Excellent book- a definite page turner
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I had previously only read the Alex Cross novels, but this book was just as interesting, even without Detective Cross. The character of the lead detective struck me as a little superficial, however, this was more than made up for by the plot and development of the villain character. I would read others in the series without hesitation. I originally hoped to read this on my upcoming beach vacation, but I completed it before I left! Oh well, onto my Patterson novel featuring Michael Bennett.
Definite have to read! This was my first James Patterson novel, and I have to say, I couldn't put it down! Will definitely be reading him from now on.
I like this book a lot--I have read 2 Bennet books an 4 Cross books now and like the Bennet books a Lil bit more so far--amazing book here!!
I like the book. But how did Bennett get on list of famous murders?
Why did apt go after Bennett?
I couldn't put the book away without reading just one more page!
This was a great read. No slow parts here, very enthralling! An exciting story.
Writing this to add my voice to all the reviewers who are disappointed with this book and James Patterson, since truly I feel very let down.
If you're looking for a mystery, do not buy this book. There is literally no mystery and any leads that at first appear mysterious are quickly solved not by the main character but... other, smaller characters. Early on I understood the main character as a detective far more concerned with his personal life than his work and surely people can relate to that; bit are those of us who can "main character of a $15 book material?"
As the book went on I came to feel the main character and Patterson were alike: neither were too happy to be doing their job and both just wanted things to end. Having those thoughts reflected back at me I just wanted the book to end too.
The best thing about this book is Patterson's signature writing style which I do enjoy reading. The worst part is the content in which we see all the people surrounding him do our "heroe's" job for him. From books I like to take away a small lesson or thought that the author is trying to convey. There's nothing new to be gained here.
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I have too agree it was a page turner until the end, but really enjoyed it.
Great mystery & drama! Suspenseful!
I enjoyed the book until it ended with several loose ends. It was though the author lost interest and just wanted out.