The Inn

The Inn A gripping stand alone novel from the world s bestselling thriller writerEx Boston homicide detective Billy Robinson has retreated to a quiet life on the New England coast Struggling to cope following

  • Title: The Inn
  • Author: James Patterson
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  • A gripping stand alone novel from the world s bestselling thriller writerEx Boston homicide detective Billy Robinson has retreated to a quiet life on the New England coast Struggling to cope following the death of his beloved wife, he must now run the inn that Siobhan took care of so well.The inn s quirky residents help keep Billy on solid ground as he grieves, and the gr A gripping stand alone novel from the world s bestselling thriller writerEx Boston homicide detective Billy Robinson has retreated to a quiet life on the New England coast Struggling to cope following the death of his beloved wife, he must now run the inn that Siobhan took care of so well.The inn s quirky residents help keep Billy on solid ground as he grieves, and the group soon become an unconventional family But this small town is in the grips of a growing opioid epidemic, and when a young resident gets hooked into the crisis, Billy knows he must act to save the people in the inn that he has grown to care so much about.With his secretive past in Boston catching up to him, can Billy survive long enough to save the town and its beloved inn from ruin Get A Copy Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisIndigoBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Hardcover, 384 pages Published August 8th 2019 by Century first published August 5th 2019 More Details Original Title The Inn ISBN 1780899963 ISBN13 9781780899961 Other Editions 21 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Inn, please sign up

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seems as if Patterson is selling his name to the highest bidder in an effort to see himself on the cover of as many volumes as possible, quality be damned The Inn is a prime example.First, the style here is nothing like the Patterson of days gone by Instead, there is a vibe within these pages that is distinctly female not such a bad thing , coupled with a romanticized approach that is at once immature and overly sentimental a very bad thing indeed It was as if the novel just couldn t decide what it wanted to be, so it settled down in frustration somewhere in the middle of a gritty cop tale that had been invaded by an idealistic adolescent The ex con in a wheelchair, brazen and raw, is suddenly smitten by the female author prone to flowery language and over the top drama The mysterious houseguest brought in by a former FBI agent is sniper perfect with a gun, doesn t hesitate to pull the trigger, and then from a house drain pulls a rat that becomes her pocket pet I could almost hear the teenage squee when the rodent monikered Crazy would make an appearance These dueling sentiments tore at the fabric of the story itself and removed me from the action in a way that dulled any reader investment The plot is full of blood and revenge and evil, then softened into palatable fluff with unicorns and rainbows Just No In the end, I was able to work my way through the pages, but not without a fair amount of head shaking Please, Mr Patterson, sit down and write another winner This is just getting old flag 25 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Apr 03, 2019 Julie Garner rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves crime thriller, arc I received an ARC of this book.Everyone who follows me knows that I am a fan of James Patterson and of Candice Fox When they team up it is like the dream date for me I don t know who does what in terms of the writing and the research but it really doesn t matter They are the wonder duo in my mind and can t do anything wrong.The Inn is a book full of new characters for this writing pair Whilst the other books have been set in Oz, this one is set just outside of Boston It is about an ex cop w I received an ARC of this book.Everyone who follows me knows that I am a fan of James Patterson and of Candice Fox When they team up it is like the dream date for me I don t know who does what in terms of the writing and the research but it really doesn t matter They are the wonder duo in my mind and can t do anything wrong.The Inn is a book full of new characters for this writing pair Whilst the other books have been set in Oz, this one is set just outside of Boston It is about an ex cop who owns an Inn that is full of long term rentals This group of misfits forms a family and will protect each other and their town, any way they can There is a drug dealer trying to bring the town to heel, but when he brings the fight to Billy and harms one of his family, The Inn residents will fight back They find themselves coming together in ways that they hadn t done before.For Billy, this is a chance to protect the people he is starting to care about It is about keeping the junk that he left behind in Boston out of his town It becomes about so much when disaster hits The Inn the question then becomes, how far would you go for the ones you love Are there lines that you would cross to keep them safe I love this band of misfits and really hope that this is not a stand alone book I would love to read about adventures, which I am sure there are plenty to be had in the town of Gloucester.If you are a fan of either of these authors, then you really need to give this book a go The characters themselves will pull you in to the story, let alone the story itself