James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
REad by Elaina Erika Davis
June 27, 2011 / ISBN 1607886855
Mystery/Thriller /Audiobook / CDs
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
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!