I guess the member who gave this book one star didn't read it.
It is a captivating, excellent thriller with some Stephen King horror.
I found it to be a "can't put down" book with such a surprise ending, it shocked me.
I loved it!
This was a good mystery thriller. I never did figure out what was really going on until the end. Enjoyed this book as I have enjoyed most of James Patterson's books. Good read...
I felt the book was a slow start for me....but I stuck with it & it got good!!! I seem to like all the books Patterson writes with David Ellis. Glad I didn't rush the book & skim thru to the ending!!! 4 stars
Good, involving, twisty murder mystery. Lots of characters to wonder 'who done it'. Great mystery to fall into for a very 'hold your breath' ride. Patterson, and this one with Ellis, does not disappoint, a bit on the gruesome side, but its as expected.
The lowest star rating I have given a Patterson book. I can usually finish one of his books in one day, two at the most because to me they are fast moving but the story line follows a logical progression. Not so with this book, first I didn't, couldn't, develop any liking or disliking to any of the characters and that is a cardinal sin in writing to not pull the reader in to at least one character. I finished it a couple of days ago and as I write this I can't remember the heroine's name I do remember the "Villain's" name but only the first name; Noah. As far as the ending, to me it wasn't any surprise how it developed, the clues were not too hard to get as I read the book. Not too sure if I will read another Patterson book co-authored by David Ellis.
This is the third Patterson book I've read that was co-authored by David Ellis. The first, Invisible was a really good thriller that I enjoyed a lot; however, the second, Mistress was in my opinion one of the worst of Patterson's novels. So I wasn't sure whether The Murder House would be a hit or a miss...well fortunately it was a hit! A real page-turner of a mystery that held my attention from start to finish.
The focus of this thriller is a two-centuries-old, mostly abandoned, creepy house located at No. 7 Ocean Drive in the Hamptons where over the years the owners have committed a string of horrendous murders. Former NYPD detective, Jenna Murphy, is recently hired by her uncle, Landon James, the police chief of Bridgehampton, after Jenna resigned from her position with the NYPD because of being charged with "skimming" evidence (cash and drugs). When Jenna arrives in Bridgehampton, she starts having nightmares about something that happened when she was a little girl. She comes to associate these nightmares with "The Murder House" and something dreadful that occurred there. Then she becomes involved in an investigation into the brutal murders of a Hollywood mogul and his girlfriend whose butchered bodies were discovered in the mansion. Soon other similar murders occur leading Jenna to believe that a serial killer is on the loose. However, one of the townspeople is arrested for the first murders in a seemingly open and shut case. But did he really commit the crimes?
This one kept me guessing as to who the murderer was right up until the end. Patterson/Ellis developed their characters well and kept me turning the pages. One of the best of Patterson's stand alone novels that I would recommend.
Excellent murder and haunted house story. Enjoyed it very much!
I've read almost all of James Patterson's books. This happens to be one of the best. Lots of great characters, lots of mystery and thrills. Keeps you guessing right up until the end. The book was 451 pages and I finished it in record time. Very hard to put down. I didn't find it boring at all. As a matter of fact, I was up half of the night finishing it.
I am sorry that some of you found it a bad read. Normally, Donna and I have similar tastes.
I would rate it a 10 if I could. This gets my five stars.
I could not put this book down.