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Jerry Hatchett (1959) was born and grew up in the creatively fertile Mississippi Delta, and lives and works now in Houston, Texas. A lifelong admitted geek, he loves to create fast stories around characters you can cheer for and against. His work features a crisp tight voice that pulls you in and doesn't let go.

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  • File Size: 720 KB
  • Print Length: 420 pages
  • Publisher: Red House Publishing (January 19, 2014)
  • Publication Date: January 19, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009LYDM4W
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,031 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jerry Hatchett (1959-) was born and grew up in the creatively fertile Mississippi Delta, and lives and works now in Houston, Texas. A lifelong admitted geek, he loves to create fast stories around characters you can cheer for and against. His work features a crisp tight voice that pulls you in and doesn't let go.

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73 of 73 people found the following review helpful By fishman9 on September 4, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I read books for entertainment. I don't get all caught up in how believable things are or how well a character is developed. If I am entertained by the book then it was worth the read and this book was very entertaining. If fact I started and finished it in and evening. It was an easy read and kept my interest to the point that before I knew it I was done reading it. Good job and look forward to reading more from Jerry.
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59 of 62 people found the following review helpful By L. Cole on October 17, 2012
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PAWNBROKER is well written, easy to read and basically a top-notch thriller. The title character is Gray Bolton, an everyday man looking after his family and business who is unwittingly propelled into a deadly struggle against some powerful bad guys who will do anything to get something back from him. Suffice to say, the "something" is creepy, dangerous and extremely valuable. Fast-paced, with exciting twists and turns and a good sense of the Mississippi setting, I was hooked straight away by the sinister prologue and stayed hooked until the epilogue, which I thought was a nice touch. I found this novel "unputdownable" and devoured it in three sittings. Highly recommended, and I hope for more titles from the author.
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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful By S.L. Sorensen on April 2, 2013
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There were many things I really enjoyed about this book, and a few areas for improvement. It was fast paced, harrowing and mind-boggling. The author also did an excellent job of giving the main character, Gray, and his investigator, Penny, very distinct and likeable characters. That said, there were a number of characters that weren't quite fleshed out enough, the main one being Abby. I would really like to have seen more from Abby's point of view that could maybe make me understand how she had gotten into such a terrible situation. The Sheriff was a serious sicko, and was very well drawn. One of the things I would have like to see, would be how they reversed the damage that had been done. All in all, I thought it was a highly entertaining read, and I'm looking forward to seeing what the author produces next.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Amy Edelman on October 29, 2013
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Gray Bolton became a pawnbroker after careful research revealed it to be "a business as legitimate as any other" that would provide him a living in the small town of Montello, Mississippi. It also "looked like a lot of fun. And it was. At first." Then, like so many other careers, it became a matter of routine, of repetitive stories from predictable customers who all over-valued their cherished possessions. Or it was, until the day an armed man slipped by his defenses: bored by a regular customer's unfunny jokes, Gray failed to notice that the new customer at the door was wrapped in a long overcoat, despite the heat of a Mississippi August, and so failed to trigger the lock that would deny him entrance. Before long Casey finds himself staring into the barrel of a semiautomatic. But, he and his assistant have prepared for this and it is the would-be thief who ends up dead on the floor.

From there, Gray's life takes a turn for the worst and quickly slides into chaos: the local police act as if Gray was at fault in the shooting; the would-be thief was not who he seemed to be; and his wife, the stunning Abby, seems to just not care anymore. Before too long he finds himself on the run with Penny Lane, a beautiful ex-cop, now an investigator for the high-priced attorney Gray has hired, figuring that he would rather live in the poor-house than die in the electric-chair.

And so we're off. The story moves along at a sufficiently fast clip, with enough plot turns to keep the reader guessing and interesting characters mostly well fleshed out. Hints are dropped along the way for the attentive reader, though as the body count mounts the options for the final resolution do narrow.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Page Turner on May 24, 2013
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This book grabbed my attention with the Mississippi setting since that's where I was born and I love anything southern. Great beginning, interesting writing style, enjoyed the pace. I found it quite suspenseful initially, though I agree with another reviewer that the story was choppy. Then the whole scenario began to wear thin and tire me out -- not a good sign. The author simply lost me toward the end, and I had the feeling he was uncertain about how to bring the story to a close himself. The ending was too pat and unsatisfying.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By The Kindle Book Review on July 16, 2013
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Jerry Hatchett has written a spellbinding thriller bursting with plot twists that had me immediately absorbed in the story. It is a story about money and greed and the impact that it has on the powerful, the powerless and the people that fall prey to the pressure.

Gray Bolton is a pawnbroker that has a wife and two precious daughters. He is content with his business and his life until a strange armed man enters his pawn shop and life as he knows it is turned upside down.

I found this book to be unique and skillfully written with plot twists that will keep you glued to the pages. It brings to light the struggles of the people who frequent the pawn shop as well as the cruelty and indifference by those in power to the people they are sworn to protect. The characters in this book are colorful and well developed and the interactions between them are realistic and engaging.

I thought this was an excellent read. It is fast paced and filled with intrigue and drama that will leave you breathless. I highly recommend this book for all readers who love a great mystery and want to be consumed by the story.

The KBR received this book free of charge in exchange for a fair and honest review. We are not connected in any way to Amazon or the author.

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