Only minutes after Abbie Elliot and her three best friends step off of a private helicopter, they enter the most luxurious, sumptuous, sensually pampering hotel they have ever been to. Their lavish presidential suite overlooks Monte Carlo, and they surrender: to the sun and pool, to the sashimi and sake, to the Bruno Paillard champagne. For four days th...more
This book made me laugh. Probably not in the way JP intended, either. I was laughing at how ridiculous the beginning of this book was...but then it got okay.
A group of four women decide to go on a little vacation to Monte Carlo. Each woman is married, some more happily then others, but not one of them seem to be fully satisfied with their lives. When they get off the plane they decide to lay poolside topless and quickly meet a few men. Then they leave with the men to get a room and have a huge o...more
I WISH THEY MADE THIS INTO A MOVIE, SERIOUSLY!
I mean, it was really an awesome page turner as I finished it within a night, mind you! That's the thing about crime/thriller books. You just can't put it down! :)
I felt the character. I felt Abbie's angst, courage, pain and the eagerness to find the whole truth.
I really enjoyed the way the book flowed and this was an exciting read!
A girls weekend away goes terribly wrong and these ladies end up in a horrific French prison...two of them for life. Abbie is intelligent, and despite her incarceration and constant abuse, she figures out how her night of fun and passion goes wrong.
I loved this book. The suspense built from page one and did not let up until the last page. Great Read!
This is the first book review I have ever done and I'm sorry to say it is not a good review.
I am an avid reader and I have always looked forward to the new James Patterson books. I can't remember ever having a book that I just couldn't finish reading. I think this might be a first for me.
I have always loved reading the James Patterson “Women’s Murder Club” series, the Alex Cross series and I really enjoyed the “Private” series. I could ha...more
Predictable, yes. Enjoyable, yes. One of JP's best, no.
Two of the...more
I tend to be very strict in my ratings (most of the time, I give a book 3 stars, for "I liked it" because it's not often I feel much more than that), but this one was difficult. I was torn between giving the book 3 stars and giving it 4. Going by my usual rating system, I'd give it 3 stars (I finish...more
-- the sexual content near the beginning was too graphic for me
-- the interrogation and trial seemed to go on and on and on, more frustrating than engaging. I ended up COMPLETELY SKIPPING AT LEAST A FORTH OF THE BOOK just to get into the story.
-- I felt several key characters were inconsistent. One example: the lead inspector grills 4 innocen...more
This story is told in the voice of Abbey, one of four wives who are arrested and framed for murder (I'm intentionally leaving out de...more
Guilty Wives by James Patterson and David Ellis
I have not read anything recently by either author so I can’t judge this book by any past books of theirs. All I can say about Guilty Wives is ‘wow’. If anyone is looking for something that will keep your brain engaged and keep you on the edge of your seat, then I cannot recommend this book enough.
If just one tenth of what these authors wrote about Frances legal system is correct, then I have to really thank God for ours, no matter how it...more
I don't want to give away too much of the plot, but this story had me on the edge of my seat and I didn't know what the truth of the s...more
Abbie and her three close friends are going away for a girl's weekend in Monte Carlo. They are rich and very privileged women. They have also been somewhat mistreated by their husband's, and in one instance even abused, so that gives them a bit of leeway to act as they did when first arriving in Monte Carlo. In the first part of the book, leading up to their arrest and for even a time afterwards, you will not feel that you will ever come to like or sympathize with them. You may even feel contem...more
Anyway! Guilty Wives--I get why Patterson sells so well now. The chapters are all pretty short, there's a lot of action-...more
Guilty Wives was different from other books I have read by James Patterson and his numerous co-authors. The exploration of what happens on a girls' weekend gone b...more
No husbands allowed
Only minutes after Abbie Elliot and her three best friends step off of a private helicopter, they enter the most luxurious, sumptuous, sensually pampering hotel they have ever been to. Their lavish presidential suite overlooks Monte Carlo, and they surrender: to the sun and pool, to the sashimi and sake, to the Bruno Paillard champagne. For four days they're free to live someone else's life. As the weekend moves into pulsating discos, high-stakes casinos, a...more
Unfortunately. Because I think this had the basis of a great book. It starts right in the middle, which is unusual in itself - and quite tantalising. But far too many drab pages describing prison (I spent 5 years in a girls' boarding school and didn't need the reminder!)...more
When four best friends take a weekend vacation to Monte Carlo, they each succumb to their unhappy marriages and live a wild and reckless weekend, only to be arrested, arraigned and jailed for the murder of the extremely popular French President and his loyal bodyguard.
The women are repeatedly offered reduced sentences for a signed confession to the murders; however, all four must agree or none will receive the sentence. Refu...more
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The subject of a Time magazine feature called, "The Man Who Can't Miss," James Patterson is the bestselling author of the past year, bar none, with more than 16 million books sold in North America alone. In 2007, one of every fifteen hardcover fiction books sold was a Patter...more