The Hunted: Sins of the Father

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Pub Date 01 Dec 2021 | Archive Date 15 May 2022

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What do you do when the person that is supposed to help is the one you’re running from? Angel Evanston is about to find out.

Two years ago, Angel survived something so traumatic it sent her into hiding. She’s committed to living a life that honors the losses of her past, despite her physical and emotional scars. That means proving she isn’t the coward she was once accused of being.

Emily Bright and her best friend Harper White have big dreams, but a chance meeting has changed the course of their future.

When Angel finds Emily, bloody and traumatized, in a truck stop bathroom. The story Emily tells is incredible: a sheriff abducts and tortures women, then turns them loose on his ranch to be hunted like animals.

No one has escaped… until now. Emily got out, but Harper is still on the ranch. Angel must choose between turning a blind eye or being the kind of person who helps others, even if it means putting herself in peril – again.

The next hunt is about to begin.

What do you do when the person that is supposed to help is the one you’re running from? Angel Evanston is about to find out.

Two years ago, Angel survived something so traumatic it sent her into...

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I absolutely loved this book! From the short chapters to the amazing story line. It was constantly moving with suspenseful and cringe worthy sences. I loved how we followed Angel after the first book The Dollhouse. You can't help but root for her and some of the other characters! I thought the ending was intense perfectly executed.

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OMG this book was amazing!!! I had previously read The Dollhouse from Ennis and had been bowled over so I had high expectations from the start. And she did not disappoint!! This story is a continuation of Angel's story from The Dollhouse. I loved seeing her journey and watching her grow from that horrible experience. She is a great female heroine. This was also an intense, disturbing story line where the characters were so strong despite the circumstances that they were all put through. The writing was great; lots of creepy and cringe but also lots of wit and humor.. you wouldn't normally think both go together but Ennis has done a great job combining these. Great characters, lots of action and suspense and an explosive ending! Could not put it down!! Cannot wait for more!!

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2021 has brought us quite a few break through authors . I for one have added at least 5 new authors to my auto buy list .

One book that completely shook me to the core was The Dollhouse by Sara Ennis. If you have not read this yet you need to drop what you are doing and get a copy, now.

Talk about a heart pounding, twisted thriller . I was completely consumed by the first page and instantly became addicted to knowing what would happen next and let me tell you, I could have never prepared myself for what came next .

That leads to me to The Hunted : Sins of the Father . This is book two . Although it could be read as a stand alone I would not recommend it as you get so much out of reading The Dollhouse first .

In true Sara Ennis fashion, this book does not disappoint . I instantly recognized the queeziness that snuck up on me as I began . We follow Angel in the aftermath of the dollhouse. Angel is broken, as anyone would be after the trauma she had faced . When Angel finds Emily bloody and a mess she is confronted with the choice of helping Emily or turning her back on her . After everything that has happened to Angel how can she put herself in the cross hairs of danger ?

Every time I conclude one of Sara Ennis’ books I am left in anticipation of what will she come out with next ? How can they top the prior ? They don’t top one another but they do add more to the story . Both books are 5 stars !

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I was so happy to see this on NetGalley as I loved The Doll House (Book 1) and Two Lies & a Truth (Book .5) I highly recommend them both as they are creepy as Hell. I recommend you read the first two books before reading this as it helps to see what happened to Angel in the past.

Sara Ennis knows how to write thrilling fiction, she doesn't shy away from dark themes or graphic violence. The violence in this series is not gratuitous, it is used to show just how messed up a mind can get from an abusive childhood, it is also used to help portray the fear and anxiety the victims feel. I also got a sense that when the victims fight back it is to show how we can gain strength from what hurts us. This book deals with female friendship in the best light as well. I liked how none of these people were blood related but considered each other family. I am not usually a series reader but I liked this one so much that I am excited that there is going to be another book in 2022, that says a lot about how much I enjoy Ms. Ennis' writing. I am really looking forward to book three!

