September 26, 2010
2 Bestsellers + 2 Killers = 1 Thriller
The #1 bestselling author in the U.S. (James Patterson) and the #1 bestselling author in Europe (Liza Marklund) team up for one thriller.
Young couples in Paris, Copenhagen, Rome, Frankfurt, and Stockholm have been found dead. What connects the murders? An imitation of art and a warning postcard sent by the killers to the local newspaper. NYPD officer Jacob Kanon is personally involved in the case. His daughter and her boyfriend were one of the victims while vacationing in Rome. Jacob is determined to tour Europe and personally find the killers. He enlists the help of Swedish news reporter, Dessie. They set out to find the truth together.
Is it the scariest thriller ever? No.
Is it an easy reading book? Yes.
Is it a page-turner? Somewhat. James Patterson’s trademark short chapters make it easier to read and urge you to continue flipping the pages.
If you haven’t already, read the free preview of Part One that I posted earlier. The rest of book carries a slower pace and events seem drawn out, but entertaining at the very least. I expected more than mediocrity from two bestselling authors. Although, I would definitely be interested in reading another collabo from the two. Their writing styles blend together nicely. Regardless of the rating, I’m still a Patterson junkie.