Book Reviews of Hide & Seek

Hide & Seek
Hide Seek
Author: James Patterson
ISBN-13: 9780446603713
ISBN-10: 0446603716
Publication Date: 12/1/1996
Pages: 464
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 438 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Great story about a songwriter and her loves and problems with being accused of a murderer of several husbands. How she comes to be a songwriter and singer while raising her daughter and the men she meets and loves. Very interesting how he weaves in a soccer star from England. Good story by Patterson.
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Helpful Score: 2
this book is really good, couldn't put it down at all.
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Helpful Score: 2
Good reading. Typical Patterson...Hard to put it down after the first page.
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Helpful Score: 2
Will have you guessing to the very end is she quilty of murdering three men? you'll rip through the pages til the very end to find out!!
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Helpful Score: 1
Not your typical Patterson thriller, but written in the first person by a woman. He had a little help with this one... defintely a woman's hand. All in all it is a good book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very typical James Patterson, a good story, had some thrills, lacked reality but worth reading. Good beach read.
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Helpful Score: 1
this books moves fast enough to keep you interested, even if the kids are singing in the bathtub and you're running the vaccuum! great climax and vividness.
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I have always been reluctant to buy anything by James Patterson or any author that publishes more then once a year. I'm even reluctant when an author publishes once a year and I think I know why.
During the last days I've listened to the audiobook "Hide and Seek" in the unabridged version. I can't say I didn't like it but I can't say it is good at all. It is predictable to the core. Rarely surprised I listened to the voice of Kimberly Schraf reading a story, good enough to listen to during chores. I actually began liking her voice but it is a bit monotone, lacking the passion needed to express for example anger or fear.

The story begins with Maggie Bradford, sitting in a prison cell. She sort of begins reading her own story from the begining of how she got there. She killed her first husband in self-defense. Her boyfriend died of an heart attack and her second husband's a psychopath and murderer. Now she awaits her trial.
During her reading a lifetime of fear, insecurity and mistrust unfolds around her personality which makes her likeable because it is fully understandable.

The (audio)book clearly missed deepness and gives the impression it would have been ok to publish it as a series in a newspaper but doesn't deserve any hype at all.
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent ending, what a surprise. I read it twice!
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Ya gotta read this one!
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i'm a fan of james patterson so any book of his normally is a good read.
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book has been read a lot. Small tear on back cover but it is taped and book is very readable still.. great book
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Loved it!! Great book by James Patterson.
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Another great book by James Patterson with a surprise ending!!!!
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James Patterson delivers again! Full of twists, this book is a very good read.
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Maggie Bradford is forced to kill her husband in self-defense and in defense of her daughter. From there, Maggie rises to stardom as a singer-songwriter and loses a life partner to a heart attack and another husband, an internationally famous soccer star, to a murder. The question is, who killed Will Shepherd, the soccer star?
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written by the author of kiss the girls.. a spooky read
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Not an Alex Cross novel, but still a true page turning beach read. This one tells the tale of a singer who is forced to kill her first abusive husband, and then finds herself in a new, equally scary mess. If you like Mary Higgins Clark novels and tales of women who get themselves into and out of jams you will enjoy this one.
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I am a fan of James Patterson's books, and this one did not disappoint. It kept me interested from front to back.
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very good!
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I like James Patterson and all of his books are great this one included, a great read
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Fantastic read for anyone who loves a good murder/mystery!
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Great read!
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Buddy read in my online reading group, The Reading Cove. I never really cared about the main characters, Maggie or Will. It has short chapters, but the story still manage to drag; seemed needlessly drawn, but never going anywhere. Seemed pretty pointless overall. Blah. Finished because it was TBR Potluck buddy read.
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Another bad job by Patterson? How many more can there be before we stop buying them?
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This is a great book! Kept me on the edge of my seat until the end!
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James Patterson is one of my favorite reads and he did not disappoint me with this book
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Very good. Takes a long, long time to get to the mystery part, but overall it was worth it. Patterson is the king of economy of words. Nothing wasted. Everything moving the action and emotion forward.
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It was the trial that electrified the world. Not only because of the defendant, Maggie Bradford, the woman whose songs captivated the world's heart. Not only because of the victim, Will Shepard, the world's most glamorous athlete. But also because everyone said Maggie had murdered not just one husband, but two. (back cover)

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This book started out a little slow for me but, as always James Patterson doesn't disappoint. The book is spoken through several points of view but, yet it is very easy to understand. There are several twists and turns that keep you guessing till the very end.
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"It was the trial that electrified the world. Not only because of the defendant, Maggie Bradford, the woman whose songs captivated the world's heart. Not only because of the victim, Will Shepard, the world's most glamorous athlete. But also because everyone said Maggie had murdered not just one husband, but two. And because in Maggie's world--the world she feared and despised but could not escape, the world of the powerful, the rich, and the ruthless--both death and life could never be what they seemed.

