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Invisible [Kindle Edition]

James Patterson , David Ellis
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,044 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire.

Not even Emmy's ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison "Books" Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected. That is, until Emmy finds a piece of evidence he can't afford to ignore. More murders are reported by the day--and they're all inexplicable. No motives, no murder weapons, no suspects. Could one person really be responsible for these unthinkable crimes?

INVISIBLE is James Patterson's scariest, most chilling stand-alone thriller yet.

Editorial Reviews



"The prolific Patterson seems unstoppable."--USA Today

"James Patterson knows how to sell thrills and suspense in clean, unwavering prose."--People

"Patterson's novels are sleek entertainment machines, the Porsches of commercial fiction, expertly engineered and lightning fast."--Publishers Weekly

About the Author

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Product Details

  • File Size: 640 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (June 23, 2014)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FPQA7O8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,047 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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121 of 128 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The latest from James Patterson, INC. June 28, 2014
All these reviews that attempt to compare past and current James Patterson novels are a bit misguided. Patterson does NOT write more than a dozen major novels a year with only some minimal assistance from numerous journeymen co-authors. If anything it is the other way around. Patterson, as described by some of his co-authors, acts primarily as a mentor and editor to help shape the works which they bring to him and then help promote them in exchange for co-credit. That's fine....that's good business apparently....but the basic book is not Patterson's so trying to compare it to his previous solo works is largely irrelevant. Yes, he does have some input and he makes sure the basics are all there as well some of the key elements he knows are important from experience but he is not the primary writer on these co-op novels.

That said, each co-authored novel should best be reviewed on it's own merits with little or no regard for Patterson's previous work. In this case I found the story and characters to be compelling and worth the ride, albeit a bit over the top when it comes to plot twists. My recommendation is to read it and enjoy it but only if your willingness to suspend your disbelief is nearly unlimited and you don't feel the need to exercise much critical judgement or common sense. But, hey it's just a novel so why get too picky, right?
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213 of 234 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Another disappointment from James Patterson June 26, 2014
I've been a James Patterson fan since I was in college (over 15 years ago), so I'd like to think I'm well versed with all things James Patterson, from the Alex Cross series, Michael Bennett & Woman's Murder Club to his stand alone books. I've probably read 90% of everything he's ever written in the thriller genre. Although I have to say the last 3 years (in my opinion) his novels have seriously fell off. They've become too predictable, a little boring and just not what I'm used to reading when it comes to James Patterson. I feel that with his introduction into the children's arena for writing, his adult thrillers have suffered. Or maybe it's the co-authors he's been collaborating with I don't know. You can't tell that from his continued best sellers, but for those who truly cherish the original writings of James Patterson like The Quickie, Kiss the Girls, You've Been Warned, Honeymoon, Don't Blink, Sail, etc., his latest novels are no comparison in suspense, intrigue or originality. I was very disappointed...yet again.
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50 of 56 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars 1st & last James Patterson novel July 2, 2014
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I read a lot and love a well written mystery. Invisible, was not a well written mystery. In
my opinion, the main character, Emmy, was never really developed. Neither was her relationship was Books. It's as if Patterson threw a vague past relationship in there to fill space, certainly not to engage the reader. As the story progressed, I I feel the part of Graham was much better written than the detective side of the story. (Sad when you are pulling for the killer.), And, don't get me started on ending. No spoiler alert here because there isn't much to spoil. It is as if Mr. Patterson had to rush off to dinner so he slapped some crap down and called the story "done". I know James Patterson's novels are no great works of fiction, but I would think, he expected more from himself and his readers. This wasn't even what I would call a good "summer read" or a "beach book". I like a book that makes me feel even a slight bit different when I'm finished. One that makes me "think". Invisible just made me think I had wasted my time and money.
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39 of 44 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Invisible was OK, but not one of his best. May 10, 2014
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I usually like any of Patterson's books that he writes with David Ellis (I have read all of David Ellis' books and enjoyed them), but this one just didn't grab me, so I don't plan on ordering the entire book. It wasn't bad, but just didn't perk my interest.
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52 of 60 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Invisible June 16, 2014
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Not as good as earlier books. Seems like since he's writing with another author his books have changed and not for the good.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Many seem to like this book July 26, 2014
Many seem to like this book; I will give it one star, as it is a book, a mystery and merits some attention. It is, indeed, the biggest disappointment in recent memory. A total waste of time, money and interest. The characters are not impressive, likable nor in any way arouse one's interest. The plot, other than gratuitous, violence, is lame and forgetting this is a Patterson book, one would toss it after a few pages. It defies logic that hundreds of thousands will grab this up and waste the time. Initially, I enjoyed other of Patterson's books and read many of them. With similar themes, they just become tiresome with repetition. In this case, the formula just falls flat: sorry plot, sorry actors, poor scenery and sad results. Please, please to not waste your money or time.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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SPOILERS AHEAD. Plot ploblems. All birth certificates have male or female on it. How many people do you know that work in a bar or restaurant is off work every single weekend?..that would be zero. Wasnt it suspious there was only her set of fingerprints on the baseball bat?...unless gloves were worn and there was no mention of gloves.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Wish the protagonist was a wiser woman July 7, 2014
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I enjoy most books by James Patterson and his stable of authors, but INVISIBLE is so far my least favorite. While it was fast paced and riveting, it was also extremely annoying and frustrating.

