Invisible by James Patterson & David Ellis
Published: June 2014
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?
This was my first experience reading James Patterson’s work, now I understand all the hype! What a phenomenal storyteller. Patterson and Ellis have executed a novel that has resurrected my faith in a thoroughly good mystery novel. Mysteries and thrillers always begin with such promise, and fall flat.
Invisible plays through the readers mind like a film reel. Everything is go-go-go. The story does not lag in any parts, as I often find mysteries do. What keeps the pace of the story is so steady is how frighteningly believable the story is.
Dockery and Books are well-crafted characters that the reader can easily connect with. Dockery is a protagonist you can’t help but love. She is perfect, flawed, intelligent and her story is compelling. The bit of ‘romantic tension’ between Dockery and Books seals the deal, ensuring this book delivers absolutely everything a reader could want–mystery, thrills, romance and comedy.
I certainly was not expecting the OH MY GOSH, style of twisted ending. It was utterly brilliant. As a reader, as soon as you finish the last page, you want to read it all over again just to see if there were any clues you missed and could have figured out the epic ending sooner.
One of the most captivating stories I have ever read.
The June 23RD releases sets this novel up to be the book of the summer.
Thank you, Hachette Book Group for providing a review copy.