The book began with a murder, the murder of the wife of a famous screen actor. And the murder took place on the same night when a burglar took off with the precious jewels from the house.
Well if you were San Francihso Police Depart. You should be relieved because what follows next was unimaginable . An unknown sociopath killer hit his first target , a mother and her toddler without any trace and that also in the middle of the city.
Well it doesn’t end here as both the culprits have the knack of transgressing their own limit time and again . So..
This is the ninth instalment of women murder series , but can be read as a stand alone also as it is fairly easy to grasp the story, with minimum reference to previous novels.
The idea of two parallel plots has worked in the favour of the book rather I would say having two simpler plots intertwined together made this book more fun to read. The plot line is good nothing exceptional and the characters are well bred (8 books old, almost like ages), effortlessly sticking in and out of the story as per requirement .
More importantly , I expected more from James Patterson , and this wasn’t it. And secondly this book was not even a full blown novel , using a bigger font than average and ending the chapter after every two pages do stretch the book to 300 pages but doesn’t serve the purpose. That being said , I will also add that there was no lack of intensity anywhere in the story (finesse of the master story teller), it is full drama and action but it only feels like being rushed in and out of a situation. I would have appreciated the book more if some more page would have been spent in nurturing the plot more.
Anyhow, I shouldn’t be too hard , this was only one book . There are many more to go.