Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Review: The Postcard Killers by James Patterson

First line: "It's very small," the Englishwoman said, sounding disappointed.

From the insider cover: NYPD detective Jacob Kanon is on a tour of Europe's most gorgeous cities. But the sights aren't what draw him - he sees each museum, each cathedral, and each cafe through the eyes of his daughter's killer.

Kanon's daughter, Kimmy, and her boyfriend were murdered while on vacation in Rome. Since then, young couples in Paris, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, and Stockholm have been found dead. Little connects the murders, other than a postcard to the local newspaper that precedes each new victim.

Now Kanon teams up with the Swedish reporter Dessie Larsson, who has just received a postcard in Stockholm  - and they think they know where the next victims will be. With relentless logic and unstoppable action, The Postcard Killers may be James Patterson's most vivid and compelling thriller yet.

My thoughts: Another James Patterson hit - I absolutely loved this book and read it in one day! It was a riveting, suspenseful story that had me hooked from page one. The story follows New York Homicide detective Jacob Kanon on a journey to capture the monsters who have murdered his daughter while she is vacationing in Rome. The killers are known as the 'postcard killers' as they send a post card to newspaper reporters in the city they intend to take their next victim from. The story moves at a rapid pace, with adult themes and some pretty heavy violence. The plot itself is not a classic "whodunit," but more of a how-do-we-catch-the-villains. The international settings and the controversial biography of the villains add an interesting dimension to the straightforward plot.  

(I purchased this book.)


  1. I love a good Patterson Thriller! Will have to get my hands on it :)

  2. I enjoy a Patterson book. He always satisfying

  3. I have never read a Patterson book... I know quite shocking! But I saw this one the other day and it caught my attention. I think I will go purchase it now! Thanks so much for the review!

  4. I am still collecting the Womens Murder Club books, I am glad to see that this book will be a must have for me! Good review, thanks!


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