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Toys by James Patterson

This is the first Patterson book that I have read in a while. It was a fairly easy and pleasant read but it felt hard to get my teeth into. The story builds up and is a great dystopian thriller but none of the characters really get any meat on their bones, which makes it hard to get fully immersed.

I absolutely adored James Patterson and avidly collected and read his books, suddenly they didn’t hold as much appeal. He always wrote with another author, churning out what felt like hundreds of books a year, going for quantity over quality.

This is a great time killer and easy enough way to pass the time over Christmas when you get those lulls between activity. Worth a quick read if yr a Patterson fan.


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Mistress by James Patterson 

However much I enjoy a James Patterson book, I have taken the decision to stop collecting his works. This is purely on the basis that there are just to many to keep up with, the man churns out far to many books a year and I just dont have that kind of income! With the other authors I collect they produce one, maybe two books a year and I am happy with that.

Mistress is a stand alone Patterson novel and is standard Patterson format, short chapters cutting to the heart of the plot without messing around. A plot that isn’t too inconceivable in real life and a story that often puts you on the edge of your seat.

James Patterson is a great read for any lover of crime books, they can be devoured easily in any surrounding. The reader can also try at being detective as the twists and turns of the story line never become to confusing. It can be fun to beat the main character to the punch!

Mistress is a book full of goverment conspiracies and one plucky journalist who just wont give up the fight without learning the truth, in his effort to uncover the truth who can he trust? The road to the truth never did run smooth but how many will lost their life in this fight to the end? 

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Private No. 1 Suspect by James Patterson 

If you like fast paced and full throttle action then you will love James Patterson. His novels are a fantastic and gripping way to pass the time.

This story is part of the Private series that Patterson writes and I have to say that if you were going to read these I would start at the beginning of the series. Each book has it’s own plot but the characters and their history is the same throughout the series.

In this book Jack, the owner of Private is prime suspect in the murder of his ex girlfriend. Especially as she is found murdered in his bed! Each of the team have other cases that are taking up valuable time but can they help Jack prove his innocence before they all reach breaking point? 

As I said before these books are great time fillers and the pages just seem to turn themselves. If you are a fan of crime fiction then I must recommended the great James Patterson.

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The Quickie by James Patterson 

This book for me is the definition of a quick read, it was so page turning that I just ate up the pages without noticing. The book has you gripped from the start and is so full of questions as to what would I do in that situation, makes it even more of a compelling read.

Homicide dectective Lauren Stillwell has found her husband cheating on her and decides to get back at him by sleeping with another detective. After her one night stand Lauren witnesses him being murdered outside his own house, she knows who the killer is but will she turn them in or destroy everything to cover the truth?

The murderer has no idea he has been seen, and Lauren knows she wasn’t spotted so a terrible game of cat and mouse ensues but just who is chasing who? 

A great read, certainly got my reading brain all fired up. Thats the main reason I adore Patterson, great reads everytime. 

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NYPD Red 2 by James Patterson 

I love Patterson books as they are easy to read, fast paced and give you characters you love.

NYPD Red 2 is no different as it has the same team of elite cops as it did in the first book. I  woul say as well to try and read these books in order as they contain references to the first book which would make no sense otherwise.

Can Zach and Kylie figure out who is the Hazmat killer before they kill yet another peorson. Life is made harder for the two cops as it seems these vigilantes have a lot of support out there and they also seem to know their every move.

The reader goes through the book knowing who the killers are and why they started on their vengful journey but it takes a while to finally figure out who they are in the later story as it keeps their names well buried until the end.

Great read for all lovers of crime. 

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Lifeguard by James Patterson 

I adore James Patterson books because they are easy to read and they pick up pace quite quickly, making them food holiday reads.

Lifeguard is a great book about criminals being double crossed during the robbery of their careers. Trying to figure out why people have been murdered because of this robbery Ned Kelly finds himself the only suspect in the case! 

He needs to prove to everyone that yes he was part of the robbery but he is no killer and that he didn’t actually rob anyone as the items they had gone to get had already been stolen! 

Who can he trust as the more he gets into the crime the more he thinks the police are involved too, so the only one he decides to trust is FBI agent Ellie. Will she believe his story or will Ned go to prison for cimes he didn’t commit?! 

A good easy read for lovers of crime everywhere.

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Cross by James Patterson


Just cannot get enough of the Dragon Slayer that is Alex Cross at the moment, and Cross is a fantastic read.
For those who have read the Cross books from the start this will be an emotionally tense book for you, throughout Cross the reader learns more than ever about the murder of Alex’s wife Maria and how he never managed to catch the killer!
Now Sampson, Alex’s best friend has a case that is so similar to the events surrounding Maria’s death that they might just be the same perpetrator. Sending Alex into a tail spin of wanting justice and revenge for the love of his live can he and Sampson team up like old times and finally close the case?
A great read from start to finish, praise as usual for James Patterson.

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