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Don't Look Twice (Ty Hauck #2)

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“A master of no-nonsense, good, old-fashioned suspense….Littered with surprises from start to finish, Don’t Look Twice offers the perfect blend of menace and normality.”
—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Venetian Betrayal


Don’t Look Twice, the third solo effort—and third consecutive New York Times bestseller—from Andrew Gross, author of The Blue Zone an
Paperback, Large Print, 512 pages
Published March 24th 2009 by HarperLuxe (first published March 3rd 2009)
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Katherine Adams
Since Andrew Gross has a solid fan base, (especially since he co-authored books with James Patterson), I feel less guilty "commenting" on his work.

Simply put, "Don't Look Twice" doesn't even qualify as a good beach read. The plot is well-described by the publisher. Detective Ty Hauck and his teenage daughter are grabbing an ice cream cone when a barrage of bullets takes out the store's window, missing them, but killing the the guy standing behind Hauck in line.

Was Hauck the target? The owner o
Jul 20, 2012 Dale rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Much like his mentor, Gross provides a readable, entertaining read

Much like his mentor James Patterson, Andrew Gross has written a readable crime novel with plenty of twists and turns, lots of personal stuff thrown in and written in a pleasant, accessible style.

Don't Look Twice: A Novel is the second in a series about Ty Hauck but you do not have to have read the first to follow what's going on in this installment. The story is chock full of short chapters and the trail is complicated, but no
Terri Lynn
I have to say that I didn't like the second Ty Hauck book in this series as much as I enjoyed the first one.

In this book, police detective Ty Hauck is in a convenience store with his 13 year old daughter Jess when a truck comes howling up and opens fire on the store. A federal lawyer is left dead in this town where these things just don't happen. Ty's daughter isn't hurt but is taken to the local hospital to be drugged for having seen the incident and her mother, Ty's exwife, comes to pick her
Mar 22, 2009 J.C. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-reads, arc
Good Story; but Nothing Groundbreaking.

Brief Synopsis:
Lieutenant Ty Hauck was with his daughter at a gas station when a drive by shooting occurred. What first appears to be revenge by a local gang is slowly uncovered as a deeper conspiracy. Lt. Hauck is told to back off and let it be; but Lt. Hauck cannot accept that and digs deeper and deeper as the book unfolds.

Overall Impressions:
DON'T LOOK TWICE is a fairly standard murder mystery thriller. At times, the plot is all over the place, with deta
Edmond Gagnon
Jan 19, 2017 Edmond Gagnon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best book I've read in quite some time. I think I may have read one of this author's books when he wrote under James Patterson's name. If I did, I don't recall being that impressed. Maybe it's because I don't like how a group of authors use Patterson's name to sell their novels. Perhaps I wouldn't be so disgruntled if Patterson took me under his wing.
Enough ranting.
Andrew Gross hit a home run with Don't Look Twice. I've heard the line, "I couldn't put the book down" a million times, and in thi
The latest from Gross (a former co-author of James Patterson), continues his work with Ty Hauck a cop in Greenwich who witnesses the gunning down of a US attorney. Its a tidy little thriller that you can while your time away, but its fairly pat and predictable.
Dec 19, 2014 Sharon rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned, 2014-reads
Just didn't hold my interest.
Feb 28, 2017 Carol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Don't Look Twice by Andrew Gross
Ty Hauck Series Book #2
4 Stars

