Swimsuit - Audio CD - Unabridged Author:James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Christian Rummel (Narrator) THE BEACH...A breathtakingly beautiful supermodel disappears from a swimsuit photo shoot at the most glamorous hotel in Hawaii. Only hours after she goes missing, Kim McDaniels's parents receive a terrifying phone call. Fearing the worst, they board the first flight to Maui and begin the hunt for their daughter. — ...... more »WILL NEVER BE...
Ex-cop Ben Hawkins, now a reporter for the L.A. Times, gets the McDaniels assignment. The ineptitude of the local police force defies belief--Ben has to start his own investigation for Kim McDaniels to have a prayer. And for Ben to have the story of his life.
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All the while, the killer sets the stage for his next production. His audience expects the best--and they won't be disappointed. Swimsuit is a heart-pounding story of fear and desire, transporting you to a place where beauty and murder collide and unspeakable horrors are hidden within paradise.
Hmmm ... well, I normally love every single thing that Patterson has written but I had mixed feelings on this book ... the first 3/4 was really very good and written in classic Patterson prose ... but it seemed as if all of a sudden, he was tired of the book and so he just quit and wrapped all the loose endings up in the Epilogue. I didn't like that.
This book was very graphic, more so than his others have been, or so I thought. Although, it was a good story line, I am just glad I didn't pay full price for it ... if you are a Patterson fan, you have to read it ... I honestly think you'll just be a wee bit disappointed at the ending ...
This was a book about an extermely horrific serial killer who is being pursued by a crime writer. It dose have some spellbinding moments when you really want to know what is going to happen next. It is a cat and mouse game with some horrific scenes sprinkled into the story that didn't actually help the story line at all - it was very nearly gratuitous at times. If you have a delicate stomach, you may want to skip this book.
This story was written in partnership with Maxine Paetro. It didn't rise to the standards I have seen in Patterson books in the past. It was written in short staccato chapers - 122 chapters in just 383 pages. The short chapters didn't enhance the story. In fact, many chapters didn't occur at natural breaks in action or shifts in point of view. They would actually break into the middle of some scenes.
On the whole, I could have lived quite happily without ever reading this book. I don't recommend it.
The first chapter is very gripping. The story is fast-paced, and intriguing. Henri is very skillful at what he does, and is smooth, manipulative and clever. While I enjoyed the book, I think the ending is unfinished. I closed the book feeling very disappointed. I like all loose ends tied up, which was not done here. So one is left wondering, "Where is Henri, and will he ever reappear?"
This book was a total disappointment. The first 1/4 of the book was EXCELLENT....After that, it was a stuggle to stay interrested. I am really disappointed with this Patterson book. I hope his others (future releases) are going to be better......
Typical James Patterson. Fast, easy read with interesting twists and turns. In this one a beautiful swimsuit model disappears. Her parents get a mysterious cll that send them to Hawaii to try and find the girl when the local police are at best inept. Reporter and former cop Ben Hawkins is assigned the case and soon finds himself tracking a brutal and very cunning serial killer. The killer continues to stage his killings and Ben finds himself in danger when the killer makes contact with him and wants Ben to write his horrific story.
This one had me squirming on the edge of my seat throughout. Protagonist Ben Hawkins is a former L.A. cop turned reporter and author. While investigating the murder of a younger supermodel Hawkins gets mixed up with a serial killer and is forced to write the killer's tell-all biography. Flawed- yes. Captivating- hell yes!
The ending is a head-scratcher and I admit it threw me for a loop. But when I consider how Patterson and Paetro could have wrapped things up nice and neat, I like the ending even more.
As with most James Patterson's books the book is exciting from start to finish. The major difference in this novel is the truly graphic descriptions of the violence done by one of the characters. I usually have a strong stomach for most things, but this one actually made me queasy more than once. If you don't like graphic violence, this book is not for you.