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  1. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    This book contained two very different true crime thrillers. The first was about a self absorbed wealthy slouch that does horrible things to women after drugging them into unconsciousness. The second story follows a young FBI agent as he throws his family and career in the toilet over the temptation of an attractive informant. Patterson writes true crime in the same quick short chapters he frequently uses in fiction.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Laura Peden

    3.5 rounded up.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Christilee Johnson

    Goodreads Stars rating system is as the following: 1 Star equals Did not like it 2 Stars equals It was okay 3 Stars equals Liked it 4 Stars equals Really liked it 5 Stars equals It was amazing James Patterson's true-crime thrillers, Murder of Innocence, gets a solid 3 stars from me. It was a quick, easy read...something to pass the time with. However, nothing really stood out to raise my rating. It isn't a bad read, just average to me compared to Patterson's other works. The book contains 2 separate tr Goodreads Stars rating system is as the following: 1 Star equals Did not like it 2 Stars equals It was okay 3 Stars equals Liked it 4 Stars equals Really liked it 5 Stars equals It was amazing James Patterson's true-crime thrillers, Murder of Innocence, gets a solid 3 stars from me. It was a quick, easy read...something to pass the time with. However, nothing really stood out to raise my rating. It isn't a bad read, just average to me compared to Patterson's other works. The book contains 2 separate true-crime thrillers. I found myself getting into the first one, Murder of Innocence. I wanted to kick the protagonist right in the balls. If this story was a stand alone I would up my rating to 4 stars. The second story, A Murderous Affair, was a bit on the boring side, almost predictable, hence the 3 rating. On a positive note, I did find that learning the characters and visualizing their development was a bright spot in that story. I liked the book, I just wasn't over the moon about it.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Brown

    Two different types of true crime stories. Both written very well even though the crimes themselves were disturbing. Keep this series going please! I enjoy reading about real cases and it was interesting to see Dog the Bounty hunter make an appearance for his first case!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Ronnie Cramer

    A great series, though in my opinion this is one of the weaker entries; the audiobook reader is particularly annoying with his over-acting and corny accents. The first story is about sleazy Max Factor heir Andrew Luster and the second one is about FBI Agent Mark Putnam, which was covered better in Joe Sharkey's ABOVE SUSPICION. A great series, though in my opinion this is one of the weaker entries; the audiobook reader is particularly annoying with his over-acting and corny accents. The first story is about sleazy Max Factor heir Andrew Luster and the second one is about FBI Agent Mark Putnam, which was covered better in Joe Sharkey's ABOVE SUSPICION.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Donna Hines

    This is a dual novel with two unbearable stories which revolve around domestic violence, sexual assault, date rape drugs, and death. The first story involves Murder of Innocence our main feature title incorporating Mr. Luster who is anything but a star. In fact, he's obnoxious, disgusting, egotistical, and dangerous. A toxic sick and twisted individual who uses his wealth to get involved in fast moving actions that are to the detriment of the women. He lures these poor young ladies into a lifestyle This is a dual novel with two unbearable stories which revolve around domestic violence, sexual assault, date rape drugs, and death. The first story involves Murder of Innocence our main feature title incorporating Mr. Luster who is anything but a star. In fact, he's obnoxious, disgusting, egotistical, and dangerous. A toxic sick and twisted individual who uses his wealth to get involved in fast moving actions that are to the detriment of the women. He lures these poor young ladies into a lifestyle which on the outside appears prestigious and alluring until they realize it's all smoke and fog from a snake oil salesman after the fact. Guess who comes to visit him... A DOG as in the BOUNTY HUNTER who took this PIG down and thankfully not a moment too soon. As orange pin stripes might look good on him for the next 50 years after drugging and sexually abusing women. Now, the second story was similar in nature. Again an older man taking advantage of a younger woman Susan who had filed a PFA (restraining order) against her ex-husband Clint whom she lost child custody too. Yes, this is believable as mine violated the order resulting in his arrest yet he too still had visitation but luckily I'm primary care giver. This second novel entitled, "A Murderous Affair" which centered upon one central theme an older man having his cake and eating it too both literally and figuratively was puke worthy. Mark not only was a FBI agent in Miami but married while working using Susan's testimony as a paid informant in a bank robbery case. Who knew we'd one day talk about "Cat eyes", dirty money via Susan's drug dealing ex husband and now to bring others in via FBI tactics, plus an FBI agent being an accused murderer of an informant. There's much more as things heat up between Susan and Mark and it results in her permanent silence. For me this was written by an older male and it came across to me like a 'dream' and it made me nauseated as a strong woman I'm sick and tired of women being portrayed in this manner of fashion for the sake of making a quick buck. However, this is the new norm folks and it's like everyone wants to get their kicks on Route 66 but I for one will never go along for this ride. It's one of James Patterson's works that are the quick, short sentences, easily read and consumed pieces that had a 3 star for the first and a 4 star for the written element in the second but not for the subject matter that made me nauseated!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Mark

