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Renewing their collaborative efforts, James Patterson and Brendan DuBois present readers with an intense and thrilling read in this new standalone novel. Working a military investigation angle, the authors do more than pump up the US Military, able to spin a mystery like few others I have read of late. In a small Georgia community lies a large house, referred to by locals as the Summer House. However, after seven civilians, including one child, are slain there, the moniker Murder House seems a b...
I like reading James Patterson books and I love his idea of trying new ways to get people reading. This book was easily digestible even with little military knowledge. It has good twists and turns that are always leading to the finale. As I approached the last few chapters I could feel the tension increasing. Thinking “How will this all play out?”. It was a steep climb to the top of this roller coaster but the drop to the finale was all I wanted it to be. What a fun ride.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Not bad at all. A quick, fascinating read that reads like a small town southern mystery. I actually enjoyed this one more than I thought I would. It had a great pace with some complexity in the plot and characters. Recommend thriller fans this book.
This is what happens when I decide to read something based off the cover. I didn’t read the synopsis & thought I was getting something completely different. I was not expecting a military thriller but that’s what I got. Nothing wrong with that except I’m more into psychopaths & serial killers 🤣
Great book! A page turned that keeps you guessing up until the end!
I’ve always been a fan of James Patterson and this book is another one of his greats! I couldn’t put it down!
Was very disappointed in this one. Seven people are executed in a remote house, falling into disrepair. All evidence points to a rogue Army special ops team, known as the Ninjas, except that they are too good to have been so easily caught. An investigative team is sent from Quantico, and begins to unravel the loose threads, even as the evidence and witnesses are disappearing fast. The investigative team is the highlight, especially Major Jeremiah Cook (ex-NYPD), who has to face his demons by hea...
One could be forgiven for momentarily thinking that a book titled THE SUMMER HOUSE involves bodies passionately bouncing off of each other over the course of a week or two in June. James Patterson and Brendan DuBois’ novel is anything but that. Yes, there are bodies bouncing throughout the book, but not in the carnal sense. What we have here is a thriller from beginning to end, wrapped around the nugget of an intriguing and puzzling mystery. The Summer House was originally conceived, constructed...
I had a very hard time getting into this book. It was slow going and kind of boring to me. It did get interesting the last several chapters.
Great story that hooked me from the start. I hope this becomes a series. Really like the CID characters.
One of the better James Patterson books in a long time! It moved along quickly. There were a couple of twists. A decent read!
Excellent, excellent book! One of Patterson’s best. From the beginning there’s action and it continues throughout the book. I know it’s fiction, but I also know how some in the Deep South are and with the way things are right now in the US, there’s proof it all isn’t made up. It really can and does happen on occasion. This starts in Quantico, goes to Georgia, over time Afghanistan, and back to Savannah. Not the perfect ending but good enough after what all has gone on. Definitely worth reading.
Told from several viewpoints, main character Major Jeremiah Cook’s first name is rarely mentioned and his POV is written in first person/present tense.Sullivan County is bristling with intrigue, corruption, politics, a gruesome murder, setups, and setups on top of setups and connections to Army Rangers, military CID, Washington DC and the CIA. Pretty good for a Patterson and co-author.
Patterson doesn’t fail to disappoint in his latest thriller. Complete with dirty politics, murder, and coverups, a must read! Stayed up late reading and got up early to see how it ended. Superb!!
I am so amazed by this book! Very good story kept me on the edge of my seat. Hoping that James Patterson keeps this up!
I haven't read Patterson in a while since it seems his co-author does most of the writing. However I could not put this book down. If you were or are in the military, you will enjoy it even more.
I enjoyed reading this book. It had a good story to it. I liked the variety of characters in it. It was a well written book. It took me longer than normal for a james patterson book to read as some of the chapters were long but a good book to read overall.
This book feels different than your normal Patterson book. Maybe the coauthor’s voice is more in this one. Enjoyed it. The last 100 pages were super fast paced.
I usually like James Patterson's books. This one was a huge disappointment. I didn't like the characters, the plot, or all the army stuff. This was not the book I was hoping to read. I suppose if you like military thrillers, you might like this one. I didn't.
I thought all the characters in the small, rural, Southern town were all stereotypes. I liked the characters on the crime-solving team, but the mystery was pretty easy to figure out.
Must read . James Patterson is one amazing author. Love reading his books. Such a page turner. Couldn't put the book down. 🙌🙌🙌
I always loved books by James Patterson. He didn't disappoint. I've already recommended several friends they need to get this book.
What an interesting read. We get many different perspectives from the main characters in this book. Major Cook is an injured vet who is also an ex-NYPD officer. He leads this merry band of CID investigators who have formed a new task force. York, Sanchez and Pierce round out the main players. Each has their own strength that they bring to the group. York is the only female and Sanchez seems to give her a hard time throughout this book. When they get assigned the Summer House murders and arrive i...
This book starts with a bang, literally and figuratively. We are witness to the murders of seven people inside a house called The Summer House, a historical house in Georgia. What seems like an open and shut case is so much more complicated. I was expecting more of a local murder mystery but I really enjoyed all of the military references. The characters had so much depth from the main investigative team to the locals. My frustration and tension were building throughout the book as I worried wha...
This book had more depth, more characters to be remembered, more character development and more twists and turns than many of his other books. The reader becomes involved in the story (four Army Rangers, an elite group) accused of wrong doing in Afghanistan and again in a small town in Georgia USA. While all the evidence for the grizzly murders point to the four Rangers, a group from CID begins to unravel the mystery - with witnesses disappearing, a Ranger committing suicide, and a trip to Afgha...
SUPER good story! I liked this book MUCH more than "Along Came a Spider." I'm glad I gave Patterson another chance. ;) I loved the pace of this book, the characters, and the way everything slowly unfolded. There were only a few F-Bombs, which I appreciated, and otherwise, it was fairly clean. I can see how a few aspects of this book might be highly unlikely, but overall it was an intriguing story and I was engrossed the entire time. The ending was a bit of a bummer for me, though, I thought it c...
DisappointingI can't say Brendan DuBois is the kind of author I who's style I enjoy. The book title The Summer House is misleading. This book isn't centered on a vacation house. Rather the house was an introductory device to lead into an investigation by a military Crime Investigation Division or DID just one of the many military acronyms in this book. Although it's a military mystery the setting is rural Georgia. The characters are almost cliche. The crusty head of the unit, Major Cook; Special...
The Summer House by James Patterson was well written and produced a good plot line, but the blatant stereotypes killed my joy. The premise of the book is a diverse group of Army investigators are following up on a local 7 person homicide in a rural Georgia town with all the evidence pointing to the Army. It read like an episode of The Dukes of Hazard. Of course, all the towns people were racist. Not only were they cartoonishly concerned about an Indian family owning a convenience store, they cal...