flag 14 likesLike see review Aug 08, 2019 Deb rated it liked it 3.5 The book started out slow but picked up about halfway through Then it moves along quickly with some action flag 6 likesLike see review Aug 14, 2019 Scott rated it liked it Let me be honest up front and share my disclaimer I read most of James Patterson s books and have for several years Some might ask why and that s another whole discussion best saved for another day I have really enjoyed some, liked some, and didn t really care for others For the most part, I treat Patterson s books like mind candy for the moment and don t consider them to be too memorable for the most part The Inn is advertised as Patterson s annual summer read that is independent from hi Let me be honest up front and share my disclaimer I read most of James Patterson s books and have for several years Some might ask why and that s another whole discussion best saved for another day I have really enjoyed some, liked some, and didn t really care for others For the most part, I treat Patterson s books like mind candy for the moment and don t consider them to be too memorable for the most part The Inn is advertised as Patterson s annual summer read that is independent from his ongoing bestselling series It takes place at a bed and breakfast inn located in the sea side town of Gloucester, Massachusetts The inn is run by widower, Bill Robinson, an ex cop from Boston who was kicked off the job, and trying to recover from his wife s untimely death six about months ago Bill has about ten residents, all with their own sordid backgrounds and troubled histories They include Clayton Spears, the town s sheriff Nick Jones, ex military man who fought in the middle east and suffers from PTSD Angelica Grace Thomas Lowell, bestselling author, vegan, and activist Susan Solie and Elfie Johnson one ex FBI and one physically scarred, and the rest a mystery and Marni, a rebellious teenager relative of Bill s dead wife As Bill deals with his loss, things change dramatically with the arrival of Mitchell Cline, a new type of drug lord that sees people only as objects to be used for his purposes and discarded He raises a local crew of killers who are not afraid to break laws or deliver violence in order to build their drug dealing supply chain When Bill and Nick try to scare Cline away, it backfires and Cline strikes back in a deadly manner that rocks Bill s world Bill is forced to face with the choice of leaving or fighting a powerful evil that could destroy the entire town When Bill chooses to fight back, his residents stand together with him to face their biggest enemy in a fight that includes their very lives.Although this is not a new story line for any of us, Patterson and Fox find a way to make it fresh enough in their delivery, especially with using a multi layered and flawed cast The protagonist, Bill, is a good enough, well intentioned, yet flawed man who makes mistakes trying to do the right thing He is an easy guy to cheer for throughout the challenges that Cline throws his way The rest of the tenants, and their own personal struggles blend in well with Bill s own demons, and their united war with Cline and his drugs One of the things I appreciated is that the authors shared some of the cast s secrets, but left some of them to hopefully be examined in detail in another future outing The other thing that I liked is the plot was smaller in nature in comparison to some of his other well known series where the hero faces a psycho serial killer looking to blow up New York or Washington, DC and kill as many people as possible Don t worry There s still a psycho drug lord who cares nothing for human life to drive the intense conflict However, it felt like the east coast small fishing town setting worked pretty well, providing a nice location for the characters to escape from their problems Don t get me wrong, this is not one of Patterson s most memorable reads, but it s a nice change of pace for an enjoyable summer read And just in case you think that I am ignoring some of the key weaknesses in the book, including several moments that weren t realistic, the answer is no I recognized them for what they were, which are common bumps along the way in most of Patterson s novels, and we do what we always do ignore them while focusing on the momentary escapist enjoyment he gives us His books are temporary mind candy adventures filled with emotional and thrill rides that help us escape our daily grind and enjoy an exciting read that helps us forget about everything else And when the story works well enough, we tend to set aside those obvious plot weaknesses.Overall, The Inn is mind candy that serves as a fun and entertaining read I give it 3 out of 5 stars and wouldn t mind visiting the gang in Gloucester again sometime flag 6 likesLike see review Jul 13, 2019 Rosie rated it really liked it Not as good as the Harriet Blue series, but I will read everything these two ever write A little slow at the beginning, and a few things that were problematic, but overall a sound novel I m a little bit obsessed with Effie Not as good as the Harriet Blue series, but I will read everything these two ever write A little slow at the beginning, and a few things that were problematic, but overall a sound novel I m a little bit obsessed with Effie flag 6 likesLike see review Aug 11, 2019 Laura Rash rated it it was amazing review of another edition Considering JP and CF are 2 of my most favorite authors, combined they make a hell of a team This was an edgy story that had very intense moments mixed in with some tender ones Loved it flag 6 