Hunting Annabelle

Hunting Annabelle

Wendy Heard / Aug 20, 2019

Hunting Annabelle Sean Suh is done with killing After serving three years in a psychiatric prison he s determined to stay away from temptation But he can t resist Annabelle beautiful confident incandescent Annabelle

  • Title: Hunting Annabelle
  • Author: Wendy Heard
  • ISBN: Hunting Annabelle
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  • Page: 377
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  • Sean Suh is done with killing After serving three years in a psychiatric prison, he s determined to stay away from temptation But he can t resist Annabelle beautiful, confident, incandescent Annabelle who alone can see past the monster to the man inside The man he s desperately trying to be.Then Annabelle disappears.Sean is sure she s been kidnapped he witnessed her b Sean Suh is done with killing After serving three years in a psychiatric prison, he s determined to stay away from temptation But he can t resist Annabelle beautiful, confident, incandescent Annabelle who alone can see past the monster to the man inside The man he s desperately trying to be.Then Annabelle disappears.Sean is sure she s been kidnapped he witnessed her being taken first hand but the police are convinced that Sean himself is at the centre of this crime And he must admit, his illness has caused him to lose time before What if there s to what happened then he s able to remember Though haunted by the fear that it might be better for Annabelle if he never finds her, Sean can t bring himself to let go of her without a fight To save her, he ll have to do than confront his own demons He ll have to let them loose Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 304 pages Published December 18th 2018 by MIRA Books More Details Original Title Hunting Annabelle ISBN 077836934X ISBN13 9780778369349 Edition Language English Other Editions 6 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Hunting Annabelle, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Am I the only one utterly sick of seeing and reading series that paint all mentally ill folks as violent, twisted serial killers Am I the only one upset about the stigma thats increasing on a demographic of people likely to be the VICTIMS of violent crime and not the perpetrator 6 likeslike 4 months ago See all 3 answers Kino McFarland Personally, I d say that Hunting Annabelle is about how people with mental illness are stigmatized than about painting mentally ill people as Personally, I d say that Hunting Annabelle is about how people with mental illness are stigmatized than about painting mentally ill people as killers less flag See all 4 questions about Hunting Annabelle Lists with This Book Psychological Suspense for 2018 WAIT THERE S MORE Part 2 Updated 8 12 18 70 books 49 voters Best Psychological Thrillers 96 books 125 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Dec 23, 2018 Bern Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley, adult reads, 2018 3.5 Unexpected Stars for Hunting Annabelle It s no secret I enjoy reading about psychotic killers and aggressive, unremorseful sociopaths Thrillers are my jam Hunting Annabelle had all of that, along with a damaged MC that you can t help but feel some sympathy for Yikes, did I just admit I found a sociopath endearing Yes, I did I was intrigued by the premise of the book Sean Suh is a killer He is fighting demons daily, trying not to kill again Then he meets Annabelle He falls hard t 3.5 Unexpected Stars for Hunting Annabelle It s no secret I enjoy reading about psychotic killers and aggressive, unremorseful sociopaths Thrillers are my jam Hunting Annabelle had all of that, along with a damaged MC that you can t help but feel some sympathy for Yikes, did I just admit I found a sociopath endearing Yes, I did I was intrigued by the premise of the book Sean Suh is a killer He is fighting demons daily, trying not to kill again Then he meets Annabelle He falls hard there is something about her that draws him in completely Then Annabelle is kidnapped right before his eyes No one believes she is in danger It s up to him to save her At first, Sean s quest was interesting As he uncovers about Annabelle s past, we see that there is a lot lurking under her shiny exterior and things aren t always what they seem Things seemed to drag a bit though towards the middle I wasn t surprised by the reveal as I felt things were neatly leading in that direction It was a bit outlandish but then again it s fiction I can roll with it I did for the most part The implausible scenario surrounding the reveal actually helped make it a little interesting Things had become a little stale during Sean s quest to find Annabelle Still, the ending really pulled the book together for me It was different and unexpected and I wholeheartedly approve I can actually see another book coming from this duo and I d definitely be curious to see what they get into Thank you Wendy Heard, Harlequin Mira and Netgalley for the opportunity to review an arc of this thriller. flag 130 likesLike see review View all 18 comments Jan 02, 2019 Berit rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018, net galley This book will make your mind spin and your palms sweat, an edge of your seat ride into crazy town Oh how I love to spend time in the mind of a psychopath Although in the case of Sean you were never quite sure if he was a psychopath or a victim This really was what set this book a bit apart, the not knowing if you were sympathetic towards the bad guy or the good guy but good or bad Sean was definitely an odd duckSean has recently been released from a psychiatric hospital, for reasons you This book will make your mind spin and your palms sweat, an edge of your seat ride into crazy town Oh how I love to spend time in the mind of a psychopath Although in the case of Sean you were never quite sure if he was a psychopath or a victim This really was what set this book a bit apart, the not knowing if you were sympathetic towards the bad guy or the good guy but good or bad Sean was definitely an odd duckSean has recently been released from a psychiatric hospital, for reasons you re not completely sure of until later in the book his mother and he have relocated from San Francisco to Texas, The assumption is that Sean has brought shame on the family Shawn s mother is a controlling, judgemental, condescending, neurosurgeon so I m guessing there weren t a ton of hugs and kisses and complements in Sean s past Shawn is an artist who spends his days drawing at a local amusement park, that is where he meets Annabelle Shawn is immediately entranced by Annabel, and Annabelle seems to be charmed by quirky Sean while on their first date somebody kidnaps Annabelle, and Sean is determined to find her so who took Annabel And why And does Sean have