Hunter / Just One Bite

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In this sequel to Hangman, ex-FBI consultant Timothy Blake now works in body-disposal for a local crime lord. One night he stumbles across a body he wasn’t supposed to find and is forced to hide it. When the FBI calls Blake in to investigate a missing university professor, Blake recognizes him as the dead man in his freezer.

Then another man goes missing. And another.

There’s a serial killer in Houston, Texas, and Blake is running out of time to solve the case. His investigation takes him to a sex doll factory, a sprawling landfill in Louisiana and a secret cabin in the woods.

As they hunt the killer together, FBI agent Reese Thistle starts to warm to Blake – but she also gets closer and closer to discovering his terrible secret.

Can Blake uncover the killer, without being exposed himself?

Praise for the book

“I devoured Just One Bite (published in Australia as Hunter). Jack Heath is alarmingly skilled in all things dark and sinister. Luckily he is also bitingly, outrageously funny.” —Sarah Bailey, bestselling author of The Dark Lake

“Jack Heath’s writing is tight, twisted, and terrific. He’s given us a monster to root for, a monster who makes us laugh, a monster who will follow you around well after you’ve finished reading. Keep the lights on at night and you should be fine. Maybe hide the cutlery too.” —Paul Cleave, international bestselling author of A Killer Harvest

“If Blake only bites ‘bad guys’ – does that make it ok? And how do we measure his monstrousness against the crimes of the creepy killers he’s enlisted to ensnare? This is where Hunter, even more so than Hangman, kicks ass as feminist fiction. Sure, there are strong female characters, but Heath doesn’t leave it at that. For example, he uses the wider narrative to unpack the notion of ‘consuming flesh’ by juxtaposing Blake’s personal demons with the seedier sides of the sex industry. Who is the bigger monster? The cannibal who eats people, but at least shows some remorse – or the people making money out of abusing and commodifying female bodies, and loving every minute of it?” —Dr Lara Cain Gray