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.

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.

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Kindle Edition, 293 pages
Published April 23rd 2013 by Thomas & Mercer (first published January 1st 2011)
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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,
Misty Baker
A girl can only take so much angst, so realizing (2 days ago) that I have read WAY to many YA books lately, (and I’m starting to have horrendous HS flashbacks) I decided to jump back into an old favorite of mine…Psychological thrillers.

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.

I a
I had the amazing thrill of not only reading Andrew's first book, "While the Savage Sleeps", but to also get the the chance to talk to him often through GR. I thought "Savage..." was damned near perfect and since I've enjoyed getting to chat with Drew....I looked forward to this new book...but let me just say WOW!!!
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
Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
I received this book from Librarything in exchange for an honest review.

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
Ron Hummer
I would start out this review with a warning to the readers. Don’t read the previews on Amazon or Goodreads for this book. If anything, the preview gives the whole book away which is very surprising. I’m glad that I didn’t read the preview and I’m very surprised that the author approved this preview on Amazon and Goodreads.
The book is actually about Patrick Bannister, his mother dying, and suddenly finding a connection between the death of a three year old boy named Nathan and his mother and
 PuMbA's MoMmy*•.♥.•*
Why did I not read this sooner!!!?? WOW what a very suspenseful ride this was! It was action packed from the first chapter! I loved every minute of reading this book. I do have to admit that I did catch on the some of the ending while reading the book, however there was a twist that I was not expecting! The only complaint that I have is that it was so good I felt the action that happened at the end could have lasted longer! I was disappointed that the build-up throughout the whole book, should h ...more
Terry Crawford Palardy
Mar 16, 2012 Terry Crawford Palardy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: all readers aged 13 and up
There are horror stories filled with blood and gore, fantastical creatures and dismal endings, but inevitable "risen from the dead" sequels. And then there are mysteries with an element of horrific behavior best left to the reader's imagination. This is the sort of psychological mystery that Andrew Kaufman offers in The Lion The Lamb The Hunted.

Subtle in the telling of emotional abuse, the nuances of which are difficult to describe and more difficult to rationalize, Kaufman skillfully builds a q
As another reviewer said, I really wasn't sure what Mr. Kaufman would come up with as an act capable of following While the Savage Sleeps. But he did. Boy, did he EVER!!! What an awesome thriller!! I've been waiting for its release for the last 2 months and it was worth every minute of the wait. The characters are so believable, the plot sucks you in from the first page and then holds you there, continually increasing both the pressure and the pace until the riveting end.

Five stars isn't enough
Linda Pendleton
I loved Andrew E. Kaufman’s book! An excellent, suspenseful story that I found difficult to put down! It is Andrew’s second novel, and he has another best-seller for sure with this one. I loved the first-person narrative and it worked so well with his protagonist reporter, Patrick Bannister. Andrew’s characterizations, dialogue, suspense, and intrigue will keep you turning the pages of his book to see where he takes you next. An enjoyable, great read. Andrew will again hit the best-seller lists ...more
I read this in two sittings. It moves along very quickly and kept me entertained throughout the entire book. It is a mystery about what happened to a boy that was kidnapped years ago whose body was never found. However, a man was executed for kidnapping and murdering the child. It is also about the man looking into the mystery of this missing child, and his life of hardship with having a mother who not only never gave a damn but emotionally and physically mistreated him. In many ways it is a sad ...more
Jo Anne B

"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
This story is narrated through the views of the main character,Patrick Bannister. A crime reporter working for News World national magazine. He lives in Hayward, California.

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
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Now this, THIS is a thriller.

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 abu
Mallory Heart
Feb 14, 2012 Mallory Heart rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Writing Students
Recommended to Mallory Heart by: Andrew E. Kaufman
Andrew E. Kaufman is a relatively new author whose novels I've recently had the pleasure of discovering. I've read both of the two he's published, and I can emphatically say, this is a special author with a slant and perspective I've not encountered in many decades of constant and voracious reading. Well-written, intensely convoluted, and riveting, Mr. Kaufman's novels are not to be missed-or you will miss a special treat. These are exceptional books which, once read, will not be forgotten for a ...more
Cassandra Heaton
This was my first mystery/suspense novel, and I have to say, it was very enjoyable. Ok, so it was a little predictable, I figured out the "surprise ending" in the beginning, but it was entertaining enough for me to read through the whole book just to see if I was right. I think the characters are what made the difference for me. I found the main character to be a very well developed, likeable and realistic character. The fact that he has obsessive-compulsive disorder, for example, made him feel ...more
Meh. I found it predictable and the background story was not all that interesting to me, so it was a bit of a drag to get through it. Clearly it's very popular, so I am just not the intended audience. I think if you like Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and find Dan to be an exceptional writer, you'll like this writer as well. It's just not my cup of tea. I prefer Stephen King, Edith Wharton, Robert Jordan, and Christopher Moore.
Darcia Helle
Sometimes an author's first book is such perfection, you wonder if he/she is capable of creating another book that even comes close. Andrew Kaufman had no such problem with his second book. This novel of psychological suspense is a masterpiece.

