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Swimsuit (James Patterson and Maxine Paetro) - Review

Swimsuit (James Patterson and Maxine Paetro) - Review

Swimsuit (James Patterson and Maxine Paetro) - Rating

Author:  James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Publisher: Century
Publication Year: 2009
ISBN: 9781846052620
Pages: Hardcover, 416 pages



A swimsuit supermodel disappears on a photo shoot in Hawaii. Her parents travel to Hawaii in order to investigate and find their child. They have no idea about the horrors that await them.

A reporter (former police officer) is looking into the matter on his own. He wants to help the victim but there are no leads.

More murders take place confirming the fact that there is a serial killer behind the murders. But there are no clues.

What happens when Ben receives a shocking visit from someone and is offered an impossible-to-resist deal with the devil? Who is this serial killer and what purpose is behind all the murders? What happened with Kim?

Swimsuit takes you in a violently disturbing journey which will make you shudder at the brutality of the unspeakable horrors.


I had read Private India which was a joint effort of James Patterson and Ashwin Sanghi. That is how I came to know about James Patterson. I found this book in a book fare and the title looked appealing. Since I liked Private India a lot, I had some expectations from this book which were not met.

Swimsuit is intriguing in the first few pages. The basic plot is laid down and the whodunit mystery grabs your attention. But soon, things start falling apart. It becomes painfully scattered. Probably too much killings was not a good idea. Body count keeps increasing and there is not much that is done. It picks up the momentum again in the last hundred pages or so but that’s only worth if you can go through with it till then.

Clearly it was not a fast paced thing. This was my first disappointment. There were times when I even thought of discontinuing the reading. But I’m glad that I was able to finish it because if not anything, Swimsuit is shockingly brutal and shows the true colors of a psycho-serial killer efficiently. The readers get a deep insight into the mind of a ruthless killer. It gives birth to a fear especially because we all know that such people are really living amid us.

I don’t think it will be suitable even for all the crime readers. There are so many ruthless murders and they keep happening frequently giving a little space to the plot. There goes the major problem with the book.

The climax of Swimsuit was hurried I believe and was sort of anti-climactic. That is not exactly how you expect it to be after reading all the gruesome things.

If not anything, Swimsuit is something you can read when you’re not having any other book to read. It’s an average fare at best. If you are looking for a speedy read or you are easily disturbed, you will definitely want to skip this one.

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Amy B
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December 29, 2014 at 1:06 AM delete

Thank you for that review, Anmol.
I will skip it! I don't think I want to know the mind of a psychopathic killer. ((shudder)) and I dislike reading about murder. I would much rather read about something uplifting.
But I love to read book reviews! <3
Amy

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Donna L. Ward
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December 29, 2014 at 3:12 AM delete

Excellent site - Anmol - smart and it looks great - LIke that you review books! This book won't be for me, tho!

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Anmol Rawat
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January 29, 2015 at 3:07 PM delete

He He :D Yeah you should stay away then :)

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