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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Little Brown and Company (Feb. 14 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316710628
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316710626
  • Product Dimensions: 24.7 x 16.1 x 3.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,202,243 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

To be published on Valentine's Day, this solid and enjoyable but not exceptional thriller about a Black Widow killer has been selected by Bookspan as the "2005 International Thriller of the Year." That's obviously jumping the gun, and probably has more to do with the unusual sales gambit by which Bookspan was allowed to sell the book prior to bookstore distribution than with the novel's quality. Still, megaseller Patterson, here writing for the first time with Roughan (The Up and Comer), again shows his usual flair for brisk narrative, strong suspense and genuine twists in tracing the story of how FBI agent John O'Hara tracks down serial killer Nora Sinclair. As the novel opens, beautiful Nora, an interior designer for the very rich, and already wealthy after having killed her first husband for his inheritance, is juggling an engagement to a hedge-fund manager in tony Briarcliff Manor in upstate New York and a marriage to a bestselling author in Boston. She intends to kill both, but chooses the hedge-fund manager first; after she poisons him, enter O'Hara, posing as a sympathetic insurance investigator but secretly working to nab Nora. In time, Nora seduces O'Hara, so his attempt to catch her is compromised by lust; there's also a major subplot involving a suitcase containing documents pointing to more than a billion dollars transferred to Cayman Islands banks, a subplot fully tied into the main plot only near book's end. O'Hara and particularly Nora stand as two of Patterson's most complex characters yet, but the narrative, while nearly impossible to stop reading, doesn't have the emotional pull of the author's Alex Cross novels or some of his Women's Murder Club titles. This is one canny thriller, though, and Patterson's millions of fans will be most pleased. Expect sky-high sales.
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From Booklist

The year 2004 saw three books from Patterson, and he's showing no signs of slowing down. In a departure from both the Alex Cross and Women's Murder Club series, Patterson takes on a romance that is a far cry from the sweet love stories he has tried his hand at in the last few years. Nora Sinclair has a gorgeous Connecticut fiance, Connor. She had an equally sexy Boston husband, Jeffrey. But bad things happen to the men Nora gets involved with--her first husband died of a heart attack, and before long Connor meets a similar fate. The FBI is suspicious and sends agent John O'Hara to pose as an insurance investigator who dangles a tantalizing prize in front of Nora: a $1.9 million life-insurance policy on Connor's life, payable to Nora. She is suspicious, but she goes along with John's investigation into Connor's death. John isn't able to dig up much on Nora, but he does find himself in an awkward predicament when he realizes he's attracted to her. Patterson and cowriter Roughan's novel has all the trademarks of a Patterson-only thriller--short, suspenseful chapters; quick, punchy sentences; and a breakneck pace--and it delivers enough adrenaline that fans will likely forgive the novel's occasional implausibility. Kristine Huntley
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By Sancho Mahle on Feb. 14 2005
Format: Paperback
HONEYMOON is wonderful, it is great, it is griping. Having read James Patterson's earlier books before reading his recent titles such as London Bridges, I was beginning to get the impression that he was slipping. But Honeymoon dispelled that encroaching feeling. And now, I can look forward to his other titles with my earlier anticipation. This amazing thriller about a woman who murders her husband, then gets married and murders the other husband and later a fiancé, meets the standard James Patterson had created through his earlier works. The novel's characters are poignant but entertaining. And with the shortness of the chapters, the novel maintains the fast pace that makes all good stories page turners and books that are hard to set aside even for a short while. The details are plentiful.

With the rising number of black widows in our society, this book pierces the mindset of this growing phenomenon. Through Nora Sinclair, James Patterson successfully created one of the most intriguing characters ever. The plot is outstanding and leaves you guessing and wanting to know more from the opening pages of the novel until the very end. With its twists and turns, Honeymoon deserves all the credits as one of the most outstanding thrillers of the decade. Enjoy the ride with this book.Also recommended:DISCIPLES OF FOTUNE, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, THE BIG BAD WOLF, UNION MOUJIK
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Format: Hardcover
How does this guy write so many book? Its a little suspicous if you aske me. Honeymoon is typical Patterson of late, a breeze thriller that while it is passably entertaining, it falls flat in a lot of ways. The story line is nothing original, the old Blackwidow routine (I felt like I had read this story before), and the author does put it all together in his easy to read style. I wouldn't spend my hard earned money on the hardcover price (I had a review copy through a friend in the industry, but wait for for paperback -- its a $6.95 story.

PS: I was a big fan of the early Patterson, "Kiss the Girls" ect. but feels he is now giving the reading public quantity over quality!
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Format: Hardcover
This is obviously a "cash grab" for Mr. Patterson. Very badly
written, boring characters, I thought they might get into
Nora"s life a bit more but they even skimmed over that. Suspense,I don't think so!! Sex, murder and the good life that was about it. I find even the Alec Cross books are rushed out
and not nearly as good as they used to be.I bought this for my husband and those were his first word "A complete waste of money"
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By Toni Osborne TOP 100 REVIEWER on July 2 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book is a good crime story; very interesting, exciting and unique, never a dull moment. I could not to put it down the second I open the first page I was hooked. The plot twists through the different pages; it had everything from thrill, tension, murder to humorous parts. It is an excellent read.
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Format: Hardcover
James Patterson brings us another fast-paced, exciting read. He's a master at what he does ... keeps his fans on the edge of their seats as they twist and turn through his skillfully executed plots.
Fantastic!
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Format: Kindle Edition
This might be one of the worst books I've ever read. Honeymoon was the first book by Patterson that I've read, and I was actually surprised that he's so popular. There are so many non sequiturs in it, and basically no character development.
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
How can I write about something I haven't read?
I will just fill this space with nothing "concrete" to not
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