    Another "True Crime" novel from the James Patterson factory...Two tales one of which deals with the Andrew Luster case...The tale of the Max Factor heir that drugged and raped women while filming the events, who escaped to Mexico during his trial...Dog the Bounty Hunter makes an appearance and has a role in bringing Luster to justice...The second deals with a FBI agent who becomes involved with his beautiful informant in the Hills of Kentucky...I felt it was an episode of "Justified"...Okay stuf Another "True Crime" novel from the James Patterson factory...Two tales one of which deals with the Andrew Luster case...The tale of the Max Factor heir that drugged and raped women while filming the events, who escaped to Mexico during his trial...Dog the Bounty Hunter makes an appearance and has a role in bringing Luster to justice...The second deals with a FBI agent who becomes involved with his beautiful informant in the Hills of Kentucky...I felt it was an episode of "Justified"...Okay stuff!!!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Michael Pearl

    Very Average mystery.....easy to figure out even though knew who the culprit was before the investigation. The use of the word “was” as tip....an old old giveaway.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jessica White

    Murder of Innocence Do you ever meet someone and think, "He's a little creepy, but whatever." TRUST YOURSELF, HE'S PROBABLY CREEPY FOR A REASON. Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault Andrew Luster is one of those people. He's living off a trust fund, which pays for his Cali bungalow and extravagant night life. Is he charming or is he just showing off? There's a lot of red flags when meeting people like this.....I mean, why is a 30 something year old man hanging around the college bars, throwing money Murder of Innocence Do you ever meet someone and think, "He's a little creepy, but whatever." TRUST YOURSELF, HE'S PROBABLY CREEPY FOR A REASON. Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault Andrew Luster is one of those people. He's living off a trust fund, which pays for his Cali bungalow and extravagant night life. Is he charming or is he just showing off? There's a lot of red flags when meeting people like this.....I mean, why is a 30 something year old man hanging around the college bars, throwing money around, and hitting on girls more than a decade younger than him? It's weird. This case has a few parts to it because Andrew Luster sexually assaulted dozens if not hundreds of young women. Some of which literally did not know until they were shown the tapes of him assaulting them while they were unconscious. What makes this even more insane, is he escaped his house arrest and made it to Mexico where he stayed undetected for almost 6 months. But a little budding bounty hunter, who we now know as Dog, was determined to track Andrew Luster down and hopefully make a name for himself in the reality television world. A Murderous Affair This one made me sick. An FBI agent murdering one of his informants....it was unheard of. Mark Putnam was a rookie FBI agent who took a job in a Kentucky field office. He moved his family out there, determined to make a name for himself. He had a case waiting for him and just the informant to help him crack it wide open. Susan Smith, a young woman in an abusive relationship looking to make a little money by getting her "friends" to confide their illegal escapades to her. Which is just what a bank robber, Cat Eyes, does while he's living with Susan and her family. Mark takes her tip very seriously and realizes he actually had a shot working with the FBI. He's grateful to Susan and wants her to know how much he appreciates her flipping on the people who trusted her. But Susan takes his appreciation to be affection and thus begins their illicit love affair. When Mark realizes he's falling for Susan, he knows it's time to go. His wife is starting to assume he's having an affair and she's absolutely miserable in Kentucky. Sounds like a recipe for disaster and she wants him to transfer immediately. So they pack up the kids and move on down to Florida. But Mark still has a few loose ends to tie up in Kentucky. On a trip back, his ex-partner set up an impromptu meeting between Mark and Susan, during which Susan reveals she's pregnant with his child. Mark couldn't have her getting in the way of his new career, so he did what he had to do..... Over a year later, the Bureau began investing one of their own agents. That's when Mark led them to what remained of her body. Reviews for the entire Murder is Forever series can be found on A Reader's Diary!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Cris

