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The Postcard Killers by James Patterson
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Aug 11, 11

bookshelves: james-patterson, 2011, gifts

This is the best stand alone thriller that James Patterson has done in a very long time. Some of his recent work (apart from Alex Cross) has become very sloppy but this was like reading one of the old Patterson books before he started co-authouring so many titles. Both the plot lines and the characters were belivable (although the main character was a little too cliched at times) and pretty much all of the characters had some depth about them rather than being the 2D cardboard cutouts that have featured in some of JP's work of late.The first chapter gives us a story that is already unfolding and Patterson just fills the book with action whilst letting the story run at a relentless pace thanks to him abandoning his recent trademark of making every chapter a cliff hanger. I read this book in only a couple of days it is that smooth a read. Also what made it easier to read was that Patterson kept to a storyline that was simple and didn't fill out the book with a load of sub-plots (another of his recent trademarks). Definately the best independant novel he has produced in a long time and I hope that he continues with the method of writting in this book for soem of his future work.
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