You’ve Been Warned by James Patterson & Howard Roughan
Kristin Burns is working on her photography career and not doing too badly. By day she is a nanny for two kids she adores, and working on getting the man she hopes to spend the rest of her life with… there are just a few kinks to work out. Like… his wife. But really, isn’t all fair in love and war and the wife, really is a piece of work…. really.
The Kristin starts having crazy nightmares every night. They seem so real… and they involve 4 body bags coming out of a hotel. As if the nightmare itself isn’t bad enough, Kristin starts seeing things throughout her daily life that make her think the nightmare may be coming true. But who is going to believe that? Is she going crazy? Are the secrets within her reach, maybe through the lens of her camera?
I have enjoyed some of Patterson’s work in the past. He has a couple of series that I follow and this one sounded like it could be good. Kristin’s story I felt was a bit hard to follow. Choppy at best. First her morals are obviously a little off base as she justifies the affair she is having. The random nightmares connecting with her day-to-day life are interesting enough to hold me to the read, wanting to know what is happening and why.
Mostly – I enjoyed the story line of her life with friends and even the kids and yes, even the guy…. but the nightmare twists felt forced and odd and when it was all over I was not left with a big “AHA” moment but a “Wha?”
So in the end I would rate this one an “Eh”