    This book is crazy! This is two short stories about true crimes of real people. The first is Andrew Luster, Max Factor grandson or great grandson. He would drug and rape women. He was so cocky even after he was arrested he didn’t realize he was busted until 3 days before the end of his trial and he disappeared... The second book is about the first FBI agent to ever kill a person! Mark Putman was transferred to this small duty station in Kentucky and he hires Susan as his informant. Susan helps bu This book is crazy! This is two short stories about true crimes of real people. The first is Andrew Luster, Max Factor grandson or great grandson. He would drug and rape women. He was so cocky even after he was arrested he didn’t realize he was busted until 3 days before the end of his trial and he disappeared... The second book is about the first FBI agent to ever kill a person! Mark Putman was transferred to this small duty station in Kentucky and he hires Susan as his informant. Susan helps bust people in the area for drugs and a bank robbery. It helps her ex husband is a drug dealer. Small town and they are in the know. Problem is Susan’s life is boring, and Susan likes to make it sound more exciting. So Susan tells tales. Stories can get you in trouble.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    this book was hard to put down. Did like the first "story" more than the second, but both were still great! Scariest part was these are TRUE CRIME STORIES! this book was hard to put down. Did like the first "story" more than the second, but both were still great! Scariest part was these are TRUE CRIME STORIES!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Carol Irvin

    Great non fiction book by James Patterson- Andrew Luster (1st story) and Mark Putnam (2nd story) need to read the other books in this true crime series!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Koren

    Two true crime stories. The first is about Andrew Luster, heir to the Max Factor fortune, who drugs girls and then rapes them. The second is about Mark Putnam, the FBI agent who had an affair with his informant and unintentionally murdered her. I read the hard cover version and it was almost a large print book. Each story is about 150 pages. With that format I found it to be a pretty quick read and the cases were short and concise without a lot of filler or minute detail. But on the other hand, Two true crime stories. The first is about Andrew Luster, heir to the Max Factor fortune, who drugs girls and then rapes them. The second is about Mark Putnam, the FBI agent who had an affair with his informant and unintentionally murdered her. I read the hard cover version and it was almost a large print book. Each story is about 150 pages. With that format I found it to be a pretty quick read and the cases were short and concise without a lot of filler or minute detail. But on the other hand, there also wasn't a lot of background detail and there are no pictures so when I was done I did a search for more info. The most interesting was that the second story ends with the conviction but there was a whole lot more that happened after that. If you want a more detailed book I found through my search that Aphrodite Jones and Joe Sharkey have written books about this murder and there is also a movie. One interesting thing about the first book is that a well-known TV bounty hunter makes an appearance, shortly before he got a television series.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Rose

    Murder of Innocence is a true crime book which includes 2 stories. **Review contains spoilers** Murder of Innocence tells the tale of Andrew Luster, the great grandson of Max Factor. Andrew preys on young teenage or barely adult girls, drugging them and raping them while they are unconscious. He gets away with it for awhile until finally someone turns him in. Proving his guilt is another matter. This story also introduces Dog, the bounty hunter. But, Andrew has taken the innocence of these girls Murder of Innocence is a true crime book which includes 2 stories. **Review contains spoilers** Murder of Innocence tells the tale of Andrew Luster, the great grandson of Max Factor. Andrew preys on young teenage or barely adult girls, drugging them and raping them while they are unconscious. He gets away with it for awhile until finally someone turns him in. Proving his guilt is another matter. This story also introduces Dog, the bounty hunter. But, Andrew has taken the innocence of these girls from them. A Murderous Affair tells the story of a young, married FBI agent, Mark Putnam, and his informant, Susan, an attractive young woman whose life has been difficult. Their flirtation turns serious, and becomes an affair. When Susan makes demands of Mark, it becomes too much for him to handle. Mark’s wife, Kathy, suffers for Mark’s indiscretions as well.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Noah Astle

    This is two true crime stories in one book. The first one called Murder of Innocence is about Andrew Luster. I remember hearing about him when I was young (loved true crime even as a kid). Andrew Luster is good looking, rich and a charmer however, he has a dark side. Single young women are taken advantage of by him. It takes a hunt down to Me I o to bring him to justice finally. The second story called a Murderous Affair is about an FBI agave r Mark Putnam and his informant Susan Smith (not the sa This is two true crime stories in one book. The first one called Murder of Innocence is about Andrew Luster. I remember hearing about him when I was young (loved true crime even as a kid). Andrew Luster is good looking, rich and a charmer however, he has a dark side. Single young women are taken advantage of by him. It takes a hunt down to Me I o to bring him to justice finally. The second story called a Murderous Affair is about an FBI agave r Mark Putnam and his informant Susan Smith (not the same one who drowned her kids). Susan helps Mark get his career off to a good start with getting some people behind bars. Eventually they start an affair and Susan wants Mark though he is married. Suddenly Susan goes missing and people have questions as to what Mark knows. The surprising part is that Mark is the first FBI agent who ever has murdered if I remember right.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Katie

