After being sucked into James Patterson’s crazy story telling ways, I was slightly eager to read another one of his masterpieces. As I was checking out a ridiculously high stack of books at the library the other day, a quick glance to my right landed my eye on a bright red book jacket with James Patterson written in bold letters. The title, Invisible, immediately called to me. Without hesitation I added it to my every growing pile of reads.
Invisible was one hell of a page turner, let me tell you. At just shy of four hundred pages, I managed to devour it in less than two days. The chapters were short and the story was unbelievable. And I mean that literally. The plot surrounded an FBI research analyst’s hunt for an “invisible” serial killer. An individual who had been on a murderous rampage all over the U S of A, with no one recognizing the killing patterns, until now. There were more times than I can count where I mouthed “oh my god” after yet another major plot twist left me momentarily speechless.
Be forewarned, however, as the detailed explanations of how victims were killed was extremely unsettling. I have a pretty strong stomach yet there were a couple of times when I was truly grossed out. My secret hope is that Mr. Patterson references police case files rather than create such gruesome details from the deep ridges of his own psyche. Although, to be honest, I’m not sure which scenario is more comforting – if either.
This is another great summer time murder mystery read. It may even result in you looking at the capabilities of the human mind in a whole new light. I know it did for me.
Next up on the book shelf: How to Hear Your Angels by Doreen Virtue