May 13, 2017

The Black Book by James Patterson (Goodreads Author), David Ellis

The Black BookThe Black Book by James Patterson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Not many books begin with the death of the main character but Patterson pulls it off. The book begins with Patty Harney going to a crime scene where she finds the bodies of her twin brother Detective Billy Harney, his lover Amy Lentini the assistant state's attorney and his partner Detective Kate Fenton. It appears that Kate killed Billy and Amy in a fit of jealous rage and that Billy shot Kate in self defense, but things aren't as they seem. For one thing Billy isn't dead, but he can't remember anything that happened two weeks prior to the shooting.

The rest of the book flips between the past and the present with Billy trying desperately to remember what happened so he can defend himself against the murder charges leveled against him, and the killers are the last people Billy would suspect.

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