4 out of 5 stars!
Believe it or not, this is my first James Patterson book. I know he’s been around forever, I know he’s been in many airport stores/shops for a long time and probably still is. I’ve always known him to be “airport reads”, which I don’t think I thought that to exactly be a bad label, it was more the fact that I gravitated more to something magical or made obvious to be exciting or scary. I’m always one to be careful on what I spend my money on, no matter how cheap either, and so I never had much interest in his books.
Only recently, within the last year or two, I have noticed he’s done children’s books. Thought immediately attracted my attention because I love the magic and adventure in children’s fantasy books. But his seem more on the humorous side, which attracted me even more. My kid loves reading the books that he does because they are silly and make him laugh. And I love that that turns him on to reading. So when I first noticed his children’s books I was like, “Well, then. He must be a pretty swell dude.” One day, at the airman’s attic (props to those who know what that is, and I’m sorry for those who don’t because I don’t really want to get into that), but I found this book there and figured I’d give it a try. So now, here’s my review:
This story is about a couple of American killers who murder for the sake of art, takes a Polaroid of their work, and sends it to police departments and such along with a postcard. This takes place in Europe, but an American police detective takes it upon himself to stay a part of the investigation BECAUSE….. wait for it……
his adult daughter and daughter’s husband were victims.
From there you probably get the gist of how the whole story goes. The murders were gruesome and the action was fair. On a hype-ness level it was ok. Not bad for my first James Patterson. I didn’t dislike it, but I didn’t love it. If you’re familiar with my reviews then you know this isn’t my go-to genre, but a decent read indeed.
Getchoself a copy if you’re someone who loves a bit of murder. Or gift it to someone this Christmas 🙂
Happy holidays, you wonderful book nerds. Post a list of your favorite holiday reads in the comments!