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Monday, June 3, 2019

BLOG TOUR & REVIEW: Just One Bite by Jack Heath @JackHeathWriter @Hanover_Square

Just One Bite 
by Jack Heath

Thanks so much to Hanover Square Press for this advanced copy!
The follow up to Hangman (see my review HERE), this one is more filling AND tastes great.

Publisher: Hanover Square Press
Publish Date: June 4, 2019
352 Pages
Genre: Thriller
Series: Timothy Blake #2

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?.

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.In the course of his research, Jack has toured morgues and prisons, performed as a street magician and travelled through eleven countries, including Russia. His previous day jobs—in which he met many interesting characters—include fry cook, music teacher, TV salesman, call centre worker and bookseller. He plays several musical instruments, and lives on the land of the Ngunnawal people in Gunghalin, Australia.

Instagram: @JackHeathWriter.
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My Review:

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 (*snicker* - sorry, anything 'hand' related is just going to make me giggle at this point), and dig further into their weird relationship that stems from their familiar past.  Every thing about them individually and together, along with this case, is a bit morbid but strangely delicious. 

How is it that you can fall in love with a cannibal who just wants to do good? Who doesn't really have anyone and anyone he does care about he needs to keep at arms length - not only for their safety, but really for his as well.  This book is darker, more gruesome and let me just tell you, Mr. Heath, I do love your gigantic, crazy ass mind.

Maybe some will think this isn't quite the impact of the first book where we get to know about Timothy's secret, but in my opinion, this one was a crazier and more fulfilling ride.  Tsk, tsk on that ending though because I just KNOW it's going to be way too long for my taste until book three comes out and I REALLY need to know what's going to happen. NOW.  Way to keep me hungry.. hmph.

In a gist, this book is more filling AND tastes great.  I'd like a third helping now please.


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