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Book Review-The-Store


The Store


James Patterson


Richard DiLallo



The Store is about a huge online store which delivers your heart’s desire to your back door…for a price of course.

Nearly unemployed writers Jacob and Meagan decide to go undercover and work for The Store while digging up its secrets to include in a new book.

They move from New York to a small town, in rural America, where The Store’s main office/warehouse is located.  They are, upon arrival, greeted by name by residents of the town who are all total strangers.  This unnerves both of them.

Upon moving in to their home, provided by The Store, they discover it is contains many surveillance cameras which they remove.   The next day the cameras are replaced even though their house was locked when they left for the day.  And that sets the scene for The Store.

While reading The Store all I  could think of was some of today’s online stores which, to my knowledge, have no physical presence.  Were the authors making inferences?  Or is it my furtive imagination?

I rated

The Store

 as aread.

At the time of writing my review,

other Goodreads readers

had awarded

The Store

an average of 3.25 stars

from 8,526 ratings and 1,204 reviews.

The Store

The Store

can be purchased on-line at 

Booktopia, Fishpond and Amazon




far away in space or time


At 67.41 degrees North

Wiseman, Alaska

located 63 miles north

of the Arctic Circle…

…Wiseman is the most distant place (north)

which we have visited.


However, as the crow flies,

Wiseman is only 12,884 kilometres

from Melbourne.


While London is only 51.50 Degrees North…


…London is a massive 16,893 kilometres

from Melbourne.


I know readers will find this difficult to believe,

but it is true!

There have been times

when I have grumbled about the distance

we are from many parts of the world.

However, this is one of the few times I am pleased

there is distance between Australia

and other parts of the world.

Stay Safe.