It seemed like it took me forever to get through this James Patterson book. James Patterson never disappoints his readers, but this book simply wasn't his best work.
The book starts with the disappearance of a swimsuit model and then switches to the girl's parents and how they learned their daughter was missing. We then read about their journey to Hawaii (where the girl was working), and ultimately, we learn a lot about the parents. They meet a novelist (and ex-cop) and eventually become close friends with this person. We're then introduced to a man who kills for money by recording the murders and giving them to various people around the world.
Eventually the book becomes a game of cat and mouse with the killer and the novelist, and we end up forgetting about the missing swimsuit model and her parents (who are all dead by the middle of the book).
The ending is even worse than the first 100 chapters of the book. In my opinion, the ending was more of a cop-out... and honestly, I expected more.
James Patterson is a fantastic author... this just wasn't his best work. The book wasn't absolutely terrible, but it jumped around too much. I was expecting more details after the tragedies and deaths of the characters... you know, more of what happened after their deaths. Instead, we were redirected to another character.
Ultimately, I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone looking for a "can't-put-down" novel. To be honest, I'm not really sure how I made it through the entire thing. I think I was just expecting more explanation... and I never got it.