The Summer House

The Summer House

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Sullivan County, Georgia. One historic lake house. Seven murder victims. Two versions of the truth.... When Army Rangers posted to the local base are implicated in a major crime, the investigating team is led by Major Jeremiah Cook. Sheriff Emma Williams has never worked a multiple homicide, and Cook knows it. And the evidence doesn't fit the secrets he is learning. Unless Cook can convince the locals that the recent crimes are part of a larger mystery, this outsider may never unlock the truth.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2020
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316539555
Characteristics: vii, 433 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: DuBois, Brendan
Call Number: PATTERSON, J


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Feb 25, 2021

One of the best "Patterson" books in a long time. I say "Patterson" because the quality of the books has absolutely no connection to Patterson any more. One has to look at the "co-author", who in this case is extremely good.
Lots of twists/turns right up to the end.

Dec 10, 2020

wow-what a page turner-lots of action with great characters and super story line-I too stayed up late reading this one and totally agree that this is one of his best books ever! You won't be disappointed -it is amazing!!! It is a 4 plus ** on my rating...

Oct 29, 2020

This book is packed with action. When you start, be prepared to not be able to put it down. My husband and my self read it in two settings. Of course, skipped on sleep. Easily the best of Patterson's books. Loved it.

Sep 09, 2020

I’ve been a fan of James Patterson’s books for a while now and this book did not disappoint me. The books plot is a little bit confusing the the beginning and rather slow. It starts off with seven people who are to be executed in a remote house. The people in the remote house claim that they are innocent. When looking at the evidence collected, people believe the crime was committed by a rogue Army special ops team. The police agency decides to send investigation team to find witnesses and evidence. During the investigation, witnesses of the crime seem to be disappearing as if someone is trying to hide the truth. After reading this novel I really liked the character Major Jeremiah Cook. He was very determined and focused on discovering what happened. My only complaint was that near the end of the book, it seemed like the ending was a one page end. It was very rushed and I believe they could’ve written it over a couple more pages. @momo of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Aug 30, 2020

One of the best Patterson books I have read. Great story line and characters, lots of surprises and fun read. Brendan DuBois is the co-author, who probably wrote much of it, but is has all the hallmarks of Patterson's better novels. You've got military criminal investigators, the toll of multiple deployments on our are armed forces, old-style county politics and power brokers, and a horrific murder. Enjoy.

Aug 10, 2020

Somewhat slow start. Jumbled middle. Exciting end and then "flop". Like, what happened to all the bad people?

I've loved Patterson's books. I like that short chapters (keeps me from napping). But he's gotten too many twists and turns involved and sometimes it's hard to keep track of the characters.

For me, I was never sure who these army people were. What race or nationality they were until about the middle (my fault most likely). But it was important to know because of the events taking place.

He has too many ghost writers now and perhaps it's time to call it an end. Let these other writers "buy" the characters. Then we would at least know for sure we are NOT getting a Patterson book and can judge it on it's own merit instead of "his" name.


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