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Friday, October 8, 2010

The Postcard Killers - Giveaway and Review




These are the only sentiments attached to a picture of a city in Europe of some famous place. It's what will soon follow that worries, Dessie Larsson and Jacob Kanon the most.

This is the beginning of how the "Postcard Killer" announces their location and subsequently the picture of the grisly murders that soon follow in that city are being sent to the local newspaper. Young couples are being lured, robbed, murdered in Madrid, Athens, Paris and Rome and there isn't anything the police have been able to do to stop them.

Only Jacob Kanon, a NYPD detective has been following the case from the beginning. His daughter was the first victim and he isn't about to give up until they are caught.

He enlists the aid of Swedish newspaper reporter, Dessie Larsson, who is contacted by a postcard in Sweden with the same cryptic message, and only Jacob knows what will come next. Between the two of them, their goal is to stop the next murder before it happens.

In his latest book, The Postcard Killers, James Patterson and Liza Marklund, take the reader to unexpected places attempting to locate and identify the murderers. I must admit, this one had me completely lost in the maze of what seems like iron clad evidence. Great suspense and a thrill ride every page turning moment. I was literally on the edge of my seat attempting to solve these crimes.

I received this book compliments of Hachette Book Group for my honest review and must say once again, James Patterson fans will not be disappointed. Some readers may be sensitive as there are some explicit sex scenes, graphic crime scene descriptions, and profanity in the book, but the book is amazing. I would rate this a 5 out of 5 stars.

For more information on this book, the authors and where to get a first chapter glimpse, click on the title below:

The generous folks at Hachette Book Group are allowing me to host this book giveaway for three (3) copies!

  • You must be a follower of Reviews of the Heart to be entered.

  • Winners are restricted to the US and Canada. No PO Box mailing address please. You do not have to be a blogger to win.

  • I must have a way of contacting you, so be sure to leave your email address in your comment.
  • Some choose to omit the @ sign and the . dot by writing it in "code" like this: you (at) your email (dot)com.

  • I'll close the comments October 17th and pick the three winners. I will contact the winners via email to get their mailing information. The winners will have three days to respond. If I do not hear from them within three days, I will select another winner(s).

  • Leave a comment and let me know why you'd love to win a copy of this book.


  1. Hi. I would like to be your friend on Shelfari. How do I find you?

  2. I would love to win a copy of this because I love James Patterson!I own almost all of his books, and would love to add this one to my collection. Please enter me. Thanks!

    lusravesandrants AT gmail DOT com

  3. I love James Patterson! Please enter me inthe drawing.

    I follow through Google Reader

    dancealert at aol dot com

  4. I'm a follower through Google Reader.

    I like thrillers and I usually enjoy Patterson's novels.

    undermyappletree at gmail dot com

  5. I'm a big Patterson fan and would love to read this book. I love mysteries and thrillers both.
    I'm a follower. Cheers.
    polo-puppy-fluffy at hotmail dot com

  6. I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book because I love James Patterson books.

  7. Actually my Dad is a huge Patterson fan and I'd love to win it for him.


  8. I am a follower of this blog.I would like to win a copy of this because I like all the James Patterson books. The Postcard Killers by James Patterson and Liza Marklund sound wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway. augustlily06(AT)aim(DOT)com.Thank you.

  9. I am a big fan of James Patterson and I would love to win this book.
    I follow by google reader. This book would look good with my JP collection.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  10. After years of reading James Patterson, I listened to my first audio in July and loved it and want to listen to more! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.


  11. My oldest daughter is also an avid reader! I love your reviews and great giveaways! Anne

  12. I'm a HUGE fan of James Patterson. Thanks for one of many great giveaways!!!


  13. James Patterson always writes great suspense. I'd like to read another one of his!


  14. I love Patterson books. I'd love to win this one.

    clenna at aol dot com

  15. I'm a new follower and I'm so glad I found you

    clenna at aol dot com

  16. I am a follower via GFC and I love James Patterson books and haven't read this one yet :)

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

  17. I am a big fan of James Patterson and would love to win this book. I am a follower.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  18. I love Patterson's books, and would really like to read this one too. I enjoyed your review. Please enter me. Thanks!

    I am a follower!


  19. I am a GFC follower and James Patterson reader so I thank you for allowing me to throw my name into your contest.


  20. I've always, always, always wanted to win one of his :) !!

  21. I just love James Patterson and have been waiting to read (listen) this book since I saw the reviews. I follow via GFC
    hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

  22. I want to win this book to give it to my father as part of his Christmas gift. James Patterson is his favorite author and I know you hasn't read this book yet. I also follow you with GFC.
    jesage (at) asu (dot) edu

  23. James Patterson is a terrific writer. Thank you Kat! You are one great reviewer! Anne


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