I picked this up in a charity shop in York because of the principal author, James Patterson and the title Private London. Another book in the Private series; Private Berlin was a real page turner of a thriller. Private London didn’t grip me so much, the services of the exclusive Private Investigation agency are called in when a student is abducted after a drunken night in a student bar. Dan Carter, a Private investigator, had promised to protect her when she came to London and now he finds himself in a race against time to find the abductee and bring the abductors to justice.
There is also a serial killer taking a finger of each victim as a trophy. This might have been interesting if it were the main story, rather than secondary to the abducted student.
There is a lot going on but it is rather convoluted. The minor characters like Carter’s ex wife, Kirsty and gangland boss, Ronnie Allen seem more interesting than the central character, Dan Carter.
The chapters are very short, sometimes needlessly, when one chapter follows on from the next.
My rating 3 out of 5