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Guilty Wives Paperback – Sep 18 2012
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PRAISE FOR JAMES PATTERSON
"The prolific Patterson seems unstoppable."―USA Today
"James Patterson knows how to sell thrills and suspense in clean, unwavering prose."―People
"Patterson's novels are sleek entertainment machines, the Porsches of commercial fiction, expertly engineered and lightning fast."―Publishers Weekly
About the Author
James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
Top Customer Reviews
I have not read anything recently by either author so I can't judge this book by any past books of theirs. All I can say about Guilty Wives is `wow'. If anyone is looking for something that will keep your brain engaged and keep you on the edge of your seat, then I cannot recommend this book enough.
If just one tenth of what these authors wrote about Frances legal system is correct, then I have to really thank God for ours, no matter how it can seem unfair to some people at times. This was a very fast-paced novel written in the first person. Everything is seen through the eyes of Abbie Elliot and I think that this creates a wonderful tension throughout the entire book and especially through the courtroom scenes and her incarceration.
Abbie and her three close friends are going away for a girl's weekend in Monte Carlo. They are rich and very privileged women. They have also been somewhat mistreated by their husband's, and in one instance even abused, so that gives them a bit of leeway to act as they did when first arriving in Monte Carlo. In the first part of the book, leading up to their arrest and for even a time afterwards, you will not feel that you will ever come to like or sympathize with them. You may even feel contempt for them as I did, until the the horrors of what they are facing starts and the unspeakable happens. Now they are involved in a murder investigation and implicated in the murder of a high powered person, one I would never have thought to be in a position TO be murdered!
The fast pacing, wonderful descriptions and well-written trauma bring to life what is most likely every persons nightmare.Read more ›
Usually I have a hard time concentrating on the audio versions... call it short attention span... but this book held my attention from the start.
Great narrating, and love the use of french accents... so cute.
The drama and suspense pick up right away, I mean a woman may spend the rest of her life in jail... and the things she goes through, while remembering what her life was... how can you not get pulled in?!
Imagine how frightening it would be to be incarcerated in a foreign country. I know, right?!
I was surprised by the ending too.... definitely not how I thought it would turn out. Glad it did though, made it so much sweeter!
I definitely want to read this one again in print. It's worth it!
Most recent customer reviews
The french dialogue is not a accurate.
This fiction about trust in a couple is not really a fiction. Read more
Not up to the usual James Patterson standard. Beginning good - ending good - middle to drawn out.Published 22 months ago by Mel
I DONT LIKE PREVIEWS YOU JUST GET INTERESTED AND THEN ITS OVERPublished 24 months ago by Joyce Smith
love james petterson and this is on great read. again if you haven't read a james Patterson book pick this one up and start "he is a great writer."Published on Dec 1 2013 by lucinda comeau
It was one of the best books in recent memory that I have read. Very difficult to put the book down.Published on Nov. 6 2013 by Mitch
Maybe I'm getting tired of reading him, but this was an OK book but not great. More of a used buy than a new one.Published on Sept. 25 2013 by Geordie A.
Keeps you wanting to read more. First book that I read of james Patterson now I want to read more!Published on July 9 2013 by teresajb