Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire.
Not even Emmy’s ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison “Books” Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected. That is, until Emmy finds a piece of evidence he can’t afford to ignore. More murders are reported by the day–and they’re all inexplicable. No motives, no murder weapons, no suspects. Could one person really be responsible for these unthinkable crimes?
A breakneck-paced thriller with twists that will keep you holding your breath until the final, astonishing pages, INVISIBLE is James Patterson’s most shocking stand-alone novel yet.
Author: James Patterson; David Ellis
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (June 23, 2014)
Pages: 422 including an excerpt from NYPD Red 3
Fast-paced and riveting.
Chilling and thought-provoking.
All nighter and page turner.
Now, LOOK AWAY IF YOU DON’T LIKE SPOILERS!
I have experienced some awful books from JP (*coughs* NYPD Red), but it’s not going to stop me from reading his material. I am also wary of books with JP as the co-author so I approach them cautiously.
In this book:
FBI Analyst Emmy Dockery: A sick serial killer is setting fire to victims. Emmy’s twin sister died in a similar fire and when she tried to seek the truth, everyone shot her down because they thought she was witch hunting.
Agent Harrison “Books” Bookman: Ex-boyfriend of Emmy, still harbors feelings for her although she left him at the altar. Left the FBI to run a bookstore, but when Emily presented ‘evidence’ about the arsonist serial killer, Books came back to lead the team.
Tha Serial Killer: I lived for the “Graham Sessions” recordings! Graham’s Handbook on lying was awesome! Probably my favorite JP serial killer to date. Reminded me of Mike Wilson in How To Be A Serial Killer. Mastered the perfect crime until Emmy unravels it.
This serial killer is clever! Fires are set and the killer is making it look like an accident. Somebody say genius arsonist real quick! When I first met the “actual killer”, this killer had P-R-O-B-L-E-M-S! I loved Emmy as a lead female protagonist. She is not perfect, she has flaws and she is in touch with her emotions and she reminds me of Emily Prentiss of Criminal Minds. That’s how you write a female lead!
This book promised to make my jaw drop. Did it? No. Let’s just say I had figured out the killer’s sex wayyy before JP could pen ‘The End’. This is vintage JP, though. As for David Ellis, I might consider reading some of his material.
> The first sign of gray in my locks, and I’m too stubborn to color my hair, too proud to succumb to modern technology’s answer to female aging, which is to change yourself in every way possible, to hide your flaws. (Chapter 8; Page 26)
^ And standing out to people is not what you want to do. (Chapter 15; Page 52)
> You must do today what nobody else will do, so tomorrow you can accomplish what others can’t. (Chapter 32; Page 108)
^ “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” (Chapter 60; Page 208)
Private Down Under by James Patterson. I hope this one is as good as the one I just read. 🙂