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Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review!

When I saw that Sara Ennis had a new book out, I knew I had to add it to my TBR list right away! The Hunter: Sins of the Father by Sara Ennis is the sequel to The Dollhouse, but it's fine to read as a standalone if you didn't read the previous book. The book revolves around Angel, a character from the Dollhouse, who stumbles across a broken and bleeding girl one day at a truck stop bathroom. Emily tells her a tale of horror, starting with being kidnapped by a local sheriff. The worst part is, her best friend Harper is still being held captive. Will Angel decide to help Emily? Will they be able to rescue Harper?

Here is a chilling excerpt from Chapter 1, which is from Harper's point of view:

"I hear him say, "Getting tired of the dark-haired one. No more fight in her. 'Bought time to turn her loose."
My pulse quickens. DId he say, "Turn her loose?" Is he going to let us go?
Ha. You're a fool, Harpy!' No way can he turn us loose. They can't leave us alive, not after everything they've done to us. For Harper White and Emily Bright, best friends with rhyming names and big dreams, this is the end of the road."

Overall, The Hunter: Sins of the Father is a heart-pounding thriller that will appeal to fans of Karin Slaughter or Dot Hutchinson's The Butterfly Garden. Just like those books, The Hunter is not for the faint of heart. There are some descriptions of violence, gore, etc. that made me feel a bit queasy. Although there aren't any twists in this book, that didn't detract from my enjoyment of the book. It's a straightforward thriller with nonstop action from beginning to end. If you're intrigued by the excerpt above, or if you're a fan of thrillers in general, I highly recommend that you check out this book when it comes out in December!

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This is the 1st novel I have ever read by Sara Ennis and I can genuinely shout from the mountain top that it WON’T be my last! In her extraordinary book, The Hunted: Sins of the Father, she effortlessly took me into a world full of beauty - beauty built upon devastation, haunting memories, pain and longing in her main characters. But "living their journey" as I read through this fascinating book about strength, determination & grit, I could see the true worth of the scars each carried. Scars that can either hold you tethered to the past or ones that can remind you of where you've been and all you’ve accomplished since then. Knowing full well that without those scars, you wouldn't be you. I am proud of my scars because they symbolize my survival. I have such a deep admiration for Sara for writing her book about transformation from victim to victory. I am going back to read the first book in this series now! Assuredly a 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ novel if ever there was one! Add it to your MUST - READ or TBR lists. Thank you Sara for reminding me that my scars are magnificent. I can't wait to read you next book. 📖 😊👍🏼❤️

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Thank you Sara Ennis and NetGalley for the chance to read this follow up to The Dollhouse. I love books that return to previous established themes and characters, particularly in a book such as this one that allow a chance to explore themes on resilience following a traumatic experience in the previous book (I like it when an author keeps following up on a character who can offer a lot of valuable story arcs!).

I appreciate how deftly Ms. Ennis handles complex themes on darkness again in this book; I was reminded of true crime material about serial killer Robert Hansen and I liked how this book used clearly real world themes, even though terrible, to, for me, honor those real life victims as well. I found the development of Angel and her recovery from her experiences in The Dollhouse to be realistic, understandable, and thoughtfully developed as overcoming trauma is not a smooth or steady process and can be easily misunderstood by others. I liked that Angel was willing to find the strength to help others and in that way could examine her experiences and offer support to other victims.

I am a reader who does not mind dark themes so I really enjoy Ms. Ennis' books, I hope to continue to read and support her work! Thank you again for sharing your book with me, I look forward to sharing my review on my instagram account, website, and other relevant outlets!

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This series is SO insanely intense, I love it! I found this one to be not as disturbing as Dollhouse, but, don’t get me wrong, it’s definitely still high up there for sure and may not be a book for everyone due to sensitivity of the subject matter and trigger warnings!

