Beach Road: Book summary and reviews of Beach Road by James Patterson & Peter de Jonge

Beach Road
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  • Published in USA  May 2006,
    400 pages.

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Montauk lawyer Tom Dunleavy's client list is woefully small--occasional real estate closings barely keep him in paper clips. When he is hired to defend a local man accused in a triple murder that has the East Hampton world in an uproar, he knows that he has found the case of his lifetime.

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"Fans can only hope that Patterson soon returns to the level he achieved with his Alex Cross series." - Publishers Weekly.

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Rated 1 of 5 of 5 by George Hamilton
One to miss
Given the limitations imposed on discussing the plot, I can only say that this book is a classic example of lazy writing. It's as though the authors decided "Ok, we've got enough pages for an average paperback. It's time to end it.". Then they chose a "surprise" ending. One totally unsupported by their own plot development. You can take my word for it, contact me and ask what I'm talking about or you can totally waste your time and read the book. Is there a rating below "Very Poor"?

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James Patterson & Peter de Jonge Author Biography

After initially being turned down by twenty-six publishers, Patterson's first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number (1976), was published and went on to win the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery Novel. However, it was not until the success of Along Came A Spider (1992) that the former chairman of advertising company J. W. Thompson left to take up writing full time. 

As of 2006 it was estimated that he has sold about 130 million books worldwide.  In North America alone he sold 12 million copies in 2006.  In 2005 he had five consecutive #1 New York Times bestselling hardcovers and is the first author to simultaneously hold the #1 spot on both the New York Times adult and children's bestseller lists.

A prolific author, he has written 18 books in his ...

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