Book Reviews of Killer Weekend (Walt Fleming, Bk 1)

Killer Weekend (Walt Fleming, Bk 1)
Killer Weekend - Walt Fleming, Bk 1
Author: Ridley Pearson
ISBN-13: 9780399154072
ISBN-10: 0399154078
Publication Date: 7/10/2007
Pages: 326
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 52 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Killer Weekend (Walt Fleming, Bk 1) on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Quick read, short chapters. Lots of twists and turns. It was different from most mystery/thrillers I read. Really beautiful location, lots of rich people, plenty of backstabbing and an underdog Sheriff. Can't go wrong with this one.
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Helpful Score: 3
...It reminded me of James Patterson's books because the chapters were so short and the story was very fast-paced. Pearson's writing style is also very similar to Patterson's, but I think Pearson's language is a little bit more complex.

It's mainly a story about an underdog Sheriff, Walt Fleming, in a small town trying to protect the Attorney General, Liz Shaler, (whose life he saved eight years prior) from being assassinated at a conference where she plans to announce her candidacy for President. It all takes place in one weekend, and the killer's plot for assassinating the AG is pretty unique and kind of disturbing. There is also another side plot going on throughout the whole story involving some elite characters and a cougar. Yes, a cougar.

This was a good page-turner. I was a little confused in the beginning, though, because several characters were introduced at once so it took me a few chapters to get them all straightened out with their corresponding story lines. I pressed on, and I finished the book in about two days. It's a very fast, entertaining read but a little on the light side for being a suspense/thriller, but there are enough surprise moments that make up for that lightness. This would probably be a good beach read or something for the car or on the plane during a trip.
reviewed Killer Weekend (Walt Fleming, Bk 1) on + 18 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Enjoyed this book. Really got into the charaters. It was fun following the battle of wits between the Sheriff and the killer. Was never quite sure who was behind the plot until the end. Four out of Five stars.
reviewed Killer Weekend (Walt Fleming, Bk 1) on + 102 more book reviews
Ridley Pearson does not let you down with this one.
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Really, I didn't care for this book. It was too political. about someone running for president. Did have a good ending though.
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This is the start of a great, so far, 3 book series. I'd read all of these and liked them so much; I got them for my daughter and son-in-law to enjoy while driving. I really liked them and proably will lisen to them myself.
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Good book, I love Ridley Pearsons books. Not as good as some of his others but made for good reading.
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Another great mystery by Ridley Pearson starring Lou Boldt. Highly recommend.
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Very good. I really enjoyed the book.