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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...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published June 27th 2011 by Little, Brown and Company (first published January 1st 2011)
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Dan Edwards
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Elaine

Let me start off by saying that I never read James Patterson Novels. It's not that I don't like his books, it's just that "suspense thrillers" are not my genre of choice. My main reason for reading "Now You See Her" was to bond with my boyfriend. His whole library is filled with suspense thrillers.

Well I have to say, I liked it! It's easy reading, short chapters (a page and a half, two if it's a long chapter), and quite the page turner. For me it was a change of pace, fun read. So Mr. Patterson,...more
Jay
Now You See Her
By James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge

Attention all beach-minded readers---this is the one!

Well, actually, you’ll not even know where you are once you dive into this baby, and maybe, in all honesty and considering the dangers of too much sun, skip the beach altogether because once you start reading this, you’re a goner. Take it from me, I was so immersed in this story that I sunburned the tops of my feet and had to hobble around shoe-less for several days.

The beginning is act...more
Melanie
Predictable, but an easy entertaining book. Character development is weak and the main character (jeanine/nina) does not grasp your emotions, you do not feel connected to her, lacks something. Over all a decent book; no need to re-read.
Alla
In “Now you see her,” James Patterson tells the story of a mysterious woman named Nina, who’s running away from her old life and secrets which can ruin her life in the present. The story starts off when Nina, a single mom, shows a video recording to her sixteen-year-old daughter of her father wishing her a happy birthday. Only it’s not her father, but an actor hired by Nina. For whatever reason, Nina does not want her daughter to know the truth.

Flashback to nearly twenty years ago: Nina is Jeani...more
Best Crime Books
I first have to explain that I am a HUGE Patterson fan, but also a HUGE Patterson critic when it comes to his co-written books. There has been much speculation over the years about how much input Patterson has with these books and in my opinion some of his most recent work was diabolical, leaving me to wonder if he even glanced at them, let alone co-written them.

Michael Ledwidge started writing the Michael Bennett series with JP a while back and I am now a die-hard Bennett fan. I do however wond...more
Gor93ous
Somewhere between 2 - 2.5 stars

I really, REALLY wanted to like this book.

I tried. I even read it till its very last page with very little skimming. But the thing is, I couldn't like it.

It is fast paced, alright. (It even felt a little jumpy and a tad choppy at the beginning due to the shortness of its chapters.)

There was some very good suspense installed in the beginning and near-the-end of the book. But, it's lacking this crime thriller vibe, because the voice of Jeanina clearly dominated the s...more
Brooke
I felt like I was reading a book from a class critique instead of a published book. There were errors and the plot was TOTALLY unbelievable! He should consider getting a new editor. First of all, when a book is written in past tense, isn't it incorrect to say something along the lines of "my boss gave me tickets and looking down I noticed they were for tonight"? Doesn't that imply the tickets are for the night you are telling the story, not the night that you were given the tickets? And last I c...more
Kathleen
Oh My Goodness! James Patterson has done it again with his book Now You See Her. If you are a murder mystery thriller buff, this book is a must read! This book is action packed with so many plots, schemes, twists and turns, that it will hold you captive from beginning to end. I haven't read a really good mystery book in a long time, and this book didn't take long to grab me and have me engrossed in it. As I sat on the couch reading each chapter, I found my heart pounding and giving myself a good...more
Gina
Initially this story grabbed me, and I was hooked until the events in the main character's life became too incredulous. I continued to read out of curiosity, and it just got worse with each episode in the sordid life of the main character. I prefer fiction that is life-like. And, above all, the most disappointing thing about the book was the continued negative references and stereotypes about people of color, from the beginning of the book with the reference to the drummer on the street. I found...more
Linette
Awesome book! James Patterson did it again!
Sammantha
From the beginning til the end I thoroughly enjoyed this book. You just know by the first few pages how a book will be. You get that wonderful feeling that it's going to be a wonderful book. Now You See Her was full of suspense! From beginning to end it was a complete story! Through the book there was about two main characters and it felt as if you knew them in real life. I love the way the store began and the way it ended. There were no lose ends! I love the style of James Patterson's writing....more
Julie Carson
It is interesting reading other people's reviews of Patterson's books, and how analytical they are. I judge how good a book is by a) whether it makes me want to continue reading it voraciously b) are there clear surprises in store for the reader c) does it interest me in the genre I am reading. I don't particularly look at inconsistencies, or necessarily now believable the storyline is (otherwise I wouldn't love Tom Cruise films so much!!).
With all of the above caveats, I thoroughly enjoyed thi...more
Kristie
4.5 stars here.

James Patterson finally redeemed himself for me... I used to love his books but the last 3-4 I've read have been horribly disappointing. This one reminded me of why I keep coming back.

Don't want to spoil the story here, so I'll keep it general. This was one story where I just HAD to keep reading to figure out what was going on. So many twists and turns, and just when I thought I had it all figured out... Surprise! Part of the intrigue was easy to suss out, but tying it all togethe...more
Jessica RiffeKincaid
This was very suspensful with every turn of the page! A woman on vacation during Spring Break accompanied with her boyfriend and best friend, finds herself in the largest nightmare imaginable. While drinking and partying with her boyfriend and best friend she finds herself waking up, still intoxicated to her first nightmare. He boyfriends and best friends are sleepin together behind her back! During her madness and still drunk she steals the keys to his sports car and takes off thru the Flordia...more
LORI CASWELL
Nina Bloom has a secret that is nineteen years old, that is when she escaped from a previous life that had turned quite dangerous. She fled Florida and reinvented herself in New York with the help of her boss, she became a lawyer and has made a successful life for herself and her daughter.

