Book Reviews of The Beach House

The Beach House
The Beach House
Author: James Patterson, Peter De Jonge
ISBN-13: 9780316969680
ISBN-10: 0316969680
Publication Date: 6/10/2002
Pages: 358
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 505 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown
Book Type: Hardcover
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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: 1
THE BEACH HOUSE reveals the secret lives of celebrities in a breathtaking drama of revenge-with a finale so shocking it could only have come from the mind of James Patterson.
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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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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.
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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!
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Great book!
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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.
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Was very well written. Kept my attention througout.
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I only finished this book because I have great self-discipline. The ending was beyond unbelievable. Thank God I had read other Patterson novels prior to this one.
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Possably Patterson's finest work IMHO.
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Another great book..........A family and friends search to find the REAL answer to a murder and the proof that money cant buy everything.
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Excellent
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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!!!
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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.
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Not one of my favorites by James Patterson(too many loose ends)but still a quick read for vacation.
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Very well written. I'm always imressed with writers that don't need gratuitous, graphical sexual references and indiscriminate profanity to make their writings interesting. Bravo!
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This is a fast paced book, very easy to read. The chapters are only two or three pages each.
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Very suspenseful!! I loved it!!
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murder and mystery
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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.
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Another excellent book by James Patterson. 5 star recommendation from me
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A fast and very entertaining read (short chapters). This is one for those who feel that sometimes there is no justice in this world!
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Seems more like the co-author's work than Patterson's, but a quick, nearly mindless read. Implausible, but suspenseful. Takes place on Long Island.
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great light read
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Great patterson book. Enjoy!!
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Was a great read. Didn't want to put it down! Exciting all he way through.
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Great Read!
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It was OK, alittle slow in parts.
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And yet again, another great book by one of America's best authors.
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Keeps you wanting to get to the end.
Great read............
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The Beach House is a breathtaking legal thriller of deceit and revenge with a finale so shocking, it could only have come from the mind of James Patterson.
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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.
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This book was good and I could not decide who did it until close to the end. I didn't like that the man who was killed was a prostitute for wealthy people, should have said that it the description.
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Excellent!
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Very interresting story line. Keep my attention all the way through to the end. Good - Easy read.
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Great reading!
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I did not put the book down until it was finished!
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Good Plot, enjoyable read.
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Good like all Patterson books
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Catches your attention from the beginning and keeps it to the end. I read it in one sitting. Spellbinging.
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I recieved The Beach House From my brother for my birthday three years ago. It has sat on my bookshelf taking up space.. since I have not read the book I do not have a review..
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Pretty good Patterson book.
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Another awesome Patterson mystery! Couldn't put it down.
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A great book. Actually, this was my first Patterson book to read, and I wasn't disappointed at all.
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AWESOME PLOT!
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A definite page turner----An unstoppable tale of love and vengeance among the super-rich and super-ruthless. It is a breathtaking legal thriller of deceit and revenge!
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Good suspenseful read.
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Excellent stroy of revenge and spoiled wealth.
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It has rich people, townies, good guys, bad guys, and twists. If you like Patterson's books set on the "Island", you'll love this one.
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This book was great.
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Another intriguing book by Patterson
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Exciting from first page.
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As always, Patterson comes through!
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Great Patterson novel.
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With dust jacket.
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Excellent!
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WAs very good
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Book has Book Crossing Stickler inside.