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It has an oceanfront view, a private beach - and a deadly secret that won't stay buried.

Number Seven Ocean Drive is a gorgeous, multimillion-dollar beachfront estate in the Hamptons, where money and privilege know no bounds. But its beautiful, gothic exterior hides a horrific past: It was the scene of a series of depraved killings that have never been solved. Neglected, empty, and rumored to be cursed, it's known as the Murder House, and locals keep their distance.

Detective Jenna Murphy used to consider herself a local, but she hasn't been back since she was a girl. Trying to escape her troubled past and rehabilitate a career on the rocks, the former New York City cop hardly expects her lush and wealthy surroundings to be a hotbed of grisly depravity. But when a Hollywood power broker and his mistress are found dead in the abandoned Murder House, the gruesome crime scene rivals anything Jenna experienced in Manhattan. And what, at first, seems like an open and shut case turns out to have as many shocking secrets as the Murder House itself, as Jenna quickly realizes that the mansion's history is much darker than even the town's most salacious gossips could have imagined. As more bodies surface, and the secret that Jenna has tried desperately to escape closes in on her, she must risk her own life to expose the truth - before the Murder House claims another victim.

Full of the twists and turns that have made James Patterson the world's number-one best-selling writer, The Murder House is a chilling story of murder, money, and revenge.

©2015 James Patterson (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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Ridiculously predictable.

Could barely finish this audiobook. Sometimes I laughed out loud because the situations were so cliche. Not worth the purchase. Zero mystery, all super tough characters but with a good side kind of thing.

34 of 38 people found this review helpful

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Last Patterson I buy.

I used to love Patterson books, but no more. This story was awful and incredibly predictable. I am sure Patterson just stuck his name on it to sell more books. I won't be taken in again.

39 of 44 people found this review helpful

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What a kicker

I was set up, position, and the basket was made. James Patterson gave you what thought was everyone's background but you had parts them missing. As story reveals it self everyone is a suspect.
As police officers sometimes your instinct is all you have. How can one person be framed from childhood to adulthood?
This books delivers with murders, suspense and a surprise ending. It makes you doubt who the killer really is after think you know.

Tigeress 53

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Disappointed

At times it seemed to have potential, but it became a balloon without air. Disappointing

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

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Pathetic

Hard to believe that James Patterson would take any credit for this bit of nonsense. One of the worst books ever. Save your money. Totally predictable.

28 of 33 people found this review helpful

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Even too violent for Patterson

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I don't think this book is for anyone. I've read and enjoyed almost every James Patterson book but this one just drags along and is punctuated with overly graphic violence - even for a hard core murder and mayhem mystery novel lover like myself.

What do you think your next listen will be?

David Balducchi

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Therese Plummer and Jay Snyder ?

The narrator was fine....the story stunk.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disgust

19 of 23 people found this review helpful

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  • Kathleen
  • HUDSON, OH, United States
  • 09-29-15

Just awful; Juvenile "romance"; Unbelievable

What a terrible book. The characters were cardboard cutouts: the rogue cop, the cold Wall Street guy, the hot construction worker. There was no aspect of the plot that was believable. I can't believe James Patterson allowed his name to be put on this crap. It was like Danielle Steel on her worst day. I was suckered in by a good title and location. What a disappointment in every way.

43 of 53 people found this review helpful

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not worth a credit or my time

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I just could not get into the story. The plot had no build up and I didn't even make it past the first couple chapters before I lost interest. Unimpressed...

What do you think your next listen will be?

Something more sci-fi or action oriented

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Therese Plummer and Jay Snyder ?

I don't know

What character would you cut from The Murder House?

I don't like any of them

Any additional comments?

it just didn't capture my imagination or my attention and I am a patient listener who will give just about anything a chance. This was just unfortunate.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

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Trashy romance novel?

This book sounds no better than a low class trashy romance novel (and I use that term loosely). Really disappointed.

33 of 43 people found this review helpful

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Great story teller inserts Homosexual Agenda

Would you listen to The Murder House again? Why?

absolutely NOT. he ruined the story by inserting homosexual agenda scenes into the story

Any additional comments?

I have been a big fan. But now I can't trust that I don't get blind sided with the insertion of the homosexual agenda. I won't be reading any more of his books.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful