Swimsuit by James Patterson

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7 Critic Reviews

In just one of many clever twists, Henri proves to be the consummate storyteller. Patterson fans will devour this one in a single sitting.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

THE BEACH...
A breathtakingly beautiful supermodel disappears from a swimsuit photo shoot at the most glamorous hotel in Hawaii. Only hours after she goes missing, Kim McDaniels's parents receive a terrifying phone call. Fearing the worst, they board the first flight to Maui and begin the hunt for their daughter.

...WILL NEVER BE...
Ex-cop Ben Hawkins, now a reporter for the L.A. Times, gets the McDaniels assignment. The ineptitude of the local police force defies belief--Ben has to start his own investigation for Kim McDaniels to have a prayer. And for Ben to have the story of his life.

...THE SAME FOR YOU AGAIN.
All the while, the killer sets the stage for his next production. His audience expects the best--and they won't be disappointed. Swimsuit is a heart-pounding story of fear and desire, transporting you to a place where beauty and murder collide and unspeakable horrors are hidden within paradise.
 

About James Patterson

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James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
 
Published June 8, 2009 by Little, Brown and Company. 417 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Horror. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
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Critic reviews for Swimsuit
All: 7 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 1

Publishers Weekly

Good

In just one of many clever twists, Henri proves to be the consummate storyteller. Patterson fans will devour this one in a single sitting.

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Examiner

Above average
on Jul 13 2009

With short chapters and an engaging story, readers will be turning pages rapidly until there aren’t any left. What longtime Patterson fans will miss, however, is that something special that made early solo efforts like Along Came a Spider...

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Book Reporter

Good
on Jan 23 2011

Although the novel takes place outside of that universe,readers of the series (and everyone else for that matter) will not mind one bit. This is a riveting tale that you’ll want to read from cover to cover.

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Suite 101

Good
on Jun 02 2010

Swimsuit is written with typical Patterson panache. Fast pace, action, drama, twists and turns, form a lethal combination that leaves you breathlessly turning the pages looking for the final, mind blowing climax.

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Zimbio

Good
on Jul 05 2009

A heart-pounding story of fear and desire, SWIMSUIT readers to a chilling new territory where the collision of beauty and murder transforms paradise into a hell of unspeakable horrors.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Below average

The ending certainly lacks Patterson's usual wrap-up style, leaving the reader to wonder, "Is that all there is?" The book will sell on Patterson's name alone, but has little of the quality of his earlier works.

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Gather Books

Good
on Jul 06 2009

A heart-pounding story of fear and desire, SWIMSUIT by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro readers to a chilling new territory where the collision of beauty and murder transforms paradise into a hell of unspeakable horrors.

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