Like Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Pin Us on Pinterest Follow Us on Instagram Follow Us on YouTube Sign Up for Our Newsletter
eSSENTIAL Accessibility Download
In Stores Now
Invisible
Hardcover
Homeroom Diaries
Hardcover
Private Down Under
Paperback

Unlucky 13
Hardcover
Private L.A.
Hardcover
See the entire checklist of books by A–Z | Series 
Second Honeymoon
Second Honeymoon
Fiction/General

Hardcover
ISBN: 0316211222
$27.99/U.S.
416 pages
Little, Brown and Company

Paperback
ISBN: 1455515957
$16.00/U.S.
432 pages
Grand Central Publishing

Mass Market
ISBN: 1455515965
$10.00/U.S.
384 pages
Grand Central Publishing

A walk down the aisle, a resort hotel, a drink on the beach...for these unlucky couples, the honeymoon's over.

A newlywed couple steps into the sauna in their deluxe honeymoon suite—and never steps out again. When another couple is killed while boarding their honeymoon flight to Rome, it becomes clear that someone is targeting honeymooners, and it's anyone's guess which happy couple is next on the list.

FBI Agent John O'Hara is deep into solving the case, while Special Agent Sarah Brubaker is hunting another ingenious serial killer, whose victims all have one chilling thing in common.

As wedding hysteria rises to a frightening new level, John and Sarah work ever more closely together in a frantic attempt to decipher the logic behind two rampages. SECOND HONEYMOON is James Patterson's most mesmerizing, most exciting, and most surprising thriller ever.

Second Honeymoon
Fiction/General

Hardcover
ISBN: 0316211222
$27.99/U.S.
416 pages
Little, Brown and Company

Paperback
ISBN: 1455515957
$16.00/U.S.
432 pages
Grand Central Publishing

Mass Market
ISBN: 1455515965
$10.00/U.S.
384 pages
Grand Central Publishing

Prologue | THINGS THAT GO BANG IN THE NIGHT

Three

OLIVIA SINCLAIR SHOT up in bed so fast it made her a little dizzy. Her first thought was that the heat had come on, that god-awful clanking noise from the pipes that would practically shake the house.

But that’s why she always wore the wax earplugs when she went to bed, so she could sleep through it all. The earplugs always worked, too. Not once did she remember waking up in the middle of the night.

Until now.

If that noise wasn’t the heat and the pipes, what was it? It had to be something.

Olivia turned to her left to see the time. The clock on the nightstand said 12:20 a.m.

She turned to her right to see the empty pillow next to her. She was alone.

Olivia took out her earplugs and swung her legs off the bed, her bare feet quickly finding her slippers nearby. The second she flipped on the light, she was jolted by another noise. This one she recognized instantly. It was a horrible scream, just awful.

Nora!

Bursting out of the bedroom, Olivia sprinted down the long, narrow hallway toward her daughter’s bedroom, where the light was on.

When she turned the corner at the doorway, she felt worse than dizzy. She felt sick to her stomach.

There was blood everywhere. On the floor. On the bed. Splattered on the pink-painted wall between posters of Debbie Gibson and Duran Duran.

Olivia’s eyes pinballed around the rest of the room. She took in a breath. The smell of the gunshots was still thick in the air. In one quick and utterly horrifying moment, she realized what had happened.

And what had been happening for more than a year.

Oh, my God! My daughter! My sweet and innocent daughter!

Nora sat curled up in the tiniest ball by the headboard of her bed. Her arms were wrapped tightly around her knees. She was naked. She was crying. She was looking at her brother.

Across the room in the corner, Ned, pale as the winter’s snow outside, was standing frozen like a statue in his Superman pajamas. He couldn’t even blink.

For a second, Olivia stood frozen, too. The next second, though, it was as if she’d suddenly remembered who she was. These were her children.

She was their mother.

Olivia rushed over to Ned and kneeled down to hug him, her arms squeezing him tight against her chest. He started to mumble something, repeating it over and over and over. “The bogeyman,” it sounded like.

“Shh,” Olivia whispered in his ear. “Everything’s okay. Everything’s okay, honey.”

Then, very carefully, she took the gun out of his hand.

Slowly, she walked over to the door, looking back one more time at the room. Her daughter. Her son.

And the “bogeyman” lying dead on the floor.

Moments later, she picked up the phone in the hallway. She stood there holding the receiver for a long moment, then she dialed.

“My name is Olivia Sinclair,” she told the 911 operator. “I just killed my husband.”

Copyright © 2013 by James Patterson

Second Honeymoon
Fiction/General
Audiobook (Unabridged CD)
ISBN: 1611130506
$34.98/U.S.
Hachette Audio
Read by Jay Snyder & Ellen Archer

Second Honeymoon
Fiction/General

Hardcover
ISBN: 0316211222
$27.99/U.S.
416 pages
Little, Brown and Company

Paperback
ISBN: 1455515957
$16.00/U.S.
432 pages
Grand Central Publishing

Mass Market
ISBN: 1455515965
$10.00/U.S.
384 pages
Grand Central Publishing

Apple
Barnes & Noble
Books-A-Million
Google eBooks
IndieBound
Kobo eBooks
Target
iPad, iPhone, and iPod users: please search "[title]" within your iBooks App.