When a young investment banker dies of baffling causes, FBI agent John O'Hara immediately suspects the only witness, the banker's alluring and mysterious fiance. Nora Sinclair is a beautiful decorator who expects the best, and will do anything to get it. Agent O'Hara keeps closing in, but the stronger his case, the less he knows whether he's pursuing justice or his own fatal obsession. In a novel so compelling it reads like a collaboration with Alfred Hitchcock, James Patterson unveils surprise after surprise that will keep readers guessing until the last deadly kiss.
©2005 James Patterson; (P)2005 Time Warner AudioBooks
"This is one canny thriller." (Publishers Weekly)
"The authors' use of plot twists and red herrings continues to the end of the story, and that, combined with Campbell and Davis's skill, keeps listeners on edge until the last word." (AudioFile)
I was disappointed with this one. I have really enjoyed early Patterson novels like "Kiss the Girls" and "Along Came a Spider" but since he started using ghost writers and cranks these out so quickly they are missing the spark of his early work. They all seem to follow a formula and everything is predictable.
I loved this story. It grabbed me from the start, and I enjoyed every minute of it. I would definitely recommend it.
I appreciated the use of REAL male and female voices. It is long overdue in audio books.
Both loyal and new Patterson readers will certainly enjoy this solid mystery. Its classic elements of a fast pace, myriad twists and unforeseen turns, sex, love and violence makes it hard to stop listening. Add that a gorgeous woman is ?the bad guy? and you?ve got a story you?ll be anxious to tell your friends about this treat.
While not a masterpiece, it was very enjoyable and I found it passed the time very quickly. For a beachy type book, you can't beat this.
This book kept the action moving, it was good listening. I would recommend this to anyone who wants an entertaining read.
I found this to be a good book overall, but it had problems throughout... the main character, Nora, began the story as an intelligent black widow type who carefully plotted her moves and never jumped the gun. But as the story went on she make several stupid choices and mistakes that didn't really fit in with the character. It was almost as if her flaws were magnified artifically... her mistakes weren't overly believable.
Much of the book is fairly predicatable, but it is a book you will want to finish to see what happens to the topless killer in hiding!
I enjoyed the story, however, I prefer to listen to one narrator. I prefer to hear someone read the book, rather than listen to an attempt to make it a dramatic production. Also, the music that is added at times is very distracting and sometimes rather corny.
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