Don’t Look Twice by Andrew Gross

Don't Look Twice by Andrew GrossBlurb

A revenge killing. A dead public attorney. And a family caught in the crossfire.

For local detective Ty Hauck, life is good. A waterfront house, a new girlfriend and, after uncovering a Wall Street scandal, he′s even a local hero. But then a day trip with his daughter turns into a bloodbath. Inner-city violence seems to have invaded his quiet Greenwich suburb.

Or does someone just want it to appear that way? If so, it′s someone powerful enough to kill without fear of reprisal.

Ty suspects things go deeper, maybe all the way to Washington. And everyone, from the FBI to his own family, wants him to stop looking. But with his estranged brother, Warren, in danger, Ty can′t turn away. He ignores the warnings… with devastating and explosive consequences.

My Perspective

This is the second book i chose to read from my post Second Lot

As with the last book i read, Kiss Her Goodbye by Robert Gregory Browne, i thought this book was a crime novel. However as before, it is not. It is a thriller. Now, maybe i’m just misunderstanding what actually constitutes a thriller, or maybe i’m not such a ‘fraidy cat as i thought i was. Don’t get me wrong, unlike Kiss Her Goodbye, i enjoyed this book, i just don’t quite agree with James Patterson on his quote “Chilling” that is on the front cover of the book.

The story is about Lieutenant Ty Hauck, who witnesses a drive by shooting, which results in a death. Was the deceased the target? Or was their death just an unfortunate accident? Once he starts digging, he starts getting in deeper than he first anticipated. More people are killed and the reasons are starting to get even more complicated.

I enjoyed reading this book. It was interesting and i liked the main character (most of the time). However i felt it got a bit too complicated. The story kept digging itself a deeper hole of the reasons behind the murders and i was wondering how it was going to get out. It did, however i think it was too much for a novel. Unless that is what the author was going for. I can’t go into it too much without spoiling the ending and i hate spoilers.

There were a few twists and turns, however most i anticipated. There were also some sexual references. I felt a little uncomfortable however it wasn’t enough to stop me from continuing reading.

Even though the story was interesting, i didn’t feel the need to stay up late to finish it. I was happy to put it down at bedtime and wait to continue reading it the next day. I think that’s how i measure whether it was a good book or a great book – if i literally can’t put it down.

If you are after a thriller, i’m not sure if this is the book for you. It’s a good read and i would recommend it, however more as a crime novel.

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3 thoughts on “Don’t Look Twice by Andrew Gross

  1. Excellent review! You are about the only other person I know of aside from myself that will truly say “okay so here’s how it really is.” I love that and respect your reviews😃

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  2. Pingback: What Constitutes a Thriller? | Reading For The Masses

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