All that is about to change when she is given a case of a man about to be executed in just a few days, but she knows he didn't commit the crime. This man is innocent and Nina knows this because she knows who t...more
Elizabeth Noah Astle
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Aaron

Nina Bloom would seem to have a dream life. She has a successful career as a lawyer. She has a teenaged girl getting ready to head off to college with a good chance of getting into Brown University. Everyone would want to have her life. In fact, she was just one such person wishing for a better life.

When Nina was in college, her name was Jeanine, and she had gone down to Key West on Spring Break with a group of friends and her boyfriends. Things went terribly wrong, and it all started when she w...more
Hilary
James. Patterson. Knows. How. To. Write. A. Book. Maybe that's why he racked in more than $84 milli last year. Now You See Her is a classic, page turning, psychological, mind effing novel. Once you think you've figured everything out, another heart attack causing twist is added that will literally have your mouth hanging wide open.

Nina is your typical "woe is me, I've had a horrible life, where is my Prince Charming to save me" damsel in distress. You want to hate Nina (and at times slap her),...more
Henri Moreaux
'Now You See Her' is a stand alone novel not part of any of Patterson's series.

Whilst it initially appears longer than his normal length at 487 pages, it is actually 487 pages of large font, double spaced with sizeable margins text which in reading time actually felt a little shorter than some of his other books. (This refers to the 2012 Arrow Books edition, ISBN 978-0-099-52532-5).

In terms of the actual plot and writing, it starts firmly and draws you in. You're initially trying to work out wh...more
Traci Hohenstein
This novel reminds me of some of earlier Patterson books. Page turner, edge of seat, heart thumping reading. While the plot is a little far fetching, it is still an entertaining read from the first page to the last.
Cláudia
One of the best books from James Patterson I've read in the last years! Extra special as I read it while in vacation in Miami and Key West, where part of the book is set :)
Sierra
This book is about a girl named Nina who tells about her past and how she may have to run from her horrid past. The audience would be adults and people who love murder mystery and suspenseful books. This book is filled with tons of surprises. There are twists left and right.

Nina has to run from her husband who currently thinks she's dead. He sees her and she sees him, now it's a fight for survival as she runs to protect her daughter, herself, and her past secrets.

If you're interested in reading...more
Georgiann Hennelly
Nina Bloom was a loving mother and a successful lawyer. She,d do anything to protect her daughter and her life in New York . -including lie about her past .Nina,s secret life began nineteen years ago When she went to Key west Florida on spring break. With her premed boyfriend and other friends . When they all get drunk and Nina wakes up to find her boyfriend making ove to her best friend in the bathroom she runs out of the room steals his car and takes off.. when a dog runs in front of her and...more
Nancy
Great book! As much as I hate that Patterson has all these co-authors, he does seem to have a winning approach to writing good books! Definitely a spell-binder!

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 b...more
Matt
A quick read for me, which I enjoyed, as much as I can a non-series Patterson novel. It started off in quite the cookie-cutter faux drama silly conversation fashion, but got better as I kept reading. While the fast-paced nature is nurtured by its short chapters, the story kept me hooked and I admit that I did enjoy it.

I like and dislike the Patterson-esque short chapters in his books> It is a good way to "read just one more" and end up enthralled with the story, not wanting to put it down. It...more
Asmita
Ten out of five, twenty out of ten and two hundred thousand billions stars out of however many there are and can be. This book is a page turner. This is what I call “Murder and Mystery and Suspense”. Sidney Sheldon, not a chance, Robin Cook not a chance, Anthony Horowitz, not a chance. This is it, this is really good stuff, straight, downright scary, sadistic, authentic. James Patterson is God, he is my God, I worship him, and I really do. He is something else. I was expecting some clash between...more
Brenda
Jan 19, 2012 Brenda rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: suspense/thriller lovers
Wow! I’ve just finished this one, and it was riveting! Incredibly suspenseful, loaded with drama and full on action...an absolute thriller to read!

Eighteen years ago, Jeanine was on a summer break, having lots of fun with her friends, drinking to excess and generally making the most of her holiday. But just before the end of their break, things went horribly wrong...

Now, she is Nina Bloom...a successful lawyer and single mother to 16 year old Emma. She has built a wonderful, happy life in New Yo...more
KRM
As James Patterson (& co)'s novels have been a bit hit and miss the past few years I decided to download the sample chapters (a good third of the book) from his website before committing to buying it - I raced through those 29 chapters in no time and had purchased the full novel before I'd even reached chapter 15.

Now You See Her is one of the best stories that Patterson has written in the past few years and is full of twists and turns, surprises and shocks and really feels like a well though...more
Marianne
Now You See Her is the 26th stand-alone novel by James Patterson and is co-written with Michael Ledwidge. When 21-year-old Jeanine’s spring break in Key West finds her drunkenly running down a biker and killing him, she is rescued by an understanding cop. A cop who takes care of things for her, a very attractive cop named Peter Fournier whom she ends up marrying. But 2 years later, pregnant, Jeanine finds out a few things about Peter that send her into hiding. She fakes her own abduction by a se...more
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