I'm not sure whether my taste is changing in books or if Patterson's writing is changing but this book, while entertaining, was a fast and rather simplistic read. Kind of predictable . . . but then, my taste could be changing.
This was the first Harry Bosch book I have read, and I will read more.
Best book of this genre I have read in a long time. Not a real fan of international locations in books, but I could easily overlook that in this book.
I really enjoyed this book . . . wasn't sure at first because it seemed too "soft." But I found myself wondering about the mysteries that the author wove in her writing and kept reading to find out more. Fairly fast read, and very entertaining!
I enjoyed the book but was not very fond of Rhymes. Maybe I needed to follow his journey through the earlier books, and I will, but I wouldn't suggest starting out with this one like I did. This was my first Deaver.
It's fairly heavy with the technical aspects of electricity and has quite a few twists and turns in the plot.
Slower read for me because of the technical stuff, and because I really did try to understand it, but I do recommend it.
While this was good, I have liked other Alex Cross stories better. I couldn't help but get the feeling that Patterson was preaching to his audience about the state of affairs in Africa. Plus, with all the physical hurt that Alex went through, it put the storyline over more toward the unbelievable. It certainly won't cause me to stop reading Patterson, but I was disappointed.
I love Robin Cook, but I think someone else wrote this. While the story was solid, and I'm familiar with the two medical examiners characters, I didn't like any of them in this book. The writing was stilted and old fashioned. sounded like this might have been in the style of the 60's. I forced myself to read it because I kept hoping it would get better, but it didn't. Sorry Robin Cook, but I've liked other books of yours much better!
I had hopes for this book because I really like medical thrillers, but this one disappointed me. Can't put my finger on it, it just left me about 3/4 through saying "Huh?". Maybe I missed something, but it seemed incomplete to me. I will read another of Joanne Blalock and see if it leaves me the same way . . . I was distracted during the time I was reading it, so that might be it.
I read this book in a day, and I do not agree with the other reviewers. The book was not realistic. In one section, the main detective was slapping around a drug dealer tryibng to get information, and in another he and his partner were hurrying off to meet this dealer and they were eating hamburgers and drinking beer in the car. I was in total awe of the lack of forensics or even the mention of a computer and I would hate to think that drug use and smoking were that widespread in a hospital. It reminded me of fiction from the 50's and 60's. It just seemed silly to me. I guess I like my mysteries a bit darker and more believable.
I have read one other of Lis Wiehl's books and as with that one, I found this one a bit "fluffy." Not a cozy, by any means, but too fluffy for me. It also reminds me of the gals that make up, I think, the Murder Club that Rizzoli and Isles TV show is based.
This is one of the better books I've read lately. When it started I wasn't sure (a lot of government-ese in the beginning) but it gets juicy later and hard to put down. I actually read the 516 pages through one night - 9 hours instead of sleeping! Now, that's unusual for me! Moves quickly - never bored!
I really enjoyed this book. It was not, at least for me, a "fast" read (3 days on and off). I had to think a bit while I read; it wasn't like a Patterson, but I enjoyed it. Will read more from this author and "Michael."