The Summer House

The Summer House

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When seven murder victims are found in a small town, the homicide investigation shakes a small-town sheriff to her core in James Patterson's tense thriller.

Once a luxurious southern getaway on a rustic lake, then reduced to a dilapidated crash pad, the Summer House is now the grisly scene of a nighttime mass murder. Eyewitnesses point to four Army Rangers -- known as the Night Ninjas -- recently returned from Afghanistan.

To ensure that justice is done, the Army sends Major Jeremiah Cook, a veteran and former NYPD cop, to investigate. But the major and his elite team arrive in sweltering Georgia with no idea their grim jobs will be made exponentially more challenging by local law enforcement, who resists the Army's intrusion and stonewall them at every turn.

As Cook and his squad struggle to uncover the truth behind the condemning evidence, the pieces just won't fit -- and forces are rallying to make certain damning secrets die alongside the victims in the murder house. With his own people in the cross-hairs, Cook takes a desperate gamble to find answers -- even if it means returning to a hell of his own worst nightmares . . .

Baker & Taylor
Investigating four Army Rangers who have been implicated in the destruction of a luxurious summer lake resort, Army Major and former NYPD cop Jeremiah Cook is stonewalled by local law enforcement and dangerous secrets.

& Taylor

Investigating four Army Rangers who have been implicated in the destruction of a luxurious summer lake resort, Army Major and former NYPD cop Jeremiah Cook is stonewalled by local law enforcement and dangerous secrets. 500,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2020
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780316539555
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY PAT
Characteristics: vii, 433 pages ;,25 cm
Additional Contributors: DuBois, Brendan - Author


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Oct 29, 2020

This book is packed with action. When you start, be prepared to not be able to put it down. My husband and my self read it in two settings. Of course, skipped on sleep. Easily the best of Patterson's books. Loved it.

Sep 09, 2020

I’ve been a fan of James Patterson’s books for a while now and this book did not disappoint me. The books plot is a little bit confusing the the beginning and rather slow. It starts off with seven people who are to be executed in a remote house. The people in the remote house claim that they are innocent. When looking at the evidence collected, people believe the crime was committed by a rogue Army special ops team. The police agency decides to send investigation team to find witnesses and evidence. During the investigation, witnesses of the crime seem to be disappearing as if someone is trying to hide the truth. After reading this novel I really liked the character Major Jeremiah Cook. He was very determined and focused on discovering what happened. My only complaint was that near the end of the book, it seemed like the ending was a one page end. It was very rushed and I believe they could’ve written it over a couple more pages. @momo of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Aug 30, 2020

One of the best Patterson books I have read. Great story line and characters, lots of surprises and fun read. Brendan DuBois is the co-author, who probably wrote much of it, but is has all the hallmarks of Patterson's better novels. You've got military criminal investigators, the toll of multiple deployments on our are armed forces, old-style county politics and power brokers, and a horrific murder. Enjoy.

Aug 10, 2020

Somewhat slow start. Jumbled middle. Exciting end and then "flop". Like, what happened to all the bad people?

I've loved Patterson's books. I like that short chapters (keeps me from napping). But he's gotten too many twists and turns involved and sometimes it's hard to keep track of the characters.

For me, I was never sure who these army people were. What race or nationality they were until about the middle (my fault most likely). But it was important to know because of the events taking place.

He has too many ghost writers now and perhaps it's time to call it an end. Let these other writers "buy" the characters. Then we would at least know for sure we are NOT getting a Patterson book and can judge it on it's own merit instead of "his" name.

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