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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Highly recommended for a quick suspenseful read!!

This is a murder mystery set in East Hampton, Long Island, New York, an area of beach front mansions owned by multi-millionaires. Jack Mullen, the lead character and a law student at a high- powered law firm in New York City, grew up on the lower end of this super rich ...
This is a murder mystery set in East Hampton, Long Island, New York, an area of beach front mansions owned by multi-millionaires. Jack Mullen, the lead character and a law student at a high- powered law firm in New York City, grew up on the lower end of this super rich community, working in his dad¿s small construction company. Ironically, he was dating Dana, the daughter of one of the biggest privately held companies in the world. The action starts at huge party at her dad¿s estate. Jack¿s brother, Peter, who coincidentally was there as a valet parking cars, was discovered dead on the beach from drowning. The police and other officials declared it as an accident, but Jack knew his brother would never swim in heavy storm surf and he hated cold water. His grandfather said, ¿Jack, they say Peter went swimming and drowned. It¿s the single biggest piece of crap I¿ve ever heard.¿ He started to really pursue his brother¿s death but because the family was a very important client of the firm, he was dismissed from his job. Jack went back home to live with his grandfather. Here he reconnected with some old high school buddies, a hair dresser, a fisherman, the county medical examiner, a land scraper, and an EMS volunteer. Together they vowed to discover the truth behind his brother¿s death. A mystery surrounded unexplained money and rumors of sexual encounters with the rich ladies of the town. Together this group dug for facts that the officials had covered up. The doctor proved that Peter had not died of drowning because the lung tissue was not consistent of drowning. He had been ¿ dumped in the water after he stopped breathing. ¿ They had a series of death threats and warnings ¿ Jack was beaten by hired thugs, Johnny was thrown over board to drown, and Doctor Jane had a terrifying middle of the night visit- before they devised a scheme to lure the killers into a vacant mansion to expose them. This is a book that shows the corruption and power that money can buy the evilness of people and loyalty of friends. The book kept me interested from beginning to end with the description of the super rich and there huge mansion all wrapped around a murder mystery.

posted by ALLIE16 on November 12, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

The Beach House

I normally race to pick up a James Patterson book. On this particular book I only read approx 60 pages and was sooo bored that I put it down. Characters were not enjoyable like they usually are - couldn't bear to waste my time on a book this boring. Too many good one...
I normally race to pick up a James Patterson book. On this particular book I only read approx 60 pages and was sooo bored that I put it down. Characters were not enjoyable like they usually are - couldn't bear to waste my time on a book this boring. Too many good ones to read!

I love James Patterson and will put the blame on his co writer Peter DeJonge and will be sure not to pick up any of the books with this co author. I would not recommend this book to anyone.

posted by LC112648LC on November 12, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2014

    All pattersons books

    Have read almost all of his books. This one was excellent

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2014

    Margaret

    Thank you. And shes able to stay at my house if she wants. She knows where it is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    Excellent.

    Starts out slow but keep reading. Dont miss the ending

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2014

    Rainpaw

    I see StarClan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2014

    Nightmare

    *she silently stalks a quail then pounces and silences the huge bird with a bite to the neck and covers it with leaves then she pads into a clearing watching a squirell nibble on acorns and listens to a hawk above she stands still blending into the shadows behing her until the hawk swoops down after the squirell then after the hawk pierced the squireel with its talins and killed it she pounced onto the hawk her muscles rippling and snapped its neck with a stomp of her strong paw and covers leave over that. She continues hunting and catches three mice. She watches a shrew and a water vole fight over a sunflower seed before silencing them both. She hunts for forty five minutes until satisfied by the amount of her catch. In all she caught the quail hawk squirell five mice a crow shrew watervole two fish and a frog and takes several trips to carry them back*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2014

    Nightflower

    Catches the rabbit she scents voles then stalks and kills those too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2013

    Anonymous

    I thought the book was great like all the other patterson books this was excellent and even thought im 13 i know a good patterson book when i read one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    Crystal

    Heyo

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Wonderful book! Great suspense and action! Good summer reading

    Wonderful book! Great suspense and action! Good summer reading!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Muddie II

    A dusty, woden sign is embedded in th ground. The muddy btown cat yanks it out and dusts it off. "For rent, 449$/ month", it reads. The cat pulls out a wallet and a pair of sunglasses, and puts them on. He puls a few hundred dollar bills out of his wallet and flings it on the ground, lighting a cigar in his paw. "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Real cool, Muddie II. Play it REAL cool, Muddie II."

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2012

    Trad

    Ive got the lucky one and captin america. Pulling out two movies and smiling.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2012

    Sky

    "Um....I'll be your roommate. I'm bi though just so you know. But I won't like......do anything wierd." She asks and looks around.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2012

    Great

    Loved it

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2012

    Wolfkit

    She bursts into tears and runs to all alone result one.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2012

    Black

    Fine take her I really don't care at least soul cares about me! I just want a loving cat too walks to next result

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    Hunter

    *kisses your head* i have to go. I love you bye ((we i sleep that means i left)) *lays down and goes to sleep*

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    Violet

    Ok bye. Leaves after she kisses you on the forehead.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2012

    Crystalheart

    Hello honey she was in her human form

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2012

    Redfur

    She watches semtly

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2012

    B

    If she didnt kit me than shes not my mommy. *dissapears out of the book*

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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