Mistress by James Patterson

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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.
-Bookin' with Bingo

Synopsis

Ben isn t like most people. Unable to control his thoughts, he s a man consumed by his obsessions: cars, tennis, marathons, trains, yachts 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. But Ben quickly discovers that the woman he pined for was hiding a dangerous double life. To her family, she was a sweet Midwestern girl who helped her brother get clean. But in the political world of Washington, DC, she was a manipulative go-getter who used her sexual prowess to get what she wanted. 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 James Patterson

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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 300 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. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
 
Published August 5, 2013 by Little, Brown and Company. 449 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Peak Rank on Aug 25 2013
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Excellent
Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on Aug 09 2013

MISTRESS is one of Patterson’s more ambitious and complex co-written novels, full of surprises and unexpected twists. Trying to guess what is going to happen next is like walking confidently into a room and having the Persian rug in the center of it suddenly yanked out from under you...

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Peachy Deegan

Good
on Aug 05 2013

Typical of a James Patterson book, Mistress is filled with immediate twists and turns that capture the reader's attention...

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Bookin' with Bingo

Above average
Reviewed by Bingo on Aug 31 2013

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.

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A Chick Who Reads

Good
on Sep 26 2013

It is terribly hard to turn Sigmund Freud into a romantic character. It is a good thing that Karen Mack and Jennifer Kaufman don't try to do that with their book Freud's Mistress. What they do remarkably well is show how his wife's sister came to be a huge part of his life as more than just a sister-in-law.

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Mystery One Bookstore

Good
Reviewed by Richard on Aug 13 2013

Mr. Patterson and Mr. Ellis have written one of the best novels that Mr. Patterson has been involved with. There is a fine, fast plot and Ben is an original lead.

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