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Just One Bite

(Timothy Blake #2)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  510 ratings  ·  157 reviews
The shocking, fast-paced and queasily funny follow-up to Jack Heath’s international bestselling thriller, Hangman

Timothy Blake, a former consultant for the FBI, now moonlights in body disposal for a local crime lord. One night he stumbles across a body he wasn’t supposed to find. When the FBI calls Blake back in to investigate the man’s disappearance, Blake is the only
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Published June 4th 2019 by Hanover Square Press (first published March 1st 2019)
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Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Is it even possible to love a cannibal? Yes! Yes, it is possible. Of course I still don't want to spend any time around Timothy. How I die is one thing. How my body is disposed of is another. Cremation sounds about right. Being sliced, diced, or microwaved "as ole' Tim does" is not ideal! At least add some spices...Maybe some veggies. If I'm going to be eaten, I will need to be seasoned properly! Nor do I want to be a smear on toilet paper. You know, it's just a thing! Timothy has moved on from ...more
Kylie D
The second installment of the Timothy Blake series sees Timothy no longer consulting for the FBI, instead he's doing body disposal for a local crime lord. The perfect job for him really. Anyway, one night he stumbles across a body he wasn't supposed to and unable to help himself he takes a bite...

Well, this novel is twisty and turny and you will have no idea what is going on. Men are going missing, including the one now ensconced in Timothy's freezer, and he soon realises there's a serial killer
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs-read

My favorite cannibal returns to the page in this second installment of the Timothy Blake series!

Timothy Blake is bloody brilliant. As characters go, he's also as morally grey as you can get. Working as a civilian consultant for the FBI, Blake contributes a lot to the investigations he works, as it is easy for him to get into the mind of a killer.

In this second book, Blake is moonlighting as a 'body disposal expert' for a local crime lord and during the course of that work, stumbles across a

What the actual.... Jack Heath! This book? What! I seriously have not wrapped my head around what I just finished reading? This book was so sick, so twisted, so unique! This is the second book in the Timothy Blake series and I think I might have missed out on a little by not reading the previous book, but it stood well on its own. Timothy Blake was in the FBI in the previous book and is now working as a body disposer for a well-known gangster. When he happens across a
DJ Sakata
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Favorite Quotes:

The rent is surprisingly high for such a crummy place. Ideally I’d split it with someone, but I ate my last roommate. It’s safest for everyone if I live alone.

I’m too exhausted even to dream. A small mercy— my subconscious would have made Freud vomit.

The government was paying her to feed and clothe us, and she was making quite a lot of money, because she never bought any food or clothing.

Most people know that pigs feel stress and that cows grieve when their calves are taken away.
Overall, not as exciting and fast-paced as the first, but definitely more gruesome.

WARNING: This review contains major spoilers for Hangman

Recap: At the end of the first book, Blake had determined that helping the FBI maybe wasn't for him and so was pursuing other business ventures. He'd broken off contact with the love interest, Thistle, because he was too worried about hurting her. Oh yeah. He also had that nasty habit of snacking on human flesh.

Do you know how much it killed me to not
Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
In 2018, bestselling young adult author Jack Heath, released his first adult fiction novel, Hangman. Featuring Timothy Blake, an unusual but highly intelligent lead, this underdog character returns for another thrilling adventure. A whirlwind of high octane action and plenty of plot twists, this one will get your heart pounding!

Those who read the first novel of this series, Hangman, will know a little more about Timothy Blake. For newcomers like myself, the
Jul 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-said
No question I picked this one up on an absolute whim.

Meet Timothy Blake. Seems like a nice enough guy, all things considered, except he likes to eat, well people. That's right, there is nothing quite like the taste of human flesh.

No worries he does not roam about killing people just so he can savour their juicy bits, there are other ways to find his favourite snack. He is currently employed by a local crime lord to take care of body disposal and oh yeah he does occasionally consult for the
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“’I cut off X’s head with a breadknife,’ I say. ‘The FBI just found it in my freezer. Half of the police force is looking for you, the other half is looking for me.’”

Hunter is the second book in the Timothy Blake series by award-winning Australian author, Jack Heath. When his unconventional arrangement with the last FBI field office director ended, cannibal Timothy Blake took up a new position as body disposal expert for Houston crime boss, Charlie Warner. Warner’s activities ensure a steady
Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
Typically after a stellar first book in a series, the second book tends to lag or become a filler book. That is not the case with the Timothy Blake series. Now that the base has been set with Hangman (book one) - that I actually typed Handman instead initially, which ironically seems appropriate for this book - we get deeper into Timothy's mind set and his hungry ways.

If there is such a thing as a cannibal procedural genre, then this would be it. We welcome back Reese Thisler, his handler
Tracey Allen at Carpe Librum
Hunter is the second in the series to feature Timothy Blake and which began with Hangman. I was a huge fan of Hangman and some of you might remember I published a recipe style review last year. Since then, I've been eagerly awaiting the next novel in the series but had no idea an excerpt of my Hangman review was going to be published in the praise section at the beginning of Hunter!! Woohoo! (See my blog review for more detail on this:

The riddles at the
Having lost his literal meal-ticket with the FBI some months earlier, Timothy Blake has found a replacement on the other side of the law, working in body disposal for Houston crimelord Charlie Warner. It's going well for both of them, but then one night while waiting for his latest delivery, Blake stumbles across a recently deceased, naked, middle-aged man in the forest. Against his better judgement he interferes with the body, and then of course he has no choice but to take it home to his ...more
Deliciously dark and twisty! Timothy Blake may be the best antihero to come along since Joe in Caroline Kepnes's You. Just One Bite may be the second in a series but it reads perfectly well as a standalone. This was my first Jack Heath novel but I am thankful to Lia Ferrone from Hanover Square Press for sending this one my way. I cannot wait to read the next Timothy Blake book.
Bam cooks the books ;-)
Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I actually enjoyed this second mystery featuring the cannibal, Timothy Blake, more than book one, Hangman. Reading them back to back, perhaps I got used to the concept of our hero of sorts being a cannibal!

'Some would say a cannibal working for the FBI is far-fetched,' thinks Timothy. Yes, indeed! But once you put these concerns aside, it's a pretty entertaining read.

Blake nows works for the crime lord, Charlie Warner, doing body disposal. (Don't ask.) But he is called back to the Houston
This is an example of trying too hard to be unique. If the blurb had revealed that the protagonist is a cannibal I never would have started this book. I don’t see the humor or charm in this premise. Abandoned. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.
Lorrea - WhatChaReadin'?
Timothy Blake is waiting on the side of the road for someone to drop of a package to him. While he is waiting he decides to take a short walk through the woods and he stumbles upon a body. Being the man that he is, he takes the body and goes home since the person never arrives. He puts the body in his freezer for another time. Then he gets a call from his friend Thistle who is also an FBI agent. She needs his helps to solve the case of a missing person. Blake knows where the missing person is, ...more
Jay Dwight
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is – dare I say it? – a delicious follow up to last year’s “Hangman”.

One of the most fascinating lead characters in Timothy Blake; enormously interesting, but appalling and horrifying at the same time.

Another totally addictive read as Blake is again requested to help the FBI solve a case that stretches far beyond its initial expectations. The case is dangerous on a personal note for Blake, with his two jobs on the opposite sides of the law potentially intersect, and his only friend might
Mar 26, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
More gruesome but just not as thrilling as book 1. I Also felt that Blakes intelligence level somehow diminished through this series. The crimes and riddles are still enjoyable tomsee solutions however it still just didnt take it to that next level for me. Im still slightly put off with some 'eating meals' scenes. Not sure I'll continue this series.
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes a book jumps onto your radar and completely surprises you. I've been busy keeping up with some ARC's that publish soon, so I've done my best to avoid distractions. But last week I stumbled upon Just One Bite by Jack Heath. The cover grabbed my attention first, and the summary really intrigued me. Add to it that the book takes place in Houston, Texas (the city I currently call home) and let's just say my reading schedule was now completely derailed. Thankfully, the book hooked me from ...more
Calista Andrechek
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you NetGalley, Jack Heath and Harlequin for the free e-book in exchange for an honest review.

