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Tick Tock (Michael Bennett, 4) Mass Market Paperback – August 6, 2013
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- Publisher : Grand Central Publishing; Reprint edition (August 6, 2013)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1455599824
- ISBN-13 : 978-1455599820
- Item Weight : 7.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.25 x 1 x 7.63 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #196,837 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The killer is using bombs and also kills with his hands by the use of a knife. Investigation reveals that some of the victims have a common thread of attending a criminal justice class at a local college.
It turns out the killer is working for a wealthy individual that is seeking revenge on anyone that has hurt him. He ends up being arrested and kill's himself leaving the killer with one final job.
As Detective Bennett is involved in a final showdown wit the suspect, there is a twist that keeps the reader glued to his seat.
Another exciting book in the series by an outstanding writer that keeps his readers involved in the happenings of the story.
In addition to the crime aspect of this book, there is some romance as well as trouble with the neighbors. This is one exciting book that doesn't let up on the suspense until the very end.
Michael Bennett is definitely a character that is "today" and that's reflected in some of the trials and tribulations but also the background of the stories are mirrored in things that are in the news now. The characters are well written and while you may think you know what's going to happen, curves are thrown in to keep you guessing.
One of the things I like about Patterson books is that they usually draw you in quickly (I personally don't like books that you don't really "get into" until the second half of the book - my attention span isn't that good!) and are fast reads.
Definitely recommend this book and the rest of them in the Michael Bennett series.
What Detective Michael Bennett had hoped for was a little r & r and perhaps exploring his growing feelings for Mary Katherine, he uncovered much more than he bargained for when a rash of bizarre crimes tear through the city, terrorizing everyone who lives there . So much for vacation...
When Michael is pulled away from the retreat to investigate the crimes, his family is left open for attack. Working the case with attractive colleague FBI Agent Emily Parker, Michael finds himself questioning what the future may hold. All the while the clock is ticking towards who is behind the odd murders that seem to be copy cats old famous crimes...
A couple of years ago when I started to embrace audio books - this series was one of my first audio experiences. I know this is a Patterson book and I know some people struggle with his books and in some cases I agree, Patterson does have some gory graphic books out there. This series is not one of them. I think it is the touch of author Michael Ledwidge that gives this series its likability for me.
This series is centered around a detective, Michael Bennett who had adopted with his wife, 10 children. As the series opens, Michael loses his wife to cancer and while adjusting to a life without her, maintaining a huge household, and maintaining a high-capacity job, I kind of fell in love with this family.
In this fourth in the series, I enjoyed the start of a possible relationship between Michael and Mary Katheryn and even the annoying presence of the attractive Emily.... tossed in for good measure. The story line of the kids is always interesting and the crimes are usually good and not too graphic.
I found in Tick Tock the gore level was raised - not a lot, but enough for me to notice. I could almost sense the shift from Ledwidge to Patterson. While I still enjoyed this audio, it was probably the one I have enjoyed the least out of the series.
Will I continue with the next one when it comes out? Absolutely... there is still more of this story to be told and I for one want to know what will happen.
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Damm good read.
That said, what is going on with the proof writers on the kindle version. At least five or six times in the book repeated paragraphs, mid paragraph started again. Paragraphs repeated etc makes me wonder what missed out too ?
The greatest part of a book is when an author develops characters you like and Michael Bennett is no exception. I did find that in this book he didn't seem quite the same. I love the fact that he is a hardworking cop that has a huge brood of children that make up his family. I also love his Grandfather Seamus who is a cheeky but loveable part of Michael's life. I can't put my finger on why Bennett was so different this time round, maybe it was the fact that we see him enter into dangerous territory with two women and he just doesn't handle it all that well.
The biggest let down for me was the story itself, it was lacklustre and to be honest a wash-out compared to the last one. The plot was pretty weak and the killer was all too predictable this time round. The addition of Emily Parker to the case didn't add much to the actual plot with the killer and it lacked being genuine. It felt like the story plodded along and there was no real urgency like there is with many other Patterson novels.
Having said that I haven't written off the Bennett series altogether yet I just hope that in the next instalment the main plot is a lot stronger than this one. I think that the majority of fans will enjoy this book but it certainly won't stay in your memory as being a `great' book.
This book was no exception.
It's brilliant to re-connect with Michael Bennett and his brood lol. On a case whilst on holiday at the family beach house and he still has time for romance lol. A brilliant psychopath and his side kick makes a good book in my opinion.