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Monday, August 8, 2016

My Goodreads.com Review of James Patterson’s The Beach House

After reading James Patterson’s The Beach House, I admit I need to diversify my reading. In the meantime, check out my thoughts on the book at Goodreads.com or right here:

The Beach House The Beach House by James Patterson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I committed the sin of judging a book by its cover—or at least picking a book to read by its cover. The Beach House by James Patterson and Peter De Jonge looked like it might offer a little taste of being at the shore inside one of his typical “thrillers.” No such luck, but it was a fairly decent story, easy enough to read (mostly) when we went to the pool. Jack Mullen sets out to prove that his brother didn’t drown, but, in fact, was murdered. The book kind of sets up a battle between the middle class and the rich. It’s not until fairly late that the reader gets a sense—at least I did—that the novel is somewhat of a comment on the sensationalized trials of celebrities like O.J. Simpson, which didn’t quite work. And I was slightly confused by what started as small town justice eventually grabbing the attention of the nation.

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