Sunday, April 05, 2009

You've Been Warned

by James Patterson

I'm not going to spend time coming up with my own review for this psychological thriller. I enjoyed it, but it's nothing to get too excited about. Here's the write up from James Patterson's web site.

Kristin Burns has lived her life by the philosophy "Don't think, just shoot" – pictures, that is. Struggling to make ends meet, she works full-time as the nanny for the fabulously wealthy Turnbull family, looking after their two wonderful children and waiting for her glamorous life as a New York photographer to begin. When her photographs are considered by an elite Manhattan art gallery, it seems she might finally get the chance that will start her career.

But Kristin has a major distraction: forbidden love. The man of her dreams is almost hers for keeps. Breathless with an inexhaustible passion and the excitement of being within reach of her goals, Kristen ignores all signs of catastrophe brewing.

Fear exists for a reason. And Kristin can only dismiss the warnings for so long. Searching desperately for the truth through the lens of her camera, she can only hope that it's not too late.


Thoughts of Joy said...

Okay, so I won't get too excited about it either. :)

Les said...

Sounds like the review I'm about to write for Mortal Prey (John Sandford). I enjoyed it, but it wasn't one of his best.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I thought this book was awful. I am reading Run For Your Life; Patterson now and it's much much better.

J.L. Danger said...

You know, I have never read a James Patterson novel.

Maybe I should.

Framed said...

I read quite a few of Patterson's Alex Cross books and really liked them. Then got tired of them. I haven't read any of his others although I have a couple of his romances on the shelf. What possessed me to buy those, I can't imagine.

Staci said...

I love his Alex Cross books so I read all of them. I did just finish Against Medical Advice and found that book to be a real eye-opener for people who suffer from tourette's. For the most part I stay away from the ones he co-writes with other people.

Kailana said...

I read James Patterson once in a while and I never feel any huge desire to write long-winded reviews, either!

Mame Burkett said...

Given the fact that you didn't enjoy the book enough to post your own review of it I will definitely not waste my time picking it up, even from the library. James Patterson makes me sad. I used to run to the bookstore whenever a new Alex Cross came out and now I don't even pick one up to read the book flap.

Anna said...

I've been disappointed with James Patterson books as of late, but I liked this one because it seemed so different than the others. I've never read an Alex Cross book yet, and after reading some of his more recent work, I'm not sure I should bother.

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Mame Burkett said...

Good Morning,

I reread my post from last night and I think I might owe you an apology. When I read the post again I feel I sounded cranky toward you and that totally wasn't the case. I was trying to say when a serious reader/blogger doesn't want to review a book she just read then it really must be yuck, especially in the case of James Patterson. I always enjoy your posts and blog.