    I really enjoy reading these true crime retellings. this particular book was centred around Entitlement. While reading about Andrew Luster and his awful crimes and how his wealth/privilege allowed him to evade the law and make it to Mexico where the star of my childhood tv watching, Dog The Bounty Hunter illegally hunted him down I'd never heard about this before so that was neat. The second story was very frustrating for me as I could see how this would end but still hoped he would put his job/co I really enjoy reading these true crime retellings. this particular book was centred around Entitlement. While reading about Andrew Luster and his awful crimes and how his wealth/privilege allowed him to evade the law and make it to Mexico where the star of my childhood tv watching, Dog The Bounty Hunter illegally hunted him down I'd never heard about this before so that was neat. The second story was very frustrating for me as I could see how this would end but still hoped he would put his job/country before his own adultering needs, poor Susan always falling for abusive men who betray her. How could Mark think that killing her would just solve the problem that he created, does no one ever think of the children on both sides whose lives are being destroyed by their actions.

  17. 4 out of 5

    MaryL

    Not really my type of book. The first story, Murder of Innocence, was a more interesting story than the second novella, A Murderous Affair. The first story was about Andrew Luster who was a wealthy playboy serial rapist. It was a suspenseful page turner. I realized about one third of the way through the story that the FBI agent was going to kill the woman who was his informant. Over all this book was a quick, easy read. I'm still trying to figure out how and why James Patterson's name is associa Not really my type of book. The first story, Murder of Innocence, was a more interesting story than the second novella, A Murderous Affair. The first story was about Andrew Luster who was a wealthy playboy serial rapist. It was a suspenseful page turner. I realized about one third of the way through the story that the FBI agent was going to kill the woman who was his informant. Over all this book was a quick, easy read. I'm still trying to figure out how and why James Patterson's name is associated with this book. I never read anything by him, but I have frequently heard and seen his name so I know that he's famous. I don't know why he needs to put his name on this kind of second rate book.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Lomax

    Two separate true life stories. The first, about Andrew Luster, heir to the Max Factor fortune. Luster was a serial rapist for many years until a victim goes to the police. This story also brings in the man who eventually caught Luster after he went on the run from a multi-decade prison sentence. That man, Dog the Bounty Hunter. Yes, this is the "arrest" that got Dog his now famous TV show. The second story is about an FBI agent who befriends then eventually ends up in an affair with a Confidenti Two separate true life stories. The first, about Andrew Luster, heir to the Max Factor fortune. Luster was a serial rapist for many years until a victim goes to the police. This story also brings in the man who eventually caught Luster after he went on the run from a multi-decade prison sentence. That man, Dog the Bounty Hunter. Yes, this is the "arrest" that got Dog his now famous TV show. The second story is about an FBI agent who befriends then eventually ends up in an affair with a Confidential Informant. The agent kills the CI and eventually goes to prison. It is a sad, and often times makes you want to scream, story. Both stories are captivating and compelling.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kandi Gunter

    This is a true crime novel... I forced myself not to Google the names of the people in this book. I wish I had as the character in the second part of the book actually made me gasp aloud when I learned her fate. I liked this book but I feel that we can't really know about the inner workings of the criminals in the stories nor can we guess. It's an easy read and somewhat hard to read at times as you KNOW, without the need to Google, that something atrocious is going to happen. I like Patterson's n This is a true crime novel... I forced myself not to Google the names of the people in this book. I wish I had as the character in the second part of the book actually made me gasp aloud when I learned her fate. I liked this book but I feel that we can't really know about the inner workings of the criminals in the stories nor can we guess. It's an easy read and somewhat hard to read at times as you KNOW, without the need to Google, that something atrocious is going to happen. I like Patterson's novels and opted to give this one a try.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Monica Willyard Moen

    The writing in this book is fast-paced, feeling like headlines from a breaking news article. It’s excellent, yet the tales told are real and are heartbreaking. This book only strengthens my belief that women are at a serious disadvantage if they choose to go out drinking and dancing, even if they go with a friend or relative. There are always men looking for women who are offguard. That’s true, even before we reach the issue of having someone drug your drink. Women should be able to go out and h The writing in this book is fast-paced, feeling like headlines from a breaking news article. It’s excellent, yet the tales told are real and are heartbreaking. This book only strengthens my belief that women are at a serious disadvantage if they choose to go out drinking and dancing, even if they go with a friend or relative. There are always men looking for women who are offguard. That’s true, even before we reach the issue of having someone drug your drink. Women should be able to go out and have fun like men do, but statistics say that we can’t.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jodi

