Haunted by James Patterson


Detective Michael Bennett and his family are ready to escape New York for a vacation in Maine-but a shocking scene deep in the woods reveals a dark world of drugs and murder. Haunted by guilt and shame, Michael Bennett is living with a father's worst nightmare. Reeling from a crisis that would destroy lesser families, the Bennetts escape New York for a much-needed vacation. But it turns out the brochures don't tell the full story; the seemingly...

Details Haunted

Release DateMar 13th, 2018
PublisherGrand Central Publishing
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller

Reviews Haunted

  • Matt
    James O. Born is again working alongside James Patterson on the popular Michael Bennett series. While Detective Bennett has made a name for himself, both as a cop and the father of a massive brood, he is not immune to personal struggles. When his son, Brian, is arrested for possession and distribution of narcotics, Bennett does all he can to climb the ladder. However, Brian knows all too well that ‘snitches get stitches’ and keeps a low profi...
  • Scott
    This is the sixth James Patterson book that I have read so this year. I don’t know whether that is good or bad, but I get them from the library because I don’t find him good enough to buy and keep in my library. He’s mind candy – simple, fast-paced, detective and mystery oriented adventures that can be read in about two to three days and easily left behind. Nice escapism, but nothing super memorable.The first thing that I noticed was the ...
  • Brenda
    10th in the Michael Bennett series, Haunted by James Patterson is another gripping thriller centred around Bennett and his large family, and the crimes (this time drugs) around New York. When the family decided on a vacation, Maine was where Mike chose. His old partner, Sandy Coles, was in charge of the Linewiler Police Department and she’d organized a big holiday house for Mike and his family. They would have lots of fun in the three weeks the...
  • Suzanne
    Now I am torn between which installment was my favorite, Alert or Haunted. I guess I can break it down like this. Alert was my favorite crime plot installment but Haunted was my favorite Bennett personal life plot. I was so enthralled in this book that I stayed up till 3 am to finish it last night. I cannot wait for the next Michael B. book! I am still upset about the turn Brian took between Bullseye and Haunted. That was drastic to say the least...
  • Charlotte Smith
    I actually liked this one from James Patterson. It shows the drug problem that can help any where.
  • Amy
    I love Michael Bennett and Danny Mastrogorgio is an unbelievably talented narrator. Patterson books are always an entreating listen.
  • Rebecca McNutt
    I received a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway.Haunted is a pretty decent crime thriller. I found it very much like a cross between Stephen King's book Bag of Bones and the TV show Law & Order, but oftentimes the story falls into tropes all too quickly. The "tough New York cop", the "shifty Maine small town where nobody talks", the list goes on. It really doesn't surprise me; I've had copies of Patterson's books since I was a kid and more...
  • Darinda
    Detective Michael Bennett's son is arrested for dealing drugs. It's a difficult time for the Bennett family. After dealing with his son and a tough case at work, the Bennett family needs a vacation. They travel to Maine, where a former colleague of Detective Bennett works. The small town is not as idyllic as it seems, and has a drug problem of its own.The 10th book in the Michael Bennett series. As usual for Patterson's books, there are multiple ...
  • Mandy White
    I love Michael Bennett!
  • Ellen Listens 24/7
    Finally!!! Patterson and Born bring back a full length installment of my favorite family the Bennett's. Shock starts with the first chapter and continues through the whole book keeping my ears open through the whole night!! Ledwidge brings Mike Bennett's voice back as the only way I can imagine him or Shameus now. I don't think I could change a thing, especially with Mary Catherine and Sadie added to the mix!!
  • Barbara Senteney
    Yes, this is a story about murder, but also so much more. Michael Bennett is a detective who lives with his girlfriend May Katherine, and 10 children, until his son is arrested for selling drugs. Michael is a widower and ends up also moving in his aged grandfather, due to health issues. Big city life is getting to him so he decides to take the whole family on a vacation, to escape the worries of life for a whieThe family travels to Maine where hi...
  • Carol
