The House of Wolves: Bolder Than Yellowstone or Succession, Patterson and Lupica’s Power-Family Thriller Is Not To Be Missed

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The House of Wolves is the newest James Patterson novel which he has cowritten with sports columnist and guru Mike Lupica. The feel of this book is much like a Patterson book that is watered down with some softer characters and does a lot of skimming over the graphic parts of the murders that take place. That being said, the story itself was entertaining, albeit not complex in any way. Joe Wolf, the patriarch of the Wolf family, is killed on his boat in the first scene. What ensues is his children fighting over what each of them thinks is theirs and what Joe left to them. Jenny Wolf, the only daughter, is left the NFL team the family owns, the Wolves. Jack Wolf is left the newspaper business he was already running. This book could have been a lot shorter and gotten to the whodunnit portion a lot quicker in my opinion. There were scenes and dialogue between the characters that dragged on and in the end there wasn’t much of a surprise as to how everything was laid out. A good read but not exactly Patterson’s best work.

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Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 400 pages
Publisher Little, Brown and Company
Publish Date 09-Jan-2023
ISBN 9780316404297 Buy this Book
Issue April 2023
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller