The Postcard Killers, by James Patterson and Liz Marklund, is a work of fiction. It was released August 16, 2009.
Overview: NYPD detective Jacob Kanon is on a tour of Europe’s most gorgeous cities. But the sights aren’t what draw him – he sees each museum, each cathedral, and each café through the eyes of his daughter’s’ killer. Kanon’s daughter and her boyfriend were murdered while on vacation in Rome. Since then, young couples in Paris, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, and Stockholm have been found dead. Little connects the murders, other than a postcard to the local newspaper that precedes each new victim. Now Kanon teams up with the Swedish reporter Dessie Larsson, who has just received a postcard in Stockholm – and they think they know where the next victims will be.
My Ideation: I found this book intriguing and suspensful. Kanon’s character reveals a sense that any parent who were to lose their child in such a horrible manner would feel. He is angry and saddened and wants to find the people responsible for murdering his only child. The twist in the killers is very interesting. I went from thinking they were guilty, to not, and back again quickly. I love how fast each chapter is, but with a large amount of intrigue in each!
About the Author: James Patterson received the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community at the 2015 National Book Awards. He holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers, and his books have sold more than 325 million copies worldwide. A tireless champion of the power of books and reading, Patterson has created a new children’s book imprint, JIMMY Patterson, whose mission is simple: We want every kid who finishes a JIMMY Book to say, “PLEASE GIVE ME ANOTHER BOOK.” He has donated more than one million books to students and soldiers and funds over four hundred Teacher Education Scholarships at twenty-four colleges and universities. He has also donated millions to independent bookstores and school libraries. Patterson will be investing his proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books in pro-reading initiatives.
I was in no way compensated for this review. I simply enjoyed the book and wanted to share.