Now You See Her by James Patterson

78%

12 Critic Reviews

Welcome back, Mr. Patterson, it’s been way too long since you’ve manipulated my pulse and delivered something worthy of my reading time…
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Synopsis

The perfect life

A successful lawyer and loving mother, Nina Bloom would do anything to protect the life she's built in New York--including lying to everyone, even her daughter, about her past. But when an innocent man is framed for murder, she knows that she can't let him pay for the real killer's crimes.

The perfect lie

Nina's secret life began 18 years ago. She had looks to die for, a handsome police-officer husband, and a carefree life in Key West. When she learned she was pregnant with their first child, her happiness was almost overwhelming. But Nina's world is shattered when she unearths a terrible secret that causes her to run for her life and change her identity.

The perfect way to die

Now, years later, Nina risks everything she's earned to return to Florida and confront the murderous evil she fled. In a story of wrenching suspense, James Patterson gives us his most head-spinning, action-filled story yet--a Hitchcock-like blend of unquenchable drama and pleasure.
 

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 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.
 
Published June 27, 2011 by Little, Brown and Company. 376 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Political & Social Sciences, Crime, Horror. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Now You See Her
All: 12 | Positive: 11 | Negative: 1

Blog Critics

Excellent
Reviewed by Diane Morasco on Aug 13 2011

Welcome back, Mr. Patterson, it’s been way too long since you’ve manipulated my pulse and delivered something worthy of my reading time…

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Excellent
Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on Jul 04 2011

The pages turn so fast that they should be labeled a fire hazard, but even if your copy catches on fire, you won't want to let it go until you've turned the last page.

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Nights and Weekends

Excellent
Reviewed by Kristin Dreyer Kramer

Now You See Her is the kind of high-velocity thriller that makes reading an aerobic activity.

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Always With A Book

Good
Reviewed by Kristin on Aug 03 2011

...an explosive ending, and is filled with all the elements that make a thriller good: mystery, suspense, criminal activity and revelations about characters that you'd never guess.

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Reading Between Pages

Good
Reviewed by Kavyen on Dec 08 2011

There were twists that were outright unexpected, I almost shuddered when the Jump Killer catches her during her staged escape. Only a master story-teller could have pulled off his entry and her escape after that.

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Celebrity Books Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Vogue on Aug 05 2011

The plot is fast and clear. The lead character is interesting.

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Lori's Reading Corner

Good
Reviewed by Lori on Jun 29 2011

Patterson & Ledwidge have introduced us to more wonderful characters– giving the reader just a hint of who they are — and leave you yearning to know more.

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Fervent Reader

Below average
Reviewed by Julie on Jan 25 2012

At this point, I know enough to have limited expectations regarding James Patterson’s assembly line works.

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Jersey Girls Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Kathleen Higgins-Anderson on Jul 10 2011

This book is action packed with so many plots, schemes, twists and turns, that it will hold you captive from beginning to end.

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Accidental Reads

Above average
Reviewed by SparkyB on Apr 18 2012

I found this suspenseful thriller to be a quick, fun, and enjoyable read. The many unexpected twists and turns can sometimes border on the contrived and unbelievable, but the plot kept me engrossed...

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The Review Broads

Good
Reviewed by Ava

Into a labyrinthine plot, Patterson and Ledwidge prove once again that there's no one out there that can thrust a plot to fruition like this dynamic duo.

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Rod the Blog

Above average
Reviewed by Ian Rodwell on Dec 27 2011

Plenty of thrills and spills on the way and I am sure that you would enjoy this as a holiday read, but not one of the better James Patterson novels.

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