Publisher: Grand Central
Publishing Date: 2011
Format: paperback, purchased
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The perfect life
A successful lawyer and loving mother, Nina Bloom would do anything to protect the life she's built in New York--including lying to everyone, even her daughter, about her past. But when an innocent man is framed for murder, she knows that she can't let him pay for the real killer's crimes.
The perfect lie
Nina's secret life began 18 years ago. She had looks to die for, a handsome police-officer husband, and a carefree life in Key West. When she learned she was pregnant with their first child, her happiness was almost overwhelming. But Nina's world is shattered when she unearths a terrible secret that causes her to run for her life and change her identity.
The perfect way to die
Now, years later, Nina risks everything she's earned to return to Florida and confront the murderous evil she fled. In a story of wrenching suspense, James Patterson gives us his most head-spinning, action-filled story yet--a Hitchcock-like blend of unquenchable drama and pleasure.
Every time I pick up a James Patterson book, I know I'm going to love it. There's something about the way he writes and his stories that just suck me in. I know not everyone feels like way and that's ok. I love his work and will (try to) read everything he writes - though I haven't gotten into his young adult or children's work yet.
This was a fast-paced thriller; Nina is living a lie that no one knows about and she has to protect herself and her child. But at the same time, she can't let an innocent man be executed because of something she knows he didn't do. Trying to get others to see that he didn't do it isn't easy, though, and she finds herself in a race for her life. This story had so much suspense and so many "whodunnit" moments. I was taken on twists and turns trying to figure out what was going to happen and was quite often surprised! I can't say enough good things about Patterson and his work, so if you pick this one up, or one of his many others, you won't be disappointed!