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.
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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, ...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.
I a ...more
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
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
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 ...more
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 ...more
Five stars isn't enough ...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
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 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 ...more
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 ...more
Although different from his first book, The Lion, the Lamb, the Hunted is a great foll ...more
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 ...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
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
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
The story itself had enough twists in it to hold my interest, and a couple of red herrings thrown in there for good measure. I figured some of the conclusion out quite early on, then ...more