likesLike see review View 1 comment Aug 10, 2019 John rated it it was amazing This was a wonderfully well done novel Great cast of characters all around and the plot was well thought out, yet slightly predictable I still highly recommend it and hope it is the beginning of a new series flag 3 likesLike see review Aug 07, 2019 Sherry Wessman rated it it was ok review of another edition Terror and Suspense Please I sure wouldn t use those words Terror and suspense Read David Baldacci, or John Sanford, to name two James Patterson, no His books are good for for night reading They help me fall asleep flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 08, 2019 P R rated it it was ok Usual quick Patterson read, but not a very good story flag 4 likesLike see review Jul 15, 2019 Natalie rated it it was amazing Not as good as the Harriet Blue series, but I will read everything these two ever write A little slow at the beginning, and a few things that were problematic, but overall a sound novel I m a little bit obsessed with Effie Not as good as the Harriet Blue series, but I will read everything these two ever write A little slow at the beginning, and a few things that were problematic, but overall a sound novel I m a little bit obsessed with Effie flag 2 likesLike see review View 2 comments Aug 12, 2019 Ed rated it liked it Shelves law enforcement, criminal, thriller A 2019 thriller from the prolific James Patterson, co authored by Australian prize winning author Candice Fox Bill Robinson, a 20 year Boston PD veteran, is disgraced by actions initiated by his partner Malone They are summarily discharged from the force Robinson and his wife buy an inn on the Gloucester She is killed by a hit and run driver Two years later, this story starts Cline, the drug dealer, is making his insidious presence felt and the inn s oddball tenants make a strangely effect A 2019 thriller from the prolific James Patterson, co authored by Australian prize winning author Candice Fox Bill Robinson, a 20 year Boston PD veteran, is disgraced by actions initiated by his partner Malone They are summarily discharged from the force Robinson and his wife buy an inn on the Gloucester She is killed by a hit and run driver Two years later, this story starts Cline, the drug dealer, is making his insidious presence felt and the inn s oddball tenants make a strangely effective vigilante force The reason for Bill s disgrace is not revealed until the latter part of the book The book reads like the prospectus for a series Bill and the tenants are ripe for a sequel, as are a number of other possibilities A quibble Ex partner Malone returns at the end of the book as a deus ex machina.The Inn at Gloucester stands alone on the rocky shoreline Its seclusion suits former Boston police detective Bill Robinson, novice owner and innkeeper As long as the dozen residents pay their rent, Robinson doesn t ask any questions Neither does Sheriff Clayton Spears, who lives on the second floor Then Mitchell Cline arrives, with a deadly new way of doing business His crew of local killers break laws, deal drugs, and bring violence to the doors of the Inn That s when Robinson realizes, with the help of journalist Susan Solie, that leaving the city is no escape from the reality of evil or the responsibility for action Teaming up with Sheriff Spears and two fearless residents Army veteran Nick Jones and groundskeeper Effie Johnson Robinson begins a risky defense flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 14, 2019 L rated it liked it Shelves finished 2 1 2 stars, at the most The story line was okay but there were lots of weaknesses that should have been edited out LOTS The main character, Bill Robinson, is an ex Boston police officer who is now the reluctant owner operator of The Inn occupied by a group of misfits, each with something to hide At one point in the story Bill asks an ex mafia member how they handled turf invadersreally Come on.even I know how they did that There is no way an ex police officer would have asked 2 1 2 stars, at the most The story line was okay but there were lots of weaknesses that should have been edited out LOTS The main character, Bill Robinson, is an ex Boston police officer who is now the reluctant owner operator of The Inn occupied by a group of misfits, each with something to hide At one point in the story Bill asks an ex mafia member how they handled turf invadersreally Come on.even I know how they did that There is no way an ex police officer would have asked that question of anyone And there are other lines just as ridiculous in the story.If you can suspend belief when you come across the faux pas and skip a lot of unnecessary lines that don t add anything to the plot you will find an okay story that s quick to read but may leave you disappointed I had stopped reading co authored books with Patterson s name because its easy to tell its not his writing Some of the and authors that have stand alone books are good writers on their own Patterson s name sells books, its as simple as that I would like to think he does it to help new writers What I don t like about it is that he gets the credit for someone else s work garnering him the most prolific writer title flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 18, 2019 Timothy Moonlight rated it liked it The Inn is full of believable characters who hold their own secrets while living there It has several shocking turns which seem to steal the air out of you when you abruptly run into them I enjoyed the quick bits of humor in this book and the metaphors are amazing It is a fast read, so fast in