The Shut-In, James Patterson and Duane

the shut in

Title:  The Shut-in

Author: James Patterson and Duane Swierczynski

Pages: 144

Genre: Mystery, suspense

Is this part of a series?  This is a standalone Bookshot.

Published? March 7th, 2017


Due to an incredibly rare skin condition that makes it impossible to be in the sun without dying, Patricia has become a shut-in.  She works in her apartment and gets everything delivered.  Her only link to the outside world is Amelia, her beautiful, daring… drone.  She takes the device out several times a day to look around and people watch.  One day, she sees too much.  A business woman kills a homeless man- with an arrow!  As Patricia tries to calm down and bring Amelia home, the unthinkable happens.  Her drone is spotted.  Now the killer knows she’s been seen!

Going to the police was a bust- no evidence.  Amelia had crashed on the way home, and doesn’t record video anyway- only live streaming.  Scared and alone, Patricia has to figure out how to stop the killer before she is a victim herself.

My thoughts:

I felt like this was one of the better Bookshots.  I really enjoyed Patricia’s snarky character, and the premise caught me immediately.  This really was a book I could not put down!  Fast paced and intriguing, this is sure to be a fan favorite!  Five Stars!  Five Stars

On the adult content scale, I give it a six for violence and some language. Parental Guidance

The book is out.  Have you read it?

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