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Private London Paperback – December 4, 2012
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The novel started off as being more British than the British. Given it was set in London there was definitely a lot off effort put into making it sound tres Anglo-Saxon. I don't think people realize that the barriers that they believe exist between Americans and Brits are very grey. Nowadays language is becoming more international and frankly there were a few words at the start that I don't think even English coppers use anymore.
Next qualm: the two story lines - the one about the murdering wife of a "kiddie fiddler" and the other about the kidnapping had no link whatsoever and I failed to understand why they were in the same novel except as cushioning to make the story longer.
The main story line of the kidnap seemed miles too far-fetched for me. It was bizarre. Especially the linkage to Al Qaeda and Israel; the impressionable American girl whose mind is manipulated to make her believe she was sexually abused as a child... There is far too much in this and it failed to grab me like the first James Patterson I read (Now You See Her).
Overall, I wouldn't recommend this as a good read.
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This book was even better than the first "Private". I liked the English slant and, again, the characters were interesting and the story line kept me guessing.Published 26 days ago by Lynn M. Swenson
It was okay but I didn't think it's one of the best 'Private' books I've read. The plot was fast paced with twists all the way and for that I enjoyed it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Book reviews
Can't go wrong with James Patterson guaranteed great reads!!Published 1 month ago by Allison Reeves
Here is another Private winner, even though Jack Morgan is just a minor character the story is a great read.Published 2 months ago by tmurder