    I really really liked this book. Have gotten very hooked on the Michael Bennett Series. I've fallen in love with all the characters and have an achey heart with all the heart break that is going on.It seems we can take Bennett out of New York City, but you can't take the cop out of Michael Bennett. Detective Michael Bennett is ready for a vacation after a series of crises push him and his family to the ultimate and they just about can't take one ...
  • Nena
    I lost interest in this series- which up to that point Bennett was my top five favorite series- around the time the Bennetts disappeared to the country. I love Shamus I thought he was so funny and wonder if he is still alive but have just not been able to get through any of these books lately to find out. This book was no exception. It starts out too slowly and just did not grip me like those written before they went into hiding. I can always tel...
  • Stephanie ((Strazzybooks))
    Michael Bennett is my favorite Patterson character. I thought the book started out strong, but once he got to Maine it got a little "meh".
  • Gerri
    This was a very disappointing and difficult read for me. At one time, I was one of the biggest Patterson fans. Little by little over the years I’ve stopped reading everything but the Cross and Bennett series. After this read, I may let this series go by the wayside too. Not sure if it was James O. Born as a new co-author but the first half of this book was beyond boring compared to previous books in this series. Some chapters were so poorly wri...
  • Wendy
    HauntedThis book kind of hit home. This has been a good series since the beginning but it has gotten a lot better as it goes on. I enjoy how it combines real life problems with Detective Bennett's family. It shows that drugs and prison can reach any family even a police officers. Great series.
  • Melissa
    As I have said before James Patterson books are either a hit or a miss and this one was definitely a hit. I really enjoyed seeing the storyline develop and seeing more about Detective Bennett and his family. They are unique and I love how they are not perfect.
  • Albieglad
    This one was terrible in my opinion. Could've been written by a middle school student. It was a very boring story, and seeing as how it was a Michael Bennett novel, I was even more disappointed in it since this particular series was one that I'd always looked forward to reading. Not anymore.
  • Jennie Veazey
    I forgot how great the Michael Bennet storyline. I need to go back and catch up. This was an awesome book. Loved it❣ I forgot how great the Michael Bennet storyline. I need to go back and catch up. This was an awesome book. Loved it❣️
  • Darren
    I bought this book at a book store. I enjoyed reading it. It had a good story to it. I liked the variety of characters in it. I look forward to the next book in this series.
  • Carol Irvin
    Another good Michael Bennett read.....
  • Donna Hines
    I've read several books by James Patterson prior so I will offer honest review as it's hit or miss with his work for me even though I respect and admire him for not just his writing but his humanity towards others and his generous gifts to others. With this said, it must be noted that Haunted is co authored with James O'Born. This may or may not be important to readers as his past nine in the Michael Bennett series were authored with Howard Rough...
  • Suzze Tiernan
    A nice installment in the Michael Bennett series.
  • Harold Walters
    This book has more meat on its bones than the last couple to have rolled off the Patterson assembly line.I liked it.
  • Dorothy Gordon
    BoringVery slow build up . Boring story no flow,disjointed, a lot of separate parts,no connections. I could almost tell which was Patterson writing,which was someone else. It read like JP wanted to make a statement about the evil of drugs,and tried to do it in novel form.Failed. Did not like this one AT ALL!!
  • Shawn
    The Marines are an elite military group. Their training is high caliber, and when pushed their skills are lethal. Shelly learns that games of death are played, and chooses to help put an end to them. The perpetrators think this is an easy win. Sometimes you get what you ask for. Looks can be deceiving.
  • Ashley (bookworm84)
    I would have rated this five stars but Patterson and/or his co-author do a lot of body-shaming in this book that I did not appreciate.
  • William
    Horrible bloated story. Should have been a short story based on what was told. Incessant explaining in between the gist of the story was insulting to a mature reader (above the age of 12). The narration was unreal and condescending. A real piece of instant publishing crap.
  • Laura Rash
    Not a bad one in this series but they just seem as tho they’re getting very repetitive.
  • Donna
    I always enjoy the Michael Bennett series. This one was no exception. As always with Patterson, you can expect a fast paced exciting read with a few surprises and family fun. Like how his family's wholesomeness is combined with grizzly crimes. Unique approach.