    A James Patterson 2 for 1. Two different stories in the book, one about a man living off a trust fund and preys on women. This one I could have gotten into if there was more depth to the story. The second a Murderous Affair is a bit more revolting. The first dealt with a rich playboy who enjoyed hurting women for his own pleasure without their being aware of it after they were drugged. The second Is about an FBI agent who ruins his career and his family by having an affair and killing an informe A James Patterson 2 for 1. Two different stories in the book, one about a man living off a trust fund and preys on women. This one I could have gotten into if there was more depth to the story. The second a Murderous Affair is a bit more revolting. The first dealt with a rich playboy who enjoyed hurting women for his own pleasure without their being aware of it after they were drugged. The second Is about an FBI agent who ruins his career and his family by having an affair and killing an informer who works for him. Really not as good as other Patterson books.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    This story and A Murderous Affair show us how appearances can be very deceiving. Esp. in the case of Andrew Luster. What he got away with because of his charm for as long as he did was unthinkable. There were many people in the second story who had their own motives for what they did, right or wrong and in the end the children paid the price for it most. To find out how they fare later in life would be interesting.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Joyce

    This was two murder stories that were fast reads without a lot of depth. The first dealt with a rich playboy who enjoyed hurting women for his own Pleasure without their being aware of it after they were drugged. The second Is about an FBI agent who ruins his career and his family by having an Affair and killing an informer who works for him. An enjoyable quick read Where both bad guys were caught.

  24. 5 out of 5

    natalie

    I'm pretty sure I've read all the adult books James Patterson has ever written, and I wasn't sure I would enjoy 2 short stories in one book, but I did. Not all writers can make a short story into something as interesting as these 2 stories are. Nothing is left on the table and I recommend this book to people who don't like long, drawn out stories. Enjoy I'm pretty sure I've read all the adult books James Patterson has ever written, and I wasn't sure I would enjoy 2 short stories in one book, but I did. Not all writers can make a short story into something as interesting as these 2 stories are. Nothing is left on the table and I recommend this book to people who don't like long, drawn out stories. Enjoy

  25. 5 out of 5

    Barb

    Not a Typical James Patterson book , as it is co authored. This is 2 short stories in one book. I looked for a co author on the cover, but it was hidden inside. I do not like co authored books , especially by James Patterson. He puts his name on it but it is clearly not his writing. Interesting stories, supposedly true, but not suspenseful whatsoever.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Tammy

    Loved this read. These were two real cases that happened and what these people did to others by murdering and taking advantage of others. I love crime stories and these are 2 true cases so it was very interesting to read and then I looked up what has happened to these criminals. Very interesting.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Lawrence Grey

    This was different for Patterson and his co-authors as it was two short stories that are recaps of real life crimes that were portrayed on the ID tv channel. The first story had a rich kid from an inheritance become a sexual predator (sound familiar?) and the second involved a FBI agent who went bad - they were interesting and of course free from the local public library and the curbside pickup

  28. 5 out of 5

    Nicki Kendall

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐2 very interesting true crime reads. Andrew Lister the Max Factor heir and sexual predator. Mark Putnam an FBI agent who ends up killing his informant, who was pregnant with his child. Dark, disturbing, fascinating - everything I want in a true crime read. #jamespatterson #murderofinnocence #truecrime #tea_sipping_bookworm #goodreads #litsy #bookstagram #bookqueen #amazonkindle

  29. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Bowles

    True crime at its finest! James Patterson and guest authors find a way to bring a true crime case to life. This is the 2nd true crime book I read and I felt like I was watching the case unfold before my eyes!!!!!!! I cant wait to see the movie about Mark Putnam!!!!!! A quick read for the true crime conoussoir!!!!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Diogenes

    Two short stories, neither all that interesting or exciting. The first is more the trauma and frustration of victims with a string of injustices. The second tells of an FBI agent's fall from grace. Perhaps Mr. Patterson is going for a world record for the most books with his name as author; one can't think of any other reason he'd put his name on this. Two short stories, neither all that interesting or exciting. The first is more the trauma and frustration of victims with a string of injustices. The second tells of an FBI agent's fall from grace. Perhaps Mr. Patterson is going for a world record for the most books with his name as author; one can't think of any other reason he'd put his name on this.

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