Dead Men’s Harvest sees a big step up in writing style for Matt Hilton which makes this book, far more gripping than all of the preceeding novels, and brings to a climax a story line left unfulfilled since his first book, Dead Men’s Dust.
With his best friend kidnapped, and an old enemy targeting him once more, Joe Hunter has to face harder moral questions than eveer before,
Hard hitting from page one, and with no holding back you will not be able to put this book down.
It’s not very often that I re-read a James Patterson, but it’s been at least five years since I read it, and I just bagged the next three in the series for £3 from a charity shop and so wanted to refresh my memory of the character before I started reading my way through that chunk of books.
It’s also not a bad story although I did feel a little cheated at the way Detective Bennett ‘discovers’ who was behind all the crimes.
One missing brother.
One merciless killer.
And only one man, with the skills to find them both: Joe Hunter
I will often sit and read a book in a day, but I will punctuate it with several breaks in reading for everyday tasks. This was not the case with this book. I truly could not put it down, to the point that I was wandering around my flat with it in my hands, and when it did come to a necessary point in reading where I had no option but to stop, it was put aside for the briefest of times, and with the greatest of difficulty.
If you have this book in your TBR pile, move it up to the top. It sucks you in and pulls you along, right the way up to the very end, and when you put it down, you’ll feel a little sad, because the adventure has come to an end.
But take heart, because there are another seven to read.
Rather more explosive than usual, but just as much fun.
I’ve started and stopped reading this book several times in the past and never got beyond the first thirty or do pages.
I have no idea why this should be, because yesterday when I picked it up I was hook immediately, which is why I didn’t put the book down again until it was finished seven and a half hours later….
Well that was certainly a change from what I’m used to from a ‘James Patterson’ book.
It’s like he’s trying to be a faster paced, but far less technical Michael Crichton with this novel, and he doesn’t do a half bad job. It’s as fast and easy to read as the rest of his books, and certainly a great break away from his normal thriller themes if you find you like his style but are in need of a change.
A previous “co-author” of James Patterson, around five years ago he broke the ‘mould’ and went out into the world alone. It was one of the best things he did, his writing has improved consistently and I absolutely love his books.
*Please note in some countries this book is known as Eyes Wide Open
There’s always one way to make a night shift go by quickly.
Read a book.
and when it’s a James Patterson book it is, as always, a task done in just a few short hours.