Friday, October 30, 2015

MT Review: The Murder House


I've finished "The Murder House" by James Patterson.

It has an ocean-front view, a private beach -- and a deadly secret that won't stay buried.

No. 7 Ocean Drive is a gorgeous, multi-million-dollar beachfront estate in the Hamptons, where money and privilege know no bounds. But its beautiful gothic exterior hides a horrific past: it was the scene of a series of depraved killings that have never been solved. Neglected, empty, and rumored to be cursed, it's known as the Murder House, and locals keep their distance.

Detective Jenna Murphy used to consider herself a local, but she hasn't been back since she was a girl. Trying to escape her troubled past and rehabilitate a career on the rocks, the former New York City cop hardly expects her lush and wealthy surroundings to be a hotbed of grisly depravity. But when a Hollywood power broker and his mistress are found dead in the abandoned Murder House, the gruesome crime scene rivals anything Jenna experienced in Manhattan. And what at first seems like an open and shut case turns out to have as many shocking secrets as the Murder House itself, as Jenna quickly realizes that the mansion's history is much darker than even the town's most salacious gossips could have imagined. As more bodies surface, and the secret that Jenna has tried desperately to escape closes in on her, she must risk her own life to expose the truth -- before the Murder House claims another victim.

Full of the twists and turns that have made James Patterson the world's #1 bestselling writer, THE MURDER HOUSE is a chilling, page-turning story of murder, money, and revenge.

About the Author


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 300 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. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Product Details
Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (September 28, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316410985
ISBN-13: 978-0316410984

My Review:


Storyline:  No. 7 Ocean Drive is a gorgeous, multi-million-dollar beachfront estate in the Hamptons, where money and privilege know no bounds. But its beautiful gothic exterior hides a horrific past: it was the scene of a series of depraved killings that have never been solved. Neglected, empty, and rumored to be cursed, it's known as the Murder House, and locals keep their distance.

When a Hollywood power broker and his mistress are found dead in the abandoned Murder House, the gruesome crime scene resembles murders in the past.

Jenna quickly realizes that the mansion's history is much darker than even the town's most salacious gossips could have imagined. As more bodies surface, and the secret that Jenna has tried desperately to escape closes in on her, she must risk her own life to expose the truth -- before the Murder House claims another victim.

Romance:  There is not much romance in this book but it is there!  Jenna has two admirers after her affections and she is insanely attracted to one (the bad boy) while the other she only thinks of as a good friend.

She was driving me crazy with her indecisiveness feelings about Noah.  She would believe he was not guilty and then she would change her mind and believe he was!

Villains(s):  The dead villains are very insane and scary but the thing is they know it!  The living villain is even more insane, sadistic and cruel.

If you are paying close attention I know you would be able to figure out who the killer is and why they are doing it.

5/5

Thanks Hachette Book Group Canada for sending me this book to review, greatly appreciated!

1 comment:

Books That Hook said...

Thanks for the review. I'll have to add this one to my TBR.

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