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Publisher's Summary

How can you prove your innocence when you can't remember the crime?

Being a cop runs in Billy Harney's family. The son of Chicago's chief of detectives whose twin sister, Patty, also followed in their father's footsteps, there's nothing Billy won't give up for the job, including his life. Left for dead alongside his tempestuous former partner and a hard-charging assistant district attorney out for blood, Billy miraculously survives. But he remembers nothing about the events leading up to the shootout.

Charged with double murder and desperate to clear his name, Billy retraces his steps to get to the bottom of what happened. When he discovers the existence of a little black book that everyone who's anyone in Chicago will stop at nothing to get their hands on, Billy suspects it contains the truth that will either set him free...or confirm his worst fears.

©2017 James Patterson (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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Very good book. Very engrossing and hard to put down.

This is my first James Patterson book. Sometimes when I listen to audio books my mind tends to wonder off but it's not the case with this book. I highly recommend this book to any reader who likes a good detective mystery book.

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DIDN’T QUITE REACH MY EXPECTATIONS

I enjoyed “THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK” by James Patterson as I enjoy nearly all books however it didn’t grab me and whisk me away. I think I had high expectations being a James Patterson book and I definitely will read more of his works. It kinda lacked clear continuation for me and I’m sure others will rank it highly but I was kinda lost from time to time.

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Gripping, intriguing and entertaining

A great story with many twists and turns. Suspenseful and entertaining to listen to

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Again

Well done on another success I love the twist to this story Another great read

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Took sooooo long to get to the end

I didn’t enjoy this book very much as it dragged out the story. It started well, progressing as a good pace then faltered and the second half became just plain annoying. I was disappointed as Patterson normally keep things moving. Too many red herrings and the final outcome was okay but not startling.
I wouldn’t bother!

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an easy listen

An ever evolving story, just when you think you have it all worked out there is another twist. Very enjoyable with great narrator

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A solid start to the series

An easy listen with no great surprises or OMG moments for me. It kept me amused while sitting in endless medical appointment waiting rooms and for that I am grateful. This is the first in the series and spent some time building up character development and backgrounds, I might pick up book two and see how it progresses.

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The Black Book by James Patterson & David Ellis

I do enjoy these books and you never know where there going to lead Thank you James Patterson &David Ellis for writing it & Thank you Edoardo Bellerini
for reading to me 💙💙💙

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a bit to predictable

There we're plot twists but but not a very stimulating exciting book more of pot boiler

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great story line and story telling

had me listening until the last minute. the narrator did an amazing job bringing each of the characters to life

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  • 08-04-2019

The Black Book

Wow, why did I wait this long to read this book. What a atory, never guessing the ending. This is of the old Patterson writing, loved every second of it. Tje narration was excellent.

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  • Roddy
  • 06-09-2021

Loved it.

A very well presented narrative. Excellent characterisation.
Well thought out plot. kept me interested the entire time.

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  • Aysha
  • 19-03-2021

The Black Book

The book was a bit long winded but not bad. I kept listening because I was interested to see how the story would come together. The Narrator was good!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-05-2022

Great Story !

My first James Paterson book in audible .. thoroughly enjoyed it !Kept me guessing all the way through !

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  • Hayley-Ann
  • 29-12-2021

Wow!

I did not see that coming! Holy cow!
I’ve been glued to this book for 2 days and I’m sitting in shock at the end! Wow! All I can say is that James Patterson NEVER disappoints!
So worth the credit!

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  • Cliente de Kindle
  • 24-12-2021

Barely Literate

Packed full of eye-rolling clichés. Predictable. Main character relentlessly pursued by every female in the story. I couldn't help thinking this must be the author's fantasy life.

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  • Caylene J. Vincent
  • 28-03-2021

Keeps you guessing

Such a well written book there is simply no way you can guess the plot until it’s revealed in the end

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  • Megan Bowe
  • 05-10-2017

Back to the best of James Patterson

After enjoying the majority of the Alex Cross books and the Jack Reacher series I had begun to predict the storylines of the recent books I had listened to HOWEVER this book, the narrator, the storyline has given me the fantastic feeling of 'what happens next!' Gripped til the end. Hope others enjoy it as much as I did.

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  • Weigh In Time
  • 24-10-2017

FANTASTIC!!

This book was fantastic, it's amazingly narrated the story if always making you guess all the way until the very last word. if you like thriller's then this is the book for you! just brilliant!

it's also been brought by CBS as a TV series... I hope they don't ruin it!

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  • Nathan
  • 30-07-2017

Fantastic!

I love this book, from start to finish it had me on my toes. The narrator is excellent too.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a gripping crime story, loved this book. Best book I've ever read.

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  • Smallbo
  • 02-07-2017

Back to James Patterson's Best

This book is one of the best of James Patterson's books which I've read in a long while. The plot has so many twists and turns that I couldn't wait for the next chance i had to listen. Jumping between past and present took a little getting used to, but that didn't detract from the overall experience. The reader was good too.

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  • Kirsty Nightingale
  • 02-06-2017

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fantastic Read. gripping and a real page turned excellent narration and just the right tempo

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  • Judy Lovelock
  • 22-05-2017

Another winner

Yet again a definite winning story line, with a very unexpected twist at the end, can't wait to listen to the next one

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  • A. Mitchell
  • 30-06-2019

Totally enjoyed

I really enjoyed this. I didn't guess the twists and turns, which is great. I'd recommend. Narrator's tone a bit irritating in the emotional parts, but easily manageable!

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  • Debbie Ison
  • 02-05-2019

Twists and turns a plenty!

Excellent plot with strong, colourful characters. James Patterson has done the right thing collaborating with David Ellis, thought he’d gone off the boil to be honest but this is right up there with his best. Thought that the narrator could have injected a little more tone into the voices of the different characters but overall, a job well done.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-02-2019

One of the best I've ever read....amazing!

I love the NYDP RED series and this has all the makings of the series but more drama, twists and turns in every chapter....James Patterson is an utter genius and this is one of his finest!

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  • Aaron
  • 27-01-2019

Brilliant

Best book ive listened to for a long time! love how it jumps from past to present. gripping.

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