something to do with this Oh the mind f Sean was both off putting an endearing, someone you wanted to give a hug and run away from I really had no idea if he was good or bad, or innocent or guilty, until the bitter end Annabel was complicated, I really never could get a complete handle on her character two characters I didn t necessarily like, but they were so well developed flaws and all The book completely sucks you in from the beginning, this lonely eccentric character with an artist hand, what is really going on inside him The pace slows down a bit in the middle with the search for Annabel, although I felt every piece of this puzzle was necessary then that ending Wow that was explosive an unexpected and has you thinking to yourself what the actual f did I just read A dark and twisty creepy story that will keep you on your toes throughout, absolutely recommend A huge thank you to Harlequin Mira for my copy of this book flag 79 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Dec 22, 2018 megs_bookrack rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves arcs read Unfortunately, Hunting Annabelle wasn t the story for me I did not like this It started out promising, as the author s writing is actually quite strong, but the story, yeah, just did not do it for me.Around the 50% mark it turned for me and I never got my interest back Our protagonist, Sean Suh, is a Korean American in his early 20s who you discover early on has some pretty strong urges to hurt and kill young women In fact, you learn that he acted on these urges at least once in a severe eno Unfortunately, Hunting Annabelle wasn t the story for me I did not like this It started out promising, as the author s writing is actually quite strong, but the story, yeah, just did not do it for me.Around the 50% mark it turned for me and I never got my interest back Our protagonist, Sean Suh, is a Korean American in his early 20s who you discover early on has some pretty strong urges to hurt and kill young women In fact, you learn that he acted on these urges at least once in a severe enough manner to have him sentenced to a psychiatric prison However, at the point where we meet him, he is living with his overbearing and severe mother in a different state from where he committed his crime s.As I mentioned, I enjoyed the beginning It started off strong It is revealed to you over time the extent of Sean s illness and resulting actions and I enjoyed the way that was slowly unfolded for us He is very much an unreliable narrator and it is unclear early on how much of his thoughts you can actually believe as the truth.After a certain point however it just got to be too much Then plot twists occurred where my eyes legit almost rolled out of my head I just didn t buy what the author was trying to sell It completely lost me on the story By the final 20% I just couldn t I had to push to make it through However, just because this story wasn t for me, in no way makes this a bad book The author s writing style is very fluid and easy to read The suspense and uncertainty at the beginning definitely kept me turning the pages If you are okay with the plot twists, this could probably be a really strong book for you It is very violent, very messy, very over the top but also explores some interesting topics of identity and mental health There are readers for every story but unfortunately, this one just didn t work for me I want to thank the publisher, Harlequin MIRA, for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review I always appreciate the opportunity and I would read books by Wendy Heard in the future Please note, the protagonist in this has been diagnosed with schizophrenia but he doesn t self identify as such and I in no way can comment on how the rep was for that flag 72 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Dec 30, 2018 j e w e l s Books Bejeweled rated it it was amazing Shelves audio, books bejeweled, twister hall of fame FIVE STARSSean Suh His name doesn t exactly roll off the tongue, but that doesn t matter It works Sean Suh is the main character, otherwise known as the UNRELIABLE NARRATOR, in debut author Wendy Heard s novel, Hunting Annabelle Is he a serial killer Is he insane Or just a one time killer You won t know until the very end tease tease You will know that he is an odd duck I guarantee he will command your full attention from page one Delectably untrustworthy, yet incredibly sympathetic w FIVE STARSSean Suh His name doesn t exactly roll off the tongue, but that doesn t matter It works Sean Suh is the main character, otherwise known as the UNRELIABLE NARRATOR, in debut author Wendy Heard s novel, Hunting Annabelle Is he a serial killer Is he insane Or just a one time killer You won t know until the very end tease tease You will know that he is an odd duck I guarantee he will command your full attention from page one Delectably untrustworthy, yet incredibly sympathetic what is this madness Sean is an admitted killer, but just try and resist his charm and vulnerable personality He s fresh out of an institution for the criminally insane A Korean American, living in a very white, good ole boy type Austin, TX, in the 1980 s Sean s mother is an overbearing neurosurgeon that constantly disapproves of Sean, mainly his choice of goth style clothing strangely enough You can t help but feel Sean s pain and confusion through the many psychotropic meds his own mom dispenses to him every day Is Sean really a schizophrenic Or is it just the drugs making him feel crazy Ahhhh, these things I pondered for pages Sean is a gifted artist and completely friendless until he meets college student, Annabelle, at the amusement park where he spends his days secretly drawing the patrons he watches Annabelle s glowing copper aura yes, Sean, has the fascinating ability to hallucinate color into life is the most beautiful sight Sean has ever seen When Annabelle is suddenly kidnapped during, coincidentally, her first date with Sean, he is thrust into the relentless pursuit to find and save her A good portion of the story is spent on Sean investigating Annabelle s family and friends, trying desperately to figure out who would want to hurt her Sean quickly catches the attention of law enforcement and of course, appears to be the most likely suspect.The ending is crazy, but it had to be, otherwise the story wouldn t work So just go with it I love this quirky novel and it was like sticky paper in my ears I couldn t put it down The audio version is terrific HUNTING ANNABELLE has been compared frequently to YOU by Caroline Kepnes, but I like it so much better than that one mainly because of the finely drawn personality of Sean Suh It is a closer cousin to the wonderful The Good Son by You jeong Jeong.Happy reading If you love twisty serial killer stories, without too much graphic stuff and a little