fact, that soon of the lines drawn around the characters aren t fully developed and explored, at least for some of them The plot seems tired and stale, without a great deal of excitement Don t get me The Inn is full of believable characters who hold their own secrets while living there It has several shocking turns which seem to steal the air out of you when you abruptly run into them I enjoyed the quick bits of humor in this book and the metaphors are amazing It is a fast read, so fast in fact, that soon of the lines drawn around the characters aren t fully developed and explored, at least for some of them The plot seems tired and stale, without a great deal of excitement Don t get me wrong, it isn t a horrible read, but it just seems to be missing something I think it hit me this way because of the lack of investment in the characters flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 08, 2019 Debra Berding rated it liked it Well, this was a very different James Patterson book Usually I am hooked after reading the first page or at most the first chapter, but this one was very slow to start I continued reading it because, well, James Patterson I read the entire book in one day as his books are usually easy reads It was pretty slow to start, but then the pace picked up, and about 2 3 of the way through, I couldn t put it down I hope he doesn t continue this series though and concentrates instead on his other char Well, this was a very different James Patterson book Usually I am hooked after reading the first page or at most the first chapter, but this one was very slow to start I continued reading it because, well, James Patterson I read the entire book in one day as his books are usually easy reads It was pretty slow to start, but then the pace picked up, and about 2 3 of the way through, I couldn t put it down I hope he doesn t continue this series though and concentrates instead on his other characters The excerpt from Killer Instinct, in the back of this book, reads like a typical James Patterson novel Quick to get you sucked in, fast paced and heart pounding It s going on my to be read list flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 14, 2019 Joan rated it really liked it In the wake of his wife s death, Billy Robinson, once a Boston homicide detective, struggles to run the Gloucester, Massachusetts inn he and Siobhan opened together The eccentric group of residents have become something like a family and, when a drug epidemic threatens their town, they rally to fight back Will they succeed Or will the heartless drug dealer who has invaded their town continue his reign of terror This stand alone, with its cast of realistic characters struggling with the viciss In the wake of his wife s death, Billy Robinson, once a Boston homicide detective, struggles to run the Gloucester, Massachusetts inn he and Siobhan opened together The eccentric group of residents have become something like a family and, when a drug epidemic threatens their town, they rally to fight back Will they succeed Or will the heartless drug dealer who has invaded their town continue his reign of terror This stand alone, with its cast of realistic characters struggling with the vicissitudes of life, keeps the suspense building as the tension continually grows There s no guessing about who did what the bad guy drug dealer is identified from the beginning But that s not a detriment to the telling of the tale The realism of the fight to free the town of drugs causes some gritty moments There are also some unexpected plot twists and an intriguing although a bit predictable twist on an often done theme It s a quick, but thoroughly enjoyable read.Recommended flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 14, 2019 Kay rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves fiction, overdrive, audiobook, mystery, james patterson 3.5 starsI like this book Didn t think I will read another Candice Fox JP collaboration because I was felt so so with Harriet Blue Never Never, but I like The Inn This book has a different feel and protagonist is likable I read a kindle sample and was hooked from the first chapter before I got the audio book which didn t disappoint flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 15, 2019 Holly Buderus rated it liked it What is this drivel I used to look forward to every Patterson novel and read each within days of release No longer This was a struggle from beginning to end It started slowly and only picked up right before the end flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 08, 2019 Sheila Burke rated it really liked it I really enjoyed this book It s fast paced, action packed, and keeps your attention I had a hard time putting it down, because I was so enthralled and wanted to finish it to find out what was going on Thoroughly worth the time to read flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 14, 2019 Autumn Chastain rated it it was amazing review of another edition Once again another James Patterson book that I lovedan old police officer who now runs an inn where odd people stayhe has to defend his inn from a drug dealer who is out to get him and those who are stayingfast paced and great ending flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 12, 2019 Richard Gonsales cavalier rated it it was amazing Another page turner by the master that is James Patterson, started and finished in 1 day flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 17, 2019 Bobbie rated it liked it Somewhat typical book by Patterson but at the same time it didn t hold my interest very well flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 12, 2019 Barbara Zannini rated it it was amazing Shelves james patterson stand alone books Took a while to get going, but was excellent flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 10, 2019 Michelle Hyter rated it it was amazing review of another edition Loved it One of his best Found myself forcing myself to put it down so I wouldn t reach the end Wonderful characters and plot, sadly I now have to wait for his next one If you like James writing you will love this one flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 10, 2019 Nick Vantangoli rated it really liked it review of another edition This is a pretty quick read I put it down for a few days, but this is easily read in a day It is full of twists and turns Fox and Patterson are a brilliant writing team You honestly are on the edge of your seat throughout the entirety of this book flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 09, 2019 Jeanette Hurrelbrink rated it really liked it review of another edition The InnThis as an intriguing story It was a little confusing at first The Inn was filled with misfits who somehow become intertwined with a hard hearted drug dealer who was killing young people with power drugs flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 28, 2019 Deborah rated it really liked it review of another edition Adored the characters and definitely want them to come back for adventures My review flag 1 likeLike see review Jun 16, 2019 Jay Dwight rated it liked it 3.5 starsI have veered away from James Patterson books for quite a while now, but thought I d read this one since a stand alone and co written by one of my favourite local authors, Candice Fox A good attention holding storyline, and written in Patterson s fast paced style Ex Boston PD detective Billy Robinson left the force after being fired, and has moved to a quieter life owing and managing a BB on the New England Coast The Inn The Inn was his wife s dream, but now Billy is strugglin 3.5 starsI have veered away from James Patterson books for quite a while now, but thought I d read this one since a stand alone and co written by one of my favourite local authors, Candice Fox A good attention holding storyline, and written in Patterson s fast paced style Ex Boston PD detective Billy Robinson left the force after being fired, and has moved to a quieter life owing and managing a BB on the New England Coast The Inn The Inn was his wife s dream, but now Billy is struggling after her premature death Billy becomes aware of a major drug influx hitting his small town, so Billy decides to hit back in an attempt to save the town With a quirky bunch of misfits from The Inn assisting, the battle lines between Billy and the head of the drug dealing team are drawn.An enjoyable read, but I much prefer Candice Fox s writing in her own style, and the greater depth of character she brings in her own books flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 25, 2019 Matt rated it really liked it Powerhouse duo James Patterson and Candice Fox return with a standalone novel that offers some insight into how the world works away from a formal police setting With some great narrative development and a cast of unique characters, Patterson and Fox show that they are a team far above others After being summarily fired from the Boston PD, Bill Robinson works with his wife to create a new life in the rural community of Gloucester Opening up a bed and breakfast, the Robinsons think they have i Powerhouse duo James Patterson and Candice Fox return with a standalone novel that offers some insight into how the world works away from a formal police setting With some great narrative development and a cast of unique characters, Patterson and Fox show that they are a team far above others After being summarily fired from the Boston PD, Bill Robinson works with his wife to create a new life in the rural community of Gloucester Opening up a bed and breakfast, the Robinsons think they have it made However, after the passing of Siobain, Bill is left to run things at The Inn all on his own While the cop is out of Boston, Robinson is the curious type and stumbles upon a string of deaths that are all attributed to a tiny yellow pill, later revealed to be potent fentanyl Robinson follows the path of distribution to a sly dealer by the name of Mitchell Cline, who is happy to pepper the bucolic community with addiction and line his pockets When Robinson makes a play to stop all of this, he engages the services of the local sheriff, who also happens to be one of his residents As the pressure mounts, locals find themselves working with Robinson on a way to remove Cline, plotting their response from inside The Inn Cline will not go down easily and has a large crew ready to follow his every command Barricaded inside The Inn, Robinson must work with his makeshift team to decide how to handle the situation, knowing full well that it may end tragically before the night is out Patterson and Fox show their strength in this story that pulls on issues from today in this dazzling one off novel Recommended for those who like a police procedural with a different flavouring, as well as the reader who has long enjoyed the Patterson Fox writing style.While I enjoy both authors on their own, as well as their series work with Harry Blue, I was not sure if I could take a standalone as seriously While things took a little while to warm up for me, I did become invested before too long and found myself readily turning pages to see what would happen next Bill Robinson is as jaded