But the police say otherwise. As Jack tries to uncover details of his brother's last night, he confronts a maddening barricade of lawyers, police, and paid protectors who separate the wealthy summer residents from local workers like Peter. Motivated by a hundred forms of grief, Jack rallies his hometown friends to help him find the truth of Peter's death - no matter how rich or corrupt the people who stand in their way.
Jack's relentless crusade puts him into a head-on collision with one of the most powerful and ruthless men in New York, a man who wipes out resistance with a snap of his fingers. As it unfolds that his brother was involved with some of the richest women and men in America - in ways Jack never imagined - his dream of justice fades. Only if he can somehow beat the rich at their own game will he be able to avenge his brother.
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"A slick, vastly enjoyable thriller." (Publishers Weekly)
I thought the story was great! Patterson did it again! He kept me intrigued the whole time. Having Gil Bellows read was a great idea as well, his voice was so soothing!
The Beach House is by far one of my most favorite audio books. The narration was excellent and the story kept my interest the entire time. I would highly recommend this book. Full of twist and turns and suprises.
Predictable, repetitive, boring, third graders would enjoy if it were edited to a G rating. The chapter length cannot be more than 500 words with each new chapter has suspense music which they had to add so you will know this is supposed to be a 'thriller". If you are an insomniac, use this book when you need a good nights sleep. This is a guaranteed excellent sleep aide. You will experience the deepest most restful sleep you have had in years.
This is my second James Patterson audio novel and once again, It did not disappoint. I found myself anxiously awaiting my commute to and from work, finding any excuse to drive just so I could listen. Very short, easy to follow and great reading voice.
I loved listening to this. Drove 1300 mile while listening to this and could not wait to hear more. The audio made it seem like a movie with the very detailed discriptions.
Although I love a good Alex Cross storyline or a Women's Murder Club adventure, it was fun for me to see Patterson break away from these characters and try his hand at an independent set of characters.
I enjoyed this book very much, thought that the narrator did a great job, and would recommend this book, even if you've never read Patterson before.
This was my first Patterson novel, and I fear I have fallen victim to much "hype". The story line was okay, but far from compelling. I found Gil Bellows' whining narrative very annoying as well. To echo several other reviews, the last part of the book was simply too ridiculous to suspend one's disbelief. I wanted to like it, but I can't really recommend it.
I am a HUGE fan of Patterson. But this book plainly was horrible. It did start out good, but the final 2/3 of the story was just unfathomable. I have a great sense of imagination, and I couldn't even grasp the horrid plot twist.
If you want good Patterson try Along Came a Spider. The first book in the Alex Cross Series. If you want a good Emotional read, go for Sarah's Diary for Nicolas. ~Also by Patterson.
Beach House is a story that isnt very good and hardly believable.
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