Obsessed, James Patterson

Obsessed opening lines: The NYPD boat lurched and I almost slipped on the deck. The waves made a monotonous slapping sound against the boat’s hull, like an uneven drumbeat, as we cut through the choppy water.


My blurb:

Michael Bennett has been tasked with searching for a missing girl, and not just any missing girl, but his daughter’s friend. He fears she may be dead and linked to “The Girlfriend Experience”. But he is holding out hope that he won’t have to deliver the worst message a parent can ever hear. At the same time he is juggling family issues that he hopes will not escalate into something deadly.

A serial killer with a dangerous infatuation…
Detective Michael Bennett and the NYPD are aboard a police boat in the Hudson River searching for a murder victim – a young college student.
They find her tossed in the dark waves, dressed for a night out. The gruesome sight fills Bennett with dread only a father could fathom.
As the obsessive killer extends his spree, a pattern emerges. One that Bennett’s eldest daughter fits to a harrowing degree.
Now NYPD’s top detective must lure the murderer into the light of day before the next deadly strike lands closer to home than Bennett could ever bear – as a parent and a protector.
My verdict:

I am a huge fan of Michael Bennett and once again, James O.Born has delivered a great novel. This book, co-authored by James Patterson is one I can highly recommend to anyone who enjoys police dramas.

About the Author:

James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 300 million copies worldwide and he has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past nine years in a row.

He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, House of Robots, Confessions, and Maximum Ride series. James is the proud sponsor of the World Book Day Award and has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.
Publishing information:
ISBN 9781529125368
Format Trade Paperback
Published July 2023

Penguin Random House South Africa sent me this novel to review.

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6 thoughts on “Obsessed, James Patterson

  1. Yikes! That opening line brought immediately to the present an old memory of being in a situation like that, and trying to prevent a small boat being bashed against the rocks.
    Anyway it put me in the zone for your review, Tandy. I enjoyed hearing what you thought of the book. Hugs.

  2. Was a little disappointed after reading Obsessed by Patterson because nowhere in the book is the serial killer obsessed with his eldest daughter or any of his family for that matter. False advertisement and I LOVE Patterson’s books! Absolutely each and every one I’ve read, and I’ve read well over 20 of his books by now. Like I said disappointing, however I still enjoyed the book very much so.

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