As you can tell by now, I really love James Patterson books. I brought this book around Christmas time with expectations about a haunted house or ghosts in the present day. I really didn’t know what to think. this book is about a century old abandoned house located at No. 7 Ocean Drive in the Hamptons. Jenna Rose Murphy, a former NYPD detective is brought in by her uncle, Police Chief Landon James, in the small town of Bridgehampton. Jenna has been having these terrible nightmares every time she goes in or near the house, and she’s not exactly sure why. When Jenna was a little girl, she remembers going to the Hamptons with her parents during the summer. Something very traumatic happened to her in that house as a girl but she has erased it from her memory.
Noah is a guy that is misunderstood in my eyes. When he was in school, Noah was blamed for a crime that he didn’t do. Now many years later, he’s being investigated by Jenna, who’s first assignment when she arrives is to investigate Noah because a string of gory, sadistic murders that have taken place and Noah may or may not be to blame. Is Noah innocent? You have to read to find out. Due to James Patterson’s writing, you really don’t know who the killer is until the last few chapters.
The characters are well developed. There is a level of creepiness whenever a character enters that house. This is a great murder mystery with many twist and turns along the way. this is a very descriptive book. you can visualize the characters and the scenery and I’ll say again…Great writing. I love this book’s storyline. I love the surprises at the end of the book. it gets gruesome at times and characters get in situations where they are in are in peril. I love how Jenna is a tough character and the interaction between her and Noah is great. Depending on how fat you read, you can get through it pretty quickly. I give this book a 5-Star rating.