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Second Honeymoon (Honeymoon #2)

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  13,940 Ratings  ·  1,162 Reviews
A walk down the aisle, a resort hotel, a drink on the beach...for these unlucky couples, the honeymoon's over.

A newlywed couple steps into the sauna in their deluxe honeymoon suite--and never steps out again. When another couple is killed while boarding their honeymoon flight to Rome, it becomes clear that someone is targeting honeymooners, and it's anyone's guess which ha

Hardcover, 403 pages
Published June 24th 2013 by Little, Brown and Company
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Perfumegirl it can stand alone, I've read Honeymoon and am reading Second Honeymoon and you can read either without having read the other.

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Aug 15, 2014 Phrynne rated it really liked it
This is one of Patterson's good ones - a real page turner. I had to stay up late to finish it because there really was nowhere that I felt I could stop and put it down. I like the way he (and/or his co-author) write short, choppy chapters which always finish with a question or doubt, making it essential for the reader to start the next chapter immediately. The story just races past, full of action and also plenty of blood and gore. The main characters are smart and strong and there is never any ...more
Aug 08, 2013 Linda rated it really liked it
If you haven't read Honeymoon by James Patterson and Howard Roughan, you definitely should, and before you read its sequel Second Honeymoon. Though Second Honeymoon is a quick, fun beach read, Honeymoon was better. But, if you can suspend reality for a little while, you will get lost in this fast-moving, page-turning story, and escape into the world of John O'Hara. Yes, the same John O'Hara from Honeymoon. I don't know which author wrote the John O'Hara chapters, or perhaps it was a collaboratio ...more
Sue Scalcione
Jun 26, 2013 Sue Scalcione rated it it was ok
Okay...I love books by James Patterson so I was thrilled to begin this new book by him. That opinion changed though. After reading 153 pages or so of the book (it was on my iPad) I thought to myself, how do all these different plots add up and how are they related? Each chapter began with new characters, new plots. Then quarters through the book, one plot is solved and the first plot is still not solved. Disappointed in this book...and I have one big question for everyone....didn't John O'Hare d ...more
Jackie Lane
Nov 04, 2013 Jackie Lane rated it it was amazing
I am absolutely thrilled when I feel like one of Patterson's books are "old school". This book was no exception.

I enjoyed every minute of it and time flew by as I read it.

This is the story of the John O'Hara killers intermixed with honeymooners on their way or on their honeymoon being killed. There were twists abound in this thriller and I enjoyed every last word.

Kudos for going "old school".

Definitely would suggest reading Honeymoon prior to reading this one.

5 Stars
Jul 23, 2013 Aaron rated it really liked it
FBI agent John O'Hara is back for his second adventure. He is still reeling from the events of the last book, "Honeymoon," in which the investigation went terribly wrong, resulting in the death of his girlfriend and the fact that she was the criminal he had been pursuing. This volume picks up right from their because Nora, the girlfriend, is still affecting his life.

This time, it is in the form of her younger brother Ned Sinclair, who has just escaped from an asylum and is out for revenge. He bl
FBI Agent John O’Hara’s life had spiralled out of control in the past two years. And now the drunk driver who killed his wife was about to be released from prison. Suspended, angry and depressed, seeing a counsellor under sufferance, the last thing he wanted to do was take a case from a man desperate for answers himself. But with the blessing of his superiors, he undertook the job of trying to find who had killed this man’s son and his bride on their honeymoon in the Carribean. Suddenly everythi ...more
Oct 11, 2014 Kemi rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014
I didn't realize this book was a sequel until I was a third of the way through it. Maybe reading the books in order would have helped, but I'm guessing it wouldn't.

The chapters are 2-3 pages each-- classic Patterson-- so the story moves really fast. This is the first book where the short chapters really bothered me. I hated the constant cliffhangers. (Are all his books that bad? Why didn't it bug me before now?) It felt like forced, like Patterson was trying to get-- and keep!-- me all riled up
Dick Reynolds
Apr 02, 2014 Dick Reynolds rated it liked it
When a young couple on their honeymoon are found murdered, the wealthy father of the groom hires FBI Special Agent John O’Hara to investigate. A short time later, another couple on their honeymoon are poisoned in plain view of numerous people at the JFK Delta terminal while waiting for their flight to Rome. Special Agent O’Hara is soon thinking of a serial killer of honeymoon couples.
Meanwhile, the FBI’s attention is drawn to another curious set of circumstances when several men in diverse geo
Jackie Sienkiewicz
Jul 24, 2013 Jackie Sienkiewicz rated it really liked it

Second Honeymoon has got to be one of Patterson & Company's better books in some time.

