Andrew Gross: Don't Look Twice

Novels here 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 ear 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 up 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 o Another fast paced thriller with Ty Hauck number 2 in the series and I most definitely pick up number 3 Read 2010 Since Andrew Gross has a solid fan base especially since he co authored books with James Patterson I feel less guilty commenting on his work Simply put Don t Look Twice doesn t even ualify as a good beach read The plot is well described by the publisher Detective Ty Hauck and his teenage daughter are grabbing an ice cream cone when a barrage of bullets takes out the store s window missing them but killing the the guy standing behind Hauck in line Was Hauck the target The owner of the store Or as he finds out at the end of a chapter the victim wasn t just any bystander Gross writes They were staring at a Department of Justice ID Chapters later he ends with this sentence She was staring at an automatic gun Then later She froze There was 427000 in it This style of writing was great in the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books But there s a difference between simplicity and thinking Black Brothers, Inc. your readers are simple minded His overuse of italics to reaaally emphasize a character s dialogue is truly distracting as are his too often used exclamation points It doesn t help that the plot isn t that compelling the characters aren t memorable Whenou find ourself trying to count how many pages don t use italics well I want to be drawn into a plot not mesmerized by the misuse of punctuation If ou re a fan of Gross good for Daddy Daughter Incest 2 Series Bundle you At leastou re reading But I don t think I ll be adding his work to my library The title works for me though Don t Look Twice I won t Promise. Ealthy and powerful citizens And punishing enough to consume Hauck's own family and tear brothers apart forever if it doesn't kill them first Don't Look Twice is a gripping story of profiteering on an international scale and an emotionally resonant domestic thriller from one of the hottest new talents in suspense fictio.

Summary Don't Look Twice

Rs 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 13 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 US 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 17 against the El Diablos With Just didn t hold my interest An appropriate title for this book would be YOUR STANDARD THRILLER NOTHING MORE NOTHING LESS Gross knows how to assemble a decent story but his authorial apprenticeship under James Patterson has left him with all sorts of atrocious writing habits we can only hope he ll someday outgrow Like Patterson Gross employs ultra short chapters one dimensional characters and Harleuin style romance Perhaps worse whenever his characters converse they refer to each other by name in almost every line It s enough to make us wonder whether Mr Gross has ever heard real people talk before Surely Much like his mentor Gross provides a readable entertaining readMuch like his mentor James Patterson Andrew Gross has written a readable crime novel with plenty of twists and turns lots of personal stuff thrown in and written in a pleasant accessible style Don t Look Twice A Novel is the second in a series about Ty Hauck but ou do not have to have read the first to follow what s going on in this installment The story is chock full of short chapters and the trail is complicated but not impossibly so My one pet peeve is the Spanish in the book It only appears on two pages in my Advance Reader s Edition but it is awful Victor no es aui is not proper or even remotely adeuate Spanish This is Spanish One material It sounds like something from a translator website C mon now Mr Gross There are millions of native speakers throughout the country Find one and have him or her vet our Spanish in the future It should have been Victor no est au See all of my reviews of Andrew Gross. O Until Annie Fletcher a oung restaurateur in the midst of rebuilding her life witnesses something she shouldn't have and immediately runs to him with what she knows Suddenly Hauck is pulled into a rising storm far greater than it first appeared a storm wide enough to encompass corruption inside Greenwich's circle of

Best book I ve read in uite 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 Enough ranting 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 this case it was true for me The story moved well with believable characters and good police drama and actionI 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 our to read list Good Story but Nothing Groundbreaking Brief SynopsisLieutenant 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 Lt 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 Overall ImpressionsDON T LOOK TWICE is a fairly standard murder mystery thriller 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 climaticOverall I enjoyed reading DON T LOOK TWICE but it was pretty standard murder thriller material these days and offered nothing groundbreaking There are certainly better stories out there and there are certainly worse stories tooGood readingPlants and BooksMore Reviews I m happy to say I finally found an Andrew Gross book I really liked Don t Look Twice is the second Ty Hauck series book from Gross I thought the first book in this series was somewhat flat as well as one of his stand alone thrille. In this dramatic new novel following the bestselling The Dark Tide a drive by shooting rocks the posh suburb of Greenwich Connecticut and an innocent bystander is left deadDetective Ty Hauck plunges into what seems like a vicious case of retribution and follows the trail to a sinister gambling scheme at an upstate casin.

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