Thursday, September 3, 2009

Swimsuit - James Patterson

James Patterson co wrote Swimsuit with Maxine Paetro. They have teamed up before on a number of the Women's Murder Club series.

This time they have produced a truly terrifying villain. Beautiful young women are being horrifically murdered by a madman who shares his kills via film with his wealthy benefactors.

Kim McDaniels goes missing at a swimsuit photo shoot in Hawaii. Her parents enlist the help of former cop turned journalist Ben Hawkins. Can they find her before the maniac finishes with Kim? But the killer finds Ben first and ......

Swimsuit is trademark Patterson, short chapters that end with cliff hangers, compelling you to read another page or listen to another chapters.

I did listen to this in audio format. Christian Rummel was the reader. He used two totally different voices for the main characters. Ben's voice has an earnest trustworthy tone and timbre, while the voice used for the killer is truly sinister. It's all the more evil in tone for it's quietness.

Fair warning - there is some explicit sex and violence in this book.

Listen to an excerpt of Swimsuit.


Serena said...

Wow...this sounds dark! Thanks for the review.

bermudaonion said...

Patterson does use that same formula, but I find his books hard to put down once I start them!

Alyce said...

It doesn't surprise me about the sex and violence - the cover seems to be enough of a warning (at least for the sexual content). I definitely have to be in the right mood to read this sort of book.