24 November, 2014

#BookReview :: Private L.A. (Private #7) by James Patterson & Mark Sullivan

Thom and Jennifer Harlow are the perfect couple, with three perfect children. They may be two of the biggest movie stars in the world, but they're also great parents, philanthropists and just all-round good people.

When they disappear without a word from their ranch, facts are hard to find. They live behind such a high wall of security and image control that even world-renowned investigator Jack Morgan can't get to the truth. But as Jack keeps probing, secrets sprout thick and fast - and the world's golden couple may emerge as hiding behind a world of desperation and deception that the wildest reality show couldn't begin to unveil. Murder is only the opening scene. 

On one hand, we have Thom and Jennifer Harlow who have disappeared without a trace. With them being a Hollywood power couple, their disappearance has brought on frenzy in the media. When Jack Morgan starts to investigate the case, he faces hurdles after hurdles. But of course, he toils through and goes on to unearth facts that changes the whole image that the power couple maintained. On the other hand we have an individual who is on a killing spree and is leaving dead bodies in his wake. He seems to be killing at random and with no rhyme or reason. 

I love the Private series for what it brings to the table. This series always brings in a lot of glamour with it. Also, somehow Jack and his colleagues stand out apart from the rest of James Patterson protagonists. They have their own way of approaching a situation and the characters, especially Jack Morgan, aren’t as flawed as the rest of them. This plot brings in a lot of glamour, drama and action into the mix. The fast pace and the twists keeps the reader on their toes. It delivers exactly what a novel with James Patterson’s name on the cover usually promises. I have to admit though that I found that the narration faltered a bit with the dialogue delivery and apparent coincidences.  However, that takes away very little from the experience of reading this book.

This isn’t the best of the Private Series, but it does deliver on a lot of elements and thus is an interesting read.

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