Friday, January 4, 2008

Beach Road by James Patterson

As I mentioned yesterday, I decided to get Beach Road at the library because I had started to listen to it on my Ipod. I really enjoyed this book and give it a B+.

From Amazon:

Tom Dunleavy has a one-man law firm in America's wealthiest resort town-legendary East Hampton. But his job barely keeps him in paper clips. His clients make a living serving the rich. The billionaires and celebrities swarming the beaches already have lawyers on their payroll. VERY EXPENSIVE Then a friend of Tom's is arrested for a triple murder near a movie star's mansion. Tom knows in his gut that Dante Halleyville is innocent. Dante asks him to represent him in what could be the Trial of the Century. VERY EXCLUSIVE Tom recruits Manhattan superlawyer Kate Costello to help. She's a tough hire, because Kate is his ex-girlfriend-but she agrees. In their search to find who really executed three locals, Tom orchestrates a series of revelations to expose the killer-and what emerges is staggering. VERY EXPLOSIVE The final scenes of this book unveil a truth that will leave readers gasping in shock.

I really liked reading this book more than I did listening to it on my Ipod. I am not exactly sure why, but maybe it is just because I like Mr. Patterson's books so much. They are just so easy to read and most of the time throw me through a loop. They are such fast reads and I love the format of short chapters. I started reading this last night around 5:00 and finished this morning. The ending of this book was really surprising and I didn't see it coming. I was shocked and even talked out loud to myself while I was reading it. My husband kinda looked at me weird and wanted to know why I was talking to myself, but that is just how surprising the ending was. I definitely want to read more of Mr. Patterson's books, but I won't buy any. I read them way to fast and a lot of them are in the taller paperback format that they charge $10.00 for. I think that is just absolutely crazy. I don't understand how they can charge that much.

Anyways, I am not sure what is up next. I have no more library books checked out. I do have one that just came in, Killer Riff, which is part of a series I read that are mostly chick-lit mystery though I feel like reading something from my shelves before I start that one. Plus the library hasn't called me yet so it may not be ready yet. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and happy reading!


javajump said...

Hey Kristie I'm Kristie too. I just started a book blog, thank goodness I didn't try to name my blog the same thing although it is so true! I'll check in on your blog from time to time. Just wanted to say hi, there's not to many Kristies that spell it like we do.

Kristie said...

Welcome! That is strange! Is your full name Kristie? So often it isn't and I like to find others.