Really enjoyed this book! Unlike many authors, James Patterson's books do not all seem to be cut from the same cookie-cutter format. He surprises once again with Lifeguard. Art theft, double-cross, murder, mystery, romance, twists and turns with characters I enjoyed and wanted to learn more about - I found myself "taking the long way" frequently while I was listening so I could hear more!
While the plot was decent and suspense was good, I thought the main characters were poorly developed, and the book included many lines that seemed more appropriate for a D-rated suspense movie. I found these lines cheesy and slightly annoying. The reader of the audiobook had a dramatic, husky voice, and perhaps I grew tired of that. I considered stopping the book many times but found that it was still an okay way to pass time while in the car.