Invisible

     Author: James Patterson                                David Ellis

     Publisher: Little, Brown and                                              Company

     Rating: 5 stars

     Buy Links: Amazon

     Type: Standalone

     Purchased by reviewer

 

Blurb:  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?

INVISIBLE is James Patterson’s scariest, most chilling stand-alone thriller yet.

 

Review:  I am going to just jump right in and say that this book scared the hell out of me!

Patterson and Ellis have written the most terrifying villain since Hannibal Lector first gave me nightmares years ago.  It was chilling!  It.  Was.  Delicious!

This book made me remember late nights with the covers pulled up to my chin, knowing the next scene on the screen was going to make me scream!  Lovely, scary story.

Emmy is going right to the top of my favorite heroines list.  She is strong, she is determined and she is grieving.  One of those deaths she is investigating is the death of her sister, her twin sister, Marta, a death that has been labeled an accident by the local authorities.  Death by fire. Emmy is convinced that Marta’s death was no accident.  In trying to find evidence to prove her theory, she begins to uncover more and more accidental deaths by fire that seem similar to the circumstances surrounding her sister’s death.  But no one believes her, and her credibility with her FBI supervisor is already in jeopardy over an unrelated issue.

This book is not a romance, but there is a love interest.  With no help from her own supervisor, Emmy appeals to her former fiancé, Books Bookman, a retired FBI special agent, to use his influence to have the FBI take a more serious look at the evidence she has found.  With his help they begin to make a case that the FBI can no longer ignore.

In the meantime, throughout the story, the villain taunts us with his manifesto.  Taunt after taunt.  I wanted to help hunt him down.  Pure evil.

The ending of this story, this hunt for a demented killer, will make me lose sleep.  Just when I was convinced that I had it all figured out, I was wrong.  The ending is stunning.

I know that this book is labeled as a stand alone, but I would love to see more of Emmy and Books.  What a team.  What a story.  What a rush!

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Invisible”

  1. Great review!!! I used to love Mr. Patterson’s books, but I had lost my love for Alex Cross. I liked some of his other stuff, but he just kind of fell off my auto buy radar. I will now have to pick up his stories again! Thanks for the review!

  2. I hope you enjoy it, Heather! Pat! No, this one may not be for you.

    Thank you both for stopping by!

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