Book Review of “Honeymoon” by James Patterson and Howard Roughan

Honeymoon by James Patterson and Howard Roughan

I seem to be a bit baffled by this “thriller” of sorts. A black widow, Nora Sinclair, is a young, bright and deadly lady, who seems to be every man’s desire – but ends up being the worst nightmare a man could face. Thanks to her skewed psych.

She is a rich interior decorator mingling with the crème de la crème of the city. Her association with the rich and famous men is short lived – as she ends up plotting their murder after having married them. Having killed two already and planning the death of the third man of her life, she comes under the FBIs radar as the prime suspect. John O’Hara, an FBI agent gets on her trail only to find himself captivated by her charm. In the battle of wits and intelligence, only the best one wins.

“Things aren’t always the way they appear” O’Hara’s father warns him and as the plot unfolds the statement seems more and more powerful. In not the right way though.

But the characters seemed a bit icky and complex. It didn’t seem like any of Patterson’s previous work.

Co-authored by Howard Roughan, the chapters are small and easy to flip through. But many details, I feel, were left out. Like Nora’s mother, who is locked away in an asylum, never ends up revealing the reason for killing her husband. The suspense just remains. The ending is as abrupt as its simple beginning. I did not enjoy it at all.

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