The Hand That Feeds You by A.J. Rich

The Hand That Feeds You

Morgan's life seems to be settled - she is completing her thesis on victim psychology and newly engaged to Bennett, a man more possessive than those she has dated in the past, but also more chivalrous and passionate.But she returns from class one day to find Bennett savagely killed, and her dogs - a Great Pyrenees, and two pit bulls she was fostering - circling the body, covered in blood. Everything she holds dear in life is taken away from her i...

Details The Hand That Feeds You

TitleThe Hand That Feeds You
Release DateJul 7th, 2015
GenreFiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Mystery Thriller, Psychological Thriller

Reviews The Hand That Feeds You

  • Patty
    This was a pitiful book. It's poorly written, the characters aren't developed. I don't feel anything for the characters, the characters don't feel anything for themselves or each other. The dogs aren't even interesting. The authors go off subject so much it is annoying and ridiculous. I believe the point of the story might be that once a victim always a victim. At one point in the book she includes this paragraph: “The last funeral I had attend...
  • Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο Αμούν Arnum
    - Αν δεν υπάρχουν σκύλοι στον Παράδεισο,τότε όταν πεθάνω θέλω να πάω όπου πήγαν κι εκείνοι. Will Rogers. Ένα δυνατό ψυχολογικό θρίλερ με μυστήριο και ανατροπές αλλα και αναπάντεχες εξελίξεις. Τα πάντα κινούνται γύρω απο την διαταραχή αντικοινωνικής συ...
  • Lisa
    The hand That Feeds You by A.J Rich is a well written thriller that mixes psychological with a high Mystery content. I found it a real page turner & had my full attention.Morgan a Psychology student is completing her thesis on victim psychology when she returns home to find her fiancé Bennett murdered & two of her dogs Cloud & George covered in blood & her other dog Chester shot , she immediately fears for her dogs safety as they are taken to th...
  • Kristin
    I was pretty disappointed. I didn't find it "smart" or "sexy" or "emotionally riveting" as the publisher suggests. The idea of a psychologist studying victimology while exhibiting traits of a victim herself was quite fascinating, but somehow it fell flat. I just can't get over how such a great concept was executed in such a watered down way -- I can't really explain it better than that. The ending was also incredibly abrupt, with a giant twist (w...
  • Brenda
    4.5★sWhen Morgan returned home to find the front door ajar she was worried – the dogs could easily escape – she worried Bennett hadn’t latched it properly. Bennett didn’t like her dogs; but Morgan loved dogs and had rescued two pit bulls plus she had owned her Great Pyrenees since she was a puppy; Cloud was a gentle giant. The absolute horror of what confronted her when she entered the house was shattering – her dogs were covered in b...
  • Audra (ouija.doodle.reads)
    I'm not sure why I keep doing this to myself. I always want these "psychological thrillers" to be good, or at least interesting, or at the very, VERY least to have some sort of twist that I don't figure out within the first 50 pages. But, alas. The characters, especially Morgan, were flatter than frogs hit by all eighteen wheels of a semi. Even the dogs were underdeveloped. Add this one to the towering stack of less-than-thrilling-thrillers clogg...
  • Andrea
    A.J. Rich is actually Amy Hempel and Jill Ciment writing as a team, and I was so excited when I heard that. Individually, they are both beautiful writers. Sadly, I found this novel to be terrible - poor characterization, repetitive, an implusible plot, and worst of all it was terribly written. Really disappointing.
  • Nora|KnyguDama
    Be galo lauktas detektyvas. Vien anotacija taip suintrigavo, jog spirgėjau knygą perskaityti. Man ji kaip siaubo filmo aprašymas skambėjo, tai galit suprasti mano nekantrumą. A.J. Rich - dviejų rašytojų Amy Hempel ir Jill Ciment duetas, o detektyvas "Ranka, kuri tave maitina" - jų debiutinis romanas. Debiutas tikrai neblogas, istorija originali ir kitokia, tačiau visgi tikėjausi daugiau. Morgana studijuoja teismo psichologiją. Ją ypa...
  • Liz Barnsley
    The Hand That Feeds You is a psychological thriller that has an awful lot going for it. The addictive quality is spot on, I read this in one sitting, readability factor high.When Morgan comes home to discover that her fiancee is dead, her dog's are the culprits, she has a breakdown. Upon recovery she discovers that he was not who he claimed to be, in fact nobody seems to know who he is. Further investigation shows that she is not the only one he ...
