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The River Murders
The River Murders
Author: James Patterson, James O. Born
Sometimes figuring out the truth means going to the point of no return. For Mitchum, returning isn't something he concerns himself with. — HIDDEN: After being rejected from the Navy SEALs, Mitchum becomes his small town's unofficial private eye. But his investigation skills are put to the test when he must find his missing teenage cousin--and unc...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781538749975
ISBN-10: 1538749971
Publication Date: 1/7/2020
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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What has happened to James Patterson? He outlines the stories but lets the co-writer write the book? Not a good choice

This is not a 'full' book but 3 short stories with the same cast of people--the main character 'Mitchum' (last name) failed to get into the Navy Seals because he couldn't swim very well (huh?) so when he goes home he is a paper delivery guy driving a crappy car but he also is an unofficial PI (not licensed and doesn't usually get paid anything), this character reminds me of Rocky Balboa in the first Rocky movie, just a lumbering unintelligent oaf

1. Hidden--this introduces the characters but it is flat and borders on boring (most interesting part is the mom with an iron skillet)
2. Malicious--this was a little better story but it doesn't have any 'thrill' factor to it, it did keep my attention but it's just another mild storyline
3. Malevolent--this one was just a boring mess for me and I didn't finish it, when it got to the point that he joins a company so he can travel to Afganistan just so he can try to find the guy that tried to kill him and his family I just lost interest

I will say if you want a 'mild' read you might like it, it has very little foul language, no sex, but a lot of fight scenes that drag out too long

Good Luck!
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