James Patterson is one of my all time favorite authors. I have enjoyed many of his books and this one’s book summary too had me wanting to pick it up immediately!.
Patterson is the creator of the #1 new detective series of the past dozen years, featuring Alex Cross and including the Hollywood-adapted “Along Came a Spider” and “Kiss the Girls,” starring Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman. He is also the creator of the #1 new detective series of the past five years, featuring Lindsay Boxer and the other members of the Women’s Murder Club, from which the ABC television drama series was adapted. He has authored books behind six films on the Hollywood fast-track, including the upcoming Maximum Ride movie forthcoming from Avi Arad, the producer of X-Men and Spiderman.
He is the author of novels—from The Thomas Berryman Number (1976) to Honeymoon (2005)—that have won awards including the Edgar, the BCA Mystery Guild’s Thriller of the Year, the International Thriller of the Year award, and the Reader’s Digest Reader’s Choice Award. And, he has won a Children’s Choice Book Council’s Children’s Choice Awards “Author of the Year” award (2010).
How well can you ever really know someone?
As Ben Casper watches his best friend plummet from her sixth-floor apartment balcony, he realizes his life is about to change. Diana had no reason to kill herself, she had to have been pushed.
Diana worked for the CIA, so the investigation into her death is kept tightly under wraps. But Ben is a political journalist, and can feel that something isn’t right.
Ben starts investigating for himself and soon discovers Diana was leading a double life he knew nothing about. But when more people involved die in questionable circumstances, it’s clear that someone doesn’t want the truth to be uncovered
And unless Ben drops his investigation, he could be next…
Diana Hotchkiss falls to death from her flat’s balcony, right in front of her best friend Benjamin’s eyes. The more Ben thinks about it, the more he feels it ain’t a suicide. Then Ben goes on a rollercoaster ride to do everything that he can to find out and possibly solve this mystery. He is soon in a world of trouble and danger. The pace of the story is really fast and within the first few chapters, there are many after Ben’s life and the body count starts rising!. It’s exciting, absolutely thrilling and keeps you on the very edge. Ben gets nearly killed in many occasions. However he escapes them all in a believable manner.
The determination of this man is just something else!. You definitely would want a friend like him in your life, one who would do anything for you. With even the US government involved in this scandal, you would think it’s impossible for Ben to go forward. But he fights against all odds. The scandal he gets involved in gets bigger by each chapter. You got to read the book to know the rest. All I can say in a cryptic manner is that what happens with Diana Hotchkiss is quite disappointing. But did she deserve it?. I guess yes!. No spoilers here. This is definitely an awesome thriller!.
I give it 5 out of 5, which by Goodreads standards means ‘it was amazing’!
Source : I bought this from Jashanmal book store, Dubai and it cost AED70. Click here to see my book haul.