Title: Invisible Author: James Patterson and David Ellis Published: June 23rd 2014 by Little, Brown and Company Format: Hardcover, 432 pages Genre: Suspense
I was surprised to see that this book is a standalone since it reads more like his previous writing team series. A strong female character that is supported by male characters, a police procedural, a love interest, suspense and gross parts. To me, it was very reminiscent of The Women’s Murder Club but with only one lead female character.
Emmy Dockery is not an FBI agent with a badge and gun, but do not tell her that. She is a background support person that has recently been placed on leave due to her obsession with the belief that her sister was a victim of a serial killer. The usual FBI channels cannot verify this, but she will not give up.
She seeks out her ex-fiancé Books Harrison, who has left his FBI job to run a quaint bookstore. When Emmy comes walking in one day, Books knows that his life is about to turn upside down. He brushes off her wild imaginings and sends her on her way only to show up on her doorstep later that night wanting more information.
Of course, no one believes them until her theory starts to pan out. The arsons are related. The dates line up. Now they are in a race against the clock and the FBI higher ups to prevent the next horrendous death.
Since this is a Patterson, there is a twist at the end. One that I am sure others picked up on since there was a slight hint, but I completely disregarded it only to think, “Oh, I remember that”.
Patterson is an author that you will either love or hate. For me, some books are better than others are. Be that as it may, Patterson and his writing partner du jour put out quick reading summer fare that keep his hordes of fans wanting more.