The Midnight Club by James Patterson {Book Review}

This is one of the few books I’ve read from James Patterson that is a stand alone.

I’ve been collecting his books over the years because I enjoy the easy reads that are never overcomplicated.

I’ve been working through the Women’s Murder Club series, and decided to take a break and read some of his other work instead.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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New York cop John Stefanovich is out to get Alexandre St-Germain, one of the most powerful members of The Midnight Club, a secret society of ruthless and ‘respectable’ business men.

Left wheelchair bound, John’s motivation is personal.

Teamed up with journalist Sarah McGinnis, and later joined by a Harlem cop, they take on the determination of bringing Germain in and off the streets.

The danger John found himself in the first time he came face to face with Germain might be nothing compared to what is waiting for them.


The first thought that passed through my head when I finished reading the book was how is John moving so easily in and out of every building he’s in with a wheelchair. It’s just too easy.

Easy language to follow and sitting through a steady pace takes you through multiple point of views with a time jump in the beginning that you need to be aware of to stick to the context of the story.

John isn’t very likable in the beginning but he starts growing on you as the book goes on, and you admire his determination.

Sarah is sweet but has the ability to turn around and show a different side of her if needed. Especially if she’s taken on personally.

There’s some cute romance brewing in the book between John and Sarah. Which I was actually hoping wouldn’t happen to avoid the cliché but it was written well into the plot. It was slow unfolding and not overly dramatic.

Some parts of the book are slow then the pace picked up and it continued like this throughout the book.

Usually James Patterson leaves his conclusions towards the very end of the book, but it wasn’t the case here.

What bothered me most was the lack of answers about the night of the murder. The how? How was it done? Where was the switch done? It’s never answered and I’ll forever hold it against Patterson!

Then another big bother in the book that made absolutely NO sense to me. John’s partner meeting with a killer, being fatally shot. He decides to take a 30min cab ride to John’s place. All the way there he doesn’t call anyone for help, and I mean, that’s just strange. Then when he gets to John’s place, instead of telling him the identity of the killer, which will help the case so much, he just tells him he loves him and dies. How does this even make remotely any sense?


I did find myself lose interest at some part of the book and I moved on to another read to clear my head a little, and tried again later.

The ending was completely far-fetched and unrealistic. You want to root for a happy ending, but you also want to think of real possibilities and situations.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.82 on GoodReads. I gave it a 4.

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