Paris is stunning in the summer.
NYPD detective Jacob Kanon is on a tour of Europe's most gorgeous cities. But the sights aren't what draw him - he sees each museum, each cathedral, and each cafe through the eyes of his daughter's killer.
The killing is simply marvelous.
Kanon's daughter, Kimmy, and her boyfriend were murdered while on vacation in Rome. Since then, young couples in Paris, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, and Stockholm have been found dead. Little connects the murders other than a postcard to the local newspaper that precedes each new victim.
Wish you were here.
Now Kanon teams up with the Swedish reporter Dessie Larsson, who has just received a postcard in Stockholm - and they think they know where the next victims will be. With relentless logic and unstoppable action, The Postcard Killers may be James Patterson's most vivid and compelling thriller yet.
©2010 James Patterson (P)2010 Hachette
I had read this book in the past and enjoyed it, so decided to get the audio to listen to in the evenings while puttering around the house. Terrible choice!
The female reader (Kellgren) made it feel like it was a chore to read her parts - lots of sighs and she boredom in her voice. She made the female characters in her sections sound like "holier than thou" b***s.
Otherwise, the story is typical James Patterson.
I felt as if I was right there with the characters it was a very interesting story and the narration gave faces to tht characters.
Bizzare is the best thing I can think of. Unbelievable, finally quit half way through as I had enough of blood, guts and strange behaviors.
No, but will look at reviews first.
I would definitely listen to another Jame Patterson. He always delivers fast, entertaining reads/listens.
This was my first James Patterson and Liza Marklund story. They seem make a good team.
I got a little lost at times with the different voices...I usually prefer to listen to just one narrator. I like that there were male and female voices, but I was expecting them to read the male and female lines like a play...didn't like how each narrator spoke both male and female in the different chapters. They each performed well, though.
This would probably make a good beach read, but I didn't find the story to be quite memorable. There was a steamy sex scene, but it gets spoiled by some gross details revealed later in the story.
Yes, I actually have. Enjoy the same authors.
The American Detective of course, and the Journalist
Narrators were good, needed a little more energy at certain points of the story
Of course every good book has them.
I have always enjoyed JP
Continuous suspense and plot.
What an edge of your seat book. LOVED IT
I had never read a James Patterson "novel" before "The Postcard Killers," but I was interested in collaborative writing (how *do* two authors get credit for one book?). After a little digging I realized that J.P. gives another writer an "outline" for a plot, and then the other writer does all the work.
This is a contrived, empty book that contains one of the most awkward sex scenes I've ever read. It is a passionless affair. The *mystery* is predictable, privileged, and crudely compiled.
I stopped listening at this line: "If this is so wrong, I don't want to be right." SERIOUSLY?!
If I have saved one literate soul from consuming this garbage, I feel like I might redeem myself from contributing money to fund work like this.
Also: The music they inserted into the audio production was corny and unnecessary. As was the entire book (corny and unnecessary).
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