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Detective Michael Bennett and his family are about to be haunted by a father's worst nightmare--the signs he should have seen and a son's desperate cry for help. Reeling from a crisis that would destroy lesser families, the Bennetts escape New York for a much-needed vacation. An idyllic country town in the Maine woods is haunted by an epidemic emptying its streets and preying on its youth. Turns out the vacation brochures don't tell the full story-the seemingly perfect community has a deadly vice. When local cops uncover a grisly crime scene buried deep in the woods, they consult the vacationing Bennett, who jumps at the chance to atone for his own sins. You can take Michael Bennett out of New York City, but you can't take the cop out of Michael Bennett. But far from the city streets he knows so well, no one will talk to the big-city detective, and the bodies keep piling up. A young, hardscrabble, and forgotten girl is haunted by a traumatic history. Homeless and destitute, she represents the closest thing Bennett has to a partner in his frantic hunt for the ghostlike perpetrator behind the violence. Will Bennett and his unlikely ally unmask the culprit before anyone else winds up haunted?
Publisher: New York : Little Brown and Company, 2017
Edition: Large print edition, First edition
ISBN: 9780316508841
Branch Call Number: FICTION Pat
Description: 366 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Born, James O.


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Feb 23, 2020

Detective Michael Bennett takes his family on a vacation to Maine. While he is there is old partner asks him to help her out with a case of missing teens. Drugs are being sold and people are missing. The town is in an uproar and Michael Bennet and his partner do everything they can to solve the cases.

Feb 11, 2020

Easy read but not the best of Patterson's work.

An excellent mystery novel. A detective's son is put in prison for selling drugs. The detective works to get to the bottom of the story.

2nd review: an interesting novel where a detectives son is charged with drug dealing. The story of their large family and how everything works out.

Mar 29, 2019

This was my first Michael Bennett novel and it was good enough for me to be interested in the series. I sort of feel that I should start from the beginning to get the whole back story of Bennett but I got enough characteristics in 'Haunted' to know I like him as a protagonist.
The story starts out with its focus on Bennett's son, but steers off in another direction after about a third way through, which kind of seemed pointless and some what unfinished. Maybe this continues in future stories?
It wasn't the best Patterson book I've read but I will certainly be delving back into Michael Bennett's world when I'm done plowing the Robert Langdon series.
*Side-note* There's nothing 'haunting' about this book, no ghosts, no ghouls, no scares at all.

Nov 26, 2018

Was an 'ok' book. Fast easy read. Not Patterson's best but filled in a wet weekend for me.

Nov 04, 2018

Story line started interesting and then went off the track into a different story line mid-way with a lot of pointless side line stories. Read more like an incoherent diary.

Dec 27, 2017

I'm a huge James Patterson fan but have to say, not his best work. The title and preview was misleading 're anything haunted. A good book to just pass the time but nothing that's gonna really get your heart racing like typical James Patterson.

Dec 03, 2017

I love Patterson's writing and also the Bennett storylines. This book was okay but lacked action.

Dec 01, 2017

Enjoyed visiting with the Bennett family again. Just enough action to keep the blood pumping.

Nov 29, 2017

Very light and enjoyable - had just finished another book that was much deeper - was fun to read something that uses less brain cells!

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