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New James Patterson Novel Released for Facebook Messenger

It’s a pretty typical belief that technology stands in the way of our collective ability to read a book or maintain a five-minute attention span (insert edgy comic art of headphones strangling teens here). In fact, technology has lead to groundbreaking developments in publishing. Here’s another one—the world’s top bestselling author, James Patterson, has released a jaw-dropping thriller for Facebook Messenger months ahead of its print release.


James Patterson's 'The Chef'

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James Patterson’s latest, The Chef, is an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride following a respected officer fighting serious criminal allegations. Set amidst the revelry and decadence of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras festival, this crime novel will give you cause to celebrate (only after you’re done biting your nails and/or staying up until four in the morning to finish). Patterson writesPolice detective by day, celebrity food truck chef by night, now Caleb Rooney has a new title: Most Wanted. Users can find The Chef by searching for it in the app—but that’s not the only exciting new development. Patterson’s interactive story goes far beyond words on a screen.


James Patterson's 'The Chef' for Facebook Messenger

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Using the Internet’s potential to its full extent, Patterson has included sound clips and videos that connect with the story. This multimedia content will help readers to envision the novel’s thrilling locations and feel closer to its protagonists. There are also Instagram accounts for the major characters—all to enhance the feeling that these characters (and the dangers they face) are real and immediate. Best of all, the online release comes three months before the print version! Physical copies of The Chef will be available in February. There will also be Live Q&A with Patterson during which he will answer all your questions—unless your question is how does it end!? For that, you’ll have to keep reading and scrolling!


Scrolling through phone

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Patterson, the world’s wealthiest author and recipient of the only ever nine-figure book deal, has made previous forays into the new frontier of electronic publishing—in fact, he broke yet another all-time record by becoming the first author to publish one million ebooks. Journeying into experimental publishing territory may be one thing that Patterson is not the first or only author to do. Recently, HarperCollins released the first ever Snapchat adaptation of a novel using source material from Suzy Cox‘s The Dead Girls Detective Agency. Still, it’s likely that Patterson’s multimedia breakthrough will be unprecedented in its success (unless, of course, it’s precedented only by him). 



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Check Out the Trailer for ‘A Simple Favor’ Starring Blake Lively, Anna Kendrick, and Henry Golding

Are you fans of mystery thriller stories? You should not miss Darcey Bell’s A Simple Favor (2017) and its upcoming film adaptation featured three Hollywood stars: Blake Lively (Gossip Girl), Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect), and Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians).




Darcey Bell’s A Simple Favor (2017) | Image via vulkani.rs and Amazon



The story of A Simple Favor revolves around Stephanie, amom-blogger, (Anna Kendrick), Emily, a beautiful mommy friend (Blake Lively), and Sean, Emily’s handsome husband (Henry Golding). One day, Stephanie get a phone call from Emily who sounds a little bit weird, saying “I’m fine but I do need just a simple favor…” Taking her best friend’s request, Stephanie goes to Emily’s house and finds her missing. What’s going on? What happened? Who’s playing whom? With Stephanie’s further digging out, more mysteries blur the fact of the simple favor…




Blake Lively, Henry Golding, and Anna Kendrick | Image via Hype MY



When your friend goes radio silent just in time for dinner ? and a ?!! ?‍♀️

Stephanie Smothers(@stephanie_hi_moms)分享的貼文 於 張貼



Hey @Hope.for.Emily, if you’re out there. We’re all really worried about you.

Stephanie Smothers(@stephanie_hi_moms)分享的貼文 於 張貼



Along with the movie, there’s an Instagram account named “Stephanie_hi_moms” which seems like the leading character Stephanie’s. From the above thread of texts, we can see that something creepy behind Stephanie and Emily’s mom-to-mom friendship. What is it? Where are you, Emily?




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No one can really understand a person. No matter how close the two are, once there’s something, there’s something. I am a mystery thriller lover because I see in these type of film the lesson usually punches me on my face when the truth is revealed, heavily and fiercely. We don’t want our lives to be misty and bloody as thrillers-watching the thriller is a good way to broaden our perspectives.





The debut of A Simple Favor: Film will be on September 14. See you in theaters!




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