humor, try this one soon I loved it flag 66 likesLike see review View all 12 comments Oct 15, 2018 Monica rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves give aways, netgalley Amazing This was a four star book for me from the very beginning.Then the ending just blew me away Such a fresh take on the psychological thriller I love Truly original I highly recommend this book to all mystery thriller lovers You will not be disappointed Special thanks to NetGalley for the free copy in exchange for my honest review. flag 47 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Nov 20, 2018 Marialyce rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves net galley 3.5 terrifying starsSean is quite a troubled young man, recently released from a mental institution after being convicted of a grisly murder Sean is mentally ill, raised by what seems to be an uncaring brilliant neurosurgeon mother, he tries to escape the hallucinations, the psychotropic drugs the delusions, and the overwhelming urge to kill He sees auras indicative of his schizophrenia, and then one day in a park he frequents he meets Annabelle and there is an instant connection Could this b 3.5 terrifying starsSean is quite a troubled young man, recently released from a mental institution after being convicted of a grisly murder Sean is mentally ill, raised by what seems to be an uncaring brilliant neurosurgeon mother, he tries to escape the hallucinations, the psychotropic drugs the delusions, and the overwhelming urge to kill He sees auras indicative of his schizophrenia, and then one day in a park he frequents he meets Annabelle and there is an instant connection Could this be love for Sean Can he believe he is somewhat normal What about Annabelle, a young brilliant woman from a troubled past working her way through medical school How can she be attracted to a man such as Sean Then the awful happens and Annabelle is kidnapped in sight of Sean He runs to save her but is too late What now, now that he is involved in this with a history such as his, how will this end Is Sean ever the least bit reliable or is he a born killer As Sean works his way in a desperate attempt to find Annabelle secrets and lies emerge sending him on a chase where no one will seem to win.This was quite a tale of a contorted tangled web The suspense stay at a fevered pace as Ms Heard takes us on a journey with characters who are demented, maniacal and unhinged Recommended for those who like to travel with characters who are teetering on the edge of sanity versus insanity.Thank you to Wendy Heard, Harlequin Mira, and NetGalley for a copy of this frightening tale My reviews can be sen here flag 40 likesLike see review View all 12 comments Jul 09, 2018 Felicia rated it liked it review of another edition Hunting Annabelle features Sean, a twenty something young man battling the personal demons surrounding his profound mental illness, when a girl he just met is kidnapped before his eyesor was she What follows is his pursuit to find out what happened to Annabelle while simultaneously being investigated by the police as the prime suspect in her disappearance I enjoyed the first third of this book, however, the novelty of the plot was quickly ruined for me I became bored with Sean s endeavor t Hunting Annabelle features Sean, a twenty something young man battling the personal demons surrounding his profound mental illness, when a girl he just met is kidnapped before his eyesor was she What follows is his pursuit to find out what happened to Annabelle while simultaneously being investigated by the police as the prime suspect in her disappearance I enjoyed the first third of this book, however, the novelty of the plot was quickly ruined for me I became bored with Sean s endeavor to uncover the truth but still engaged enough to want to find out what actually happened to Annabelle Without giving anything away I can only say that I found the revelation to be so implausible that it borderlined on absurd Too hokey for my liking although I did enjoy the conclusion of the story It s kinda refreshing when the bad guy wins I was provided an ARC of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review flag 41 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Jun 12, 2018 J.T rated it it was amazing review of another edition Dynamic, compelling, and totally twisted, HUNTING ANNABELLE blew me away I m still reeling What a mind Wendy Heard has What a debut flag 39 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jun 19, 2018 Kimberly Belle rated it it was amazing review of another edition Wendy Heard s Hunting Annabelle is the best kind of psychological thriller dark and twisted with a generous side of creepy I had no idea where this story was going, only that i was rooting for Sean, the tortured hero whose search for Annabelle means releasing his own inner demons Gritty, intense, and 100% surprising, Hunting Annabelle is one hell of a wild ride flag 38 likesLike see review Dec 13, 2018 Lou rated it it was amazing Hunting Annabelle, Wendy Heard s impressive debut novel, is a truly engrossing read From the moment I picked it up those pages were feverishly turning, faster and faster I flew until it was completely devoured Despite having not been born until the late 1980s I thoroughly enjoyed the references to the times and thought it added a distinct mystique and intrigue to the story, and I loved how Heard builds her characters until they are complex, multi layered and incredibly realistic I found antag Hunting Annabelle, Wendy Heard s impressive debut novel, is a truly engrossing read From the moment I picked it up those pages were feverishly turning, faster and faster I flew until it was completely devoured Despite having not been born until the late 1980s I thoroughly enjoyed the references to the times and thought it added a distinct mystique and intrigue to the story, and I loved how Heard builds her characters until they are complex, multi layered and incredibly realistic I found antagonist Sean Suh absolutely fascinating, and it s safe to say I was riveted.There is such a wicked sense of foreboding that runs for the duration, and the author evokes a chilling, spine tingling atmosphere that literally had goosebumps appearing on my arms at certain points There are many twists and turns and the suspense is slowly ratcheted up over the course of the novel until it culminates in a breathtaking crescendo that shook me to the core By making the antagonist someone who clearly has psychiatric issues and is one sandwich short of a picnic she adds an extra dose of unpredictability that often comes with the territory when it comes to individuals with mental health problems Highly recommended and fully deserving of all the stars Many thanks to MIRA for an ARC flag 35 likesLike see review View 1 comment Aug 13, 2018 Selena rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley giveaway I received a free e copy of Annabelle by Wendy Heard from NetGalley for my honest opinion.A creepy, chilling psychological thriller that pulls you in in the first few pages Sean, who is mentally ill, is a man who loses track of times Sean, recently out of a mental institution, is living with his mother and is still very unstable While visiting the local them park he meets, a beautiful girl named Annabelle Annabelle spends the day with Sean, and then asks him to meet her again the next day W I received a free e copy of Annabelle by Wendy Heard from NetGalley for my honest opinion.A creepy, chilling psychological thriller that pulls you in in the first few pages Sean, who is mentally ill, is a man who loses track of times Sean, recently out of a mental institution, is living with his mother and is still very unstable While visiting the local them park he meets, a beautiful girl named Annabelle Annabelle spends the day with Sean, and then asks him to meet her again the next day When Sean goes to meet Annabelle the next day, he witnesses Annabelle being kidnapped He reports it to the police The police suspect that Sean is behind the kidnapping A gripping read that will have you second guessing everything flag 31 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 15, 2018 Kendall rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018, netgalley approved Hunting Annabelle what a fascinating premise Sean is battling his on demons with his mental illness He has just been released from a mental institution for his previous horrible crimes and is trying to live a normal life.Sean meets Annabelle at the park one day and instantly falls for her They decide to go on a date and Sean swears that he sees someone kindnap Annabelle in a white truck on their first date What follows is a twisty, dark, and creepy journey trying to find out what happen Hunting Annabelle what a fascinating premise Sean is battling his on demons with his mental illness He has just been released from a mental institution for his previous horrible crimes and is trying to live a normal life.Sean meets Annabelle at the park one day and instantly falls for her They decide to go on a date and Sean swears that he sees someone kindnap Annabelle in a white truck on their first date What follows is a twisty, dark, and creepy journey trying to find out what happened to Annabelle.It became a bit stale for me in this journey to find Annabelle felt like it went on a tad bit too long I was curious to see what happened to Annabelle of course BUT, once the story was finally revealed behind Annabelle s disappearance I think I fell over in my chair with eye rolling I found it so implausible and over the top Overall, this wasn t a bad mystery but wish the reveal was a lot better 3 stars for Hunting Annabelle.Huge thank you to Harlequin Mira for the arc in exchange for my honest thoughts.Publication date 12 18 18Published to GR 11 15 18 flag 26 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Jul 31, 2018 Erin Clemence rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves first reads, kindle Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review Sean Suh is trying to start his life over After three years spent in a psychiatric institution for murder, he is hoping that a new city and a new home will bring about the change he so desperately wants When he meets and quickly falls in love with Annabelle, he feels that he might finally be on the verge of a brand new life When Annabelle is kidnapped i Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review Sean Suh is trying to start his life over After three years spent in a psychiatric institution for murder, he is hoping that a new city and a new home will bring about the change he so desperately wants When he meets and quickly falls in love with Annabelle, he feels that he might finally be on the verge of a brand new life When Annabelle is kidnapped in front of Sean s eyes, he quickly begins to investigate her disappearance The cops aren t looking for her and in fact, all eyes turn to Sean when his past comes to light Sean must not only prove his innocence but must find Annabelle, the only woman who sees the man instead of the monster Hunting Annabelle by Wendy Heard is dark, twisted and dangerously addicting A novel that hits you right from the start, it quickly becomes one you can t put down Sean is likable even when you hate yourself for liking him , and the story is well told with a creative plot and well developed characters This is one of those novels where you will speculate over and over as to how it will end and you will be wrong I was surprised with how unexpected the ending of this novel was The twist in this novel is one you absolutely won t see coming I am still not sure how I feel about the end of this novel It seemed to change the entire direction of the story, so the expectations I had at the beginning completely changed toward the end I can honestly say Hunting Annabelle is unique while still being deeply disturbing and enjoyable I am a huge fan of psychological thrillers, and all things psychopath in general Hunting Annabelle definitely checked all of the boxes for me on this one To know that this novel is the first by Ms Heard is even impressive Although I am still unsure about how I feel about the ending, this novel has to get a five star rating Not just for the psychological aspect of the plot, but also the constant, pull you in action and unique plot line Ms Heard has found her writing zone and I look forward to so much flag 24 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Dec 13, 2017 Tracie Martin rated it it was amazing review of another edition I never thought I d feel sympathy for someone with a thick current of evil running through their veins And then I read Wendy Heard s astonishing book Twists crooked than tree roots Coal dark tension with heart and a hero you just can t stop from wanting to find some happiness, even in the face of unspeakable impulses Smart, sensual, terrifying don t miss it flag 24 likesLike see review Sep 13, 2018 Dennis rated it really liked it It s 1986, and Sean Suh is a reclusive, artistic, and troubled young man He is in outpatient therapy with a licensed psychiatrist multiple times a week, and is monitored by his mother, world renowned Dr Suh from San Francisco After Sean was released from the mental institution he was sent to, the family moves to Texas in hopes to escape it all Sean bumps into Annabelle one day while drawing out in public, and the two hit it off almost instantaneously Annabelle isn t judging Sean for his app It s 1986, and Sean Suh is a reclusive, artistic, and troubled young man He is in outpatient therapy with a licensed psychiatrist multiple times a week, and is monitored by his mother, world renowned