Friday, December 24, 2010

Worst Case by James Patterson

Basic Plot

There's a psychopath on the loose and he's targetting children of the elite. Young socialites and heirs are kidnapped in broad daylight but no ransom demands are issued. Instead they fight to survive by answering questions that never crossed their minds. Detective Michael Bennet and FBI abduction specialist Agent Emily Parker race against time to stop the worst kind of madman, the one with an agenda.

What I liked about this book

The plot was a nice twist into the abyss that is a psychopath's mind. The pace was quite good and there was good build-up of intensity and urgency. The main characters are identifiable and likable, the villain is a good mixture of loony and understandable.

What I disliked about this book

In some ways it was too predicatable and neat lacking the depth of truly awesome thrillers. Some of the sub-plots were dismissable and instead of adding dimension proved merely to be a distraction.

A quote I liked from the book

"How much stress can people take before their heads actually explode?"

Overall, a good read.

Rating: 3/5


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