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The Lion, the Lamb, the Hunted...
on 19 November 2013
An unusual title for a book....but a nice little thriller, not too taxing but has a fabulous ending!
Patrick was horrifically emotionally and mentally abused during his childhood by his 'mother' and flashbacks to this time are told throughout the book making for uncomfortable reading...
All grown up Patrick is now a reporter who returns home when his 'mother' dies and finds some mementos tucked away in a box which he takes back with him. Amongst these items is a necklace which upon investigation and hindsight open up a whole can of worms. This sets him off on the trail of the disappearance/murder of a 3 year old boy, Nathan 30 years before.
The trail leads to some pretty terrifying moments as he teams up with CJ, another reporter friend and between the two of them stumble upon the shocking truth.
I have to admit I did not see this coming and in fact re-read that whole chapter so that I had it settled in my mind that what I had read was exactly what I had read!
Brilliantly finished off with all the loose ends neatly tied up so a big thanks to Mr Kaufman for his considerable skill at story telling.
Initially not a fantastic thriller but certainly well plotted and thought out so I would recommend you read it for yourself, you will find it as enthralling as I did.