I just finished up the audio book The Murder House by James Patterson and David Ellis.
I like a good murder mystery now and than even though I’d still have to say historical fiction will always be my favorite. This book, did a great job feeding my need change it up for a murder mystery.
I’ve read a few James Patterson books and have never been disappointed. This one didn’t disappoint either. The characters were believable. The plot moved along nicely. I got engaged in the book and didn’t guess the ending. I found myself working to find time to listen and that’s always a sign that I am liking the book.
Here’s what Amazon had to say, “No. 7 Ocean Drive is a gorgeous, multi-million-dollar beachfront estate in the Hamptons, where money and privilege know no bounds. But its beautiful gothic exterior hides a horrific past: it was the scene of a series of depraved killings that have never been solved. Neglected, empty, and rumored to be cursed, it’s known as the Murder House, and locals keep their distance.
Detective Jenna Murphy used to consider herself a local, but she hasn’t been back since she was a girl. Trying to escape her troubled past and rehabilitate a career on the rocks, the former New York City cop hardly expects her lush and wealthy surroundings to be a hotbed of grisly depravity. But when a Hollywood power broker and his mistress are found dead in the abandoned Murder House, the gruesome crime scene rivals anything Jenna experienced in Manhattan. And what at first seems like an open and shut case turns out to have as many shocking secrets as the Murder House itself, as Jenna quickly realizes that the mansion’s history is much darker than even the town’s most salacious gossips could have imagined. As more bodies surface, and the secret that Jenna has tried desperately to escape closes in on her, she must risk her own life to expose the truth–before the Murder House claims another victim.”
Amazon readers give the book 4.4 stars…I will have to agree. It was a good book that I really worked to find time for. If you are a love of “who dun its”, you’ll likely enjoy it too.
2 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: Murder House”
I have this book but I haven’t read it yet. I might have to move it up in the stack. Thanks for the review. pam
I read this book and could not put it down. Nice twist to the end.