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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2013 James Patterson (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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  • Ambrosia
  • CHICAGO, IL, United States
  • 12-30-16

Not Great

I'll keep it short. This book isn't great. The storyline is next to impossible, the writing is lack luster, and the narrator is just 'okay'.

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Good Read

I liked the plot. The writing was awesome. I am new to the spy genre/thriller ride book so it took me a minute to get into it.I originally thought it would be more a b out a serial killer.
But I must say I enjoyed it.
Definitely would recommend this book.

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GREAT book!

I love the storey, the book. I don't let know that fact I have to write so many words.

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Only ok...

I am a James Patterson fan and, after reading the reviews, actually got this book by accident. I decided to give it a go since I'd already paid for it. The other reviewers are right- there is a lot of useless movie and presidential trivia that interrupts the story and it can be hard to get past it or keep the story straight in your head. I understand the point of it- the idea was to establish a certain pathology for the main character- but I think that there was too much of it which unnecessarily and unfortunately muddled the story line. Additionally, having successfully completed the book despite the trivia, I don't think that it was necessary to go to quite the lengths that they did... I think it was tremendous overkill. I liked the general plot but buyer beware... it's tough to get through at times.

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Not James Patterson quality

Couldn't get past the main character's ramblings. Not Mr. Patterson's style :/ did not finish the book

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Mistress

What would have made Mistress better?

I couldn't get past the first 10 minutes. The voice of the Narrator was very annoying and I could not get into the story.

What was most disappointing about James Patterson and David Ellis ’s story?

Normally I am into the book as soon as it starts with James Patterson.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Voice is annoying.

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Worst book ever by James Patterson.

What disappointed you about Mistress?

Very poor main Character. Totally all over the place. The plot was poor and not even discernible from the rantings of the main character. I gave up after 3 chapters.

Would you ever listen to anything by James Patterson and David Ellis again?

No. It was terrible!!

How could the performance have been better?

The person narrating the book was terrible. As soon as he started reading he put me on edge. No acting abity to bring out the characters, although the main character was so bad that the best actor in the world could not have salvaged it.

What character would you cut from Mistress?

All!!

Any additional comments?

Never buy another James Patterson book base don this rubbish.

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Yikes

Ugh! To unrealistic & ridiculous to engage the mind in facinating drama. Nonsense dominated.

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different

I was thrown off a bit by all the movie and president trivia. good though

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Great Book

Just splendid, keep you on my toes to the end. A must read, award winning!!!!