This story reached into the depths of my emotions, squeezed, and didn't let go. The main character is slightly damaged, fallible and lovable, with an inner strength that keeps him moving forward despite the challenges he faces at each turn. The plot moves
I have never read a book like this before. I didn't know what to make of it at first, but as the book progressed I started to really like the story. The story gives an insight to the kind of abuse Patrick received as a child, and how he got to where he is. At the other hand, every other chapter was about what was happening in the present. I must say that I didn't expect the revelations towards the end of the novel. It had me at the edge of my seat the whole time. I was very surprised when everyt ...more
Jen Walker
Another great book from Andrew Kauffman. This book really captured my attention and my heart from page one. The story simply unwrapped itself perfectly for me and had me wanting for more right away. The main character Patrick was a true delight to get to know and I really cared about what was happening to him. The horrors that Patrick faced as a child were so realistic and not at all hard to imagine happening.
Although different from his first book, The Lion, the Lamb, the Hunted is a great foll
Incredible! I did not want to put this down at all and got annoyed when I had to. The family dynamic of the protagonist, Patrick, pulled me in right away and the mystery of their dynamic kept that pull strong. The characters were crisp and the dialogue believable. The pacing was amazing and I often found myself surprised by how much I had read without realizing it. I waited on pins and needles for this one to come out after reading While the Savage Sleeps. Mr. Kaufman has quickly become one of m ...more
Susan Crowe
this was a pretty good book. I had part of it figured out early in the book but was really surprised in the end anyway. very well written. a very easy read. I highly recommend.
Wanda Hartzenberg
I adored this book’s cover but never got around to reading it. It was a free download on Amazon so I, naturally downloaded it. But left in lying in my free download list on my Kindle, then a few months back I realised that these books are made free for a reason, to attract attention, followers and get reviews, so I revised my review strategy. I now read on free download book and one review book. Treating both as a review book. So the time came and it was TLTLandTH turn. I was so excited. My exci ...more
Cathy Ryan
I've listened to this twice (second time as a prelude to the follow up) and it lost none of the initial emotion. The total compassion for, and horror at, Patrick's disturbingly troubled childhood and upbringing by his unimaginably cruel mother or the tension and suspense as the story unfolds.

I like the way the story starts in the present and Patrick's flashbacks of memory are integrated throughout. I was pulled right back into the drama and couldn't help but be drawn again to Patrick because of
Andrew E. Kaufman's, The Lion, The Lamb, The Hunted has all the elements required in a good psychological thriller.

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
Finally, an interesting thriller! You can't help but connect with the protagonist, Patrick. While his history of abuse may be shocking to some readers, it certainly wasn't the worst case of abuse I have encountered (in novels or IRL). It did give him an interesting manifestation of a psychological disorder and frankly made him a very sympathetic main character.

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
A pretty good read for the most part, the first half was 4 stars but it went to a 3 star somewhere past the half way mark, so overall really a 3.5 star. Unfortunately for me I guessed the ending very early on so there was no OMG moment. I felt the latter half of the book somewhat lacked suspense, you might think that it was because I knew what was coming but even when I knew what was going on I still enjoyed much of the initial story. Like the lead character the story was a little detached, it d ...more
When Patrick Bannister's mother passes away he discovers items of evidence amongst her possessions which implicate his mother and uncle (senator) in a crime which took place thirty years earlier. The crime involved a repeat sex offender who was sentenced to death row and the electric chair, as a result of the kidnapping and murder of a three year old child. Patrick sets out to investigate the crime and to discover the truth about his mother and uncle's involvement, by visiting and interviewing t ...more
Carey Shea
Oct 21, 2012 Carey Shea rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: murder mystery/thriller
Recommended to Carey by: Goodreads
Shelves: mystery-thriller
The story is about a man (a journalist) who was abused by his mother as a child. The mother eventually dies as the book starts at her funeral. The man, Patrick, hates his mother and is not sorry she is dead. He finds a box of things that belonged to him as a child and takes it with him back to Dallas. He looks through the things and finds an incriminating letter that eludes that a murder has happened. He also finds a St Christopher medal. He starts researching these things and it ends up taking ...more
Along with a mysterious note, national news reporter Patrick discovers a necklace with initials on it, found in the belongings of his deceased mother. The note was simply signed “W,” and Patrick knew his uncle’s handwriting.

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
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Andrew E. Kaufman is the author of While the Savage Sleeps and Darkness & Shadows. His novel The Lion, the Lamb, the Hunted was on Amazon’s Top 100 list for more than one hundred days and became a #1 international bestseller. He’s also a contributor to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books, where he chronicled his battle against cancer and the subsequent struggle to become a recognized ...more
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