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  • Published: 1 October 2024
  • ISBN: 9781529160055
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $26.00

12 Months to Live

A knock-out new series from James Patterson




A high-powered attorney lands the case of her life - all while learning she has twelve months to live. James Patterson's favourite character since Alex Cross and a major new series launch.

'A gutsy heroine. A ticking clock. A breathless pace. Wow! This one had me reeling' JANE CORRY

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Her name is Jane Smith. But to friends and foes, she's Jane Effing Smith.

Why? Because she's the best criminal defence attorney in the Hamptons - the elite world of New York's rich and infamous. Because she's as good an investigator as she is a lawyer. Because she's tough. She's strong.

As Jane is preparing to defend a high-profile client accused of a triple homicide, she's also hired to revive a cold case - a cluster of unsolved murders.

Then another bombshell lands. A devastating medical diagnosis. Terminal. She's got a year to live.

But for now, she has a trial to win. Unless one of her many enemies kills her first.

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PRAISE FOR JAMES PATTERSON

'The master storyteller of our times' HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

'It's no mystery why James Patterson is the world's most popular thriller writer ... Simply put: nobody does it better.' JEFFERY DEAVER

'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades.' LEE CHILD

'Patterson boils a scene down to the single, telling detail, the element that defines a character or moves a plot along. It's what fires off the movie projector in the reader's mind.' MICHAEL CONNELLY

'James Patterson is The Boss. End of.' IAN RANKIN

'One of the greatest storytellers of all time' PATRICIA CORNWELL

'Patterson knows where our deepest fears are buried ... there's no stopping his imagination' NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

'Patterson is in a class by himself' GUARDIAN

  • Published: 1 October 2024
  • ISBN: 9781529160055
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $26.00

About the author

James Patterson

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 375 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers, including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, House of Robots, Confessions, and Maximum Ride series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

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Praise for 12 Months to Live

A gutsy heroine. A ticking clock. A breathless pace. Wow! This one had me reeling

Jane Corry

Compelling

Crime Monthly

The phenomenal Patterson, one of the great storytellers of our time, does not often produce a new character, but he does here to stunning effect

Daily Mail

It's classic punchy Patterson

Peterborough Telegraph

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