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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
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Published June 29th 2009 by Little, Brown and Company
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Amy I agree with you David. I am halfway through the audio and it is god-awful. If the graphic raping and killing of women isn't enough, the women being…moreI agree with you David. I am halfway through the audio and it is god-awful. If the graphic raping and killing of women isn't enough, the women being doormats is even worse. ("What are you doing with that big butcher knife?") Is this the same guy who writes the Women's Murder Club with four strong heroines? All these women are coddled and protected by men. (less)
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Michael
Aug 17, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
No spoilers. :)

Swimsuit is the latest book James Patterson has written. I wish I could say that I've read all of his books like many other faithful reviewers, but truthfully, I've only read about ten. But from my experience with Patterson and his slew of coauthors, I know that his books tend to grab on to you from the beginning, lead you through a suspenseful and twisty storyline, and let you off safely at the end. They aren't very thought-provoking or seen as classics, but they are fun reads, i
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John
Good enough that I was able to finish it, but bad enough that I had to get myself half drunk in order to do so. SWIMSUIT is a typical Patterson novel. It's somewhat less predictable than I expected, but the storyline is a whole lot clunkier. SWIMSUIT is a novel that seems to reinvent itself every fifty pages. Just when you think you've gotten the hang of it, it switches gears and becomes something different: It's torture porn! Oh wait, it's a daughter-in-peril kidnap story! No, it's private dete ...more
Shawnasea
I HATE James Patterson. I only picked this book up because I felt the need to look at one more piece of evidence before I wrote him off indefinitely. It took less than 100 pages for me to stand by my original impression.

Here is an example of WHY I hate James Patterson: "He looked like the actor from the latest James Bond movie, Daniel Craig"

And another, albeit this one is paraphrased: "They slept heel to heel in their Sleep Number bed."

And that's just the way he writes. It's like freakin' produc
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Manfred Leong
Sep 12, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
First off, what can you expect from a writer who churns out books faster than any artist or singer? badly written ones. Swimsuit is no exception. Frankly, if i can give negative stars I would.

Characters lack depth. Plot lacks twists. Storytelling lack excitment. Structure of the whole story is imbalanced. Climax is no where to be found. Ending was rushed. Makes you feel that the author just stopped caring and just want to end it so he can make his money.And worse of all, you won't know who is th
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Joe Wisniewski
I generally like pretty much anything I read. It is hard to tell how much of this book was really Patterson and how much was Paetro.

So, the general underlying theme of this whodunit is pretty gruesome ... which was actually not a huge turnoff. However, the plot development just seemed to lose steam. Almost like the authors ran out of time and couldn't pull it all together in any way that was, at best, anti-climactic. It kind of reminded me of the ending of the movie remake of "War of the Worlds"
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Heather
May 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
WOW! I know I say this about alot of James Patterson books but this one takes the cake for sure. I had my nose in the book for hours. I got the book out from the library and I had 7 days to read it. I read it in 5 days. It was outstanding. The book just kept you on your seat. You could visualize everything going on. I don't want to wreck anything for you by reading my review but this is a must read. I thought the ending was perfect and that the book was complete. Extremely well written. I would ...more
Michael Shore
Jul 06, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The fact that it took me so long to read a Patterson book was the first clue.

Swimsuit really has nothing to do with this book. And this book has nothing to do with anything it tries to do. It wants to be something, and it almost starts to become something, but then it drags, and it ends suddenly and who gives a dang at the end? Not ME.

Words, words, words, and more words. Promises of a book that never showed up. Enough with the dual authors Jimbo. Time to write your books by yourself and make a
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Wayne Wilson
Nov 02, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If I could give this book negatives stars I would. This is the worst book I have ever finished. The violent pornographic killing of a young woman left me sick to my stomach and left an image in my mind I wish terribly was not stuck. I should have put the book down (stopped listening) right then but I felt compelled to bring the evil doer to justice.

Do not read or listen to this book. Although I have never seen any of the movies it is probably a Saw like vehicle to shock and awe the reader. I was
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SUSAN   *Nevertheless,she persisted*
Since I felt that the chance of this book improving was slim to none,I cried "Uncle" at 46%.
This was dull read for me. There was no suspense,the characters were lackluster,the writing was....meh.
How can you have a psychological thriller with such a boring evildoer?? I read psychological thrillers to get the Dr.Lector experience. A well conceived villain should rattle you,they should be frightening, make you ill at ease.
I know this will sound creepy but he lacked finesse,he lacked that element
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Kirsty
Jul 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. Patterson's pairings with other authors so far have been ok, but not up to the standard of his two series of books - Alex Cross and Womens Murder Club. This one though, was definitely up there with the best of them.

Kim McDaniels, a swimsuit model, disappears on a shoot in Hawaii and when the police have no leads her parents fly out to try to find their daughter themselves. On arrival they meet Ben, a crime reporter and part time novelist, who has flown in from LA. Ben then get
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