The Inn at Gloucester stands alone on the rocky shoreline. Its seclusion suits former Boston police detective Bill Robinson, novice owner and innkeeper. As long as the dozen residents pay their rent, Robinson doesn't ask any que...more
First, the style here is nothing like the Patterson of days gone by. Instead, ...more
Everyone who follows me knows that I am a fan of James Patterson and of Candice Fox. When they team up it is like the dream date for me. I don't know who does what in terms of the writing and the research but it really doesn't matter. They are the wonder duo in my mind and can't do anything wrong.
The Inn is a book full of new characters for this writing pair. Whilst the other books have been set in Oz, this one is set just outside of Boston. It is about an ex-cop w ...more
“The Inn” is advertised as Patterson’s annual summer read that is independent from hi ...more
The story line was okay but there were lots of weaknesses that should have been edited out. LOTS!
The main character, Bill Robinson, is an ex Boston police officer who is now the reluctant owner/operator of The Inn occupied by a group of misfits, each with something to hide.
At one point in the story Bill asks an ex mafia member how they handled turf invaders......really? Come on..........even I know how they did that! There is no way an ex police officer would have asked ...more
This stand-alone, with its cast of realistic characters struggling with the viciss ...more
I like this book! Didn't think I will read another Candice Fox - JP collaboration because I was felt so so with Harriet Blue Never Never, but I like The Inn. This book has a different feel and protagonist is likable. I read a kindle sample and was hooked from the first chapter before I got the audio book which didn't disappoint.
This as an intriguing story. It was a little confusing at first. The Inn was filled with misfits who somehow become intertwined with a hard hearted drug dealer who was killing young people with power drugs.
I have veered away from James Patterson books for quite a while now, but thought I'd read this one since a stand alone and co-written by one of my favourite local authors, Candice Fox.
A good attention holding storyline, and written in Patterson's fast paced style. Ex Boston PD detective Billy Robinson left the force after being fired, and has moved to a quieter life owing and managing a B&B on the New England Coast - The Inn. The Inn was his wife's dream, but now Billy is strugglin ...more
I read this over a long weekend when I wasn't feeling the best. Between painkiller induced naps I powered through this one. It wasn't the story line that kept me going but the characters. A group of socially awkward misfits all rent rooms at The Inn, a sort of hippie commune type of place where everyone chips in and takes care of the house and each other. At their center is Bill Robinson, the inns owner who reminded me strongly of Ted Conkaffey, another of Fox's chara ...more
It is a fast read, so fast in fact, that soon of the lines drawn around the characters aren't fully developed and explored, at least for some of them. The plot seems tired and stale, without a great deal of excitement. Don't get me ...more
Disgraced form Boston police detective Bill Robinson moved to Gloucester, and purchased an inn with his wife. The residents of the inn include misfits and residents in hiding including an ex-FBI agent hiding from her abusive husband, Sheriff Clayton Spears, his disenfranchised niec ...more
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James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author and most trusted storyteller. He has created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today, with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series. He has sold over 380 million books wo ...more