Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tick Tock by James Patterson Book Review

I am a huge James Patterson fan! All it took was one book and I am hooked for life! I swear it's like a drug I literally think about reading a Patterson book if I don't finish it and I can't sleep when I'm immersed in the pages of his latest thriller. Hey but I'm not alone in my addiction to James Patterson's addicting thrillers in fact his bio speaks for itself:

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977, James Patterson's books have sold more than 180 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett.

Tick Tock is the latest book in the series that depicts Michael Bennett and his lovable family. Here is a description of the book from the Hachette Book Website:

NYC's #1 detective, Michael Bennett, has a huge problem - the Son of Sam, the Werewolf of Wisteria, and the Mad Bomber are all back. The city has never been more terrified!

A rash of horrifying crimes rips through the city, throwing it into complete chaos and terrorizing everyone living there. Immediately it becomes clear that they are the work not of an amateur but of a calculating, efficient, and deadly mastermind.

The city calls on Detective Michael Bennett, pulling him away from a seaside retreat with his ten adopted children, their beloved nanny, Mary Catherine, and his grandfather. Not only does it tear apart their vacation, it leaves the entire family open to attack.

Bennett enlists the help of a former colleague, FBI Emily Parker. As his affection for Emily grows into something stronger, his relationship with Mary Catherine takes an unexpected turn. All too soon, author appalling crime leads Bennett to a shocking discovery that exposes the killer's pattern and the earth-shattering enormity of his plan. From the creator of the #1 New York detective series comes the most volatile and most explosive Michael Bennett novel ever.

My Review:

Seriously I don't think Patterson could ever write a novel that is boring. As you read the different series you really get to know the main character and their families so well! I have read all the books in the Micheal Bennett series and I'm so happy that I got to review Tick Tock.

This is the 4th book in James Patterson's Michael Bennett series and as soon as it arrived at my door I had to read it! I mean I couldn't put it down until I was done! Luckily it was a Saturday so I could stay up late to finish it!

The plot had so many wonderfully surprising twists, that it kept me wanting to read more and more - what Patterson reader's tend to call the just-one-more-chapter syndrome! Tick Tock is a race against the clock...someone has a mission to reenact crimes of history and they are targeting Micheal Bennett. And to make matters worse he's in the middle of a vacation with his ten children!! As a New York City Detective vacations are few and far between and it was interesting to see how he managed to juggle the two.

Micheal's life is further complicated in the fact that he is caught up in a romantic with Emily Parker, the FBI agent he has worked with in the past and is currently in NYC to help with the current case and Mary Catherine who happens to be his children's nanny!! Definitely complicated!

The final showdown is intense and you won't beleive what goes down! My heart was pounding and I won't tell you what might or may not happen but what I will tell you is that it's a great read!

I would definitely recommend Tick Tock or any other James Patterson book for that matter! Thanks to Brad and The Hachette Book Group for providing me with a copy to review!

*Disclosure: Please note that I was sent this book from Hachette Book Group in order to conduct this review and no other monetary compensation was provided

1 comment:

Couture Carrie said...

Fab review, darling!