The Coast to Coast Murders Author:James Patterson, J. D. Barker A detective and FBI agent join forces on what seems like an open-and-shut case -- but a new rash of killings sends them on a pulse-pounding race against time in this intense thriller. — Michael and Megan Fitzgerald are siblings who share a terrifying past. Both adopted, and now grown -- Michael is a long-haul truck driver, Megan... more » a college student majoring in psychology -- they trust each other before anyone else. They've had to. Their parents are public intellectuals, an Ivy League clinical psychologist and a renowned psychiatrist, and they brought up their adopted children in a rarefied, experimental environment. It sheltered them from the world's harsh realities, but it also forced secrets upon them, secrets they keep at all costs.
In Los Angeles, Detective Garrett Dobbs and FBI Agent Jessica Gimble have joined forces to work a murder that seems like a dead cinch. Their chief suspect is quickly identified and apprehended -- but then there's another killing just like the one they've been investigating. And another. And not just in Los Angeles -- the spree spreads across the country. The Fitzgerald family comes to the investigators' attention, but Dobbs and Gimble are at a loss -- if one of the four is involved, which Fitzgerald might it be?
From coastal California to upstate New York, Dobbs and Gimble race against time and across state lines to stop an ingenious and deeply deranged killer -- one whose dark and twisted appetites put them outside the range of logic or experience.« less
I debated between a 1 or 2 rating but what difference would it make
James Patterson is putting his name on books for a selling point (I think), I don't think he wrote any part of this one.
I did not finish this one--it is way way too long and very very confusing, it takes forever to get to the 'twist' that you know is coming but yet when it gets there you already have it figured out (there were only 2 choices for what direction it would take)
I felt sorry for Michael because of what he was going through and as you read and find out more it becomes so confusing and unbelievable that after the 'twist' I quit
I got it from the library (thank goodness I didn't pay a dime for it)and I had the large print version and it is 744 pages and I think just the regular print is over 400 pages and almost 150 chapters? what???? that is ridiculous and after reading just the part I read it could've been cut down by ALOT! There is so much description in this taking up pages and pages that could've been left out
I'm giving it only the 1* because of the confusion and length and unnecessary descriptions that take up too many pages
One of the best by Patterson I have read in a long while!
Though super long at 555 pages, I rushed through it quickly as it was hard to put down and turn out the light at bedtime. The very short chapters, typical of Patterson, also make it a quick read.
Different than most serial killer stories, we seem to know early on who the perpetrator is, but the motive remains elusive for a while. The psychology involved in this tale is quite surprising. And we are reminded that not all âhelpers' are good people. Multiple twists in the second half of the book keep the suspense up right til the end.
I felt the book's title was quite misleading and the authors should have put more effort into finding a more appropriate one.
Triggers: child abuse, graphic violence/murders