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Hunted

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Wowza, this was one of those gripping books that opens in a way that absolutely captivates you!  Absolutely unputdownable, full of tension, twists and turns, thrills, chills, and shocks!  I could hardly set this book down, because it was very gripping, original, and the character development amazing, allowing me to connect with the characters more than normal!  This book was very well written, had such a unique way of doing things within the story, and riveting!  I highly, highly recommend this one, but must warn that it’s one you will be finishing in one sitting!  

Will buzz around and use lower amazon reviewer number on release date!
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Thanks to Netgalley and Orion Publishing Group for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

When Jake Ellis's girlfriend's daughter knocks on his door reporting that her mother has been shot, he knows he it being set up for it but he doesn't know why. The two go on the run while he tries to figure out who is setting him up.

I really liked the pace of this novel. It reminded me of a Joseph Finder novel, where it takes place over a short period of time and things are moving along fast. It held my interest. My only complaint would be that I felt the ending came a bit out of nowhere. But, if this is a debut, as it appears to be, it is really well done and I would read more from this author.
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I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this thriller.  It had a different feel and great characters.  I was quite an edge of the seat type read which kept me hooked right from the start.
Good book
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Unusual thriller with some good characters. Lots of twists and turns with plenty of surprises. Fast paced and intriguing.
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Wow, what a rollercoaster of a read, Molly turns up at Police Officer Jake Ellis’ door with blood on her, just as an alert goes off on Ellis’ phone, an amber alert and he is the main suspect, her mother, Jake’s girlfriend has been shot but who did it and why and why is Jake in the frame?

Jake & Molly go on the run with both the police and the FBI in hot pursuit, they have to figure out who is trying to frame him and keep Molly safe at the same time. 

This was a fast paced, action packed gripping book with plenty of twists along the way with the big reveal a shock to all.
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When his girlfriends daughter turns up on his doorstep covered in blood a policeman’s life is thrown upside down as an amber alert is issues sighting him as the gun man. As he goes on the run with the girl he must race to find out who it is that has set him up and why they are targeting his love ones before it’s too late. This is a fast paced thriller and I enjoyed the podcast that was also running alongside exposing the investigation to the public.
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Great story with an awesome twist that I really didn't see coming! Well worth a read but be prepared to be gripped from the start!
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Young Molly turns up at her mums boyfriend  Jake Ellis's door covered in blood, scared and upset, her mum has been shot. There's an amber alert out for her abduction, the suspect is Jake.

I really enjoy this book, I loved the storyline behind it, it was something I haven't read before. The story kept me wanting to read on and find out what was going to happen next. I really enjoyed the opening, it had me gripped right from the start. The characters were well formed in the book, at first I didn't like FBI agent Catherine Lark but in the end she really grew on me. I love when a book can change your mind on a character. 

The book flips between 4 different perspectives, Jake the abductor, Molly the young girl, Catherine the FBI agent and Kelly the reporter. I loved the addition of the online reporter Kelly, it was so unexpected when she was introduced to the book but it made it feel more real, like I could genuinely see someone wanting to get to the front of the story like she wanted! 

The only downfall I have with the book is that I guessed the plot of the book quite early on though, I'm usually never able to do that! I felt like it was quite obvious, which was quite disappointing. 

In all I still enjoyed it, it was a good read, I would definitely recommend it if your looking for a new crime, whodunnit book! 


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The story line was a good one
 The plot kind of confused me why he didn't get go to the police. Still with that in my mind was a thrilling ride and glad that I read it.

Thanks to the author,the publisher and NetGalley for an early release of this book.
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Hunted 
By Alex Knight

4 stars

Police Officer Jake Ellis is on the run with the daughter of his lover, who is covered in her mother’s blood. He is the main suspect of her murder and must run to prove his innocence. Who is trying to frame him and why?

Action from the first pages, as the story runs initially at a fast pace. FBI and police chase Ellis to save Molly, who they believe just witnessed the murder of her mother by Jake.

The story is well written, with lots of action. The plot constantly moves, with the unexpected killer not being revealed until the final chapters.

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This title was provided by Netgalley and the publisher in return for an open and honest review.