The Hunted was so action packed! Just like the first book in the series, I had major anxiety reading this - in such a good way. Constantly rooting for characters and devouring page after page, this one was definitely unputdownable! Phew! For my next read I think I need something light and fluffy now though!

Thank you SO much Sarah Ennis for allowing me to read this early copy of your newest book! Anyone looking for a dark, disturbing and adrenaline rushing series be sure to pick up Dollhouse and then grab The Hunted, out November 30th, 2021 !

I already cannot wait for spring 2022 to get my hands on the third book of the series - The Mercy : Angel of Death ! Eeeeek!!!

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Wow. I loved this book! It kept me wanting to read more. I was hooked from the beginning. I really enjoyed the different POV. I would have liked to have a POV by Jonny Law to fully get inside his head. While I was reading I just kept thinking about how crazy some people really are. This is a must read (read The Dollhouse first)! I can’t wait for part 3 and another crazy ass adventure for Angel.

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What a heck of a follow up from the Dollhouse book! I thought that one was intense but this one went another level of crazy! Note: if you are squeamish about abuse of many kinds and violence this may not be for you.

Angel is recovering from her Dollhouse encounter and has a new friend CB that is a truck driver. One night at a bathroom break she takes she sees a girl named Emily bloody and beaten. A respected sheriff has taken her and her friend Harper and tortured them (in super atrocious vivid ways) and she wants to save her friend. Angel has to confront the situation and deal with another traumatic event.

So so so good! Sara Ennis is unbelievable at writing. Her character development her pacing her narrating it sucks me in and I cannot stop watching the train wreck story in front of me! If you are ready for an intense vivid angsty read this is it! I cannot wait for the next one!

Thank you netgalley and Sara Ennis for the arc in exchange for my honest review!

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Wow. The suspense in this one is incredible. This book is the sequel to The Dollhouse. Angel finds herself in yet again, another dangerous situation. Other characters from the previous book pop up as well. I really enjoyed this book. Could not put it down. The Mercy is next, coming Spring 2022. I cannot wait!!!

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SYNOPSIS: “What do you do when the person that is supposed to help is the one you’re running from? Angel Evanston is about to find out.

When Angel finds Emily, bloody and traumatized, in a truck stop bathroom. The story Emily tells is incredible: a sheriff abducts and tortures women, then turns them loose on his ranch to be hunted like animals.

No one has escaped… until now. Emily got out, but Harper is still on the ranch. Angel must choose between turning a blind eye or being the kind of person who helps others, even if it means putting herself in peril – again.”

This amazing sequel is out tomorrow- 12/1! Get yourself a copy!


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The Hunted: Sins Of The Father - Sara Ennis

The Dollhouse (the first in the series) is a superbly dark and involving psychological thriller about abducted children imprisoned in a basement by their twisted captors.

The Hunted: Sins Of The Father continues the story of Angel, one of the the survivors from The Dollhouse, but it is a very different kind of book.

Angel in living on the road with CB, a sassy best friend mother figure trucker. When Angel finds an injured and abused woman in a restroom, and hears the horror story of the ranch prison she's escaped from she throws caution to the wind and decides she must help the woman, and try to help rescue her friend who is still captive.

It's an all out adventure quest, on a mission to locate the ranch then try to free the friend, there is plenty of threat, interspersed with graphic torture and violence.

I found it a fast and thrilling ride, while I prefer the psychological tension of The Dollhouse, this is a very entertaining and different book. If you loved The Dollhouse you are bound to enjoy this, though perhaps for different reasons.

After reading two books back to back there's no doubt, Sara Ennis writes dark, fast and compelling books. I'm looking forwards to reading whatever she writes next.

Thanks to Netgalley and Sara Ennis

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Loved this one by Sara Ennis. Full of crazy twists and turns. Kept me on the edge of my seat. A great author! Really grabbed me at the beginning and never let go. Characters were easy to relate to and kept me invested in them.
Highly recommend this one.
Thank you NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book

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I discovered Sara Ennis in 2021 with her first book "The Dollhouse". I really loved it and it was even in my top 3 books of 2021. Needless to say I was more than excited to read the second installment of the series.

