Saturday, June 7, 2014

[Review] Mistress by James Patterson

Mistress by James Patterson 
Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.
Publishing Date: Aug. 5, 2013
Format: borrowed, audiobook


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.

My Review

Finally finished this book after listening to the audio version for about 2 weeks. I generally don't listen to audio books, but I had been traveling a lot for work, so I picked a few up. Before I get into the book itself, I'll have to say that I wasn't a huge fan of this speaker/recorder. I don't know if it was his voice or just the way he delivered the story; not a huge fan. It wasn't awful, but I prefer listening to others more.

Now onto the book. While I'm a huge James Patterson fan, in my opinion, this wasn't his best or one of my favorites. The main character really bothered me and I couldn't connect with him at all. From the very beginning he just irritated me. Maybe that's why I wasn't too thrilled about the book. Overall, the storyline was pretty good and there were definitely a lot of twists and turns I wasn't expecting. I think had I not been so annoyed with the main character, I might have enjoyed it a bit more. Unfortunately, just not my favorite of Patterson's work, but that won't stop me from reading everything else he writes! (:  


  1. I haven't really read any James Patterson. I guess I will stay away from this one!
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    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

    1. I think he definitely has better books! Start with something else and then maybe read this one later (: I think the Postcard Killers is one of my favorites of his