Dr Suh from San Francisco After Sean was released from the mental institution he was sent to, the family moves to Texas in hopes to escape it all Sean bumps into Annabelle one day while drawing out in public, and the two hit it off almost instantaneously Annabelle isn t judging Sean for his appearance, his awkwardness, or the demons that he s trying to hide Sean knows that since he s Korean, white people tend to discredit his appearance, or throw microaggressions at him, but Annabelle isn t like that Against all recommendations from his mother and his therapist, Sean decides to go on a date with Annabelle As the date winds down, Sean witnesses Annabelle being kidnapped Sean blows his cover and reports the kidnapping to the police, but nobody believes him Sean decides that if he wants Annabelle found safely, he is the best person to investigate Nobody is better at finding a criminal deviant than a serial killer Hunting Annabelle isn t perfect, ladies and gents I battled between 3 4 stars with this novel, because it s such a slow burn for a relatively short tale I don t mind slow burns if they develop into a complex and twisted story, but for 75% of this book, I was somewhat bored Once we get to the last quarter of the book, it picks up immensely The story completely changes route in both it s pacing and development If I had to rate the final 25% of the book, it would ve been five stars That s why I felt that a fair compromise to this story would be four stars Hunting Annabelle is a light thriller mystery, at best It s investigative procedural than I expected, which could work for you if you go into it knowingly I thought the story would ve been darker, and I wished it was One aspect that I really loved reading about in this story was the casual racism thrown Sean s way throughout the story People made generalizations, comments, and microaggressions due to Sean s Korean heritage It s refreshing to see that the book isn t white washed We can see how racism was, and still is, an issue in America today I hope it opens up people s eyes If you re interested in reading Hunting Annabelle , go in with an open mind It s not the craziest story you ll ever read, but it ll definitely be something different Thank you the giveaways are the best and MIRA books for my advanced copy Hunting Annabelle will be released December 25, 2018 flag 23 likesLike see review Jul 15, 2018 Eve Recinella Between The Bookends rated it really liked it review of another edition This book was super entertaining The writing was great The characters were interesting It was well paced The plot was engaging and full of twists and turns I would have given it 5 Stars, but I thought the twist was a little far fetched, and what in the heck happened to his view spoiler Mom hide spoiler Other than that this was a great read.

    flag 22 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Aug 05, 2018 Nadia rated it really liked it review of another edition Hunting Annabelle is a story of a mentally ill boy Sean looking for a girl he met a few days ago and who was kidnapped in front of his eyes The problem is that nobody seems to believe Sean s story as he is a schisophrenic and might have just imagined it all In addition, once the police learn of Sean s violent past they believe it is Sean himself who is behind Annabelle s disappearance But is he This was an unusual read for me What started as an innocent type of story a boy meets a girl g Hunting Annabelle is a story of a mentally ill boy Sean looking for a girl he met a few days ago and who was kidnapped in front of his eyes The problem is that nobody seems to believe Sean s story as he is a schisophrenic and might have just imagined it all In addition, once the police learn of Sean s violent past they believe it is Sean himself who is behind Annabelle s disappearance But is he This was an unusual read for me What started as an innocent type of story a boy meets a girl gradually turned into a dark and violent tale The story is told by Sean himself which is quite refreshing as he is the villain here with his unpredictable urges to harm others that are hard for him to control I have to admit thought that about half way through the book I thought the story was dragging on a bit However, I can totally forgive the author for that as the ending of the book is absolutely genious So twisted and unexpected, it sent shrills down my spine Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. flag 24 likesLike see review Dec 13, 2017 Meghan OFlynn rated it it was amazing review of another edition Gritty, intense, and full of multi dimensional characters that will keep you guessing until the end, Hunting Annabelle is a must read psychological thriller Readers of Gillian Flynn and Caroline Kepnes will adore Wendy Heard flag 22 likesLike see review Jul 09, 2018 Giulia rated it it was amazing review of another edition I am not sure what I just read I feel disgusted and angry and very manipulated as I finish this book Are there people in the world that enjoy killing Of course, serial killers have been documented from years ago to present day The question is do I really want to read about them and for the first 3 4 of the book I sort of fooled myself that I did but then there is a sudden shift in this story and Sean, our hero wrong word choice moves forward in his search for Annabelle and something happen I am not sure what I just read I feel disgusted and angry and very manipulated as I finish this book Are there people in the world that enjoy killing Of course, serial killers have been documented from years ago to present day The question is do I really want to read about them and for the first 3 4 of the book I sort of fooled myself that I did but then there is a sudden shift in this story and Sean, our hero wrong word choice moves forward in his search for Annabelle and something happens that makes me very anxious a big twist that I did not see coming and did not like Wendy Heard is an exceptionally good writer, she does her research and she blindsided me a few times while reading This book displayed exceptional character depth and a strangely believable plot line although I feel the ending was just a lead up to a second book the writing was so strong I cannot give anything less than a 5 star review to this book even though I really disliked the ending Wendy Heard is writer I will be looking to hear from again Thank you to Net Galley and the publisher for a chance to read and review this book flag 22 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Dec 19, 2018 Bex Beckie Bookworm rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves arc, book reviews, contemporary, dark, drugs, mental illness, mystery, psychological, suspense, netgalley This was a fantastic story told completely from Seans POV Embarking on a journey together and as the story