Although I am and will continue to be a fan of James Patterson, I too agree that his/their books are starting to lack substance. As for 7th Heaven, it is a fast read and keeps you interested; however, there are way too many things that just don't make sense.
I know that the boy that disappeared wanted to have a quality life as long as he could and that is why he disappeared, but at the time of his disappearance no one knew he was seeing the prostitute, so why didn't she go with him when he left? Also, we all know how long it takes to bring a case to trial. It had already been months since he disappeared when the anonyomous tip came in that he had been seen leaving her house. Add that to the time to get the case tried and it would probably be over a year. Why would he not have wondered where she was? She said in the end that they had hatched the plan weeks before he left, and when she was called in for the interrogation she got confused and confessed to killing him. This was just not believable. Especially when she blamed her former boyfriend for the actual dismembering, which of course he would deny and probably had an alibi anyway. Additionally, they never had anything other than a phone call saying he was seen there and the person didn't come forward (it was the author)and they were basing the whole case on that tip? Further, the story about the author is way out there too. He was supposed to be such a renowned author and rich, but yet he was worried over spending the advance on this latest book, so much that he was willing to kill? I know he had a gambling problem, but yet he was living in high style. He told Yuki that he had been following Michael all the time and saw him leave Junie's house, yet if he was following him all the time, he would have seen him leave and go to Costa Rico. Also, what was the kid using for money in his new life? Junie was a prostitute and while she was in jail all that time she was not making money.
It also never really gave a real good reason for why the killers were killing rich people, since they both came from rich families themselves. The neighbors had seen the last boy's family a couple of days before and when they were found in the freezer, they could only have been there a couple of days.
As to Lindsay, it is getting a little weary about her wishy-washy attitude whether she wants Joe or not.
Maybe it is me since I read a few pages a day and not at one sitting, but there were just so many unanswered questions. Any comments out there?