I love James Patterson, so clearly this is a bias review. James was one of the first authors that really sparked my love of reading post college. This story had it all, sex, crime, bitterness, revenge. I sometimes feel guilty reading fiction books, thinking I should be using my precious spare time for bettering myself with business books or self help, but I don't feel bad about loving books like this (audio helps too since I can be doing other things while "reading". James Patterson will never write a classic novel, but his books are damn entertaining and this is no exception.
Like so many of his novels, the thing I like most about James Patterson is the character intertwining with each other. All characters have a back story and somehow it all makes sense. Of course, the intriguing mystery of crime novels is well represented.
I dislike when audio narrators use exaggerated voices. I thought the voices on this book were in sync with character. Although, admittedly, the new york accent was a little mundane.
Moved me... no. But, the lead detective working with his ex who he still had a flame for was something I could identify with...
Classic, predictable Patterson. Fits right along the same lines as the Alex Cross series of books.
Like I said, same type of storylines that the Alex Cross series has. Twists and suspense in typical fashion.
Easy listening. The books keeps you wanting to know more. I hope the ending is as good as the build up.
We are John Patterson fans and we listen to books while we travel so sometimes we stick with a book just because we don't have anything else to do and this is one of those books. It felt like it was a book that was put together to make a buck. We were not at all disappointed when it ended. We were disappointed in John Patterson and this book.
It was if you are driving through west Texas with nothing else to do. But otherwise?-Not
I am a died in the wool James Patterson fan and have read every book he has published but I have to say the last few have been disappointments. I don't eagerly await the next book as I did years ago. Wait for this one to go on sale.
I am not sure, as I found the story not up to the standards that James Patterson adds to a story. The story seemed to lack the excitment at times and lost a continuity that i like in a good story.
I would be willing to try another book just to see if they learned from the first. Not everyone has a hit straight out the first time. Even Stephen King has had some flops.
Very well read, just couldn't quite make up for the weak parts of the story/
I wouldn't make a movie of this story.
I am a middleaged professional woman who has to do a lot of reading in my job and thus appreciate audiobooks. I travel alot and it is a great way to pass the time while driving. I tend to appreciate stories that are humorous, insightful, off beat, a little scarey but mostly intriguing. As an artist myself, I appreciate the narrators who can get subtlely and read in a way that does not sound recited.
If you like crime/police detective stories that are full of stereotypes and predictable and trite dialgoue- this is for you.
I loved the Beach House and hated this one, so not sure I will read more Patterson.
cliche after cliche made it impossible for me to even finish the book.
I earn my living as a writer, and I found myself cringing every few minutes listening to this trite, almost laughable drivel. I couldn't make it past the first 30 minutes. Just horrible.