Tick Tock by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

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13 Critic Reviews

TICK TOCK is one of the more unforgettable and accessible thriller novels of recent note. Equal parts gore, charm and alarm, it’s a winner.
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Synopsis

NYC's #1 detective, Michael Bennett, has a huge problem—the Son of Sam, the Werewolf of Wisteria and the Mad Bomber are all back. The city has never been more terrified!

Tick—a killer's countdown begins
A rash of horrifying crimes tears through the city, throwing it into complete chaos and terrorizing everyone living there. Immediately, it becomes clear that they are not the work of an amateur, but of a calculating, efficient, and deadly mastermind.

Tick—Michael Bennett is on the chase
The city calls on Detective Michael Bennett, pulling him away from a seaside retreat with his ten adopted children, his grandfather, and their beloved nanny, Mary Catherine. Not only does it tear apart their vacation, it leaves the entire family open to attack.

Tock—your time is up
Bennett enlists the help of a former colleague, FBI Agent Emily Parker. As his affection for Emily grows into something stronger, his relationship with Mary Catherine takes an unexpected turn. All too soon, another appalling crime leads Bennett to a shocking discovery that exposes the killer's pattern and the earth-shattering enormity of his plan. From the creator of the #1 New York detective series comes the most volatile and most explosive Michael Bennett novel ever.

 

About James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

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James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
 
Published January 24, 2011 by Little, Brown and Company. 406 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, War, Crime, Horror. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Tick Tock
All: 13 | Positive: 13 | Negative: 0

Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on Nov 03 2011

TICK TOCK is one of the more unforgettable and accessible thriller novels of recent note. Equal parts gore, charm and alarm, it’s a winner.

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Huffington Post

Excellent
Reviewed by Jackie Cooper on Feb 03 2011

Once again this is a Patterson book full of short chapters and a lot of suspense. He maintains his staccato like way of writing and Ledwidge blends his assistance in seamlessly

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Cairo 360

Excellent
Reviewed by Basma Mostafa on Sep 26 2011

As you flip from one page to the next, you find that it is virtually impossible to put down the novel until you have figured out who committed the crimes and why.

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The Quad

Excellent
Reviewed by Jacqueline Valentino on Oct 02 2011

Another great part of this is that Patterson leaves the ending as the classic cliffhanger, enough to close this story, but he also leaves enough open for the next book in the series.

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The Sunday Times

Excellent
Reviewed by Melanie on Feb 12 2011

Enjoyable, with twisting plots and motives and an endless supply of new and unexplored material for each story guarantee that I will remain a fan for years to come.

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Luxury Reading

Good
Reviewed by Melanie on Jan 21 2011

Enjoyable, with twisting plots and motives and an endless supply of new and unexplored material for each story guarantee that I will remain a fan for years to come.

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Booking Mama

Good
Reviewed by Julie on Jan 24 2011

TICK TOCK is a well written novel that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys a good crime mystery.

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Book Journey

Good
Reviewed by Sheila on Aug 30 2011

...I enjoyed the start of a possible relationship between Michael and Mary Katheryn and even the annoying presence of the attractive Emily…. tossed in for good measure.

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Buried Under Books

Good
Reviewed by Patricia Reid on Jun 02 2011

It is amazing to read about a hard-working detective that can still manage a family of ten children and a few difficulties in his love life.

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Tales of a Book Addict

Good
Reviewed by Tara on May 28 2012

And, as usual with Mr. Patterson’s books, it was a fun roller coaster ride of a story.

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Crime and Publishing

Good
Reviewed by Thomas on Jan 19 2011

With its suitably nutty psychopathic killer and supercharged pace, Tick Tock is a slice of pure, unadulterated entertainment.

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Always With a Book

Good
Reviewed by Kristin on Feb 05 2011

The plot had so many wonderfully surprising twists, that it kept me wanting to read more and more...

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The Fringe Magazine

Good
Reviewed by Scott Wilson on Jan 31 2011

With only two pages per chapter, the action flows quite rapidly.

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