Goodreads: Private London (Private #4)

Authors: James Patterson & Mark Pearson

Published: 2011 (Century)

Source: Charity Shop

Rating: 2/5 (It was okay)


For Hannah Shapiro, a beautiful young American student, this particular nightmare began eight years ago in Los Angeles, when Jack Morgan, owner of Private – the world’s most exclusive detective agency – saved her from a horrific death. She has fled her country, but can’t flee her past. The terror has followed her to London, and now it is down to former Royal Military Police Sergeant Dan Carter, head of Private London, to save her all over again.

In central London, young women are being abducted off the street. When the bodies are found, some days later, they have been mutilated in a particularly mysterious way. Dan Carter’s ex-wife, DI Kirsty Webb, is involved in the investigation and it looks likely that the two cases are gruesomely linked.

Dan Carter draws on the whole resources of Private International in a desperate race against the odds. But the clock is ticking… Private may be the largest and most technologically advanced detection agency in the world, but the only thing they don’t have is the one thing they need – time.” – Goodreads

Review: I don’t felt it was needed to have two different crime stories in one. You jumped from the main crime of kidnapping, to then the other crime of murdered bodies appearing. It just felt a bit unneeded having that much happening at once. It felt like the murdered bodies was a filler story.

One thing I have been really enjoying the Private series is that it implements characters from the different Private places in the world. It makes all the Private series feel connected on a more deeper level than ‘oh we had a video chat’. It made the Private guys feel like a small army of people trying to do the right thing.

I didn’t really connect to any of the characters. I didn’t feel like I knew anyone of them. Not one. Which is a first for one of James Patterson’s books.