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You've Been Warned
You've Been Warned
Author: James Patterson, Howard Roughan
Kristin Burns is making her way in New York City.  Her photos are being considered at a major Manhattan gallery, she works by day with two wonderful children, and the man of her dreams is almost hers for keeps. — But just as everything she's ever wanted is finally within reach, her life changes forever -- with one murderous nightmare. Kr...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780446198974
ISBN-10: 0446198978
Publication Date: 8/1/2008
Pages: 400
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 405 ratings
Publisher: Vision
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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tigger5677 avatar reviewed You've Been Warned on + 42 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 22
Overall this book was seriously disappointing. The âsupernaturalâ aspect was tiring after the first three chapters, the characters were underdeveloped, and for some reason there was extraneous information thrown in without explanation or connection to the plot, leaving you with this an overwhelming sense that this was two or three incomplete stories that Patterson and Roughan threw together to make one novel. I actually felt as if I had lost I.Q points after finishing this.
ChiPhiZD avatar reviewed You've Been Warned on
Helpful Score: 21
Not typical Patterson, but a great quick read...Kept me guessing exactly what was going on through the entire attention to the last few chapters otherwise you may finish the book and be a bit confused. Might have been tough for some readers. I loved how Patterson stepped outside of his comfort zone to explore something unique like the supernatural. Even if you do not love the book, you cannot put it down, because you MUST find out the ending.

marcym avatar reviewed You've Been Warned on + 159 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 14
To begin with, this book took me two weeks to read. Typically, I'd have a new Patterson finished in a day or two. Kristen experiences Deja something, but you don't really figure out what it is until the very end of the book. I was tired of her whining by chapter three or four. There are also numerous facts thrown in that don't contribute squat to the plot and left me shaking my head. I really wanted to like this book since a good friend bought me a brand spanking new hard back for my birthday, but to sum it up, this book sucked!
Cycle304 avatar reviewed You've Been Warned on + 135 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
Hmmm. This was a very strange book. But it was the kind of strange that kept you reading to find out what the heck was going on and how does she get out of this mess. I don't think I have ever read a book from this perspective before but it makes you go WOW! and Hmmm! and Huh? I love James Patterson books and actually this was no exception, albeit different! I do recommend this book and an open mind while reading it. Just go with the flow and you will enjoy it.
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Helpful Score: 9
Deeply disappointed in this book. Patterson is normally one of my favorites but this novel seems to have no logical plot line, extrodinary things occur with no explanation, the last chapter is supposed to tie all the threads together and it fails miserably. The main character is shallow and the others are so poorly written that they are totlly single dimensional. The mechanism of chapters marking time in the main character's perceptions result in a book with 111 chapters that reads in about an hour.
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reviewed You've Been Warned on + 93 more book reviews
Good entertaining book with a twist.
margaretlee avatar reviewed You've Been Warned on + 171 more book reviews
Okay, PaperBack Swap members...You've been warned! This is NOT your typical James Patterson novel. He co-authored it with another writer, and the story isn't as tight or terrific as in the novels he writes himself. Like the other reviewers, I wasn't as impressed with this book as with other Patterson stories...but it kept me entertained in my car (this is the CD version) and listening till the end!
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Very different from his other books. Not one of my favorite, but not one of my least favorite either. Ending has an unexpected twist, so that made it worth finishing the book. Could have been a more cohesive story line...
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James Patterson at his best. I like everything he writes but he has outdone himself on this one. Would like to se a sequel to this book. Would recommend this to anyone who likes to be kept on the edge of the seat with a story.
sheoguey avatar reviewed You've Been Warned on + 4 more book reviews
I was disappointed... but it was my own inattention to details that set me up. I didn't notice the "& Howard Roughan" part of the author(s) name(s) in the description & on the cover. I've found that when my favorite authors partner with another author, it's always disappointing. (i.e. Tom Clancy, Anne McCaffrey & others). Their talents are legend and should never be defiled by the partnership model. If James Patterson is not the author (and the only part of this book that suggests that he was is the short, 2- or 3-page chapters) then don't feature him as "THE AUTHOR". I find it deceptive.

My experiences with these books are that the book is written by the unknown author & the well-known author lends his name to the project (maybe/probably does a bit of editorial oversight) and the results are simply that... this unknown guy gets published and the reader gets disappointed. I feel like James Patterson has sold out.

This storyline starts with potential & sinks deeply into improbability (even in the land of supernatural fiction), creepiness and stupidity. The ending was so unsatisfactory.
Where did James Patterson go??? I want him back.
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enjoyed this book
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read the book and listened to the audio book. It was confusing a little at first, but it works it way to perfect sense. surprising ending!
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Hearing the book on CD wasn't to bad but I don't think I would have enjoyed reading same.

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