One killer. Five victims. Who will be next?


'Brilliantly twisty' Publisher's Weekly
'The plot twists will give you whiplash'
Washington Post
'The mystery is authentic, the lead-up genuinely suspenseful' Kirkus


When five teenage girls are abducted, Chicago PD Detective Billy Harney leads the investigation to find them.

Harney and his partner, Carla, follow a lead to a remote house, only to find themselves caught in a deadly trap. A huge explosion rips through the building, killing Carla and allowing the kidnapper to escape.

With the loss of his partner fuelling him, Harney strengthens his resolve to find her killer - and to make sure the body count ends there.

Readers are loving Escape

'Another cracking story'
'How could a James Patterson book not be good? A great story and great characters'
'If you love Jack Reacher you'll love this'
'Heart-pounding scenes'
'Loads of twists'
'Couldn't put it down'
'A great and gripping story'
'Keeps you reading until the very end'


Praise for The Black Book series

'A total page-turner that will keep you guessing from start to terrifying finish' Karin Slaughter
'Deeply rooted characters, a touch of humour, and a climax nobody can see coming - it's vintage Patterson' Brad Taylor


  • Brilliantly twisty
    Publishers Weekly

About the author

James Patterson

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. Among his creations are some of the world's most popular series including Alex Cross, the Women's Murder Club, Michael Bennett and the Private novels. He has written many other number one bestsellers including collaborations with President Bill Clinton and Dolly Parton, stand-alone thrillers and non-fiction. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed adult author in UK libraries for the past fourteen years in a row. He lives in Florida with his family.
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