May 6, 2009

Review: Honeymoon by James Patterson & Howard Roughan

The beautiful Nora Sinclair has had no luck with men. First her first husband dies in a medical mix-up then her fiancĂ© Connor has a heart attack in his forties. But don’t feel sorry for Nora yet… she murdered both of them and has her next victim in her sights, her husband Jeffery. Yes, you read that right. She was planning a wedding while she was already married. She is a cold blooded murderer who has the grieving act down pat.

Just after Connor’s murder Nora transfers a large amount of money out of his bank account to her bank in the Cayman Islands. This immediately raises a red flag and FBI agent John O’Hara is sent in undercover. He plays up to Nora’s greed as an insurance agent investigating a potential $1.9 million payout if the autopsy proves Connor died of natural causes.

As the investigation proceeds John and Nora get closer and John puts his career on the line when he falls under the black widow’s spell. Will he become the next victim or will he find the proof her needs to put her away before she rides off into the sunset a very rich woman?

Just like the collaboration of Sail, Patterson and Roughan reveal the bad guy (or in this case girl) right up front. We quickly learn about Nora’s evil ways but the delicious part of the book is how she gets away with it and the anticipation of finding out whether or not she gets caught. And still the ending was a surprise and not what I expected.

My review is based on the audio book and again there are two narrators. The female characters are read by Hope Davis and the males are read by Campbell Scott. I wish every audio book I listened to was done in this same way. All these Patterson audio books with two narrators are spoiling other audio books for me. LOL Needless to say, I recommend this one for all suspense lovers.


bermudaonion said...

I read the book when it first came out and really enjoyed it.

Unknown said...

I loved this book, maybe it's time to revisit it as an audiobook!

Dottie :)

Becky W. said...

Great review! Another book added to the top of the TBR pile!

Vikke said...

This sounds like a good read. I must quit reading your reviewa as I tend to want to read them all.

chey said...

Great review. Sounds like a suspenseful book.