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Just One Bite

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Just One Bite (Timothy Blake  2) by Hack Heath

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 one who knows the man is dead and in his freezer.

Then another man goes missing. And another. And another.

There’s a serial killer in Houston, and Blake is the only one who knows it for sure. As they hunt the killer together, his handler, FBI agent Reese Thistle, starts to warm to Blake—but she also gets closer and closer to discovering his own gruesome secret. This is cause for anxiety for the criminal kingpin who employs Blake. It would be better to murder Blake than to risk exposure.

Can Blake uncover the killer, without exposing himself?

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About the Author

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 fiction, so he started writing his own novel. It was picked out of a slush pile and published while he was still a teenager, and it soon became an international success.

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 enthusiastic presentations at schools and festivals have gotten thousands of kids hooked on reading. 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.

He was the voice of bears, seals and foxes in the popular mobile game Rodeo Stampede, and he very occasionally writes opinion pieces for LoadScreen.

He’s a proud member of the ACT Writers Centre, the Children’s Book Council of Australia and the Australian Crime Writer’s Association, and an ambassador for the ACT Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge. He is represented by Curtis Brown Australia, and does speaking engagements through Booked Out.

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My Review

5 Stars

Timothy Blake was working for the FBI but has decided that it would be better to work for a local crime lord disposing bodies. When you find out about Timothy’s quirks this will make more sense to you. One night as he is out working he stumbles across another body, take s bite out of it, and brings it back home. But when more bodies start showing up Timothy realizes that Houston has a serial killer on the loose and quickly contacts the FBI.

Timothy has his hands full with an attraction to his handler, Reese Thistle, I mean what would she think of him is she knew about his little habits? It also doesn’t help that his boss is starting to get worried and has decided that it might be best if Timothy disappears himself.

This is my first book from author Jack Heath and I had no idea what I was going to get myself into. I didn’t expect this twist for a main character but it works once I wrapped my dark sense of humor around it. Yes, Timothy had me laughing; I mean how could you not in his shoes?

I loved the mystery portion of the story. I had no idea who the killer could have been until the big reveal, which I just loved. And Reese, I wanted to scream at her to run away as fast as possible, but then again Timothy is still human and deserves love too.

This is one heck of a story. I loved it from the start and recommend it to anyone that likes a dark, twisted thriller. You will not be disappointed. Now I have to go back and read Hangman to figure out what I missed.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

I would like to thank Hanover Square Press for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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