YMMV / James Patterson

  • Fridge Logic: Micheal Bennett is the only breadwinner in his family even before his wife dies, yet somehow he is able to afford to provide for ten children on a cop's salary.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The 2012 children's novel I Funny is set on Long Beach, Long Island and was written well before but hit the shelves a month after Superstorm Sandy.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Jill has a single brief playable scene in the Hidden Object Game Women's Murder Club: Twice in a Blue Moon: Riding around the archives on a segway, trying to not hit law clerks.
  • Tear Jerker: The death of Mike's wife, Maeve, from cancer, in Step on a Crack, made worse because it's been set up for much of the book).
    • Anything and everything involving Jill in 3rd Degree.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Vida Gomez in Gone. She was built up as Manuel Perrine's top assassin, a highly competent and skilled killer who stops at nothing to get a job done. When she survives Perrine and looks as if she may become the main antagonist of the next book, she anticlimactically dies the very next chapter after horribly botching the assassination of the Bennett clan, murdered by Mary Catherine, of all people.