From James Patterson, bestselling author of KISS THE GIRLS and ALONG CAM A SPIDER, comes his most brilliantly realized thriller, a story that will shatter your expectations...and hold every last one of your nerves in thrall, with each twist of the plot and every turn of the page."
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A husband murdering wife with a wife abusing husband. A real thriller from a bestselling author
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Not an Alex Cross novel but still good.
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I really liked this book alot.It was a great read, a real page turner.
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Maggie Bradford was a singer who murdered not one but two husbands and could not escape life or death in it's world.
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A really great read. This kept me captivated from beginning to end.
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It was the trial that electrified the world. Not only because of the defendant, Maggie Bradford, the woman whose songs captivated the world's heart. not only because of the victim, Will Shepard, the world's most glamorous athlete. But also because everyone said Maggie murdered not just one husband, but two. And because in Maggie's world - the world she feared and despised but could not escape, the world of the powerful, the rich, and the ruthless - both death and life could never be what they seemed.
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Couldn't put it down - another great Patterson book
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Maggie Bradford is on trial for murder and this is the celebrity trial of the decade. Maggie is one of the most beloved singer/songwriters anywhere. She's also the devoted mother of two children. She seems to have it all. And so, the whole world wants to know how could she have murdered not just one but two of her husbands?
Very good read!
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Good read
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It was the trial the electrified the world. Not only because of the defendant, Maggie Bradford, the woman whose songs captivated the world's heart. Not only because of the victim, Will Shepard, the world's most glamorous athlete. But also because everyone said Maggie had murdered not just one husband, but two. And because in Maggie's world - the world she feared and despised but could not escape, the world of the powerful, the rich, and the ruthless - both death and life could never be what they seemed.
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I really enjoyed this book.
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Written in the manner of Patterson
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As always, great reading by James Patterson
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It was the trial that electrified the world. Not only because of the defendent, Maggie Bradford, the woman whose songs captivated the worlds heart. Not only because of the victim, Will Shepard, the world's most glamorous athlete. But also becuase everyone said Maggie had murdered not just one husband but two.
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awesome book
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No writer today could bring you a story like James Patterson. In Hide and seek he proves why everyone loves his books. The story has a way of grabbing you and you won't be able to let go until the very end . It's James Patterson at his best.
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Really good suspense novel by one of my favorite authors.
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Patterson was just learning his craft here, in one of his earlier efforts. Although a good read, it's a little rough around the edges. Stick with Patterson (if you're just getting started), and you'll find much more fulfilling efforts.
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One of my favorite Pattersons of the dozen or so that I've read.
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Maggie Bradford, the woman whose songs captivated the world's heart. Not only because of the victim, Will Shepard, the world's most glamorous athlete. But also because everyone said Maggie had murderednot just one husband but two. And because in Maggies world-the world she feared and dispised but could not escape, the world of the powerful, the rich, and the ruthless-both death and life could never be what they seemed.
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It was the trial that electrified the world. Not only because of the defendent, Maggie Bradford, the woman whose songs captivated the world's heart. Not only because of the victim, Will Shepard, the worlds most glamorous athlete. But also because everyone said Maggie had murdered not just one husband, but two. And because in Maggies world-the world she feared and despised but could not escape, the world of the powerful, the rich, and the ruthless-both and life could never be what they seemed. .....
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It was the trial that electrified the world. Not only because of the defendant, Maggie Bradford, the woman whose songs captivated the world;s heart. Not only because of the victim, Will Shepard, the world's most glamorous athlete. But also because everyone said Maggie had murdered not just one husband but two. And because in Maggies world, the world she feared and despised but could not escape, the world of the powerful, the rich, and the ruthless, both death and life could never be what they seemed.
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Missing dust jacket, but in excellent condition
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It was the trial that electrified the world. Not only because of the defendant, Maggie Bradford, the woman whose songs captivated the world's heart. Not only because of the victim, Will Shepard, the world's most glamorous athlete. But also because everyone said Maggie had murdered not just one husband, but two. And because in Maggie's world - the world she feared and despised but could not escape, the world of the powerful, the rich, and the ruthless - both death and life could never be what they seemed.
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