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Publisher's Summary

The honeymoon is over, now the murders can begin. America's #1 thriller writer returns with his sexiest, scariest novel ever. Hotter than The Beach House and scarier than Kiss the Girls, James Patterson's explosive new thriller introduces a bride who is beautiful, talented, devoted, and deadly.

When a young investment banker dies of baffling causes, FBI agent John O'Hara immediately suspects the only witness, the banker's alluring and mysterious fiance. Nora Sinclair is a beautiful decorator who expects the best, and will do anything to get it. Agent O'Hara keeps closing in, but the stronger his case, the less he knows whether he's pursuing justice or his own fatal obsession. In a novel so compelling it reads like a collaboration with Alfred Hitchcock, James Patterson unveils surprise after surprise that will keep readers guessing until the last deadly kiss.

©2005 James Patterson; (P)2005 Time Warner AudioBooks

Critic Reviews

"This is one canny thriller." (Publishers Weekly)
"The authors' use of plot twists and red herrings continues to the end of the story, and that, combined with Campbell and Davis's skill, keeps listeners on edge until the last word." (AudioFile)

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I loved this story. It grabbed me from the start, and I enjoyed every minute of it. I would definitely recommend it.
I appreciated the use of REAL male and female voices. It is long overdue in audio books.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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A solid, fast paced mystery

Both loyal and new Patterson readers will certainly enjoy this solid mystery. Its classic elements of a fast pace, myriad twists and unforeseen turns, sex, love and violence makes it hard to stop listening. Add that a gorgeous woman is ?the bad guy? and you?ve got a story you?ll be anxious to tell your friends about this treat.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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OK, not wonderful

One of those books you read and then forget. It passes the time, is interesting, but certainly not spellbinding.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Not up to the standard of his early work

I was disappointed with this one. I have really enjoyed early Patterson novels like "Kiss the Girls" and "Along Came a Spider" but since he started using ghost writers and cranks these out so quickly they are missing the spark of his early work. They all seem to follow a formula and everything is predictable.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Louise
  • South Pasadena, CA, USA
  • 02-20-07


While not a masterpiece, it was very enjoyable and I found it passed the time very quickly. For a beachy type book, you can't beat this.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Sean
  • Irvine, CA, United States
  • 11-04-05

Great book, keeps the action moving

This book kept the action moving, it was good listening. I would recommend this to anyone who wants an entertaining read.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Kibble
  • Illinois United States
  • 09-06-13

Better than expected

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would recommend it to a friend! It was recommended to me by my grandson who is 21. I could not imagine that he read a book entitled Honeymoon until I saw that it was a James Patterson novel. I am a big fan of Alex Cross but I'm a little apprehensive about some of the Patterson novels with co-authors. Honeymoon is not exactly 'action packed' but it really held my interest--I read it very quickly, and as soon as I finished this one, I was downloading Second Honeymoon. I actually liked Second Honeymoon better and I'm looking forward to the next Patterson/Roughan novel.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Even though she was a true black widow, it was hard not to like Nora. But, all in all you gotta' love Olivia. What a character!

What does Hope Davis and Campbell Scott bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I actually enjoyed the duel voices. So many reviewers write that they don't care for the 'acting' of the characters but I like them and I think they bring a new dimension to audible books.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Possibly Nora's relationship and kindness toward her mother. The truth is slow to be revealed so it was surprising when Nora whispered to her mother that she loved her.

Any additional comments?

A real easy read and moves along very quickly. If you like this one, you will love the next book! I might have given this one 5 stars but I'm saving that fifth star for my review of Second Honeymoon.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Bruce
  • Bally, PA, USA
  • 11-04-05

Good but...

I found this to be a good book overall, but it had problems throughout... the main character, Nora, began the story as an intelligent black widow type who carefully plotted her moves and never jumped the gun. But as the story went on she make several stupid choices and mistakes that didn't really fit in with the character. It was almost as if her flaws were magnified artifically... her mistakes weren't overly believable.

Much of the book is fairly predicatable, but it is a book you will want to finish to see what happens to the topless killer in hiding!

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Great Beach Read!

Really fun, fast listen. The plot was a little darker than his usual books.

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I enjoyed the story, however, I prefer to listen to one narrator. I prefer to hear someone read the book, rather than listen to an attempt to make it a dramatic production. Also, the music that is added at times is very distracting and sometimes rather corny.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful