Saturday, February 05, 2011

Review: Tick Tock by James Patterson

First line: Like the luxury co-ops and five-star French eateries located in Manhattan's Silk Stockings District, Benchley East Side Parking was outrageously exclusive.

From the inside cover: 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 thoughts: This is the 4th book in James Patterson's Michael Bennett series and I rushed out to get the book as soon as I knew it was out in stores. I devoured the book in an afternoon - I just couldn't put it down! 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. Trying to enjoy what is left of his family vacation at the beach, deal with the bullying his children are suddenly being faced with, and solve these heinous murder cases, Bennett is pulled in many directions. Add to this mix is the romantic triangle he seems to find himself in: his growing feelings for his children's nanny, Mary Catherine versus his affection for Emily Parker, the FBI agent he worked with on a previous case and called to NYC to help with the current case. Tick Tock is an explosive story that had me hooked from the first page and I can't wait to see what's in store next for Michael Bennett professionally as well as romantically!

(I purchased this book.)


  1. I can't wait to read this one. I'm loving the Michael Bennett series.... And Patterson is one of my favorites!

    Kat @ A Journey Into Reading

  2. @A Journey in Reading Yes, James Patterson is one of my favorite authors and I read all his books except the Daniel X and Maximum Ride series. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Wow! It sound as if you love this book and this series!

  4. @Suko Yes, Suko - this is one of my favorite James Patterson series - probably because I can relate, coming from a large family myself (I'm the oldest of 7!). Have you read any of the books in this series?

  5. I've read a couple of Patterson's books (Sail and You've Been Warned). I liked them both.

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  7. @Amanda I love reading James Patterson - especially most of his series (Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women's Murder Club) and I also love his stand-alones. Thanks for stopping by and grabbing my button.

  8. I am currently reading Tick Tock.. but I would love to read the other books re Micheal Bennett can anyone tell me the titles of them ??


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