Timothy Blake is a former consultant with the FBI is now working for a criminal to dispose of bodies of those who they murdered. One night he stumbles over a body he wasn’t supposed to find and then the FBI calls him in to solve the disappearance of that same man who is currently in Blake’s freezer. Then suddenly there is a slew of missing men, all who are on a dating app. There’s a serial killer
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is as crazy as Hangman (Timothy Blake #1) and I loved every minute of it!
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, australian
I'm really loving the Timothy Blake character and this second book is just as action-packed and enjoyable as the first of the series. Bring on #3!
jeff popple
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Popular young adult author Jack Heath made a spectacular entry into adult fiction last year with his first crime novel, Hangman. Set in Houston it featured a deeply flawed part-time consultant to the FBI, Timothy Blake, who has some unfortunate dietary predilections.

He has now followed it up with a gripping sequel in the form of Hunter.

The book requires some suspension of disbelief, but it is a compelling thriller that takes the reader down some dark and disturbing paths. The plotting is
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I really like the Timothy Blake character. He’s been written perfectly. He’s flawed, he considers himself to be a bad man, but you can’t help but like him.

It all starts with one bite, and then it’s just downhill from there. He’s working for a mob boss in the body disposal business, and then gets called in as an FBI consultant. And of course, everything goes wrong.

I love that each chapter starts with a puzzle. It’s
Shannon Luxford
Feb 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I promise I’m actually a nice person in real life (as the acknowledgements state)

After asking Jack to name a character after me in his new book, I wasn’t too sure what the character would do. I was certainly surprised with what happened!

Anyways, Timothy Blake is back for a new murder mystery that’s full twists and turns that leaves you guessing until the end. A few nice red herrings pop up that leads you astray from the real killer. So don’t even blink because you might just miss the clues that
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just when you think it's safe to have a bite of lunch while reading your book, you realise your mistake, as Jack is in fine form with this one again!

Recommended for fans of Dexter or anyone looking for a truly twisted read. And I can assure you, it takes a lot to have me admit it's twisted!

Don't say you weren't warned. Read it... If you dare!
Carol -  Reading Writing and Riesling
My View:
Book 2 in the Timothy Blake series is much more palatable

This narrative showcases the author’s ability to engage and entertain with witty dark humour, mysteries that intrigue, with the anti hero now showing signs of empathy and thoughtfulness…and love… with occasional break outs of gruesome gore.

I like how Jack Heath has turned the whole woman rescued by prince charming thing on its head. Reese Thistle is the emotional rescuer here. Reese Thistle is the smart, proactive, impulsive and
Valerie (Howler_Puff)
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Turns out this was not supposed to be a trilogy, it was only going to have two books and that was it. Thank God because that cliffhanger was bananas. I never thought I would have a soft spot for a person that eats other people but I do. I want Timothy to get his shit together and see that he is worthy of a good life. I'm rooting for him, I can't help it. At least he only eats bad guys that are already dead so that's ok, right?! This is a series I NEVER expected to enjoy, but here we are. The one ...more
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Next one please! This series (Just One Bite is book 2 and you definitely need to read them order) is not for the faint of heart. Very strange , creepy, somewhat repulsive, quirky character that you just have to love. Can't wait for the next book in this series. There will be a next one, right?

Thank you #netgalley and #HARLEQUIN – Trade Publishing (U.S. & Canada) for the eARC.
Jami Caldwell
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow..... just - wow. Y’all ready for a page-turner? THIS is it! Grab your copy, lock yourself in a room & GO!
“Queasily funny” is a very apt description of this tale. I was also pretty surprised to learn that he’s a predominately lifelong Australian resident; as a true-blue Southerner that’s lived in or visited most of our large cities like the base of this one, Houston, I was very impressed with his grasp of the locale, traditions & mentalities down here. He’s welcome as a transplant
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As of February 2018, Jack Heath is the fourth bestselling fiction author in Australia. His twenty action-packed novels have been translated into several languages and optioned for film and television.

Jack fell in love with reading in primary school, when an ear infection left him unable to do much else. In high school he was frustrated by the slow pace and lack of excitement in most teenage

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