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!!!
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.
Patterson could have written this book without the help. I like Patterson's style and move-along plots. This plot however, with the autopsy on Peter's body getting passed off as a drowning-suicide, was a disappointment. The rich buy the courts, but not with the kinds of evidence the coroner presented. The ending really frosts the cake when they have their "Kangaroo Court" in the abandoned Beach house over a two-day span. Since it wasn't terrible, I gave it three stars.
This story was SO_O_O_O GOOD! It moves along quickly and the very short chapters keep you wanting to read "just one more chapter"(kind of like trying to eat 'just one more potato chip'!!) It really keeps you guessing! I really enjoyed this book!
A law student in NY finds out his brother, who is an excellent swimmer, has drowned in the ocean off of the East Hamptons. A legal thriller that is fast paced culminating in a shocking finale. I thoroughly enjoyed the book as I do all of James Pattersons books.
Excellent book! Its about a young man in law school who is notified that his brother has drowned in the ocean off East Hampton. Since his brother grown up around water, he knows it isn't an accident... and the story unfolds as he tried to find out exactly what happened... it really has a surprise ending!!!
When Jack is told that his brother Peter has drowned, he knows foul play is involved. Peter may have been a playboy, but he'd never have been swimming in the ocean that night. Jack's investigation has him colliding with one of the most powerful and ruthless men in New York. This is a breathtaking legal thriller of deceit and revenge.
This book was well written. I appreciated the fact there were few swear words. I don't usually read books that have to do with murders, but this one held my attention and made me want to read more of the like. Good story-telling - surprise ending.
With four page chapters and countless moments of suspense The Beach House proves to be a read. At a celebrity filled Hamptons party a valet goes missing and is later found washed up on shore. The dead man's brother, Jack, suspects foul play and enters the dangerous game of uncovering the truth. He later finds out he is messing with some powerful people who take all necessary measures to keep the evidence a secret. A few deaths, some incriminating photographs, and a kidnapping later, we enter a very unique trial dealing with the good vs. evil and rich vs. poor battles. The Beach house is a page turner filled with celebrity name drops, murder, love, and deception.