unfolded I felt I really got an insight into what made him tick.There was almost an air of obscurity, intrigue and mystery enveloping the whole narrative and this made for such compulsive reading with some real shockers thrown in along the way.I found myself questioning the hidden motives of every single individual here and as we are almost drip fed the answers this was almost at times lik This was a fantastic story told completely from Seans POV Embarking on a journey together and as the story unfolded I felt I really got an insight into what made him tick.There was almost an air of obscurity, intrigue and mystery enveloping the whole narrative and this made for such compulsive reading with some real shockers thrown in along the way.I found myself questioning the hidden motives of every single individual here and as we are almost drip fed the answers this was almost at times like a journey of discovery a kind of mystery tour with Annabelle the ultimate destination.I was there questioning along with Sean his state of mind as each occurrence happened to further muddy the already murky waters.Who is sending the notes Is someone messing with Sean and also his meds If so who and why Is sean s own sense of vulnerability and powerlessness about himself also being a victim as well as a predator feeding his own internal rage Then there s his almost co dependent relationship with his mother and also his obsession with Annabelle herself.This story has so much going on in terms of content and each thread is kind of connected on a much deeper level until a complete visage is eventually formed for the reader.I felt that I forged a connection along the way with Sean himself actually feeling an almost sense of sympathetic familiarity towards him.It was almost like getting to know the monster living in his head and making a sense of peace with it despite its compulsion of ultimate wrongness.There were also such contrasts between Sean and Annabelle they were so different in terms of upbringing but also had such similarities that you could see why they ultimately gravitated towards each other.I also must confess to being slightly shocked at the blatant racism and intolerance portrayed here such injustices I know exist but as it is something I have no hands on experience with I found it sickening to behold.So I liked where this eventually took us and though I did guess some twists other reveals were complete surprises.My only criticism of this story Is that I thought the ending here was slightly abrupt but that s actually it.This is a story that captured my imagination almost instantly and once this journey started there was no getting off this train until final destination was reached a fabulous read that I recommend highly.I voluntary reviewed an Arc of Hunting Annabelle.All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.Reviewed By Beckie Bookwormhttps facebook beckiebookworm beckiebookworm flag 22 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Dec 02, 2018 Jan rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves mystery, netgalley I really struggled with this one The ending saved it for me, or this would have been 2 stars.I realize that this is a debut, so I have to give credit for that aloneI envy anyone who can put anything on paper and get it published With that said, this was just a bit all over the place for me to really grab a hold of The premise was great and had me excited going in, but it never took off for me Others have had much better luck, so give it a go ARC provided by NetGalley flag 18 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Dec 15, 2017 Mary Widdicks rated it it was amazing review of another edition Hunting Annabelle is dark, twisted, and completely addictive The characters will grab ahold of you and won t let go even after you ve turned the last page You ll both love and hate Sean and he ll leave you questioning everything you thought you knew about your own inner demons Get this book the moment it comes out and let it consume you flag 18 likesLike see review Apr 29, 2018 Hannah Mary McKinnon rated it it was amazing review of another edition With a protagonist you ll almost hate to love, and twists than a foot long corkscrew, Hunting Annabelle is a compulsive, deliciously addictive psychological thriller that pulls you in from the first page, and doesn t let go until you ve reached the shocking end A must read flag 18 likesLike see review Aug 15, 2018 BAM The Bibliomaniac rated it liked it Shelves e book, net galley, own, suspense Netgalley 66GR giveaway winA book for all Seasons read name in the titleMany thanks go to Wendy Heard, MIRA Books, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review Sean hangs out at his local amusement park and creates art in his sketchbook There he meets Annabelle He finds her captivating They make a date to hang out another day, and sat the end of that day she is abducted Sean spends the rest of the book looking for her because everyone thinks he s crazy Netgalley 66GR giveaway winA book for all Seasons read name in the titleMany thanks go to Wendy Heard, MIRA Books, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review Sean hangs out at his local amusement park and creates art in his sketchbook There he meets Annabelle He finds her captivating They make a date to hang out another day, and sat the end of that day she is abducted Sean spends the rest of the book looking for her because everyone thinks he s crazy Oh did I tell you that Yeah he hasn t been out of a mental institution long So I realize the story I just spun for you doesn t sound too exciting, and honestly there were many moments when I wasn t too excited either I was far interested in the relationship between him and his mother Don t get me wrong This book was good, just goofy Yeah goofy that s what I d call it flag 16 likesLike see review Jul 13, 2018 JuJu Julie rated it it was amazing WOWA jaw dropping and twisted debut thriller This book is unlike any book I ve read The I read, the harder it was to put down.EXCERPT Her scream echoes in my memory I know what happened Whether anyone believes me or not, I know Sean is a mentally ill young man living with his mother after being released from a psychiatric prison He spends his days hanging out at a nearby park and sketching, where he meets Annabelle Then Annabelle disappears.Sean is sure she s been kidnapped he WOWA jaw dropping and twisted debut thriller This book is unlike any book I ve read The I read, the harder it was to put down.EXCERPT Her scream echoes in my memory I know what happened Whether anyone believes me or not, I know Sean is a mentally ill young man living with his mother after being released from a psychiatric prison He spends his days hanging out at a nearby park and sketching, where he meets Annabelle Then Annabelle disappears.Sean is sure she s