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  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • Hide and Seek
  • James Patterson
  • English
  • 09 March 2016
  • 9780006498520

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Hide and SeekThis is not my kind of thing Most of the story is the biography of Maggie Bradford the singer starting from her miserable first marriage then her later years This part has first person narration which I generally don't like in my books and I don't like it here too Another huge part of the book is the biography of Will Shephard the famous football player and the second husband of Maggie This part is even harder to read since Will has a very disturbing character and personality Maggie is accused of killing Will the same way she killed her first husband But for than 75% of the book we mostly read the biographies of Maggie and Will The last one forth of the story focuses of the trial and this part I finally found interesting I totally admit to skipping through some biographical parts but this final suspense centred around the uestions what really happened? did Maggie kill Will? is what I uite enjoy In fact I like it enough to consider rising my notes up to 3 stars I wish the whole book is like that I wish the actual suspense part is much developed Here we've got interesting but still a biography of miserable life of fictional singer mostly presented by herself The suspense is unfortunately only a minor part of the bookAlso the story reminds me a lot of Public Secrets by Nora Roberts If you liked Hide and Seek Public Secrets may be your thing Maggie Bradford is on trial for murder in the celebrity trial of the decadeAs one of the world's best loved singer songwriters she seems to have it all So how could she have murdered not just one but two of her husbandsWill Shephard was Maggie's second husbandA magnificent athlete and film star he was just as famous But Will had dark dangerous secrets that none of his fans could have imagined that his own wife could never dreamed of Hide and Seek is my first novel by American author James Patterson This novel made uite an impression to me but it isn't the type of book that hooked me till its end I can still say that It is a page turner because you could imagine the drama and mystery it entails the readers but it only ends at thatThe novel tells the story of a famous singer Maggie Bradford who once killed her husband in order to protect herself from scurrilous attacks and at the second part of the story being accused of murdering his second husband Will Shepard Due to Maggie Bradford's history of killing her first husband to get out of the abusive ways it began to fuel speculation and accusations when she had again killed her second husband And during those tormenting moments she had entered the world of go Hide and SeekSorry for the spoilerAlthough I tried to appreciate the verdict of Maggie Bradford I don't think she deserves it It is a good idea that the author intended to highlight domestic violence but then the victim was charged guilty because she just kept choosing the wrong type of husband? What a wisecrack sense of justice Meeeh Moreover James Patterson focused on the background of the characters instead of the seemingly awesome plot It could have been better though It could have This was one of my least favorite Patterson novels There is nothing wrong with it except that I didn't care about any of the characters Most of the story is told from Maggie's point of view As a young wife she killed her abusive husband to protect her child She goes on to a fabulous song writing and singing career But the story is told in flashbacks from her sitting in jail awaiting trial for killing her current husband after she is already a success She comes off snarky and smug instead of frightened about the outcome of her trial The ending was so predictable Not up to Patterson's usual writing An excellent stand alone novel by James PattersonShort chapters fast paced full of action sound familiar? Hide Seek is one of Patterson's stand alones A famous singer finds herself in jail charged in the murder of her husband Two thirds of the book is Maggie Bradford telling the reader how she came to be sitting in jail Interspersed is the murdered husband and his background and profoundly disturbing personality While not one of my favorites it's still a page turner with a few surprises for this jaded reader Terribly flat dialogue and unrealistic situations Characters were cardboard Heroine was unlikable and stupid Patterson should refrain from trying to write a female main character At 6% in our heroine gives this description of herself view spoiler I glanced at my own reflection in the cab's window Very long blond hair mostly with a mind of its own but my best physical attribute I thought Freckles that no amount of makeup would ever cover Nose a little out of proportion Brown eyes that had I knew regained at least some of their half forgotten sparkle A small mouth thickish lips made as Phillip joked in the happy days for fellatio hide spoiler This book was OK It's main problem was that the first 23 of it was just a woman telling us all about her life love life in particular over the past 10 or so years This was pretty boring as I don't read James Patterson to hear a woman describe how beautiful her wedding was and how each new guy in her life made her feel so special actually I don't read Patterson at all I only listen to him on audio books The redeeming aspects of the book are that the premise of the story is the main character is a pop star on trial for murdering her husband She has also killed a former husband earlier in life but that was pretty cut and dry self defense The end of the book is classic Patterson with some good action mystery and twists The book reads like Nicholas Sparks wrote the first half while the woman is recapping her life then Patterson takes over for the trial and ensuing action Not one of his better exciting books all the way through but the end will probably make you forget how boring the beginning was This book was not my cup of tea I feel that however it is a nice break from Alex Cross this was just not a break I needed Maggie Bradford was a dull character to me however maybe I just feel that way because I cannot relate to her situation I felt that Patterson focused way to much on Maggie's life and how she lived and not enough of her marriage to Will Shepard and the developing collapse of their marriage I just felt that is was a long and drawn out book that never really captured my attention Finally I just felt that the ending was not really clever nor realistic And to me with her first husband's shooting abuse was clear and it was obviously in self defense her second by heart attack and then another shot after he beats her up I for one find it hard to believe a woman in that situation would be ever considered a murderer This book I can see being good for some people however this is one book that I can actually say I feel as though I wasted my time reading it PS This is my first post ever I hope to post lots reviews i was actually busy with another book but we went on a motorbike weekend and the other book was too heavy to carry so i grabbed this one it was a uick read and oh my word suspenseful very hard to put down although i enjoyed it it's not really my cup of tea i prefer historical fiction but like to try something different every now and again well at least i can say i've read a james patterson now