Review: Private: #1 Suspect

Private:  #1 Suspect
Private: #1 Suspect by James Patterson

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

It was yet another disappointment from James Patterson. The book began with great promise, gripping plot and got me hooked to it, building up lots of high expectations. But when I realized nothing significant or interesting has happened in any of the initially exciting plots till almost 3/4th into the book, I knew this was just going to tank.
First of all, why there were 4 completely different and unrelated plots, I did not understand. Then the plots kept dragging on with unnecessary details and boring predictable twists and then, all of a sudden, they were rushed to closures as if suddenly the writers realized that this book needs to come to an end after all and now is the time to do it!! Too many loose ends, too convenient suspects and situations and almost nil character development. There was nothing brilliant about Jack Morgan. Del Rio and Cruz had lot more action going on than the protagonist. Other than the fact that Jack was a marine, owns a Lamborghini and a multi – million dollar private investigation business and has an evil twin (duh!), I did not get to know this guy. Anyway, all my hopes came crashing by and I just skimmed through the last 50 pages to get it done with.

Overall, not a keeper.

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