James Patterson, David Ellis
OMG!! You have seen the TV commercial where James Patterson says THE BLACK BOOK is his best book in twenty years right? Well ladies and gentlemen, he isn’t lying! Holy cow people!! THE BLACK BOOK blew my mind, totally screwed with my head, and then blew my mind once again! It was that good! All while I was reading, I totally had it figured out only to be wrong over and over again! I love when an author keeps me guessing.
THE BLACK BOOK goes back and forth between the past and the present. It’s the story of Billy Harvey who is a detective in Chicago. His twin sister, Patti, is also a detective and his dad is the chief of detectives. Billy is a good detective, just as his sister and Dad are but Billy’s world is about to change in ways he never imagined. It all happens the night he busts the mayor and a half a dozen other big names in a prostitution sting in a brothel downtown. The woman who runs the brothel, kept a black book with all the details in it. THE BLACK BOOK is now missing
Not long after this all goes down, his long time partner Kate, his new girlfriend Amy, and Billy himself are all found shot in a bloody condo that is Amy’s. Kate and Amy are dead and soon everyone thinks Billy did it. He got shot in the head and has no memory of what happened. He truly believes someone is setting him up but he isn’t sure. He can’t remember and he isn’t sure of who he can trust. Does a story get any better than this?
The twists and turns in the BLACK BOOK are going to keep you up late into the night trying to figure it out. One minute you believe Billy killed his partner and girlfriend and the next you are sitting there shaking your head, wondering what the heck just happened. I had my suspicions, I had it all figured out, or so I thought, and BAM…….wrong again! Once you start reading, trust me, you aren’t going to be able to stop! When the black book finally shows up, I was shocked at who had it!