February 11, 2024

Series Sunday: Crosshairs

(Michael Bennett #16) 

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.

My Series Sunday pick is Crosshairs, the 16th book in the Michael Bennett series by James Patterson and James O. Born. A sniper is taking out targets in New York City. Supposedly, the "Long Shot Killer" is the most terrifying killer that Detective Michael Bennett has ever faced. He partners with Officer Rob Trilling, a former Army Ranger and sniper expert with the NYPD. But Bennett is a little more than suspicious of the new guy. 

"Words are a little like fashion." ~ 84%

I am being generous rating Crosshairs 3 out of 5. First of all, this title is better suited for the Alex Cross series by same author. Secondly, I believe the author let the co-author take the steering wheel majority of this road trip because the writing seemed off. Or perhaps their collaboration just didn't mesh well with the plot. To be the 16th installment of this series, it read like a standalone that anyone could jump into. In conclusion, Crosshairs fell flat as a thriller.

Happy Early Pub Day, James Patterson and James O. Born! Crosshairs will be available Monday, February 12.

Disclaimer: An advance copy was received directly from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Opinions are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins. ~LiteraryMarie

Title: Crosshairs
Author: James Patterson and James O. Born
Published: February 2024
Pages: 400
Edition: Galley
Genre: Mystery Thriller
Challenge: Keeping Up with Patterson
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤

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