The Lion, the Lamb, the Hunted (Patrick Bannister #1)
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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A short way in, I thought I knew the secret. The further I read, I thought, "Whaaat?!" Read a little further, thought, "This is too far out there." Then, "What is going on here? Are these people real or figments?" What this tells me is that I didn't trust the main character, Patrick, enough to believe the narrative. This is probably intentional on the author's part; I just checked ...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
Why i hadn't read Mr Kaufman before is beyond me i loved loved everything about this book there wasn't a flaw in any character & i liked his writing style ...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
Now that I've finished, I'm happy to say I've added another vote for the 5-star list. ...more
So yes, this is a damaged man solving a mystery that involes his own mother who was horrid!
I liked the story and the characters - I think I would read more in this series - especially if this narrator is involved! Absolutely loved his accent and delivery.
Would I have liked it as much had I read the book? Not sure quite honestly, all I can say that is that it was enjoyable but not ground-breaking.
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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
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 as ...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 psychological thrillers with a twist and this book was no different. I hated certain characters, wanted to scream at the main character sometimes, but the twist I NEVER saw coming and boy did it change the whole book.
If you LOVE twisty, dark, psychological thrillers. Then you HAVE to read The Lion, The Lamb, The Hunted by this author. It will leave you wanting to read more by him.
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
Andrew E. Kaufman: Author of Psychological Thrillers
Andrew E. Kaufman is a broadcast journalist-turned-author, living in Southern California, along with his Labrador Retrievers who think they own the place.
The Lion, the Lamb, the Hunted was on Amazon's Top 100 for more than one hundred days and went on to become a #1 international bestseller. His first novel, While the Savage Sleeps, made the Top ...more