The President is Missing. The world is in shock.
But the reason he’s missing is much worse than anyone can imagine.
With details only a President could know, and the kind of suspense only James Patterson can deliver.
I used to be a big fan of James Patterson and used to literally devour every book as soon as it came out. As usual, life gets in the way and for some reason I stopped reading his books. As soon as I heard that he had teamed up with a former president though, I knew I had to get myself a copy and read it.
I’m not sure if I was hoping for some sort of sneak peak into the life of a president but have to say I don’t feel like I know anymore than I did before reading this novel. Yes we get a glimpse of what life is like with the pressures that come with that sort of role but I guess I was hoping for a little bit more.
I would probably class this as a political thriller. Not a genre that I would typically go for but come on, James Patterson and Bill Clinton wrote it, or did they? I notice that there is also a ghost writer which makes me think how much input James and Bill actually had.
Now, you’re probably thinking did she even enjoy this novel as it isn’t sounding like she did. Well overall yes, I suppose I did. It was just slightly under whelming than the authors other books. In fact a lot so. The trade mark short chapters are there and it is packed full of tension, suspense and action so it does have that going for it. There are a fair few characters to try and keep track of which I don’t think really helped but I liked the president’s character and you do route for him hoping that he will save the day.
The President Is Missing, whilst far from being one of my favourites by the author, is still a solid read with tension leaping from every page. I could easily see it being turned into a block buster film. It didn’t quite reach my expectations but I have no doubts that the authors devoted fans will probably love it.
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