Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Little Brown, 2013
Summary/Review: I know what you’re thinking: “another book by Patterson”. It seems like he writes one a month!!! The way I look at it is he is helping out other authors who are co-writing with him. In this case, the co-author is David Ellis.
I really enjoyed “Mistress” because it was very intriguing. The main character, Ben, has some obsessions, a little OCD, AND he is in love with Diana Hotchkiss (who works in the White House).
When Ben witnesses her falling from her balcony in an apparent suicide, Ben is not convinced that it wasn’t a cold-blooded murder. He becomes obsessed with finding out the truth at any cost…including outsmarting federal agents, assassins, and even himself! It is a roller coaster ride with a lot of twists and turns, like only Patterson can do. It also has an explosive ending.
Who will like this book: If you like quick reads, politics, and murder mysteries you will surely enjoy this book. Anyone interested in trivia – a quirk the main character has is to spout off trivia in order to relate to the case.
If you like this, try this: Patterson has a huge repertoire of books to choose from, as does his co-author, David Ellis. If you’re looking for some authors that will kick-start your love of thrillers, try Dan Brown, Robert Ludlum, or Tom Clancy.
Recommended by: Virginia, Circulation
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