The story is written as a made for TV drama. Shallow characters, predictable behaviors and a conclusion you could see a mile away. Certainly not the Patterson we had learned to love.
The super hero qualities of the duo, the ease of finding the primary suspect, the predictability of each scene.
I would have made a cheap movie out of it, and be done.
Skp this one.
As an English Lit major many moons ago, I have always had a hunger and interest in the written word. This new-to-me medium,if you will, has offered another delightful facet to my Listening opening up another dimensional side of my sensory perception by utilizing the spoken word to draw me into exciting worlds.
I APPRECIATE THE MUNDANE IN DEVELOPING A STORY LINE AT TIMES BUT I WAS WAITING FOR SOME REAL, SUSPENSEFUL (I WOULD HAVE BEEN SATISFIED TO BE TAKEN BY SURPRISE) ACTION WHICH ELUDED ME RIGHT UP THE THE LAST SENTENCE.
THE STORY SEEMS TO CONTINUE AD NAUSEAM , THE LISTENER ALREADY SOLVED THE CRIME ONCE YOU TRULY KNOW WHAT THE FOCUS IS.
AS MUCH AS I LOVE THE CLASSIC PATTERSON, THIS JUST DOESN'T "CUT IT"
YES OF COURSE
WELL GAITED, NICELY VARIED AND PLEASANT
YES, BEN AFFLECK AND PERHAPS SANDRA BULLOCK
THIS LISTENING EXPERIENCE WAS NOT HORRIBLE BY ANY MEANS BUT LACKED THE SUSPENSE PATERSON IS NOTED FOR---
Detectives Zach and Kiely are on the special task force, NYPD Red, a police force that protects all the big stars and Hollywood type events happening in New York City. With everybody enjoying a huge breakfast event, a big time producer collapses, dying of poisoning. This begins a spree of killings by a psychopathic couple who are seeing all of these events as a movie script playing out in their minds.
Zach and Kiely have a history as a couple, but now Kiely is married to someone in the movie crowd. Threats get too close to home, and their personal lives are at stake. These killers must be stopped before they make a grand finale for their psycho imaginary movie.
This is your typical Patterson mystery/thriller, and he doesn't fail to come through this time either. Adding the Hollywood events and New York City atmosphere makes this book especially interesting. The relationship of the Zach and Kiely characters adds just the right amount of human interest within a fast passed chase to stop the killers. Another good Patterson book!!
I don’t understand. Is Patterson actually co-authoring these new books or are these co- authors just using his name and reputation in order to sell their books? Does anyone know?
Although this book had twists and turns it was unrealistic.
The villain has written a script full of murders and is carrying them out in real life. Then he tells his girlfriend how well his “plot” is turning out. The main character is narcissistic but also underwhelming. The people who are his targets do not come across as very smart and are also very unbelievable because none of them leave NY for LA when it is evident that they are all the targets for this murderer.
The detectives have the usual sexual tensions between them… blah, blah, blah…
I can’t even say that this book is “just okay” because I hated the ending. I would not recommend it.
I enjoyed previous Patterson novels and will listen to future attempts.
Probably listen to crime thrillers next.
Narrator was OK, no major complaints.
Title was best feature of this novel.
No additional comments.
Possibly the beginning of a new series for Patterson. Great characters and would certainly read the next one if it is written. You quickly care about the charaters and their lives.
kept my interest; I listen while doing outdoor work or housework; actually get more done when the story holds my interest.
Gripping, exciting, edgy.
This book had me sitting on the edge of me seat from start to finish. The characters were developed very well and the story had a good combination of thriller and anticipation. Great book!
I was always having to listen to more once I got to my destination. Would just sit in the car waiting for a good place to stop.
This story was an action-packed multidimensional love story. At times I wanted to root for the "bad couple."
Absolutely! I love all of his books. He is a great story teller.
No, I don't think I have
Several. There were parts that made me squeamish and others made me laugh out loud, and still other parts made me feel frustrated for the characters and maybe a little sorry for them.