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Hide & Seek by James Patterson

Hide & Seek (1996)

by James Patterson

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Its a good James Patterson book. One written by the author without anybody else. Woohoo! Its the usual pattern, with twists and turns. Maggie tells the story. Maggie is in an abusive relationship and has a daughter. She ends up killing her first husband in self defence. She's meek and mild and wants the best for her daughter.

She writes songs and sings and makes it as an international star. Things go well for a while but then she meets Will Shepherd who is a dangerous man but wins her heart. But Maggie doesn't know the man she married. Now she's on trial for the murder of him. But did she do it?

The trial is big news and Maggie is branded a murderer. She just wants to get home to her children. It has a twist at the end which all thrillers generally have and this one was good. I had an indicator of what was going to happen but enjoyed it greatly. A Patterson that I really enjoyed. ( )
  Nataliec7 | Apr 24, 2017 |
A pretty good story about a woman who continually finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time. Not Patterson's best work, but better than a lot of the crap he's written as well. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
This was the first James Patterson book that I have read. It was a loosely based crime fiction novel, but very different from other crime fiction. The plot line jumped around a lot. I still enjoyed reading this book, but is probably not a book that I would read for a second time. ( )
  amme_mr | May 5, 2015 |
Blah, blah, blah, talk, talk, talk, whine, whine, whine.

After the fourth (or fifth?) time hearing, "This is my story, and I will tell it from the beginning because I know you want to know," all I could think about was that country song that went "A little less talk and a lot more action".

I like the author's other stuff (the Cross books), so I'm not going to give up. This one, though, didn't pass the 50 page/30 minute test. ( )
  FiberBabble | Mar 30, 2013 |
The story of “Hide & Seek” was not bad but it was not great either. The book will definitely keep you reading. It is a page turner, quick and entertaining (thank God, for that!)

I did not like Maggie Bradford as I did not connect with her. As I kept reading I kept telling myself “Oh, she is the bad one. I know that” and then enters Will. He did not have an iota of goodness in him, so any chance of liking him was already washed away. Although there were a few characters who were interesting none of them stayed long enough or made an impression.

“Hide & Seek” was yet another James Patterson book I picked up in haste. He continues to remain my favorite author but he has churned out some “not-so-good” books and unfortunately this is one of them. A 3 on 5 and the story would have been a hit if only it had better characters. ( )
  kavyen | Feb 27, 2011 |
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I lay without moving in the low, narrow crawl space under the front porch of our home near West Point.
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It was the trial that electrified the world. Not only because of the defendant, Maggie Bradford, the woman whose songs captivated the world's heart. Not only because of the victim, Will Shepard, the world's most glamorous athlete. But also because everyone said Maggie had murdered not just one husband, but two. And because in Maggie's world--the world she feared and despised but could not escape, the world of the powerful, the rich, and the ruthless--both death and life could never be what they seemed.

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Maggie Bradford, a successful singer-songwriter and loving mother, is accused of murdering her first husband, an abusive stalker, and her second husband, an irresistible monster, and struggles to escape a nightmarish legacy of terror and violence.

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