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An author who can be depended on to consistently give us an interesting, enjoyable, compelling read is Yank James Patterson _ with and without a co-writer. His plots aren't taken from yesterday's headlines, rather, they are the product of a fertile imagination. Contrived, with clever twists, at times implausible, always exciting. 

Now You See Her by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, 478 pp, 2012 Arrow paperback. Available at Asia Books and leading bookshops, 325 baht

To nitpick, the drawback to Now You See Her by Patterson and Michael Ledwidge is the unlikely coincidences. For one, the predator just happens to pick up the hitchhiking heroine in South Florida. For another, the psychopath husband just happens to spot his runaway wife in the Big Apple metropolis.

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