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Brilliant, just brilliant, edge of your seat, heart pounding, race against the FBI and armchair sleuths excitement. Hard to put down this great novel, I loved the characters and the clever premise for what unfolded. Looking forward to more from this author, thank you to Netgalley for the advance copy of this book.
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Thoroughly enjoyable to read from start to finish. I was hooked from the off - it was exciting the whole way through and just kept me wanting to know more and more. The storyline was original and intriguing with each character being relevant and playing an interesting part. The storyline was well thought out and the different sides to the investigation in different chapters all linked in well together. My first read of a title by Alex Knight and it was a style of writing that I really enjoyed wholeheartedly. I shall be reading more from this author for sure.
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Jake is a police officer in San Francisco when one morning his girlfriend's daughter Molly appears at his door.  Molly is covered in blood spatter and reveals that her mum has been shot.  Jake receives an amber alert on his mobile phone that Molly is declared missing and he, Jake, is the prime suspect and the police are hunting him down.

Originally when I read the blurb I thought it sounded really interesting but the more I read I felt the concept was a bit lost on me!  I kept thinking "why didn't he just go to the police when he received the amber alert?"  If he just went with Molly, he and Molly could have backed each other up and then the whole thing about the police chasing him wouldn't have been an issue?  The police then wouldn't have wasted time looking for Molly and Jake?  Maybe the concept of the book was lost on me but the more I read the more frustrating it became.  The authors writing is sound and very detailed.  There is absolute nothing wrong with the writer's technique and went to great detail in describing each of the characters, giving you a connection to them, bringing them to life.  The book just didn't hit the spot for me.
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‘Hunted’ is the debut novel from Alex Knight and it looks as the Scottish crime writers fraternity, have a new member. The story is set in contemporary San Francisco and is clearly well researched as Knight is familiar with both FBI and police procedures. Within the opening pages, his girlfriend is shot and seriously injured, and her young daughter turns up on his doorstep, scared and seeking refugee. We then jump back several minutes in time to learn what has happened to Molly and her mother. And, just why Jake is the prime suspect in a double homicide and abduction. 

From there, the place does not let up and the reader is taken on a wild journey with Molly and Jake as he attempts to prove his innocence – it certainly appears to the reader that Jake is innocent, but why is his past coming back to haunt him? Who could possibly want to hurt him badly enough to frame him for multiple murders? These questions drive the storyline as Jake struggles to hide and investigate at the same time. 

This is book for someone who likes a thriller where the villain is not immediately obvious but takes time to determine. Action packed and with plenty of twists. 

Thank you to Netgalley and Orion for allowing me to read this book in exchange for my honest review
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Thoroughly enjoyed this latest book. The characters are extremely interesting and the story is well developed and keeps you interested and keen to keep going!
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What an amazing novel! The characters were well drawn and the storyline flowed seamlessly. The mystery kept me guessing until the very end. Highly recommended!
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WOW! Alex Knight did not disappoint. From reading the blurb about the book it tells you just enough to get you in but not enough to spoil it. We meet two main characters Jake and Molly, and both have a way at making you feel like they could be your next door neighbors except for one thing.... molly is a young teenager who has been “abducted” by the man whom she has run to in the middle of the night. The author does an amazing job at keeping the readers interest and providing enough details for you to follow along but not too much that makes the story full of useless information. The story will keep you on the edge of your seat trying to figure out the next move... but can you?


Thank you to netgalley as well as the author/publisher for allowing me to read this book in exchange for my honest review.
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What a great rollercoaster experience this thrilling book was!  The blurb hooks you in straight from the off and the promise of more to come does not disappoint. 
I loved that even though the story unfolds it is well into the book before Jake understands more about what is happening (can't be more specific because it might spoil it).  Jake shows real human traits having to deal with Molly, his girlfriend's teenage daughter, and it shows he is also vulnerable while Molly's character gives enough of the teenage stroppiness to make her believable yet also likeable.  Jake is a real "good guy" and desperate to do the right thing but doesn't want to compromise his own life.
The story is pacy and keeps you wanting to find out what will happen next yet at the same time contains detailed descriptions which mean as a reader you can picture the characters in the scene in your minds eye.
I'd highly recommend this book if you like a thriller that is a bit unpredictable, where you second guess the main villain then change your mind as you continue to read.  As a voracious reader I really appreciate this aspect because it keeps me on my toes!  Well done Alex Knight, thanks Netgalley for allowing me to read and review!  Waiting with baited breath for more!
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An enjoyable thriller, fast paced but to be honest not particularly thrilling as there seemed to me to be no doubt that right would prevail (eventually). It also struck me that if, as soon as Jake received his Amber Alert, he had gone to the FBI or his police superiors along with Molly, then she would have immediately have been able to clear him; I suppose we might not have got to the bottom of the the whys and wherefores of the plot but it might have led the authorities down a different path than suspecting Jake. It also seemed a very convoluted way to kill the source of the accounting irregularities.

Despite the criticisms I did enjoy the story and it kept me gripped throughout. 

My thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC.
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