You've Been Warned Author:James Patterson, Howard Roughan For Kristin Burns, a talented young photographer, it was only natural to go to New York to chase her dreams. And it was only normal -- just to pay the rent while she waited for her big chance -- to work as a nanny for a young power couple, an attorney and his socialite wife, watching their two children. — But for all the promise, the thrills, and... more » the glitter, there are temptations and there are deadly dangers that come with life among the rich and powerful. Get ready for the Nanny Diaries from Hell.« less
Overall this book was seriously disappointing. The âsupernaturalâ aspect was tiring after the first three chapters, the characters were underdeveloped, and for some reason there was extraneous information thrown in without explanation or connection to the plot, leaving you with this an overwhelming sense that this was two or three incomplete stories that Patterson and Roughan threw together to make one novel. I actually felt as if I had lost I.Q points after finishing this.
Not typical Patterson, but a great quick read...Kept me guessing exactly what was going on through the entire book...pay attention to the last few chapters otherwise you may finish the book and be a bit confused. Might have been tough for some readers. I loved how Patterson stepped outside of his comfort zone to explore something unique like the supernatural. Even if you do not love the book, you cannot put it down, because you MUST find out the ending.
To begin with, this book took me two weeks to read. Typically, I'd have a new Patterson finished in a day or two. Kristen experiences Deja something, but you don't really figure out what it is until the very end of the book. I was tired of her whining by chapter three or four. There are also numerous facts thrown in that don't contribute squat to the plot and left me shaking my head. I really wanted to like this book since a good friend bought me a brand spanking new hard back for my birthday, but to sum it up, this book sucked!
Deeply disappointed in this book. Patterson is normally one of my favorites but this novel seems to have no logical plot line, extrodinary things occur with no explanation, the last chapter is supposed to tie all the threads together and it fails miserably. The main character is shallow and the others are so poorly written that they are totlly single dimensional. The mechanism of chapters marking time in the main character's perceptions result in a book with 111 chapters that reads in about an hour.
This is not like Patterson's style at all. If you go into the book with an open mind you will enjoy. If you are looking for the latest incarnation of The Women's Murder Club or Alex Cross you will be very disappointed. This is a horror/mystery with a mystical edge.
Okay, PaperBack Swap members...You've been warned! This is NOT your typical James Patterson novel. He co-authored it with another writer, and the story isn't as tight or terrific as in the novels he writes himself. Like the other reviewers, I wasn't as impressed with this book as with other Patterson stories...but it kept me entertained in my car (this is the CD version) and listening till the end!
Very different from his other books. Not one of my favorite, but not one of my least favorite either. Ending has an unexpected twist, so that made it worth finishing the book. Could have been a more cohesive story line...