Mistress Author:James Patterson, David Ellis 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 would do anything for. — When Diana's body is found outside her apartment, her de... more »ath is ruled a suicide. But Ben knows that the vivacious girl he loved would never have killed herself. His infatuation drives him on a hunt for the truth, and he soon discovers that the woman he pined for was hiding a dangerous double life. To her family, she was a sweet Midwesterner who helped her brother get clean. Yet in Washington, D.C., she was a manipulative go-getter who used her sexual prowess to get what she wanted. And now Ben is convinced that someone is out to stop him from uncovering the secrets behind Diana's illicit affairs.
In his scariest and sexiest thriller since The Quickie, James Patterson plunges into the depths of a mind tortured by paranoia and obsession, on a relentless chase through a world of danger and deceit.« less
Boy, all the reviews on this book are varied, from one star to five! I thought it was an exciting non stop thriller and enjoyed the humor throughout. However, Ben's OCD was annoying as he kept spouting references to movie stars, movies and other trivia ad nauseam .
The good news: There are a couple of twists that make the book worth reading. The bad news: You have to live inside the mind of an ADHD Washington reporter to get through the book. The book has entire paragraphs of ramblings that have absolutely nothing to do with the plot or characters. About 1/3 of the book is the main character sharing his thoughts about his favorite moves, presidential trivia, or what would Matt Damon do as Jason Bourne if he where in this situation, etc... Not one of Patterson's best