Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on kiwireviews.nz : Friday 10th July 2020 - 16:16:15

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Thriller > Private Princess review

« Darkest Hour reviewDarkest HourHouse of Dumplings - Full House reviewHouse of Dumplings - Full House »

Score: 9.3/10  [1 review]
4 out of 5
ProdID: 7933 - Private Princess
Written by James Patterson and Rees Jones

Private Princess
Sample/s Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by Penguin Random House

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been supplied to KIWIreviews by the company for the purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
May 2018

Private Princess product reviews

Jack Morgan receives an offer he cannot refuse ....

When the head of the world's foremost investigation agency is invited to meet Princess Caroline, third in line to the British throne, he boards his Gulfstream jet and flies straight to London.

The Princess needs Morgan's skills, and his discretion. Sophie Edwards, a close friend of the royal, has gone missing. She must be found before the media become aware of it.

Morgan knows there is more to this case than he is being told. But what is the Princess hiding?

Check out Penguin Random House onlineClick here to see all the listings for Penguin Random House Visit their website They do not have a Twitter account Check them out on Facebook They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel

action   fiction   james patterson   novel   princess   private   rees jones   series   thriller
Other listings you may be interested in:
Sky DancerSky Dancer
Rating: 7.0
Predict Weather - almanac and isobaric maps 2005Predict Weather - almanac and isobaric maps 2005
Rating: 9.0
A Collection of Quotable QuotesA Collection of Quotable Quotes
Rating: 9.3
Empress of MijakEmpress of Mijak
Rating: 9.0
Great Email DisastersGreat Email Disasters
Rating: 9.3
100 Discoveries - The Greatest Breakthroughs in History100 Discoveries - The Greatest Breakthroughs in History
Rating: 9.5
Rating: 8.3
Geronimo Stilton #51: The Enormouse Pearl HeistGeronimo Stilton #51: The Enormouse Pearl Heist
Rating: 9.6
Geronimo Stilton: The Kingdom of Fantasy: The Dragon ProphecyGeronimo Stilton: The Kingdom of Fantasy: The Dragon Prophecy
Rating: 9.9
The cat in the hat: book and cdThe cat in the hat: book and cd
Rating: 10.0
Apollo: The  Powerful OwlApollo: The  Powerful Owl
Rating: 10.0
The Roly-Poly BabyThe Roly-Poly Baby
Rating: 9.7
Warrior of the AltaiiWarrior of the Altaii
Rating: 9.8

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of savta

Review by: savta (Jo)
Dated: 2nd of May, 2018

Link to this review Report this review


This Review: 9.3/10
Score 9 out of 10
Score 9 out of 10
Score 10 out of 10
Score 9 out of 10

The more I read in the Private series, the more I realise just how easily these stories would translate to the big screen. Not only do they transport the reader to a new exotic destination each time, but they are divided into short chapters which follow the traditional dramatic scene restrictions that confine each episode to a single time and place. This book is no exception; it consists of short, pithy chapters that lead on without delay to the next "scene". Although it would appear that this style should help the reader to stop at an appropriate point and take a break, in practice I found myself wanting to read just one more because I wanted to find out what came next!

I like a fast-paced novel at the best of times, but this is faster than most. Patterson and Rees have minimised all unnecessary description, relying on action and dialogue to fill in most of the details. I did not get bogged down with detail but still finished the last page convinced that I understood a great deal about each of the main protagonists and where they were coming from. I read the book at one sitting (because I could not bear to put it down!) so I felt I got the most out of it. There is already one family member who wants to read it as well on my recommendation.

I like the way the British royal family is included as it makes the background more credible. The authors have cleverly included the fictitious Caroline as third in line to the throne; although in the past there have been several Carolines in the Royal Family, none has been as close to the succession as this one. However, the inclusion of real places (like the Tower of London) and the non-specific references to other members of the Royal family tend to make the story more authentic. Caroline's exact relationship to the monarchy is never explained although, given her age and her status as third in line to the throne, it might be assumed that she is a sibling of William and Harry. At the end of the day it does not really matter. It is, after all, just a good yarn!

What makes the book appealing on another level is the opulent lifestyle enjoyed by many of the characters. The Private firm appears to have unlimited funds - private helicopters, jet planes, access to five-star accommodation - and because of this, its clients are also well-heeled. For the majority of us, this luxury is well beyond reach, but it is fun to enter that world and enjoy it vicariously. Just as long as we make sure to dodge the bullets and other little delights that, in the world of fiction at any rate, go hand in hand with the luxury!

I would certainly recommend this book to the reader who has a few hours to spare (because it is so difficult to put down!) and who likes a story with plenty of action and adventure. And although I will not read it again, at least in the near future, I will be looking out for more titles in the Private series myself.

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 8.5
Product reviews for listing 1522: Feersum Endjinn
Written by Iain M. Banks

Product image for Feersum EndjinnCount Sessine is about to die for the very last time...

Chief Scientist Gadfium is about to receive the mysterious message she has been waiting for from the Plain of Sliding Stones...

Bascule the Teller, in search of an ant, is about to enter the chaos of the Crypt...

...and everything is about to change. For this is the time of the Encroachment and, although the dimming sun still shines on the vast, towering ... more...

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the Knock Out News Group. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of kiwireviews.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, on the premise that they have been submitted as the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"There's more to a person than the things they have done"
from 'Eastenders' TV show.

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream