Tuesday 26 July 2011

Review - Private by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

PrivatePrivate by James Patterson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Blurb from goodreads

Former Marine and CIA agent Jack Morgan inherits his father's renowned security and detective business--along with a case load that tests him to the breaking point. Getting to the bottom of an NFL gambling scandal and an unsolved LAPD investigation into 18 school girl slayings would be enough. On top of all that, Morgan takes on solving the horrific murder of his best friend's wife.

As Morgan fights the urge to exact brutal revenge on that killer, he has to navigate a workplace imbroglio that could blow the roof off his elite agency. And it's an especially explosive situation . . . because the love affair is his own.

My review

As with all James Patterson the blurb from the back page draws you in and the story starts off well enough and grabs your attention. However there was so much going on and with so many characters it was hard to remember who was who and what their part was. It is fair to say it was busy, almost like 2 or 3 stories wrapped into one which isn't necessarily a bad thing but for me it was too much.

I found myself getting a bit lost and often wondering what the relevance was to what I had just read in relation to the story. A lot of the characters are quite unlikeable and even annoying to a point. Certainly not his best but a quick read none the less so a 3/5 for me.

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  1. I've always been a JP fan, and have this book but haven't read it yet. I have started to wonder if it is him that is actually writing it, or does he just give the author an idea, and his name and then they roll with the story. No-one can surely write so many books in one year. I'll still read it though.

  2. I agree Lisa, it wasnt that bad but just not up to his standards and a bit over the place. Let me know how you get on when you read it xx


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