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Now You See Her
James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
REad by Elaina Erika Davis

Hachette Audio
June 27, 2011 / ISBN 1607886855
Mystery/Thriller /Audiobook / CDs

Reviewed by Jo Rogers

James Patterson, writing with Michael Ledwidge, presents another of his can’t-put-it-down thrillers. I literally could not put it down even for meals.

The story begins in New York City, with lawyer Nina Bloom helping her daughter, Emma, celebrate her sixteenth birthday. She gave her a video supposedly made by Emma’s father, Kevin Bloom, shortly before his death from cancer before Emma had been born.

The sad truth is there was no Kevin Bloom, or Nina Bloom either, for that matter. Nina’s real name was Jeanine Fornier, wife of Peter Fornier, a police officer at Boca Raton, Florida. She met Fornier the night she caught her boyfriend cheating on her with her best friend. She’d taken his car and gone for a drive. As she sped along the beach road, a dog that belonged to one of the beach bums that cluttered the area ran along the side of the road at an angle that would lead it in front of her. She swerved to miss the dog and lost control of the car. As the car spun, the dog’s owner suddenly appeared in front of her. She hit and killed him. That was when Fornier appeared to “help her.”

Now You See Her is one of the best Patterson concoctions ever!

The plot is an example for young writers to follow. It is filled with surprises. The characters are typical for their time and age. This book grabs you with the first paragraph and refuses to let you go until the very last word. It is going on my top ten list for this year! Listen to this book and enjoy!

Reviewer's Note: Contains Violence, profanity, sexual situations
Reviewed 2011
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