as they come, having been forced on his turf early for actions his partner started Saddled with this and the loss of his wife soon thereafter, there is no doubt that Robinson is seeking something to set himself straight While the story reads like a police procedural, there are elements of a vigilante leader seeking revenge and wanting to protect his town The banter and planning work well, but there are certainly some aspects that are quite clich for me, yet the story still works Others who grace the pages of this book work their own magic and the story comes to life with ease, flavoured by the backstories and unique approaches the authors inject into those who work with and against Robinson The story had some predicable elements, but I could see this working well on the big screen Drama increases throughout and there is no let down as the pages turn with ease The traditional short chapters force the reader to commit to large portions in a sitting and begs for action with ease new chapter heading While not their best collaborative work, I cannot fault this duo, who have never failed to impress me.Kudos, Mr Patterson and Madam Fox, for another interesting collaborative effort I am eager to see if you will return to some Harry Blue soon, or if you have you want the world to reader before then.Love hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons, a different sort of Book Challenge flag 33 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Aug 31, 2019 Bookreporter Mystery Thriller rated it really liked it review of another edition It is summer, which means that we can expect at least one vacation thriller from James Patterson The warm weather gift for 2019 is titled THE INN and finds Patterson ably partnering with Candice Fox, a much revered Australian crime fiction writer who has become known in America not only due to her past collaborations with Patterson but also as a result of her own work, particularly the Crimson Lake series This is somewhat of a different work for both authors, set solidly in the United States a It is summer, which means that we can expect at least one vacation thriller from James Patterson The warm weather gift for 2019 is titled THE INN and finds Patterson ably partnering with Candice Fox, a much revered Australian crime fiction writer who has become known in America not only due to her past collaborations with Patterson but also as a result of her own work, particularly the Crimson Lake series This is somewhat of a different work for both authors, set solidly in the United States and featuring an ensemble cast of solid but damaged characters who bring their disparate talents to bear against a deadly force that threatens to encroach upon the peace and solitude they have eked out for themselves.Former Boston police detective Bill Robinson is first among equals He was involuntarily and disgracefully separated from the Boston police force a few years ago for reasons that are not fully revealed to the reader until the midpoint of the story Robinson and his wife, Siobhan, retired to Gloucester to reopen a rundown inn that quickly functions as a vacation spot but primarily operates not so much as a halfway house but as a gentle landing for an isolated group of individuals who have quietly withdrawn to varying degrees from the world as a result of age, infirmities and disappointments.They include a former FBI agent who has become a journalist for a local paper a bloodied but unbowed wiseguy a writer who constantly bemoans the state ofwell, everything a war veteran who experiences violent flashbacks a retired physician and the county sheriff, a dedicated but hapless law enforcement officer who continues to get reelected to his post not because of his performance but rather as a devil that you know selection.Two years before the events in THE INN take place, Siobhan was killed in a vehicular accident as a result, Robinson himself is one of the walking wounded The inhabitants of the inn function or less well on a day to day basis, with Robinson s law enforcement background occasionally called upon to assist the local constables in an unofficial capacity.Everything changes when the scourge of opioids comes to town It is aided and abetted by Mitchell Cline, a ruthless criminal who is bent on controlling the illicit drug in New England by acquiring his territory one geographical piece at a time The tendrils of his influence are seemingly everywhere, and it becomes an all out war when his business claims one of Robinson s loved ones as a victim The other regular inhabitants of the inn get involved to varying degrees, with each ultimately bringing their talents, such as they are, to bear when Cline extends his line of attack to the inn itself Robinson soon learns that he has no choice but to bring the fight directly to Cline, which he does with some assistance from an unexpected corner It may not be enough, though, unless Robinson can reach deep within himself and become just as violent and dangerous as Cline isE INN is full of action and violence, with Patterson and Fox stopping occasionally to build a new set of dominoes here and there in the narrative only to explosively knock them over later There are plenty of twists and turns Not all of the characters who readers will meet along the way make it to the finish line, but the exit door is certainly left open for additional stories down the road Fans of both authors and their collaborative efforts will find much to love here and no doubt will eagerly anticipate.Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub flag Like see review Aug 24, 2019 Verushka rated it really liked it What is this about Billy Robinson is an ex cop who runs an inn in a small town When a drug dealer moves in, he is forced to make a decision about standing back or stepping forward to be someone his friends can count on.What else is this about It s about finding a family when you least expect itThe Inn is the latest from a Candice Fox and James Patterson partnership, and is as exciting as their Harriet Blue series.The book opens with Billy mourning his wife, Siobhan s death, along with the re What is this about Billy Robinson is an ex cop who runs an inn in a small town When a drug dealer moves in, he is forced to make a decision about standing back or stepping forward to be someone his friends can count on.What else is this about It s about finding a family when you least expect itThe Inn is the latest from a Candice Fox and James Patterson partnership, and is as exciting as their Harriet Blue series.The book opens with Billy mourning his wife, Siobhan s death, along with the residents in their inn, in a small town They re a motley crew, but as the book progresses quickly it becomes apparent that they re like family, brought together by Siobhan Her loss affects them all and leaves a hole in their lives.Billy s grief is palpable and his method of grieving is to retreat into himself However, when he discovers that a drug dealer has moved into their little town, and his reach has extended to the people in the inn, Billy decides to step up and protect the people he considers his own.It is the people in the inn that make this book so compelling Nick, the soldier back from Iraq who still has PTSD flashbacks, Susan that ex FBI agent and her friend Effie, whose throat has been cut so she can t speak There s the ex mafia gentleman, the town Sherriff and a doctor and there s Marni The young girl who Billy very much wants to step up for and guide than anything.Despite the large cast of characters, the book manages to give each character enough attention, background and all, drawing readers into their world and revealing about them all and Billy too The book s focus is the action, with the characters working together seamlessly and sometimes not so seamlessly and revealing about themselves in the process.I almost feel like this is an action movie in the making, which honestly made it all the interesting for me Sometimes, you need the action, the speed with which things happen can be just as effective in building a story, supported by great 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Bennett, Women s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series He has sold over 380 million books worldwide and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most 1 New York Times bestsellers In addition to writing the thriller novels for which he is best known, among them The President Is Missing with President Bill Clinton, Patterson also writes fiction for young readers of all ages, including the Max Einstein series, produced in partnership with the Albert Einstein Estate He is also the first author to have 1 new titles simultaneously on the New York Times adult and children s bestseller lists.The son of an insurance salesman and a schoolteacher, Patterson grew up in Newburgh, New York, and began casually writing at the age of nineteen In 1969, he graduated from Manhattan College He was given a full ride scholarship to Vanderbilt University s graduate program in English He left Vanderbilt before getting his PhD due to complications involving the Vietnam War Instead, he moved to New York to become a junior copywriter for the advertising agency J Walter Thompson, eventually becoming CEO of its North American company.In 1976, while still working for J Walter Thompson, Patterson published his first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, with Little, Brown and Company After being turned down by thirty one publishers, it won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel Patterson s 1993 novel, Along Came a Spider, his first book to feature Alex Cross, was also his first New York Times bestseller in fiction.In 2001, Morgan Freeman starred as Alex Cross in a film adaptation of Along Came a Spider, and Tyler Perry also played the character in the 2012 film Alex Cross A film adaptation of Patterson s middle grade novel Middle School The Worst Years of My Life was released in theaters in October 2016.James Patterson has donated than one million books to students, focusing on some of the most under resourced schools and youth programs in the country To date, he has donated 7.25 million to school and classroom libraries throughout the United States, and 2.1 million to independent bookstores and employees.Patterson has recently donated over 35 million to his and his wife s alma maters the University of Wisconsin, Vanderbilt University, and Manhattan College and he has established over four hundred Teacher and Writer Education Scholarships at twenty one colleges and universities throughout the country Patterson has also donated than one million books to U.S soldiers at home and overseas.In May 2015, Patterson launched a children s book imprint at Little, Brown JIMMY Patterson that is unwaveringly focused on one goal turning kids into lifelong readers This imprint also provides resources, strategies, and programs to serve teachers, parents, librarians, and booksellers Patterson invests proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books in pro reading initiatives.Patterson also founded ReadKiddoRead, a website designed to help 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