Haunted

Haunted

Book - 2017
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"Detective Michael Bennett is ready for a vacation after a series of crises push him, and his family, to the brink. He settles on an idyllic, small town in the beautiful Maine woods, a recommendation from a former colleague. But just when Bennett thinks he can relax, he gets pulled into a case that has shocked the tight-knit community. Kids are disappearing left and right with no explanation -- until several bodies turn up in the woods. As Bennett investigates, he discovers that the seemingly perfect town is reeling from a deadly addiction, and the violence is about to reach a fever pitch. Far from the city streets he knows so well, Bennett faces off against a horrific evil next door that threatens a town, the law, and the family that Bennett loves above all else." -- From Amazon.com
Publisher: New York : Little Brown and Company, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780316273978
031627397X
Characteristics: 317, 14, 16 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Born, James O. - Author

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DMcGraw_0
Mar 29, 2019

This was my first Michael Bennett novel and it was good enough for me to be interested in the series. I sort of feel that I should start from the beginning to get the whole back story of Bennett but I got enough characteristics in 'Haunted' to know I like him as a protagonist.
The story starts out with its focus on Bennett's son, but steers off in another direction after about a third way through, which kind of seemed pointless and some what unfinished. Maybe this continues in future stories?
It wasn't the best Patterson book I've read but I will certainly be delving back into Michael Bennett's world when I'm done plowing the Robert Langdon series.
*Side-note* There's nothing 'haunting' about this book, no ghosts, no ghouls, no scares at all.

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mlaud004
Nov 26, 2018

Was an 'ok' book. Fast easy read. Not Patterson's best but filled in a wet weekend for me.

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amukhrj
Nov 04, 2018

Story line started interesting and then went off the track into a different story line mid-way with a lot of pointless side line stories. Read more like an incoherent diary.

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smartie35
Dec 27, 2017

I'm a huge James Patterson fan but have to say, not his best work. The title and preview was misleading 're anything haunted. A good book to just pass the time but nothing that's gonna really get your heart racing like typical James Patterson.

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brianwalsh1948
Dec 03, 2017

I love Patterson's writing and also the Bennett storylines. This book was okay but lacked action.

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billhorton11
Dec 01, 2017

Enjoyed visiting with the Bennett family again. Just enough action to keep the blood pumping.

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McCReader
Nov 29, 2017

Very light and enjoyable - had just finished another book that was much deeper - was fun to read something that uses less brain cells!

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talk2terih
Nov 25, 2017

This book was a fast read offering very little of an original nature. The intent, I believe, was to show the family coping with the older son's drug trial and its aftermath, and to move the family story along to its next major change. I will keep reading in hopes that the next volume has a bit more content and that the characters are less formulaic than the ones found here (with the exveption of Sadie).

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sunshine1108
Nov 15, 2017

Just finished this and it was a book that was hard to put down! Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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reader7176
Oct 16, 2017

Usually like Patterson's books but this one is not my favorite. Like Michael Bennett series but this one was not as action packed as many of his earlier books. A fast read!

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