Murder in Paradise

Murder in Paradise


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A lawyer survives an attempt on his life, a medical examiner uncovers murders in Napa Valley, and a woman hunts down a killer with her drone in this collection of three pulse-pounding thrillers.

The Lawyer Lifeguard with Doug Allyn: A re you the lawyer who got blown up with his girlfriend? Defense lawyer Brian Lord survived the car bomb that killed his fiancée. Out of work and out of his mind, he takes on a lifeguard job at the beach. But there's one wave he'll never see coming . . .
The Doctor's Plot with Connor Hyde: Abi Brenner is the new medical examiner in the Napa Valley, a dream job in a dream location. But her fairy tale will take a terrifying turn when she uncovers a series of murders -- with one sinister thing in common.

The Shut-In with Duane Swierczynski: A woman who has solar urticaria, an uncommon allergy to the sun, watches the outside world through a flying drone as she is confined to her studio apartment. But when her high-tech toy records a vicious murder, she's determined to track down the killer -- a killer who knows she's being watched.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, ©2018.
ISBN: 9781538730768
Characteristics: 428 pages ;,22 cm.


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Sep 09, 2019

This was so far from what I consider Great Patterson. The second novella was a real disappointment, a bit let down with the ending just as you were beginning to care about the characters. Each one was not what I had expected. Think I will stick with the New York Detective with all the children and the Women's Murder Club. They are much more focused and keep you wanting to know what is going to happen next. I admiure Mr Patterson but sometimes in trying to keep that title of Prolific Writer he adds his name to work that is far below what we admire about him.

Dec 06, 2018

Nicest I can say is the stories are bland.

Nov 16, 2018

These stories were poor from the first page. If Patterson himself would have written them, I would have been very disappointed. However, it's my understanding that Patterson comes up with the concept, maybe even the outline, and the guest authors do the rest. Whose name goes on the cover? Only Patterson, because his name sells. Very disappointed.

Nov 08, 2018

The 3 mysteries in this book were all what I considered good reads. I enjoyed each one, especially since each mystery did not contain the unnecessary foul language that Patterson's novels usually do.

Nov 08, 2018

3 Book in one they are fast reads but not much depth in each story. Prefer full length books.

Jul 21, 2018

I don't always read James Patterson thrillers. My husband told me he recommended this one and I'm so glad he did.

A combo of 3 "novellas," each about 150 pages, and written by Patterson with three different authors. I'm hoping Patterson collaborates with them again.

Each of the three stories was good, but my husband told me that they progressively get better and he, again, was correct. Trust that each of the stories is a "page turner" and you'll want to keep reading. A really good light summer read. Highly recommended.

Jul 13, 2018

There was murder,not so much paradise. 3 mini books in one. The 1st 2 didn't even seem like Patterson. The second story that had an ending that made me feel I wasted my time...that will never be a movie! Not his best work.

OPL_KrisC Jul 07, 2018

Short, fast-paced stories that hold your attention and make you not want to put down the book.

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