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Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer's personal information. Would you like us to take another look at this review? No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Aug 14, Jim rated it really liked it Shelves: I'm happy to say I finally found an Andrew Gross book I really liked.
I thought the first book in this series was somewhat flat, as well as one of his stand alone thrillers I've read. However, Hauck saves the day starring in this crafty suspense thriller. With Hauck's relationship with Karen now over he's spending time with his daughter Jessica, While stopping to gas up at a service station and picking up some odd and ends in I'm happy to say I finally found an Andrew Gross book I really liked.
While stopping to gas up at a service station and picking up some odd and ends in the station's store Hauck is waiting in line to pay. Out of nowhere bullets come smashing into the store flying everywhere. While everyone is ducking for cover David Sanger, 41 isn't so lucky. Sanger who is a U.
State's Attorney has been murdered in the shooting. When the police arrive no one seems to know who intended victim was. Hauck gets thrown into the gang war of the DR against the El Diablos. With a really solid plot that has Hauck chasing after some pretty nasty gangsters this one has few dead spots hurting the tale. Hauck is stunned when his older brother Warren shows up. Hauck knows something is going on with Warren and is likely mixed up in his case. It's Annie Fletcher owner of "Annie's Backstreets" shop who observes the shooters the weapon from the drive by shooting into her store's dumpster.
Yes, Ty and Annie do make a connection as well. Annie's special needs son Jared also bonds with Hauck. With a cast of some nasty supporting characters, "Don't Look Twice", was a very enjoyable read. However coming in at over pages this one is a haul. The plot flows pretty well but there is so much story to read. I was enjoying an Andrew Gross book for the first time so I didn't care it topped pages. Some tales need pages and most don't. This one is , it could have been edited down some. So, "Don't Look Twice", gets four stars out of a possible five stars. This Ty Hauck series from author Andrew Gross may work out well after all.
I'm actually looking forward to reading the third book in this series. Apr 25, Terri Lynn rated it liked it Shelves: 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 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. 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 up.
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Jess was to have come to spend Thanksgiving with Ty and visit with Ty's brother and his kids but Jess doesn't want to and the ex had already been trying to find a way out so Ty will not have his daughter. This book is more far-fetched and the story involving gambling on Native American reservations, politicians and corporate types trying to skim a huge profit off the rebuilding of Iraq at taxpayer expense, and the gang sidelines just didn't do it for me.
Even the involvement and issues from childhood of Ty's brother didn't help much. Ty seemed different here. One thing that really ticked me off about Ty in this book and turned me off with the character was his treatment of Karen. In the first book of the series, Karen's husband pretended to be dead after an explosion on a city train, leaving her to care for their two teenagers alone.
He turned out to have been trying to protect them from the unsavory types he had gotten involved with who would kill anyone to get their way. In that book, Ty started an affair with her, including a sexual part though the fact that in both of these books his idea of sex does not seem to include foreplay is a turn-off and makes him look like a selfish dud in bed even when he knew her husband was alive. He declared he loved her and she declared she loved him. At the beginning of this second book in the series which begins immediately after the events in the first book, Karen's daughter has just started college at Tufts and her son is in a private residential prep high school.
Karen herself had to go to Atlanta to help her mother with her dad who is in the end stages of Parkinson's disease and is dying. She left her westie with Ty and keeps in touch with him. When she heard about what happened at the convenience store, she calls to see if he is okay. All in all, she is a good woman. On the other hand, though Ty knows his daughter will not be coming for Thanksgiving, when Karen asks him to come to Atlanta to spend Thanksgiving with her, her kids, and her parents, he lies and says he will have Jess with him. He asks himself if Karen is trying to distance herself from him despite this invitation and her calling to keep up with him.
There is NO indication that she is! What idiot can't understand that she is needed with her parents and have a little patience? Ty heads off to a casino on the reservation in his investigation and has sex all night long with a 21 year old coed he just met who works there, with no thought of how he had told Karen he loved her and wanted a future with her. During this all night tryst, the bad guys take a LOT of secret photos.
Ty then begins a relationship with Annie, a single mom of a Down syndrome son who runs a restaurant. Annie had been witness to the disposal of a murder weapon and threatened with violence for turning in the information and the gun. Again, he tells Annie that he had been involved with Karen but that it is long over. That would be news to Karen! At no point in this book does Ty actually discuss any of this with Karen. He's just in the panties of other women while she sits in Atlanta with a dying father loving him and thinking he was loving her.
The fact that Ty goes for a job because of high pay and benefits and a car is no surprise. He's a shallow fool and I feel sorry for Annie and her son!
Don't Look Twice (Ty Hauck, #2) by Andrew Gross
Mar 22, J. Good Story; but Nothing Groundbreaking.
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. 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. At times, the plot is all over the place, with deta Good Story; but Nothing Groundbreaking.
At times, the plot is all over the place, with details coming out that further implicate others. The characters are somewhat memorable and interesting, but their interactions are somewhat forced and unnatural at times. The plot is convoluted in a mess of a conspiracy that unfolds back and forth; however, it makes for an interesting story and is enjoyable to read.
I was disappointed at the ending as it was somewhat anti-climatic. There are certainly better stories out there and there are certainly worse stories, too. Good reading, Plants and Books More Reviews 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.
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 Best book I've read in quite some time. I've heard the line, "I couldn't put the book down" a million times, and in this case it was true for me.
The story moved well, with believable characters and good police drama and action. I was impressed with the author's protagonist, in that he didn't have all kinds of super powers and mixed martial arts. Having been a police detective, I found the cops and criminals alike to be true to life. For anyone who enjoys a who done it crime drama with some action, put this book on your to read list. May 07, Jeffrey rated it liked it Shelves: 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. Just didn't hold my interest. Feb 28, Carol rated it really liked it. A Leopold Blake Thriller. The Girl Who Came Home. Shout at the Devil. Walk the Right Road: Some Degree of Murder.
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