Now You See Her-James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge

Now You See Her

James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge

Grand Central, Apr 3 2012, $14.99

ISBN: 9780446574709

 

In 1992 in Key West, intoxicated college student Jeanine flips out when she sees her boyfriend Alex making out with her BFF Maureen.  The betrayal hurts immensely because they were at her side when her mom committed suicide; her dad had died years earlier in the line of duty as a Maryland state trooper.  Drunk, she flees in Alex’s car before running over a man to avoid a dog.  Police Officer Peter Fournier tells her to leave the scene and go back to school; as if this never happened as the victim Ramon Pena was a hard core rapist.

 

She heeded the cop’s advice.  Now eighteen years later, Nina Bloom is a successful New York lawyer with a sixteen years old daughter Emma.  Nina has told no one what happened in Key West though her husband Peter knows.  However, her idyllic world shatters when she becomes involved in the Jump Killer murder case in Florida.  In a few days the state will execute Harris for a homicide that she knows he did not commit.  Harris’ attorney Charles initially rejects her help but changes his mind when she points out inconsistencies in the evidence against his client.  Still time is running out.

 

Over the top of “Mt. Trashmore” due to too many coincidences and a caricature serial killer; yet fans will enjoy this fast-paced thriller that hooks the audience to learn what next as Now You See Her is hard to put down.  Nina is terrific as she holds the exciting storyline together.  Fans who ignore plausibility will enjoy this entertaining Florida legal thriller.

 

Harriet Klausner

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