The Postcard Killers Author:James Patterson, Liza Marklund NYPD detective Jacob Kanon is on a tour of Europe's most gorgeous cities. But the sights aren't what draw him - he sees each museum, each cathedral, and each café through the eyes of his daughter's' killer. Kanon's daughter and her boyfriend were murdered while on vacation in Rome. Since then, young couples in Paris, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, and S... more »tockholm have been found dead. Little connects the murders, other than a postcard to the local newspaper that precedes each new victim. Now Kanon teams up with the Swedish reporter Dessie Larsson, who has just received a postcard in Stockholm - and they think they know where the next victims will be.« less
This book is the worst book of blood and guts that I have ever read of James Patterson's. The incest between the twins (boy and girl) was gross. Still do not know plot of this book. I only read it because it was my last book to read. The book (to me) does not have a good story feature. Not a book that I would recommend to a friend.
This is a very good book in the true James Patterson style. At times I found myself clinching my teeth along with the detective in the story because of things that didn't go the way I thought they should. Read this one!! You'll be glad you did!!!
After reading several books in the Women's Murder Club series and feeling let down by the changes to Lynsay Boxer's character when Maxine Paetro joined in on the writing, I was a little stand-offish in getting started with this one. Patterson and Marklund's writing flows very well together, creating a wild and thrilling mystery with serial killers straight out of a crime drama TV show. The Postcard Killers is creative mix of art and, of course, death as the killers deliver their extremely gruesome masterpieces to reflect various forms of art.
I have to admit that I did expect more in the gore department. However, this didn't slow the delivery of a fantastic and intriguing international mystery. Dessie and Jacob added to the overall intensity of the story as they joined forces to solve the mystery of the postcards and stop the killers once and for all. Jacob's character was a driving force in my opinion, adding the perfect amount of emotion and rage in all the right places. The ending was quite fitting, leaving the reader fulfilled but ready for more. Fingers crossed we see more novels from this amazing author duo in the future.
James Patterson teams up with a Swedish author, Liza Marklund, which creates another level to Patterson's book. The story features a couple of serial killers on the loose in Europe. When a NYC police detective's daughter and boyfriend become victims, he takes a leave from work to hunt the killers down. So really good twists are thrown in, along with a surprise or two, creating a pretty good read.