And it totally delivered !! We follow Angel in a very different setting. She's still recovering from the events of The Dollhouse, and the almost-adult girl is willing to put herself in harm's way in order to save people who suffer like she suffered.
The new character CB is my favorite. I really hope we'll see more of her in the next book.

I must say I still have a slight preference for Book 1, because, well, Alfred. But this second book is a must read and already a strong candidate for my top books of the year

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I am just HOOKED on this series. The first book, The Dollhouse, was insanely dark and twisted. The Hunted definitely delivered more of the same.

The Hunted was very action packed and suspenseful. The plot was, once again, very dark and twisted. I found myself biting my nails (again!) throughout certain chapters. There was so much happening in this book that it left me sweating!

It's hard to review this book without spoiling anything from the first book, but I'll say that Angel's character development was one of my favorite aspects. It's impossible to not root for her, honestly.

I just cannot get over how Sara Ennis comes up with these ideas for a plot. They're so disturbing to think about, yet I felt so compelled to speed through these well written stories! I cannot wait for the 3rd book in this series!

Many thanks to Netgalley and Sara Ennis for providing me with a copy of The Hunted in exchange for my honest review!

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Sara Ennis is my fav author. This novel was fast paced and full of action from the first chapter. A sequel to the Dollhouse, which if you haven’t read it yet, you must! But also great as a stand alone. Gruesome situations run alongside characters evoking hope and dare I say vengeance. Loved everything about it. Can’t wait for the next instalment!

Thank you NetGalley for this arc

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Here we are again with another awesome dark horror unputdownable book by Sara Ennis.
After reading The Dollhouse I was intrigued to know more about Angel and how she turned out but this books is next level .
This is the story of Angel and how she is living her own on roads when one day she met an injured girl in a public bathroom, and rest is just a fast track roller coaster you want to enjoy as soon as possible
I am hoping for a movie series of this beautifully written thriller

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This is the second book in the Duality series. Even though the author did a great job recapping Angel's backstory, I recommend reading the first book before reading this one.

I could hardly get anything done! The story was fantastic. I just needed to read the next chapter. The ending was pretty intense and I could not put the book down. I just finished the book and I'm already wishing I had the next installment. This is an intense, fast-paced psychological thriller. It kept the suspense at a high level throughout.

Angel is a brilliant character. She is broken but trying to survive on her own terms. I liked her character for her strength and her unwillingness to remain a victim of her circumstances.

I very highly recommend this book.

Thank you to NetGalley and Sara Ennis for a copy of "The Hunted: Sins of the Father" in exchange of an honest review.

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I thought The Dollhouse by Sara Ennis and the first book in this series was dark and twisted... well! There is certainly more where that came from and more!!

The Hunted: Sins of the Father was absolutely unputdownable! I literally read it late into the night and woke up and continued just about before I opened my eyes right until the very end!

An intense, heart pounding read that takes Angel, the main protagonist and the reader on an extremely wild and crazy ride after a stop at a truck stop restroom amps things up very quickly!

Definitely not a read for the faint-hearted! The graphic scenes were described with detail and I literally wanted to cover my eyes as I was reading! Some of the characters while pyschopathic were very intriguing! I'm keen to know more about Vero's background!

A must read for thriller lovers! 😍
It's out now!

Thank you @Netgalley and @saraennis for the #gifted eARC in return for my honest review.

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Great sequel to a great book! Safe to say I am officially a Sara Ennis fan! Definitely recommend to anyone that enjoys this genre.

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I received this book book from NetGalley and publishers. I never read from this author books I thought it looked very good and wasn't let it down, the suspense is amazing in the story. I could not put it down. I hope you enjoy as much as I did.

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