October 8, 2017

Series Sunday: Haunted

(Michael Bennett #10) 

Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name.

"I recognized the connections between the cases—drugs, young people, dealers with no conscience." ~ pg. 191

My Series Sunday pick is Haunted, the tenth book in the Michael Bennett series by James Patterson. Detectives need vacations too. He packs up the family and settles on a small town in Maine, based on a former partner's referral. But his vacation turns into work when local kids start disappearing and bodies turn up in the woods.

Oh, how I miss these Bennett kids in between books! And of course, wise old Father Seamus and the lovely Mary Catherine (which I gave a side-eye to in Haunted. I hope she isn't hiding something to be revealed later in the series.). This novel focuses on one of the kids in particular: Brian. He had been caught selling drugs. I guess all ten children cannot be picture-perfect. Breaks my fiction heart!

"It felt like I had a hole in my heart." ~ pg. 118

I am new to this co-author, James O. Born. What a good first impression! Some of the language was out-of-the-norm for a Patterson novel but it worked. The story still flowed. Instead of building up to suspense in his customary short chapters, there were quick jabs that came out of nowhere! This surprise element kept me turning the pages until I was finished reading.

I hope to read more of James O. Born's work in a future collaboration with good 'ole James Patterson. Must I wait months and months for the next book? This series just keeps getting better!

Title: Haunted
Author: James Patterson & James O. Born
Published: September 2017
Pages: 319
Edition: eBook
Challenge: Keeping Up with Patterson
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤

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