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The Beach House

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When I first read the title of this book, the first thought that crossed my mind, was “I should have read this book next summer, not now. Maybe, but the sasquatches whom the volcano displaced contributed to the statistics, too, if only out of self-defense. Since winning the Edgar™ Award for Best First Novel with The Thomas Berryman Number, his books have sold in excess of 300 million copies worldwide and he has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past eight years in a row. Effectively moving and comedic at the same time, Patterson's main character gives The Beach House a much more invigorating tale.

A vigilante pipe-dream topped off by toothlessly shocking revelations about characters even less substantial than the.and his astonishing plan to beat the billionaires will have you reeling --- and cheering --- to the very last page.

Read how Jack and his crew of friends, the average working class, confront the wealthy and uncover secrets that will shock you and leave you perplex. I've only read one other book by him, but The Beach House impressed me so much that it gets an ultimate recommendation.I didn’t like it as much as I wanted due to some strenuous plot points, but it still was a satisfying read. A great book for those of you with an insatiable appetite for crime drama, with a good, if a bit trite, critique on the power of the rich.

It's a fairly straight-forward detective case for most of the novel, until a few twists in the plot push the intensity and mystery higher. Brooks is a pro at building suspense even if it plays out in some rather spectacularly yucky episodes, one involving a short spear that takes its name from “the sucking sound of pulling it out of the dead man’s heart and lungs. Not to fear Just because megaselling Patterson has teamed up once more with journalist collaborator de Jonge ( Miracle on the 17th Green) doesn't make the pace of this slick, ludicrous thriller any slower, the puppets any more complex, or the sentences any longer. As he narrates, the reader grows closer and closer to him, almost to the point where we're so associated with James that we are as hard-pressed to uncover the truth as the characters in the story are. Towards the end, we find that the character that we follow in these third-person parts is actually a pretty minor character, adding a bit of frustration to those of us who want to read more of James' thoughts (or was I the only one in love with his personality?Pulled this from the "beach reads" book display at my library, thinking it might be a summer fling Patterson. He could have well given another climax or feature for the antagonist’s characterization instead of saying he spreads HIV virus though it is required for the successful ending of the story.

BookBrowse seeks out and recommends the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction—books that not only engage and entertain but also deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. A vigilante pipe-dream topped off by toothlessly shocking revelations about characters even less substantial than the celebrity cameos: Dominick Dunne, Latrell Sprewell, Geraldo Rivera, and Billy “Mudman” Simon. I read the reviews before I bought it, and although some of the reviews found this to be an excellent read, others were not very complimentary. We are—well, ask Bigfoot, as Brooks does in this delightful yarn, following on his bestseller World War Z (2006).This was the first audiobook that I've read (and I've read a lot) that has musical sound effects to compliment the narrator. Jack Mullen is in law school in New York City when the shocking news comes that his brother Peter has drowned in the ocean off East Hampton.

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