Book Review for JUST ONE BITE by Jack Heath
JUST ONE BITE by Jack Heath
Timothy Blake Series, Book 2
Hanover Square Press
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A compelling thriller that is uniquely disturbing and darkly playful with the balance of right versus wrong.
I never thought I would be routing for a cannibal in a book, but then I read Heath’s Timothy Blake series. JUST ONE BITE is the next installment of our unlikely hero’s story, and I am there for it. This book is fast-paced, filled with gallows humor, and has enough twists to keep you guessing.
What I like about the author’s portrayal of Timothy’s character as well as the others we meet throughout the tale is that they are all flawed, but all acutely knowledgeable of this fact. The villains know where they stand. Those searching for justice are aware of what their goals are. There is an honesty in the development of who they are and whom they can become…even our cannibal. Then there is the fact that the author plays with the concept of what is good and evil. Heath consistently pushes the boundaries of what is acceptable in certain situations — never knowing what a character or situation will bring ups the suspense and make the story that much more intriguing.
For those who liked the first book, you will no doubt love this one. Heath came to play with this story and in my humble opinion, created a novel much better than the first. I have to say that I am looking forward to where the story goes, especially after that ending.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
The shocking, fast-paced and queasily funny follow-up to Jack Heath’s international bestselling thriller, Hangman
Timothy Blake, ex-consultant for the FBI, now works in body disposal for a local crime lord. One night he stumbles across a body he wasn’t supposed to find and is forced to hide it. When the FBI calls Blake in to investigate a missing university professor, Blake recognizes him as the dead man in his freezer.
Then another man goes missing. And another.
There’s a serial killer in Houston, Texas, and Blake is running out of time to solve the case. His investigation takes him to a sex doll factory, a sprawling landfill in Louisiana and a secret cabin in the woods.
As they hunt the killer together, FBI agent Reese Thistle starts to warm to Blake—but she also gets closer and closer to discovering his terrible secret.
Can Blake uncover the killer without being exposed himself?
About the Author: First published as a teenager, Jack Heath is the award-winning author of more than twenty fiction titles for young adult and middle-grade readers. He lives in Australia.
Hardcover: 352 pages
Series: Timothy Blake Series, Book 2
Publisher: Hanover Square Press; Original edition (June 4, 2019)
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