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The Beach House
The Beach House
Author: James Patterson, Peter de Jonge
Jack Mullen is in law school in New York City when the shocking news comes that his brother Peter has drowned in the ocean off East Hampton. Jack knows his brother and knows this couldn't be an accident. Someone must have wanted his brother dead. — But the powers that be say otherwise. As Jack tries to uncover details of his brother's last night,...  more »
ISBN: 807
Publication Date: 2002
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Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed The Beach House on + 85 more book reviews
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.
ilovedale3 avatar reviewed The Beach House on + 524 more book reviews
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!!!
Founder-PBS avatar reviewed The Beach House on + 25 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
The story was a quick read and typical of this author. The ending was very unusual and not expected.
nascargal avatar reviewed The Beach House on + 352 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
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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Helpful Score: 1
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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