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on August 11, 2008
I agree with most of the other reviews....what exactly did James Patterson contribute other than his name to sucker readers in to buy a book with a terrible story line? There was not the expected suspense and "can't put down" usually found in one of his books...just "what the heck is going on?" and "there has to be more than this!". Save your money...I will definitely be wary about buying any of his books written with a co-author in the future.
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on November 29, 2007
By now, most people know that James Patterson writes some of his books and not others. He's a name, a given, and so we buy "his" works. That's okay, because almost all of his books are pretty good. This story centers around a character by the name of Kristin Burns. She's in NYC and struggling as an artist/photographer. Well, she's not exactly struggling since she's being considered for a show and that alone, most would kill for. Her life is just about perfect: she has a great guy and things seem to be looking up for her. But there's this dream that keep coming back to haunt her. Then the dream starts coming back to her during the day. She tries to hide--not literally--and ends up a mess. As with all Patterson novels, there's some graphic scenes of hospitals, dead bodies, etc., so if you're not familiar with his work, you may want to read some more reviews to get a better take on what he writes like. I happen to like his work--some others don't. You decide.
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on October 10, 2008
It's amazing how awful this book was. There is no doubt in my mind if Patterson's name wasn't attached it would not have been published. Unfortunately, I chose this book to read while flying on a business trip, otherwise I simply would not have finished it. I guess the one good thing about this book is its short length. Other than that, this is the bottom of the barrel. If you have a half finished novel somewhere in the back drawer, pick it up and finish it, because if this crap can get published, anything can. With any luck, Patterson will put his name on your work too!
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on January 26, 2011
I do like James Patterson but I find that he does put out some dogs and this is one of them. It was plain awful; disjointed subplots, you couldn't connect with the main character and after a while, you wanted to smack her because she was such a ditz. I only finished it because I couldn't figure out how Patterson/Roughan was going to get himself out of this implausible, badly written book. It was like watching a train wreck, it was so bad, you couldn't stop watching. If you really are interested, get it from the library, you won't be kicking yourself for wasting the money.
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on August 3, 2008
One star is probably too generous. I have to concur with other reviews, regarding co-authorship. This novel has very little of the James Patterson that I began to like years ago. How did this novel become a best-seller?? Readers must just have just picked it up because of the name "James Patterson" - as did I. There is a major lesson here! Don't buy this one and be wary of co-authorship!!
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on September 25, 2008
Great book. I started reading it and couldn't put it down. It's a little different from Patterson's regular books, but still great. At some points you may be wondering " what is going on? " but if you hang in there till the end you won't be disapointed.
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on December 7, 2007
Terrible. I never miss reading a James Patterson book, but this one was so bad. When it is co-authored, I wonder about Mr.Patterson's contribution. Surely he must have known this one was a real stinker.
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on November 28, 2007
This book was absolutely horrible. I love James Patterson's books and was very disappointed with this one. The storyline was awful.
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on May 11, 2015
The audios have arrived safely. I have had no time to hear them at this point, but I am sure it will be a good listen on way to Nova Scotia, Canada when we go in the Fall.
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