The protagonist Emmy was incredibly unlikable: childish, histrionic, and irrational. Thankfully, I personally don't know many women like her. Not one's idea of a professional and logically-thinking FBI analyst.

Emmy's characterization also seems inconsistent. She's intuitive enough to figure out how a serial killer is hiding his crimes so skillfully that a well-seasons FBI medical examiner almost misses it. And yet she's not intuitive enough to see what's literally right in front of her face.

The author(s?) seems to take what comprises a strong woman too literally. Taking unnecessary risks that could be costly to an entire team, alienating coworkers through jealousy or intolerance (getting in their faces), and refusing to learn from her mistakes does not a strong woman make. That just makes her willfully mean-spirited, self-destructive, and self-centered. Emmy knows her flaws well enough to recite them in her head, yet she never aspires to overcome them.

Emmy is not someone this reader wants to spend time with, no matter how compassionate she was with the victim. I did love the scene with the boss and the cell phone though.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular
Great book. Holds you till the very end. Don't let this one get by w with o it reading it.
Published 3 hours ago by Toni C Murphy
5.0 out of 5 stars Twists and turns
Once again, I find myself up way too late because I don't want to stop reading. James Patterson continues to hold my attention and keeps me wanting more. Read more
Published 2 days ago by debie
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Like all of James Patterson books
Published 2 days ago by janet bratcher
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great author
Published 3 days ago by Patti Wilcoxen
3.0 out of 5 stars I love love James Patterson reads
I love love James Patterson reads. Avid JP reader. Mostly they do not disappoint. This one did drag and i found myself fast forwarding quickly on my Kindle. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Leslie Lawton
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
James Patterson has done it again. Lots of twists and turns. Kept me guessing to the end.
Published 4 days ago by Lori Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
It was amazing with the surprise twist at the end. I truly enjoy the many styles of writing that James Patterson does.
Published 5 days ago by happy cusstomer
3.0 out of 5 stars In plain sight
Not Patterson at his best but the surprise is worth waiting for and definitely a very original plot twist. A quick read.
Published 6 days ago by big fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant killer with lots of unique idiosyncrasies that allow...
Brilliant killer with lots of unique idiosyncrasies that allow investigators to draw a picture of the person they’re after. He’s clever and certain of his infallibility. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Andre Valente
5.0 out of 5 stars Invisible While Reading
Great book! Could not put it down.
Published 8 days ago by DRO
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