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
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
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!
Predictable, yes. Enjoyable, yes. One of JP's best, no.
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!
Ever since reading Kiss the Girls and the infamous snake scene, I have sworn off James Patterson.
I saw this on my audio library on the new book list and listened to about 60 seconds of the preview. I was hooked by the end of the first sentence. I had no idea it was written by Patterson until that moment.
I just finished this last night and can't say enough about this book! I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. The story started off running and just kept going right until the e...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
While it would have been a much better story had...more
I've complained quite a bit about James Patterson books. I've found that most of the books he co-writes (in which I believe the newbie author writes and he just slaps his name on) to be awful. They are usually full of annoying italics and horrible catch phrases. I pick them up out of habit and I'm usually angry that I wasted my time on them.
This one was much better than the others. Abbie was both likeable...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
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
Enkele minuten nadat Abbie en haar beste vriendinnen uit de privéhelikopter zijn gestapt, betreden ze het meest luxueuze hotel dat ze ooit hebben gezien. Hun presidentiële suite kijkt uit over Monte Carlo en de vriendinnen geven zich over aan zon, sashimi en champagne. Dagenlang leiden ze een leven vol glitter en glamour, dat wordt bekroond met de nacht van hun leven.
Maar de ochtend daarop brengt meer dan alleen een fikse kater: de vriendinnen worden gearresteerd op verdenking van moord en belan
Abbie, Winnie, Serena and Bryah are 4 friends who go away to Monte Carlo for a lavish girly weekend. They enjoy their weekend in high-end casinos, luxurious hotels and night clubs but after partying onboard a private yacht they awake to being surrounded by the French Police a...more
A gal from the office decided to start a monthly book club (and like most book clubs, it'll be a monthly excuse for drinks with the girls. Yay booze!), and this was our first pick, drawn at random from secret ballot suggestions.
Reasons I Figured I Wouldn't Like This Book:
A) Patterson & Co publish approximately 829377292 books a year and they all read pretty much the same.
B) Books written in first person usually end up annoying me.
C) Books with female leads set current day usually make me...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
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
The four women find themselves on trial under charges of conspiracy, murder, an...more
3 friends who have a lot of money and the one with the most gets her
husand to give them a 4 day holiday in Monte Carlo. This is 4 days at
the finest hotel in the presidential suite. All afternoon of the first
day they parade around the pool in their little bikini's. In the
evening they head for the casino where they meet 4 guy's and after a
night of heavy drinking they wind up on someone's yacht. In the morning
they wake up surround...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
Two of the...more
First of all, the awesome:
In general, the characters were very well developed and written. The narrator, Abbie Elliot, is wonderful. She's super strong, very brave, snarky, smart, clever, broken, imperfect, but loveable all the same. She was perfect for the protagonist. At first I thought Patterson was going to pull the "Switch-Point-of-View-Every-Chapter" thing, and I was relieved when most of the book was...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 Patterson title. In the past three years, James has sold more books than any other author (according...more