“Swimsuit” – Can’t Put Down Read

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I love to read. I have enjoyed the company of a good book ever since I was a young girl. Mystery and thriller novels are my favorite. I am also an avid reader of political books.

I have a young baby, so I am constantly nursing. I have re-found my love of reading during the feedings.

Recently, I read James Patterson’s Swimsuit. I could not put the book down.

I loved that the novel is written as a non-fiction account of contract serial killer Henri Benoit. Several times throughout the book, I had to remind myself that the book is fiction.

The story begins with mysterious abduction of swimsuit model Kim McDaniels.  Ben Hawkins, a former cop turned crime reporter for the L.A. Times, is sent to Hawaii to cover the story.

Hawkins has no idea that while he has been covering the McDaniels’ story, he has been with the killer the entire time.

An interesting twist of fate or did Benoit plan this the entire time?

Giving Hawkins a “deal he can’t refuse,” Benoit forces Hawkins to ghost write his biography.

Throughout their time together. Hawkins discovers the disturbing, numerous murders through the sick mind of psychopath. Benoit shares his story as a contract serial killer for “the peepers”  and his desire for the unimaginable.

The chapters are very short; three to five pages in length. Because it is written in this manner, it has hard to put the book down. It is a very easy, entertaining, quick read (for 416 pages).

Not for the faint of heart, but excitingfor those who love thrillers.

I am looking forward to reading Patterson’s next novel, The Murder of King Tut: The Plot to Kill the Child King – A Nonfiction Thriller

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