Worst Case by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (Audio)
Book Journey traveled to: New York
Best Coffee in New York: gimme! coffee
Audio CDs: 6
Cover: Eye catching…. makes you fully aware you are stepping into a suspenseful mystery
Described by Patterson himself, as a “speeding freight train” I would have to toot my horn in agreement. Worst Case is the third book involving Detective Michael Bennett and his family. The first book being Step On A Crack where Michael Bennett, father of 10 kids (yes 10) sadly loses his wife and falls head first into a crime that will start your heart pumping. The second book Run For Your Life ,(and this is where I came in) Michael juggles home life, sick kids, and a killer who calls himself the teacher. The audio was incredible and the killer – just the right level of creepy.
Which brings us to Worst Case. Michael Bennett finds himself partnered up with the FBI and Emily Parker is who works with him on this case. Not only is she smoking hot, she is incredibly smart, and they pair up nicely for this new crime wave.
What’s the crime? Seems New York’s wealthiest families are having their kids snatched and held hostage. The kidnapper isn’t after ransom, which would be the first thought…. no, he instead quizzes the kids on their pampered lifestyles and their knowledge of those less fortunate than themselves. The thing that drive this “one french fry short of a happy meal” kidnapper over the edge is that these rich kids and their families go about their lives living high and noses raised above the reality of the worlds poverty issues.
What Patterson and Ledwidge have done here is create another can’t put down, or in my case, can’t stop listening to, suspense story that left me at times sitting in my car in the garage long after I had returned home just to hear what was going to happen next.
I have really enjoyed the story line of the Bennett family. Having a main character Detective not be your typical bachelor type is refreshing. The fact that he juggles a full family life, as well as a hard full time career is something that I find to be a great combination.
Comparing this book to a freight train? Yes James. Absolutely.
I received my review copy from Hachette audio