Thursday, November 11, 2010

Review: Honeymoon by James Patterson

First line: Things aren't always as they appear.

From the inside cover: How does it feel to be desired by ever man and envied by every woman? Wonderful. This is the life Nora Sinclair has dreamed about, the life she's worked hard for, the life she will never give up.

When FBI agent John O'Hara first sees her, she seems perfect. She has the looks. The career. The clothes. The wit. The sophistication. The tantalizing sex appeal. The whole extraordinary package - and men fall in line to court her. She doesn't just attract men, she enthralls them.

So why is the FBI so interested in Nora Sinclair? Mysterious things keep happening to people around her, especially the men. And there is something dangerous about Nora when Agent O'Hara looks more closely - something that lures him at the same time that it fills him with fear. Is there something dark hidden among the unexplained gaps in her past? And as he spends more and more time getting to know her, is he pursuing justice? Or his own fatal obsession?

With the irresistible attraction of the greatest Hitchcock thrillers, Honeymoon is a sizzling, twisting tale of a woman with a deadly appetite and the men who dare to fall for her. In his sexiest, scariest novel yet, James Patterson deftly confirms that he always "takes thrills to the next level."

My thoughts: I love me a good James Patterson thriller and this one certainly did not disappoint! "Things aren't always as they appear" is the recurring theme of this book. Nora Sinclair is a "black widow" who is motivated by greed and kills her husbands or fiances once she has access to their fortunes. Throughout the book we see how she is able to lead multiple lives and juggle her different men - things are not as they appear with Nora. Then there is FBI agent John O'Hara. John sets out to trap Nora, but gets more than he anticipated. Patterson does a great job of not revealing until the end why O'Hara is even looking for Nora - again, things aren't as they appear. I love how the authors go between two different writing styles when they flip between the characters. When we're following O'Hara, it is written in first person, through the eyes of John O'Hara and when we flip to Nora, the writing style changes to third person. It makes it easy to follow which story-line is being stressed. Honeymoon is thrilling, scary, entertaining and fast-paced. The plot has many twists and turns with surprises popping up throughout. This is perfect novel to lose yourself in for a few hours.

(I purchased this book.)
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3 comments

  1. I enjoy JamesP also, I actually have this one on the TBR list, all say it is one of his good ones.

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  2. This book was really good! I heart me some James Patterson!

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