Mistress by James Patterson and David Ellis

Book Description:

Published: August 5, 2013

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.

Review –

The character of Ben Casper is more likely to go off on a tangent about scenes, dialogue and his favorite actors from the movies, or list trivia of all the presidents. I believe he does this to stay sane. When he was eight his father killed his mother and blamed it on him (later, much later-we find out why) and all these years he has hated his father.

He doesn’t have a relationship with a female now or ever that we can discern, but he would love to have one with Diana Hotchkiss, whom he finds out wasn’t the person he thought her to be. 

The story is full of intrigue, blackmail, assassins, Russians, Chinese, secrets, deception and edge of the seat action.

I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it if you like an action-packed mystery.

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Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Boys #3) by Maggie Stiefvater

Book Description

October 21, 2014

Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.

The trick with found things, though, is how easily they can be lost.

Friends can betray.

Mothers can disappear.

Visions can mislead.

Certainties can unravel.

Review –
Blue’s mother has been missing for three months looking for her ex-lover underground. No one is worried except Blue and her mother’s ex-hitman boyfriend. Meanwhile, Adam, Gansey and Ronan, The Raven Boys, and ghostly Noah, who wants to be corporal again and Blue discover a strange cave guarded by an even stranger mountain man and inside find an old Welsh coffin.  Not heeding warnings to the contrary, they open the lids and the long-buried but not asleep daughter of Glendower “escapes”. No one knows if she’s friend or foe. If  that wasn’t enough going on-the boys discover that the man who hired the ex-hitman is now their Latin teacher.(Small world)
I thought this was the end of the series and was very put out that the ending was a cliff hanger but I did some checking and there is one more book in the works and now I can’t wait. I love everything about this series.  
Write faster Maggie Stiefvater!
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Replica by Lexi Revellian

Product Description

REPLICA is a fast-paced thriller/romance you will find hard to put down.
Beth Chandler, bright, attractive but unassertive, is accidentally replicated in a flawed experiment at the government research institute where she works. A second Beth comes into being, complete with all her memories. To Sir Peter Ellis, MI5 chief, the replica is an embarrassment that must be hushed up and disposed of. Overhearing him, Beth Two goes on the run. With no official existence, homeless, penniless and pursued by Sir Peter’s agents, she has to find the inner strength and aggression to survive on icy London streets.
Meanwhile the original Beth, unaware of what has happened, becomes romantically involved with Nick Cavanagh, the spec op she believes is there to protect her. In fact, he’s hunting her double. Nick refuses to face his moral doubts about Beth Two – as far as he’s concerned, it’s not his problem. As events unfold, and the situation grows more complicated, he has to decide whose side he is on.
Review –
This book has a clone storyline, with a twist.  It has science,intrigue,mystery,kidnapping and a hint of romance.  Something for everyone. It’s not a long book and a fast read. If you like non-stop thrills, this is the book for you. 
AFTER THOUGHT:  I don’t know why but I love the cover.

The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen

From Booklist

When two Boston nuns are found brutally beaten–one fatally and one with a scintilla of life left in her–it’s up to homicide detective Jane Rizzoli to find the perpetrator. Medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles, nicknamed the Queen of the Dead, has the unlucky fortune to discover that the murdered nun, a young woman about to make her final vows, hid untold secrets from the rest of the aging convent. Both fallen Catholics, Rizzoli and Isles seek to reconcile the viciousness of the crimes with the seeming blind faith of the victims. Another dead body turns up, and the investigators must rely on their clinical analysis, lest they be sucked in to the drama unfolding before them. Each woman immerses herself in her work rather than face the outside world; Rizzoli refuses to face the truth of what her future holds, and Isles denies her own loneliness. Woven within the horror of this gruesome story is the old allegory of good versus evil, but by relating it through these two fascinating individuals, Gerritsen avoids cliches. Another captivating, horrific thriller in her extremely popular canon. Mary Frances Wilkens
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Review –
This will be short because I have a bad eye and will see a specialist in the morning so with that said…..
I loved this book.  What I thought would be the main focus of the story changed and went into an entirely different direction while keeping all actions connected.   I have read this author before and I love her character development.  This story has it all so if you like a good mystery you should give this book a try,