Bloody Valentine, Paperback
4 out of 5 (3 ratings)


This year Valentine's Day isn't for romance. It's for murder. Mega rich restaurant owner Jack Barnes and his second wife Zee are very much in love.

However, their plans for Valentine's Day are about to be torn apart by the most violent murder.

Who is the strange figure plotting this sick crime? Who hates Jack that much? There are plenty of suspects living in Jack's fancy block of flats.

Is it them, or could it be the work of an outsider with a twisted mind?

One thing's for sure, the police have got their work cut out solving this bloody mess.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780099556756


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I thoroughly enjoyed this book; it had me riveted from beginning to end (which came too soon!). It was well written, with a little bit of a twist in it. You could imagine this to be made into a murder/mystery film.

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When murder comes to a small, luxurious block of flats in Mayfair, owned and occupied by a single family and their employees, the clues point to the perpetrator being the porter – not only is he new to the staff, but he has a record.The killing is obviously an inside job but the police do not fall for the red herring dangled under their noses and soon get their man, so to speak. Told in 122 tightly constructed pages, the book is a bargain at a mere R30, an ideal way to pass a couple of hours. But wait – there’s more! The most surprising twist is this excellent read is penned by James “calls himself a ‘writer?” Patterson in what must be a personal best!

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James Patterson is known for his trademark short chapters and rapid fire narrative. His stories are propelled by shocks and twists and occasional strong violence. Bloody Valentine holds true to his form, just squeezed in to a third of the pages. As a quick read it hits the spot and is best completed in one sitting since there are quite a few characters to make the 'whodunnit?' more of challenge. Due to the short nature of the novella there's not much character development and only a few noteworthy scenes. It certainly reads like a Patterson Lite novel, which it is, however it still falls short of the usual expectation.

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