***Spoiler Alert***

From the start it had me hooked. While a Patterson book almost always has suspence and page turning action, this one was over the top! I have to stop and think about the killers that were caught in this book. Not one, not two, not three but four if you count the one that is talked about only in the past tense!
Honestly, my heart was racing a couple of times! While I am the first to ad
Mwanamali Mari
Oct 23, 2015 Mwanamali Mari rated it really liked it
Hmmmm. This is tricky. Everybody who knows even an iota of me knows that Sidney Sheldon is my ultimate favourite story teller. And I am afraid I am going to have to report that Sidney now has competition... And the worst part is I have read every single Sheldon book. It started like this. Didn't you hear? Dan Brown and Grisham used to be favourites... Anyway with my evolved sophistication, I'll take Patters as a newbie favourite.
I LOVED this book. The beginning was so Poe-esque. The language wa
Jun 25, 2013 Judi rated it it was amazing
I always love James Patterson..For me, his books are a read that I can't put down..This was one.

John O'Hara is such a warm character. You will also meet
Agent Sarah Brubaker.

This is a great story. A serial killer is after Honeymooners. There is also another serial killer out there killing all the John O'Haras in the world. So you know who one of the targets are.

A thrill a minute.

Great read!
Aug 03, 2013 Ellen rated it it was ok
I dont know why I torture myself with Patterson's books anymore. I love the Alex Cross series and Michael Bennett. I even like the Womens Murder Club. But that's it. This book was just awful. The plot was erratic jumping from one serial killer to another. The dialogue was stilted. Do yourself a favor skip this one. Go get a good book!
Jul 13, 2013 Judy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The author did not disappoint me. I really enjoyed this and hope the characters of Sarah and John will have more stories to tell. There were a lot of different characters but it did not confuse me as other books have when so many were introduced.
Jul 30, 2015 Gary rated it liked it
Another fast paced novel off the James Patterson production line.
Maybe its time for me to give his novels a rest as I appear to find them far too predictable and familiar.
Sep 11, 2015 Heather rated it really liked it
Hope there is a #3 in the works.. page turners, these are.
3 1/2 stars. A quick read, but I did have to roll my eyes about some of the developments.
Book Junkie
Oct 09, 2015 Book Junkie rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery-suspense
Disjointed...two totally separate mysteries going on. The only constant was the theme of revenge
This was a highly entertaining and captivating read. I’m glad my gut-instinct was right after reading the reviews that praised this book. With Patterson co-authoring, you never know.
John O’Hara is a highly sympathetic main character. John’s a FBI special agent and has been a widower for the past two years. He’s still an emotional wreck when it comes to the loss of his wife. On the other hand, he has been able to keep his sanity thanks to his two beautiful sons (13 and 10) and marvelous
Paula  Phillips
Aug 16, 2013 Paula Phillips rated it liked it
When it comes to James Patterson's books, I am always there in a flash as I love the way his books are short chapters, fast-paced and keep the readers enticed and I am all for his way of giving new writers and familiar ones a chance to jump start their way into the writing world. However in saying that, as true James Patterson fans will know - his books vary and it really depends on who he is writing with -to whether or not the book will be awesome or just average. For me, one of the authors th ...more
Dec 18, 2015 Kris rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller
I... have nothing bad to say about this book. The dialog is great, there are no plot holes, and it was an enjoyable read. If I were to have one little quibble, it's this: the story deals with two serial killers - one who is killing newlywed couples on their honeymoons, and one who is killing men named John O'Hara (and is, obviously seeking revenge against the narrator). There are times I got the two plot lines mixed up a bit, but that was through no fault of the authors; I take full blame for no ...more
Aug 18, 2013 Matt rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook
Patterson entertains the reader with a return to his former style; strong characters and a decent storyline. Newlyweds are murdered while on honeymoon, with little explanation no known connection to one another. Meanwhile, victims sharing the same name end up dead all across America, again with no rhyme or obvious reason. The FBI sends in two of their best agents to catch these killers before the bodies pile any higher. With backstories of their own, full of drama and emotional baggage, Patterso ...more
Jul 26, 2013 Kathy rated it it was amazing
As I read this book, I kept saying to myself that this is the James Patterson I remember and love. This book is, by far, one of his best in a long time and way overdue. I have practically given up on him because all the books by James Patterson that I have read recently are only mediocre. I was beginning to wonder if he had just “written himself out”. However, he proved he still has some of the old verve in him with this book. In this book, John O’Hara of an earlier book is looking for the perso ...more
Aug 15, 2013 Haley rated it liked it
I've read Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by Patterson, which I loved (moving romance), so I was excited to give one of his mystery novels a chance.

