A breathtakingly beautiful supermodel disappears from a swimsuit photo shoot at the most glamorous hotel in Hawaii. Only hours after she goes missing, Kim McDaniels's parents receive a terrifying phone call. Fearing the worst, they board the first flight to Maui and begin the hunt for their daughter.
...WILL NEVER BE...
Ex-cop Ben Hawkins, now a reporter for the L.A. Times, gets the McDaniels assignment. The ineptitude of the local police force defies belief--Ben has to start his own investigation for Kim McDaniels to have a prayer. And for Ben to have the story of his life.
...THE SAME FOR YOU AGAIN.
All the while, the killer sets the stage for his next production. His audience expects the best--and they won't be disappointed. Swimsuit is a heart-pounding story of fear and desire, transporting you to a place where beauty and murder collide and unspeakable horrors are hidden within paradise.
A serial killer with an urge to break into print propels this thriller from bestseller Patterson and collaborator Paetro (4th of July). Ben Hawkins, a former L.A. cop turned reporter and author, travels to Hawaii to look into the disappearance of model Kim McDaniels, who has fallen victim to a sadistic fiend who calls himself Henri Benoit. Ben meets with Kim's distraught parents, but the investigation soon runs into dead ends, even as the body count rises. Back in Los Angeles, Henri gets in touch with Ben, and offers the story of his life and the reasons he continues with his murderous spree. As part of the deal, Henri asks the reporter to write his tell-all book. Ben can't refuse given the killer's threat to his life as well as his girlfriend's. In just one of many clever twists, Henri proves to be the consummate storyteller. Patterson fans will devour this one in a single sitting.
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1 . Could not put it down
Posted April 10, 2010 by Another fan , Mid-MoNot a Patterson virgin but a little inexperienced. It has been a while since I read a Patterson novel and was unable to put it down but was forced to do so a couple of times because the suspense was hurting my soul. I was deathly afraid of what I was going to read next and was (mostly) satsified that what I feared was not as bad as I thought it was going to be. I would recommend this to anyone, Patterson fan or not, it will satisfy your need to play detective.
2 . Worth Reading
Posted October 18, 2009 by Katye , wabashaThis book was not my favorite written by Patterson, but worth reading. It does keep you guessing all the way to then end of the book. I think that is what saves this one. So read on and good luck trying to figure it out!
3 . Over the top
Posted September 12, 2009 by Susan , Bocas Del Toro, PanamaI couldn't wait to get my hands on this new James Patterson book, but it was a disappointment. I thought the gore factor was over the top and there was no real mystery except whether there may be a sequel. Relationship with his girlfriend wasn't developed enough and didn't have enough depth and dimension. I didn't 'feel' Amanda's danger or even care that much. I think I'll stick with Alex Cross and swing back to my other Alex....and Jonathan Kellerman.
4 . Disappointed in Patterson
Posted August 27, 2009 by Ladyanne , MandevilleI have always enjoyed James Patterson's books, but not this one!
If I had not been trapped in an airplane that was delayed on a runway for 3 hours and then followed by a 2 hour 45 minute plane ride, I would have quit reading this book.
5 . Very disappointed
Posted August 21, 2009 by Hoku , Lawai, HawaiiI agree with LaDonna
6 . Horrible
Posted August 19, 2009 by Kealani , Princeville, HIThe absolute worst book I've read in 6 months. No redeeming qualities.
7 . The Best Thriller I've Read In A Very Long Time!
Posted July 31, 2009 by Clare , PThis is the 1st Patterson novel I have read and what a delight! I highly recommend the book if you like to read a cannot put down cover to cover novel. Very impressed w/ Patterson's writing style, he has a new FAN!
8 . Not his best!
Posted July 23, 2009 by LaDonna S. , Moncks CornerThis is not one of Patterson's best books pales in comparison to his Alex Cross series and Maximum series. Way, way out in left field. Only read this if you are a true Patterson fan and you don't care about what and how he writes. No real mystery to the story and nothing to figure out. You know everybody's secret within the first two chapters. If your not dying for Patterson save your money.
Little, Brown and Company
June 27, 2009
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