been kidnapped he witnessed her being taken but the police are convinced that Sean is at the center of this crime.This ARC was provided by NetGalley and HARLEQUIN MIRA, in exchange for my honest review Thank you HuntingAnnabelle NetGalley flag 15 likesLike see review Oct 18, 2018 Tammie rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves mystery thriller Hunting Annabelle is solid 4 stars for me A psychological thriller, it s a dark and unique type of book Sean spent three years in a psychiatric hospital released way earlier than he was actually sentenced for killing his girlfriend Diagnosed as a schizophrenic, he now spends his days living with his neurosurgeon mother and hanging out at a local amusement park people watching and sketching them This amusement park is where he meets Annabelle a college pre med student Sean immediately beco Hunting Annabelle is solid 4 stars for me A psychological thriller, it s a dark and unique type of book Sean spent three years in a psychiatric hospital released way earlier than he was actually sentenced for killing his girlfriend Diagnosed as a schizophrenic, he now spends his days living with his neurosurgeon mother and hanging out at a local amusement park people watching and sketching them This amusement park is where he meets Annabelle a college pre med student Sean immediately becomes enad with her and is distraught when it appears that she is kidnapped leaving the park Sean becomes hell bent on finding her and takes up a personal crusade to find her whereabouts As Sean tries to find Annabelle, he is fought the entire time as local authorities don t believe him due to his past and later think he had something to do with it It doesn t help that Sean has lost chunks of time and begins to even doubt himself Things aren t always as they seem though and the ending was a total surprise Highly recommend to fans of mysteries and psychological thrillers flag 15 likesLike see review Jul 06, 2018 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2018 Holy hell What an amazing roller coaster ride I was hooked from page one and felt horrible for Sean even though he was a murderer I never thought I could feel any kind of empathy for a murderer before but this book had me rooting for Sean the whole way through I never knew what was coming next which made me keep on reading in hopes to guess what happened to Annabelle Freaking amazing Thank you Netgalley for the awesome read flag 14 likesLike see review Nov 16, 2018 Marjorie rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves netgalley Sean Suh doesn t do much with his days other than sitting in a park and drawing people he sees He was in a psychiatric prison for three years and is considered rehabilitated but he s not at sure he has been He still has thoughts and urges that he shouldn t have and his meds make him feel terrible When he meets beautiful Annabelle, he has hopes that he hasn t felt in years But when Annabelle is kidnapped right in front of his eyes, the police give Sean a hard time and have difficulty believin Sean Suh doesn t do much with his days other than sitting in a park and drawing people he sees He was in a psychiatric prison for three years and is considered rehabilitated but he s not at sure he has been He still has thoughts and urges that he shouldn t have and his meds make him feel terrible When he meets beautiful Annabelle, he has hopes that he hasn t felt in years But when Annabelle is kidnapped right in front of his eyes, the police give Sean a hard time and have difficulty believing anything he says Sean s determined to find Annabelle before it s too late.I initially was pulled into this book The main character, Sean Suh, reminded me of Norman Bates in The Bates Motel TV series Both were characters with psychiatric problems with controlling mothers but they were trying so hard to get better and redeem themselves for past deeds That was enough to keep me reading though I don t think the book was very well written I did have sympathy for Sean Then I hit the last fourth of the book That s when the author completely lost me The book ended up going in the direction I thought it would but I thought it was done in a very silly, cheap and gory way I don t want to ruin anything for anyone who wants to give this book a try but the last part of this book just turned me off and ruined anything of substance that I thought I had found in the rest of the book It may well just be me but this isn t one I can recommend It had potential to be much better.Not recommended.This book was given to me by the publisher in return for an honest review flag 13 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Out of the Bex I just left such a cranky review for this I feel very much the same way Jan 27, 2019 06 33PM Marjorie Out of the Bex wrote I just left such a cranky review for this I feel very much the same way Glad I m not the only one Just can t understand th Out of the Bex wrote I just left such a cranky review for this I feel very much the same way Glad I m not the only one Just can t understand the glowing reviews this book has received Jan 27, 2019 07 16PM Jul 22, 2017 B.A Wilson rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves thriller, suspense, adult, na This is a delicious and mysterious psychological thriller by a debut author, and I can t wait to see what she writes next This story will have you second guessing every character and every event that occurs from start to finish There s so much suspense that it deserves all 5 of the dark, twisty, and murderous stars that I awarded it Here are my 10 favorite things about it, with no spoilers 1 This is Dexter level on the murderously creepy scale 2 I love a potentially unreliable narrator, e This is a delicious and mysterious psychological thriller by a debut author, and I can t wait to see what she writes next This story will have you second guessing every character and every event that occurs from start to finish There s so much suspense that it deserves all 5 of the dark, twisty, and murderous stars that I awarded it Here are my 10 favorite things about it, with no spoilers 1 This is Dexter level on the murderously creepy scale 2 I love a potentially unreliable narrator, especially when I desperately want him to be somewhat reliable but can t be sure if he actually ever is or not.3 It s so layered and nuanced I feel like I need to go back and read it again right now, so I probably will I want to take everything in again, since so much happened so fast 4 Heard does some amazing things with description I feel like I m right there seeing, feeling, tasting, smelling, and hearing it all 5 The characterization is so complicated and fascinating 6 The mom Wow She s something else Talk about an intense side character 7 The audiobook is also amazing, and I love the narrator, Tim Chiou I wish he