20 November 2012

Review: Worst Case | James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge

Worst Case is the 3rd book in the Detective Michael Bennett series penned by James Patterson in collaboration with author Michael Ledwidge.

Book 1: Step on a Crack
Book 2: Run For Your Life
Book 3: Worst Case
Book 4: Tick Tock

I somehow missed the second in the series - Run For Your Life - however Worst Case can be read as a stand alone, and doing so didn't impact my enjoyment of the novel.

Detective Bennett is assigned a kidnapping case in his hometown of New York when a rich kid is kidnapped and held hostage.  What is strange though is that the hostage taker isn't making any ransom demands.

The case escalates when the body is dumped and another child of a wealthy family is abducted.  FBI Agent Emily Parker is also assigned to the case and together they work to catch the serial killer while his motive remains a mystery.

Worst Case is fast paced and while you think you're following a basic crime plot, the ending was impressive and well thought out.  This is a very solid crime novel from Patterson and worth the read.

My rating = ***

Carpe Librum!


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I felt that the plot was especially relevant given the state of today's world. Unfortunately, there is a lot of economic inequality, and, in spite of the book's darkness, Mooney comes across as this warped Robin Hood character with a hidden motive. I found the book itself a quick, but interesting read, with middle-sized text and short chapters.

Tracey said...

Thanks for your comments, and glad you liked it. I enjoy his short chapters as well.

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I absolutely love the Michael Bennett series, and this book was no exception. These books are always a fast read, because he keeps the chapters short. I couldn't put this book down it had me interested from the first page!

Tracey said...

Glad you enjoyed it, it's definitely a fast read.

Hyacinth Marius said...

This book is a fast read with the right blend of suspense and romance. I like the Michael Bennett character because he comes across as the real deal.

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Tracey said...

Thanks for your comment Hyacinth, I loved the character of Michael Bennett too.

Echelon Philadelphia Security Service said...

Michael Bennet is amazing. I'm a little late to the party with this series but glad I started it. On to book 4.

Tracey said...

It's never too late to discover a great series :-)