Little Black Dress – James Patterson with Emily Raymond
Book shots, thriller, mystery, horror, fiction.
Jane suffered a horrible divorce two years ago, going to therapy, and being celibate for that time duration. When she sees a pretty little black dress, she decides to buy it and go out on the town. She has some adventures and her last causes some chaos.
This was a good book shot novel. Not the best but wished there was a bit more drama or more thrills in it. I did appreciate this novels story and the thought of a dress causing this woman to have some sexual adventures. This would’ve worked better as a novel rather than a book shot.
Black & Blue – James Patterson with Candice Fox
Mystery, thriller, fiction.
Detective Harriet Blue loves to serve justice when
justice is needed. Sometimes she takes matters into her own hands. At a college
is a killer hunting down the female student population at the college. Harriet
takes matters into her own hands to hunt down the killer. What she finds is
much more sinister than she had ever thought she would come across in her
I had fun reading this bookshot and had reread it
in one sitting because the story is so intense and fast pace. Mysteries are
supposed to be fast paced and page turners. This bookshot satisfied my need for
a good mystery. Highly recommend this one to everyone who’s into mysteries.
The Exile – James Patterson with Alison Joseph
Mystery, supernatural, horror, fiction.
An ex-cop, Finn O’Grady, had left home for a long
time. Now his ex-love is calling on him to come protect her from a family
curse. The said family curse is haunting her family and targeting her son. With
haste, Finn decides to come and investigate. While investigating, murders
happen, Finn promises to save his love and her child. When the evil surfaces
and shows itself, it’s a race to survive.
I never heard of bookshots and decided to give them
a go. Within one hundred and fifty pages is a story without fluff. Completely a
storyline without any distractions forcing the reader to read. I found myself
never stopping to even get water until I completed the bookshot. I enjoyed this
one a lot. I plan to read more of these soon. I recommend bookshots for
whenever one is on the go and wants to read a short book.
The Perfect Predator: A Scientists Race
to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Disease – Steffanie Strathdee and Thomas
Disease, life altering, life
threatening, survival, nonfiction.
While on vacation, Steffanie and her
husband Thomas, were having a great time and enjoying themselves. Unluckily her
husband had contracted a disease that was not easily treatable at first.
Further into the story, they go to hospitals and this disease that was
contracted was untreatable and this was going to end with her husband possibly
dying. All was a race to survive this disease but along the way, Steffanie
never felt less of her husband nor left his side. She stayed by his side
through thick and thin.
I found this nonfiction book to be very
compelling as well as a page turner. My heart swelled and I had gotten
goosebumps throughout reading this work. I thought, at first, that this was
going to be bland and boring. I was happy I was wrong about my speculations of
this work. I do recommend to read this nonfiction work if one is intrigued to
hear survival stories and other accounts of survival told through other’s
perspectives. This helped gained some knowledge but as a warning, do not self-diagnose
and go see a doctor, no matter what the condition may be.
Deadman Running – James Patterson with Christopher
Murder mystery, thriller, fiction.
Randall Beck is an ordinary psychiatrist who works
with patients that have extreme cases of post-traumatic stress disorder. What
his patients don’t know is that Beck has a brain tumor that is slowly but
surely killing him. After a session with his patient, he walks with his patient
outside. A van comes and someone assassinates his patient in front of his eyes.
The very same van comes, and these men claim they are with the secret service,
but they aren’t. They temporarily kidnap Beck, but Beck manages to get away. He
calls help from an associate, Susan. After finding out that the patient’s wife
is dead and there was a woman claiming to be his wife, it is a fight to escape.
Now all the police are after Beck and Susan for a crime they didn’t commit.
Beck races the clock to rescue as many lives as he can before his own clock
ends. The senator holds Beck and Susan hostage and proposes the idea of Beck
being the bomber man. If Beck cooperates, Susan will be freed and sent home
alive. Now Beck has no choice but to cooperate and be a kamikaze solider for
this senator. Both Beck and Susan simultaneously make plans to save themselves.
I extremely loved this thriller mystery novel. It was
so fast paced and intense that I finished it in one day. It is rare for me to
really love the novel to finish it in one day like this one. It was a page
turner for sure and I loved the race against time. James Patterson’s
collaboration with Christopher Farnsworth was the best. It wasn’t expected for
the plot twist, however. I would recommend this for anyone who wants to read an
excellent mystery thriller. This book satisfied what I wanted as a thriller
novel. There was no cliché bullshit either, so I was happy with this novel.
The Injustice – James Patterson
Social media, documentary films, high school, family
problems, grief, mystery, detective, young adult.
Theo Foster is being charged and expelled from high
school because of a photo he never had posted. Determined, he seeks out who
would frame him, and ruin other’s lives. Theo comes across some disturbing
secrets and uncovers ugly truths that put him and the other lives who was
ruined back in good graces. Theo does the right thing and is happy for doing
the right thing.
I hated how this book started off and ended. I can
tell this novel was poorly written and wasn’t well thought into. This novel was
sad and pathetic in the end. James Patterson should stick with adult fiction
rather than attempting to make young adult fiction. No offense for James
Patterson fans. This one just wasn’t his best work.