The Beach House

Narrated by:
Gil Bellows

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
November 2005
6 hours 53 minutes
Jack Mullen is in law school in New York City when the news comes that his brother, Peter, has drowned in the ocean off East Hampton. Jack knows his brother practically grew up in the water, and that this couldn't be an accident. Someone must have wanted his brother dead.But the police say otherwise. As Jack tries to uncover details of his brother's last night, he confronts a maddening barricade of lawyers, police, and paid protectors who separate the wealthy summer residents from local workers like Peter. Motivated by a hundred forms of grief, Jack rallies his hometown friends to help him find the truth of Peter's death - no matter how rich or corrupt the people who stand in their way.Jack's relentless crusade puts him into a head-on collision with one of the most powerful and ruthless men in New York, a man who wipes out resistance with a snap of his fingers. As it unfolds that his brother was involved with some of the richest women and men in America - in ways Jack never imagined - his dream of justice fades. Only if he can somehow beat the rich at their own game will he be able to avenge his brother.
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Valentina Y

The plot kept my interest. But I feel that is mostly due to the superb narration. I didn't find the writing grating. But it also was not clever. This book does move along quickly and has enough twists and turns to keep you interested. Characters are believable and one doesn't roll their eyes at the dialog. But this does not pertain to the ending. It was as disappointing as Bobby Ewing stepping out of the shower--with the "it was all a dream" ending. This is definitely light reading. I am glad I listened to it instead of reading it. It did help the miles pass quickly. Had I read it, I would've felt guilty to give any of my reading hours to this goofy book. I just wanted to try Patterson and see what all the fuss is about. I still don't see what all the fuss is about.

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lori handy

wow took more than have the short book to pick up. I thought it's was never going to have some point and it did end well. I have been reading Patterson for a long time wish the Narrator had some concern in his voice like he finally did in the end.

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