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A very suspenseful mystery. I enjoyed this Patterson novel; I couldn't put it down!
Very Good Plot And Story That
Is Very Hard To Pull Away From.
If Start Reading Plan On At Least A 11/2 Hour Sitdown.
Hated the way this started. It was too sick for my taste. Did not finish listening to it. Very sick. Warning.
Again, I have to say that the Patterson-Paetro collaboration is not one of my favorites. They seem to put out books that in my opinion are not even close to the quality of the original Patterson works
Agreed this book is violent but Patterson knows how to keep you reading and loving his style of writing. Didn't disappoint this time, I was hooked from page one. Good read but not for everyone.
Just love Mr. Patterson's style and his ever so short chapters. This prolific author never fails!
this book was beyond anything i have ever read and that is saying a lot. my mind is still reeling from this book. to get into the mind of a killer is one thing, but Patterson does it beyond all the other books i have ever read and trust me that is a bunch. this one will haunt you, and make u really wander if there are people like the alliance and Henri out there is so, i hope i never meet them. to read this book i would advise take stock of what u know and then flush it down the drain this book is unlike any book i have ever read. James hit it out of the ball park. move over Dexter this book is unlike anything out there.
Extremely violent book. I have read many mystery and murder books and I think this one was one of the most violent books.
But, I did enjoy this book.....until the end. It just left us hanging....
I have read a couple of Patterson's other novels; " Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, and " Sundays at Tiffany". I love his writing, and this book did not dissapoint. It was a totally different book for me, because I have not read a murder mystery in several years. I just had not found one that peaked my interest. Stephen King is a little too Sadistic as well as a few others for my taste. Even though the novel was graphic, and at times difficult to get through, Patterson's ability to write so fluidly kept my curiosity for the entire book.
I am sure that there are serial killers that have similar characteristics to Henri Benoit (the assassin in this case) and the way that he chooses to look at death. No one would hope that anyone's life would end in the malicious manner that some of the character's in the novel does. It keeps the reader on edge, and we want that happy ending, when justice is served. James Patterson does not exclude or leave out anything, and closure in a book of this genre is important to the reader. I was pleasantly surprised with my reactions to the novel. I anticipated an on edge, nail biting experience. I am not one to read a book in labeled in this genre, but maybe I have broken out of my shell a little bit.
Patterson begins by shoving you in at the deep end....then keeps you gulping for air page after thrilling page.
couldn't put it down, even though it had a lot of violence and disturbing content.
Very disappointed. Started reading it but had to stop and return to the library. It reflects bad influences on other bad apples other there. Will never read Paetro's book. She promotes violence to female world. Sad.
Not for your kids to read! It was a flowing read but was left wide open at the end. Maybe a sequel will be written. Good but violent.
I've read a previous Patterson/Paetro book and was disappointed. As I started reading this one, I was pleasantly surprised, but as the book approached the end, I was once again disappointed. A lot of setup for a resounding thud. I won't other to read another collaboration with Paetro.
A thrilling book, keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very end which just leaves you awe-struck. Five stars.
I am in agreement with paisley6.
I had this book out on audio and returned it without finishing it, which surprised me because I have enjoyed serveral of his previous titles.
Personally I found this one too violent. It could also be "triggering" for some individuals.
I strongly do NOT recommend this book. Patterson's latest few books have really been hit and miss; with this one is beyond the pale. As a former Patterson reader, found this containing too much gratuitous violence against women described (over & over again) in such detail, making it feel almost pornographic. Believe me, I am not a prude and am open to pushing boundaries/the edge, but in my humble opinion Patterson definitely crosses the line in this one. I actually felt guilty as I continued to quickly skimmed the latter part of the book, just so I could see how it ended (which I found to be sorely lacking and disappointing). What gets me the most is, he could have moved the story forward WITHOUT all the detailed violence. I have committed to not reading anymore Patterson's stuff. It's just sad; fortunately for us avid readers, I know there are lots of other great books, writing, and strong storytelling out there for us to choose from.