I just now realized that this is a second book in a series. Ha! That might explain some of my frustrations. I'll have to see if the first book answers any of my questions. That said, the writers did a good job making it seem like it was a stand-alone novel. It didn't feel dependent on a previous story.

The things that were a bit lacking, in my opinion, i
Aug 01, 2013 Lynn rated it really liked it
Another good James Patterson book (are there any bad ones)? This one was a little confusing early on, because there were two completely unrelated sets of serial killings going on, and it was sometimes a little difficult to keep track of the M.O. of each (plus I kept trying to find a connection in my head where none existed). Everything became clear later on, though, when two heroes emerged: FBI Agents John O'Hara and Sara Brubaker.

Our first serial killer is targeting honeymooning couples. The fi
Jun 29, 2013 Tammy rated it it was amazing
There are a lot of characters introduced at the beginning which I thought would be confusing but it was not. How a lot of the characters converge makes for interesting reading. This is a fast paced and intriguing book which is like most of his books. John Ohara is after a killer who took out a honeymooning couple whose father is very wealthy and he wants the killer found. Ohara is suspended from the FBI because he is a cannon waiting to go off since the drink guy who killed his wife is getting o ...more
Don Sparrow
Jul 29, 2013 Don Sparrow rated it really liked it
Eight years ago I read one of my favorite James Patterson novels "Honeymoon"; which he co-wrote with Howard Roughan. It was one of my favorite novels by J.P., and if you know me; I've read 95% of his adult books. J.P. & H.R. go together like peanut butter and jelly. This sequel to the original also stars FBI agent John O'Hara, who gets involved here with two serial killers. Here we find an excellent crime thriller full of suspense and more twist and turns than a Formula one road course. I th ...more
Jul 04, 2013 Amy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the Honeymoon killer plot (and resolution) MUCH better than the John O'Hara storyline. Some of that is because I really get frustrated with an author who links I am going to remember a character and storyline from several years and 200 books ago. Obviously we are revisiting FBI agent John O'Hara from the 2005 first Honeymoon book to resolve that story line. Seriously, does Patterson think I remember this character and plot line??!!! You don't NEED to remember it or have read it to read t ...more
Jul 28, 2013 Cathy rated it liked it
I haven't read any James Patterson for a long time, but I had a busy, hard week at work and needed some easy reading for the weekend. I read "Honeymoon" on Saturday and "Second Honeymoon" on Sunday. These books were just what I needed it's Sunday night and I feel very relaxed. There were twists and turns involved in solving these murders and very likable characters. I know there is much speculation about this Author and how he churns out books. My guess is he writes the outlines and the coauthor ...more
Aug 31, 2013 Renee rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
I am giving this 2 star book a 3 star rating because I needed a book like this right now. Right now my work is demanding that I use all of my brain cells and so I cannot afford to waste any thinking on pleasure reading. This book was perfect for that. A fast read that required almost nothing of me... no thinking, no pondering of life's big questions, no emotional investment. Couldn't have cared less about the characters, couldn't have cared less about the outcome. Just mindless page turning that ...more
Jul 20, 2013 Lisa rated it liked it
I did not read the first Honeymoon book, which left me confused sometimes. But this book felt a little split personality. It was running a few different storylines which eventually met.

Couples are dying on their honeymoon. When they do get to the killer it is a doozy and one I would not have seen coming, but I will not give it away.

I have the first book on my wish list and all may be clearer.

But overall, I read James Patterson because it is a simple read. Those short chapters make it easy to dev
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