Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Postcard Killers by James Patterson and Liza Marklund

Genre: Suspense, Thriller
Format: Ebook
Publisher: Hachette Books
Release Date: August 2010

Young couples are being brutally murdered all over Europe. It appears the killings are at the hands of a young couple traveling through Europe. NYPD detective Jack Karon is hot on their trail, but he has a personal stake in this. His daughter and her fiancé were murdered by this serial killing couple and he wants justice, but whether or not he can handle this case objectively remains to be seen.

Meanwhile, Swedish reporter Dessie Larsson receives a postcard from the killers and now she finds herself in the middle of the whole investigation. She fears what this could do to her career, but mostly she fears the strong attraction she has for Jack. She desperately tries to put aside her feelings for the sake of stopping these vicious murderers.

As everyone knows, I love James Patterson’s writing. This book was a good one, too. Not my favorite, but still a well thought out storyline. The killers are known to the reader right from the beginning, but this story is not that simple and there were still many twists and turns along the way.

I would have liked to see the characters of Dessie and Jack more developed though. Their romance seemed to lack for something. I can’t really put my finger on it, but I would have liked to read more about them. The killers were truly evil and I was just hoping for a satisfying ending.

Although many of Patterson’s books are a part of a series, this is a standalone book and only took me two days to read – that’s amazing for me.

I give this one a four cat rating.

For reading challenge:

James Patterson Reading Challenge


  1. I think I gave this one three stars. Not one of my favorites, but still good....

  2. This one sounds chilling, Yvonne! Have a terrific Thanksgiving! :)

  3. I just started this one on audio. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. I've always loved Patterson's books too. He never ceases to thrill me from start to finish. I always feel like my heart is beating faster when I read one of his books!


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