  • Susan
    When we meet thirty year old Morgan Prager, she is living in a Brooklyn apartment and writing her Master’s thesis in forensic psychology at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Her thesis is looking at what identifies a victim and it was through her online research that she met her fiancé Bennett. Bennett told Morgan he lived in Montreal, where he managed bands and she thought little of his unwillingness to meet her family. After all, she...
  • Jo Anne B
    This book really frustrated me. Morgan is supposed to be a psychologist studying victomology and is herself a victim! I guess that could be a clever story if it weren't so obvious and the person didn't do such ridiculous things to put themselves into dangerous situations. Morgan did not even come across as intelligent enough to be a psychologist. No need to launch a whole study online about being a victim when you make yourself into one. She was ...
  • Linda Strong
    Authors Amy Hempel and Jill Ciment write this as A. J. Rich. Morgan Prager comes home to the apartment she shares with her fiancee and finds him dead, brutally mauled by her three dogs ... 2 of them are rescued pit bulls and 1 is a Great Pyrenees.It is here that the story divides into two individual stories. She finds that her fiancee isn't who he said he was .... not his name, not his parents, not his job, not his education ... seems like he has...
  • Figgy
    This book was an incredibly quick, engrossing read.“I saw the pig hearts,” I said, as neutrally and calmly as one can say I saw the pig hearts.It dealt with forensic psychology, specifically that of sociopaths, and was made all the more fascinating by the real world facts dropped in there.Sociopaths make up 4 percent of the population, 12 million Americans. They are not necessarily raging criminals: most of them are charming, intelligent, and...
  • Bookread2day
    The perfect couple. The perfect life. The perfect murder. This is most fascinating unusual thriller that I have ever read. Morgan who is engaged to Bennett and is studying victim psychology. When Morgan returns home from her class she finds Bennett has been savagely killed and her dogs circling the body covered in blood. But who is framed for Bennett's death?.This is a fabulous novel that has the perfect victim that sinks his claws into his life ...
  • Airinė
    Morgana gyvena ramų gyvenimą - baiginėja studijas, turi sužadėtinį ir augina tris šunis.Vieną dieną po paskaitų sugrįžusi namo Morgana patiria šoka. Ją pasitinka krauju susitepę augintiniai, o miegamajame ji randa žiauriai suniokotą savo mylimąjį.. Ką padarė Benetas, kad šunys taip su juo pasielgė? Knygos viršelis viliote viliojo kuo greičiau žengti pro praviras duris ir išsiaiškinti kas gi tokio kraupaus ten nutiko. P...
  • Tempo de Ler
    Depois de o encontrar morto no seu apartamento, Morgan descobre que o noivo não era quem ela julgava ser. Bennett mentiu-lhe em relação ao seu nome, ao emprego e em relação a grande parte do que rodeava a sua vida pessoal. A polícia acredita que foram os cães de Morgan que mataram Bennett, mas, embora tenha algumas dúvidas em relação aos dois cães que acolheu recentemente, Morgan está convencida que a sua cadela Cloud é inocente. Ass...
  • Sara Cutaia
    OUT IN JULY! Oh my God. I don't usually go for thrillers, but I've heard lots of hype about one of the authors that co-wrote this and had to try it out. AND THANK GOD I DID. Morgan is a grad student studying victimology who ends up being victimized herself by a man she was engaged to. She finds him murdered by her dogs one day, and thus ensues a dazzling downward spiral as Morgan discovers Bennett is not the man she thought he was. It's full of f...
  • Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
    Πριν ακόμα φτάσει στα χέρια μου το συγκεκριμένο βιβλίο, οι κριτικές που είχα διαβάσει σχετικά με αυτό ήταν εξαιρετικά διφορούμενες, κάτι το οποίο μου είχε προκαλέσει μια εσωτερική σύγχυση, αφού δεν ήμουν σε θέση να γνωρίσω εξ' αρχής την πραγματικ...
  • AmberBug **
    1970-01-01 reviewDear Reader,I feel so let down by this book. What should have been a page turning thriller, not to mention well written... became an annoyance to me. A dog loving psychology student comes home to find her fiance murdered by what looks to be her dogs. That alone sounds horrifying and a good twisty mind frak. So yes, I was intrigued and wanted to stick with it and find out what truly happens. Being a dog lover myself, I was...
  • Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
    The Hand That Feeds You by A.J. Rich {a pseudonym for the partnership of authors Amy Hempel and Jill Ciment) offers an interesting premise. Psychology student Morgan Prager is devastated when she returns home one evening to find her fiance, Bennett, mauled to death by her beloved pets, a Great Pyrenees and two fostered pit bulls. But when attempts to notify Bennett's family of his death reveal he was not the man she thought he was, for Morgan, a ...
  • Barbara
    2.5 stars: I really enjoyed this book and I’m not sure why because it’s bad in so many ways. Yet, I couldn’t stop reading it. It’s Amazon’s best book of July 2015, which is interesting in that Amazon found it suspenseful as well, despite all the flaws. It’s a story of 30 year old woman who should know better. She possesses incredibly self destructive and risky behaviors. She’s not very likeable. She behaves more like an out-of-contr...
  • Traci
    *Thanks to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC to read and review.The Hand That Feeds You is a psychological thriller that completely drew me in from the very beginning, making it impossible not to want to fly through the book to find out the ending. I usually hate writing reviews of thrillers because I think that the less you know about them, usually the better. However, I will attempt to at least give an opinion without any spoilers or comparing ...
  • Alicia
    1970-01-01, I admire the backstory to this book, but this book is . . . not great. It centers on a young woman, a grad student, whose boyfriend dies (apparently mauled by her dogs), at which point she realizes everything she knows about him is a lie--and that the other women in his life are being murdered. The thing is, she is an amazingly stupid person, so you don't really sympathize with her for being fooled by...
  • Xana
    Bem, as 3,5* seriam justas sem dúvida, mas não chega as 4 porque não seria justo para com outros que têm mais qualidade de escrita.Li-o num instante, e fiquei muito ansiosa para o terminar. Percebi o desenlace bastante antes, no entanto não perdi o interesse. Faltou-lhe, para ser um 4*, uma personagem forte, com carisma. A rapariga era tolinha e fraquinha e envolvia-se com demasiada facilidade para uma mulher que estuda psicos e isso devia t...
  • Laura Rash
    About halfway thru this book I became a little bored with it, then guessed the ending so I was left with just wanting it to be finished. It wasn't a bad storyline just maybe needed to be handled a little differently
  • Krista
    I was interested in reading The Hand That Feeds You after learning of its backstory: When author Katherine Russell Rich learned that the man she was in love with was a lying con artist, she set out to write a novel about the experience; to explore what would make an intelligent and confident woman fall for such a fraud. That novel was barely started, however, when Rich succumbed to breast cancer. Two of her friends – authors Amy Hempel and Jill...
  • ♡ Kim ♡
    This book kept my attention - read it in one sitting. My emotions were slightly high over a few parts concerning pit bulls, but in the end I enjoyed the read - most of all, I had the urge to go adopt a puppy. If only my sweet girl wasn't such a spoiled, only doggie, kind of gal.
  • MarciaB - Book Muster Down Under
    This is one of those books that landed on my doorstep and unassumingly made its way into my house – until I read the blurb. It was with trepidation though that I started reading due to my extreme love for our four-legged friends and the fact that I'm well aware of the reputation that Pit Bulls have been stereo-typed into worldwide.Imagine walking into your apartment to find your fiancé laying on the floor in a pool of blood with your dogs circ...
  • Carol
    I decided to order this book from the library after the enthusiastic write-up in the Sunday paper. “Mesmerizing and terrifying,” the reviewer wrote. I didn’t find it mesmerizing, nor did I find it terrifying. The story was about a promiscuous young woman who was a rape victim many years ago, which created a need in her to clinically understand the relationship between victim and perpetrator. So she repeatedly puts herself in jeopardizing si...