Haunted

Haunted

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Detective Michael Bennett and his family are ready to escape New York for a vacation in Maine-but a shocking scene deep in the woods reveals a dark world of drugs and murder.
Haunted by guilt and shame, Michael Bennett is living with a father's worst nightmare. Reeling from a crisis that would destroy lesser families, the Bennetts escape New York for a much-needed vacation. But it turns out the brochures don't tell the full story; the seemingly perfect community has a deadly vice.
When local cops uncover a grisly crime scene buried deep in the woods, they consult the vacationing Bennett, who jumps at the chance to atone for his own sins. But far from the city streets he knows so well, no one will talk to the big-city detective, and the bodies keep piling up.
A young and forgotten girl is the closest thing Bennett has to a partner in his frantic hunt for the ghostlike perpetrator behind the violence. Will Bennett and his unlikely ally unmask the culprit before anyone else winds up haunted?
Publisher: New York : Little Brown and Company, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316273978
031627397X
Branch Call Number: PATTERSON
Characteristics: 317, 14, 16 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Born, James O - Author

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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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billhorton1
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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aividan_rajah
Oct 14, 2017

First Patterson book. It was a quick read but a little underwhelming.

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USAF1969
Oct 13, 2017

Another good read by Patterson (and James Born). Deals with a two connected, major societal issues. I like that they don't pull punches by making everything always come out well for some of the characters. I like the Michael Bennett series a lot and in this one there is a long-overdue relationship issue that gets a nice resolution, if you have read the other books in the Bennett series.

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