From The Book:
A drive-by shooting rocks an affluent suburb, leaving an innocent man dead. A witness to the madness—along with his terrified teenaged daughter—Detective Ty Hauck launches an investigation into what looks like a vicious case of family retribution. But Annie Fletcher, the owner of a hip café who's attempting to rebuild her life, saw something that does not fit the bloody scenario. And the truth is a gathering storm of sec
Micah Robinson
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Oct 22, 2011 Ken rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second in a series involving Ty Hauck by the author Andrew Gross. At the end of DARK TIDE, Ty had become involved romantically with one of the key players in his investigation. In the new novel, he ends that relationship, and hooks up with another woman who is a witness to a crime which is fundamental to his inquiry. The new novel begins with Ty and his daughter at a convenience store one morning, and while standing in line to pay for their purchases, the store is sprayed with automa ...more
An appropriate title for this book would be YOUR STANDARD THRILLER--NOTHING MORE, NOTHING LESS. Gross knows how to assemble a decent story, but his authorial apprenticeship under James Patterson has left him with all sorts of atrocious writing habits we can only hope he'll someday outgrow. Like Patterson, Gross employs ultra-short chapters, one-dimensional characters, and Harlequin-style romance. Perhaps worse, whenever his characters converse, they refer to each other by name in almost every li ...more
Apr 02, 2009 Samantha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Samantha by: Amazon Vine Book
This book's focus was totally off but yet it was good quick read. It was confusing and had a lot of twists and turns. The whole first part of the book you think it's about one thing like a revenge murder or gangs then midle of the book you are thinking it's gambling then the end of the book it switches focus abruptly. I'm real unsure of what the author was thinking and why the editor didn't rein him in a little bit. However, I can say that I like how the book is set up with short quick chapters. ...more
Sep 11, 2011 Lynn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't like this book as much as his first two, particularly the first (The Blue Zone). This is the second in a series featuring Lieutenant Hauck, a detective with the Greenwich, CT police department. Without giving anything away, this novel involves government corruption, corruption in a casino, and a whole host of bad guys whom Hauck pursues relentlessly. It also introduces a new love interest for the detective. While the story line was interesting enough to keep me reading, it seemed to tak ...more
May 24, 2015 Chris rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
Andrew Gross obviously learned at the elbow of James Patterson. A lot of noise without much story. A new chapter every few paragraphs. The book is capable enough as a distraction but the audio version was hampered by incongruous choices. For example, Ty and his brother sound like they were raised not only in different households but in different neighborhoods. Some of the plot makes no sense, Ty is the most guileless lieutenant in the history of the force, and, what a surprise!, there's a giant ...more
Greenwich, Connecticut police detective Tyler Hauck and his daughter are planning an afternoon out on his boat. On the way, they stop at a convenience store. While waiting in the check out line, the storefront is sprayed by bullets fired from a car driving by. The man in line behind the Hauck's is killed and Tyler's daughter is injured. Tyler immediately begins a search for the perpetrators. What appears to be a random drive by shooting turns into an intricate web of secrets, lies, corruption, a ...more
I liked this one better than The Dark Tide which is the first one in the series. The plot just held together better than the other one, and the characters started to make sense. Read this one on the kindle, so no narrator. <><
I enjoy reading Andrew Gross because he moves fast, I am entertained, and swept along in the story until the end.. He moves quickly and I enjoy a book that I can't put down. I liked his 'One Mile Down' a little better, and am going to read 'Reckless' next, his third in Ty Hauck series...I find each one gets progressively better. My very favourite Andrew Gross so far is 'The One Man.'
Nicola Snowden
A poor follow up to the first book in this series. Very slow and not much of a story line. I persevered but a disappointing read.
May 28, 2017 Kin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ottimo.Buona storia, buoni colpi di scena, buon tema:la corruzione nelle forniture militari.Quache sdolcinatura nelle scene sentimentali (stucchevoli).
Micky Parise
Oct 19, 2016 Micky Parise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First time reading Andrew Gross. Characters and plot and flow of the book were done nicely. Looking forward to reading more from Andrew Gross. Recommend.
Ada Iaboni
I guess I got the picture with this series.
Ty Hauck, a former NYPD detective, who after a terrible event, moves to Greenwich, CT where he gets into huge conspiracies that he just cant't help but get into to.
Although from the two books I've read so far, they do go way out there, they are fast moving and exciting.
If you like these kind of books, you'll really like this series.
Fast-paced whodunnit and emotional, but plot twists rather predictable.

Ty and his daughter, Jessie, are at the gas station, stocking up on fuel and supplies before taking the boat out for its final voyage of the year. While standing in line, a red truck slams to a stop outside and bullets start flying. Ty got a look at the shooter, and a partial plate, but when he turns to see if everyone’s alright, Jessie is unconscious and covered in blood. Ty flashes back to when Norah, his other daughter, wa
I liked book 1 better but Andrew Gross spins a good tale
Mar 05, 2017 Sheila rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An investigation into a series of murders lead Ty into the Casino scene and it gets personal fast.
Nick Schroeder
Apr 27, 2016 Nick Schroeder rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 24, 2010 Crystal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First since this was an audiobook, let me review that part, and next I will get to the actual book content. Don't Look Twice was read by Christian Hoff, who I don't believe I have listened to before. Christian Hoff is a good reader, he used enough different voices/accents so that I could tell the people apart without much thought. The production is well-done and this audiobook does one thing that I just recently realized is very important to me. They use music at the beginning and end of each di ...more
Aug 27, 2012 Mari rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

E' un giorno come tanti a Greenwich nel Connecticut e il detective Ty Hauck sta facendo un po' di spese con sua figlia in un emporio pachistano pregustando già la gita in barca che hanno organizzato. All'improvviso un uomo apre il fuoco all'interno del negozio uccidendo una persona. Tutto avviene velocemente, lo stridore assordante del furgone, gli spari, le grida, la paura per sua figlia. Ty non sa spiegare l'accaduto, sembrerebbe un regolamento di conti, ma la vittima non è una persona qualsia
Reid Malinbaum
Feb 19, 2017 Reid Malinbaum rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Entertaining to the max

Fun read, better than a movie. The protagonists come alive, the background descriptive and the story electric. Thanks to a talented writer.
Toni Osborne
Book2, in the Lieutenant Ty Hauck series

This is the author's follow up to "The Dark Tide", its storyline is captivating enough although heavy on old clichés and a touch formulaic in style. It nevertheless has some of the elements to make it a page turner and leave most satisfied and happy.

This story opens with a bang and keeps a steady pace throughout. It starts one morning with Ty and his daughter waiting in line at the cash of an Exxon station when out of the blue a drive by shooter sprays t
Feb 26, 2009 Cheryl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ty Hauck and his daughter, Jessie had stopped off at the Exxon gas station to pick up a few items. It was just like any other Saturday morning or so Ty thought. Suddenly a truck pulls up outside, rolls down its window and starts firing. The whole incident took only a few minutes but it seemed like a lifetime to Ty.

After it was all over the carnage left behind was bad. One of the bodies is identified as
federal prosecutor David Sanger. He was working on a high profile case against a Connecticut b
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