would narrate books 8 Talk about kicking a character when he is down repeatedly There are no easy fixes or lazy solutions in this story Sean just has to cross all of the muck to get to the other side, and it just keeps getting deeper 9 Here s what it felt like to read this one Okay, I know exactly what is happening now twist So I was wrong before but now I ve got it Twist I m pretty sure twist It just has to be twist Oh, my God It s totally twist WTF 10 The cover is perfection I adore it I have some bookmarks, and I really want to cut one of them apart to highlight book quotes from this novel between the title, kind of like the cover That may happen As far as I m concerned, this book is A from start to finish, and you should all go out and snatch it up for some murdery holiday reading come on, we all know how you really feel about those in laws It would also make a great present for your favorite book nerd friends, your least favorite family members, and all frenemies Books like this can be a great way to say, Hey, everything is fine I just might want to murder you today, or even, I swear, I m not trying to frame you Mostly Pages 336 flag 12 likesLike see review Dec 17, 2018 Chandra Claypool wherethereadergrows rated it liked it Shelves arc I always get a bit excited when I see a Korean American lead in a book Even if he s one of the most unreliable narrators I ve come across in a while No one seems to believe him when he says he saw Annabelle get abducted so it s up to him to find her In doing so, he finds himself or at least a part of him he was extremely confused about.As a debut, this is a fantastic start to a long career for Heard I love where her mind went with Suh s story While I did feel it jumped the shark a bit at I always get a bit excited when I see a Korean American lead in a book Even if he s one of the most unreliable narrators I ve come across in a while No one seems to believe him when he says he saw Annabelle get abducted so it s up to him to find her In doing so, he finds himself or at least a part of him he was extremely confused about.As a debut, this is a fantastic start to a long career for Heard I love where her mind went with Suh s story While I did feel it jumped the shark a bit at the end, I wish there was just a little bit given From the journey Sean went through, the last parts felt a bit rushed, abrupt and uneven when it came to the rest of the story line However, I absolutely love the fact that it was unexpected and different.Anyone who is a fan of the unreliable narrator, enjoys an off the rails story where you re not entirely sure what s going on, this is a fun ride to be on Put on your seat belt or don t live a little dangerously and go hunting with Sean.Thank you to MIRA books for this copy flag 11 likesLike see review View 1 comment previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Librari Please Update Book Cover on All Editions 3 18 Apr 02, 2018 10 16AM Librari Cannot Combine Editions 4 29 Dec 12, 2017 03 10PM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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        Wendy Heard was born in San Francisco and has lived most of her life in Los Angeles When not writing, she can be found hiking the Griffith Park trails, taking the Metro and then questioning this decision, and haunting local bookstores.


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    1. 3.5 Unexpected Stars for Hunting Annabelle It s no secret I enjoy reading about psychotic killers and aggressive, unremorseful sociopaths Thrillers are my jam Hunting Annabelle had all of that, along with a damaged MC that you can t help but feel some sympathy for Yikes, did I just admit I found a sociopath endearing Yes, I did I was intrigued by the premise of the book Sean Suh is a killer He is fighting demons daily, trying not to kill again Then he meets Annabelle He falls hard [...]


    2. This book will make your mind spin and your palms sweat, an edge of your seat ride into crazy town Oh how I love to spend time in the mind of a psychopath Although in the case of Sean you were never quite sure if he was a psychopath or a victim This really was what set this book a bit apart, the not knowing if you were sympathetic towards the bad guy or the good guy but good or bad Sean was definitely an odd duckSean has recently been released from a psychiatric hospital, for reasons you This bo [...]


    3. Unfortunately, Hunting Annabelle wasn t the story for me I did not like this It started out promising, as the author s writing is actually quite strong, but the story, yeah, just did not do it for me.Around the 50% mark it turned for me and I never got my interest back Our protagonist, Sean Suh, is a Korean American in his early 20s who you discover early on has some pretty strong urges to hurt and kill young women In fact, you learn that he acted on these urges at least once in a severe [...]


    4. FIVE STARSSean Suh His name doesn t exactly roll off the tongue, but that doesn t matter It works Sean Suh is the main character, otherwise known as the UNRELIABLE NARRATOR, in debut author Wendy Heard s novel, Hunting Annabelle Is he a serial killer Is he insane Or just a one time killer You won t know until the very end tease tease You will know that he is an odd duck I guarantee he will command your full attention from page one Delectably untrustworthy, yet incredibly sympathetic w FI [...]


    5. Amazing This was a four star book for me from the very beginning.Then the ending just blew me away Such a fresh take on the psychological thriller I love Truly original I highly recommend this book to all mystery thriller lovers You will not be disappointed Special thanks to NetGalley for the free copy in exchange for my honest review.


    6. 3.5 terrifying starsSean is quite a troubled young man, recently released from a mental institution after being convicted of a grisly murder Sean is mentally ill, raised by what seems to be an uncaring brilliant neurosurgeon mother, he tries to escape the hallucinations, the psychotropic drugs the delusions, and the overwhelming urge to kill He sees auras indicative of his schizophrenia, and then one day in a park he frequents he meets Annabelle and there is an instant connection Could this b 3. [...]


    7. Hunting Annabelle features Sean, a twenty something young man battling the personal demons surrounding his profound mental illness, when a girl he just met is kidnapped before his eyesor was she What follows is his pursuit to find out what happened to Annabelle while simultaneously being investigated by the police as the prime suspect in her disappearance I enjoyed the first third of this book, however, the novelty of the plot was quickly ruined for me I became bored with Sean s endeavor t Hunti [...]


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