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The Beach House
The Beach House
Author: James Patterson, Peter De Jonge
Jack Mullen is a driven student of the law. His brother Peter is a servant of the rich, parking the cars of the Hamptons' elite -- and perhaps satisfying their more intimate needs as well. Then Peter's body is found on the beach. Jack knows the drowning was no accident, but someone's unlimited power and money have bought the cops, th...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446612548
ISBN-10: 0446612545
Publication Date: 5/1/2003
Pages: 372
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 762 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
It was an entertaining mystery, although a bit far fetched in places. It's an easy read and keeps you interested. I finished it in about a day and a half on vacation.
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Helpful Score: 2
Yet another super-fast-paced thriller by James Patterson!

A young man parking cars at a fancy party is found dead on the beach. The police rule it a suicide, but his family and friends know it was murder. However, the rich and powerful do everything they can to cover up the evidence and the motive. Can his brother bring them to justice?

Patterson knows how to write a interesting story. This legal thriller makes John Grisham look pale in comparison. A definite must-read for those who enjoy a good... no, make that GREAT... legal/murder thriller!!!
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Helpful Score: 2
The story was a quick read and typical of this author. The ending was very unusual and not expected.
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This is (yet another) fantastic book by James Patterson. I used to live on Long Island, and he captures the differences between "the locals" and the "summer people" perfectly. A great murder mystery with lots of twists.
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When police in his hometown dismiss Jack Mullen's brother's drowning death as either an accident or suicide Jack knows something is wrong. His brother was an expert swimmer who knew the local waters well, and the police seem to be going out of their way not to investigate. Jack's own investigation uncovers a life he never knew his bother had... one that some very prominent locals don't want exposed.

A wonderful combination of mystery and legal thriller, the "courtroom" showdown that ends this book is one of the most gripping, and clever, I've read in a while.
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Picked this up at a yard sale... seasoned author but very "adult" material. Yikes! Should have read the back cover more carefully.
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Patterson frightens me to death; if that's your cuppa, you'll like Beach House. P. S. I never finished this book.
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I enjoyed this book but it wasn't as good as some of his others. It did move along quickly, tho. I would rate this a 3/5.