Saturday, August 31, 2013

ARE YOU LISTENING? JAMES PATTERSON'S MISTRESS: AN AUDIO BOOK REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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Read By Kevin T. Collins
BY JAMES PATTERSON
and DAVID ELLIS   
ABOUT THE BOOK:
James Patterson's scariest, sexiest stand-alone thriller since The Quickie.

Ben isn't like most people. Unable to control his racing thoughts, he's a man consumed by his obsessions: movies, motorcycles, presidential trivia - and Diana Hotchkiss, a beautiful woman Ben knows he can never have.

When Diana is found dead outside her apartment, Ben's infatuation drives him on a hunt to find out what happened to the love of his life.

Ben soon discovers that the woman he pined for was hiding a shocking double life. And now someone is out to stop Ben from uncovering the truth about Diana's illicit affairs.

In his most heart-pumping thriller yet, James Patterson plunges us into the depths of a mind tortured by paranoia and obsession, on an action-packed chase through a world of danger and deceit.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family. - See more at: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/james-patterson/alex-cross-run/9780316097512/#desc
JAMES PATTERSON has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
DAVID ELLIS is a lawyer and award-winning author of nine novels.
As an author, Dave won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel for Line of Vision.  Since then, he has published Life Sentence, Jury of One, In the Company of Liars, and Eye of the Beholder.
In 2009, The Hidden Man debuted Dave’s series character, Jason Kolarich. The Hidden Man was nominated for the L.A. Times Book Prize and Barry Award. His second Jason Kolarich novel, Breach of Trust, was based in part on the scandal involving impeached Governor Rod Blagojevich and was recently released in paperback as well. Dave’s third Jason Kolarich novel, The Wrong Man, was released on June 28, 2012 and has been nominated for the Silver Dagger Award for outstanding legal thriller.
Dave’s fourth Jason Kolarich thriller,The Last Alibi, was released on August 1, 2013.  

Guilty Wives, Dave’s first novel co-authored with best-seller James Patterson, was released in March of 2012. The international thriller, which chronicles the story of four frustrated wives who vacation in Monte Carlo and end up the most wanted criminals in French history, spent over two months on the New York Times bestseller list.

As a lawyer, Dave prosecuted and convicted Governor Rod Blagojevich in the Impeachment trial before the Illinois Senate. He currently serves as Special Counsel to the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives.  He has argued dozens of cases at the trial and appellate levels, specializing in constitutional law.
Dave currently lives near Chicago with his wife Susan, their children Abigail, Julia, and Jonathan, and their pug, Otis. 

AN EXCERPT FROM MISTRESS:
Chapter 1

Let’s see what she has in her medicine cabinet. I mean, as long as I’m here.

Careful, though. Before you turn on the light, close the bathroom door. The rest of her apartment is dark. Best to keep it that way.
What do we have here...lotions, creams, moisturizers, lip balm, ibuprofen. 

What about the meds? Amoxicillin for a sinus infection...lorazepam for anxiety...

Diana has anxiety? What the heck does she have to be anxious about? She’s the most put-together woman I know.

And what’s this? Cerazette for...birth control. She’s on the pill? Diana is on the pill? She never told me that. She isn’t having sex with me. Not yet, anyway. So who is she having sex with?
Diana, every time I think I have you figured out, you remind me that you’re a mystery. TO FINISH READING THIS EXCERPT, VISIT JAMES PATTERSON'S WEBSITE HERE.
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MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW:
MISTRESS from James Patterson and David Ellis is a strange thriller told in first person by a somewhat unusual character. This narrator would be Ben, who is the editor of an online newspaper that runs thanks to his own work and financial support. Ben is often hard to follow as he rambles from one thing to another but I think it is this creative genius in him that makes one intrigued by this character. He also is very much in love with Diana although this is a very one-sided love affair that Diana doesn’t really take part in. When the worst thing imaginable happens for Ben, his life suddenly is turned upside down. “His” Diana is dead. He is understandingly horrified because he actually witnesses her fall from the balcony but refuses to accept that she committed suicide.

It is Ben’s persistent investigations that leads him to find out more about Diana than anyone else knew. What happens next is where the mystery really picks up and things spiral almost out of control, leaving the reader wondering just what is going on. More deaths, with people now connecting them to Ben, gives the plot line a new twist. Ben believes he is the only one who can find the truth, but as has been asked before, can he handle the truth?

The extremely complex plot does give readers reason to almost want to set the book aside with frustration but there is just too much left unanswered and so one reads on. As always, Patterson books have a way of keeping the reader engaged be it the short “let’s read just one more” chapter, or the intriguing characters. MISTRESS is no different but as a stand alone novel, readers don’t have much frame of reference with which to work from to figure this one out. It is a good one to tuck under your arm and finish out these hot summer days with!
 
 
 GIVEAWAY 
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20 comments:

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I would like to find out what happened to her.
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Linda Kish said...

It sounds like it has a lot of plot twists like Guilty Wives did (since it was same authors). But, I liked that one and, it is James Patterson so I am sure it will be good. I'm looking forward to reading it.

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Melissa B. said...

The excerpt really sucked me in. I like reading it from the main character's point of view. It makes it easier to feel what he is feeling. Can't wait to find out what the mystery is.

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Victoria Zumbrum said...

I have to have this audio book. I so love James Patterson. This book sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

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Patricia said...

I thought it was really fascinating that David Ellis prosecuted Rod Blagojevich.

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