ARC AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: Lone Wolf (An Orphan X book #9) by Gregg Hurwitz


Publication Date: February 13, 2024
Format: Audio
Genre:  Crime Thriller 
Narrator: Scott Block 

Publisher: Macmillan Audio
 13 Hours 13 minutes
Buy: Kindle | Audio


This is how a family keeps a secret...and how that secret ends up keeping them. 

This is how a family lives happily ever after...until happily ever after becomes complicated. 

This is how children change...and then change the world. 

When Rosie and Penn and their four boys welcome the newest member of their family, no one is surprised it's another baby boy. At least their large, loving, chaotic family knows what to expect. 

But Claude is not like his brothers. One day he puts on a dress and refuses to take it off. He wants to bring a purse to kindergarten. He wants hair long enough to sit on. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl. 

Rosie and Penn aren't panicked at first. Kids go through phases, after all, and make-believe is fun. But soon the entire family is keeping Claude's secret. Until one day it explodes. 


I received a free copy of this book from Macmillan Audio through I am leaving this review voluntarily. 

I love this series.  Filled with humor and action Hurwitz really packs it in.  I believe this is the 9th book in the series. As X ages he becomes more introspective and starts thinking about his life and his own mortality.  He was trained to kill and not to feel but his trainer helped to preserve his humanity. 

Now X finds himself outside his comfort zone  taking on the case of a missing dog for his niece.  Family and showing emotions is difficult for X. The missing dog leads to corporate espionage, AI, and a scary look at the future. Once again Joey brings the humor as X's surrogate teenage daughter who is dealing with her own issues of fitting in.  @thescottbrick once again kills it with his narration, really bringing the characters to life with his different voices. 

Could be read as a stand-a-lone but I wouldn't recommend it as each book builds the characters personalities. These are fun action packed books.  This one drops February 13, 2024.

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