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Bikini (Spanish Edition) by James Patterson

Bikini (Spanish Edition) (original 2009; edition 2009)

by James Patterson

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  FY | Apr 25, 2012 |
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Swimsuit is another her fast paced novel by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.

A good quick read with a plot which we only can hope has not and does not happen.
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  DCarlin | Jan 22, 2016 |
Not a very good story at all. Unless you are a die hard fan of James Patterson, or looking for an extremely simple beach read, stay away. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
Ben Hawkins travels to Hawaii to cover the disappearnce of swimsuit model Kim MacDaniels. Ben is soon drawninto the web of a serial killer who wants Ben to write his autobiography. The story is pretty guesome in spots and the writing wasn't the greatest. An okay suspense read. ( )
  RachelNF | Jan 15, 2016 |
I found this novel hard to put down, even if it wasnt at all what I was expected. I was thinking Id see a story about a woman who has been abducted and murdered. Sure, it starts out that way, but it goes on a tangent about a newspaper journalist and the murderer. It ends mostly how to you expect, with a twist. So, although I didnt exactly get what I paid for, I got something almost as satisfying. ( )
  trigstarom | Sep 19, 2015 |
My second book by James Patterson and I am not disappointed. I actually listened to the audio for this book and found myself drawn into the story from the very beginning.

This book is about the murder of a swimsuit model and the person who committed the crime. You hear the story and the murders that he commits and has committed before. You don't know what is actually truth and what is fiction about the guy. He is a psychopath!!

Even the ending was one surprise and it makes you wonder. So glad I decided to listen to this book. ( )
  crazy4reading | May 26, 2015 |
This story starts in Hawaii with a missing swimsuit model. Girls are being found dead not only in Hawaii but other parts of the United State, France, Germany, Thailand, and other countries as the killer travels all over the world. This is a fast read. ( )
  love2cook | Feb 4, 2014 |
SUMMARY: Syd, a breathtakingly beautiful supermodel on a photo shoot in Hawaii, disappears. Fearing the worst, her parents travel to Hawaii to investigate for themselves, never expecting the horror that awaits them.LA Times reporter Ben Hawkins is conducting his own research into the case, hoping to help the victim and get an idea for his next bestseller. With no leads and no closer to uncovering the kidnapper's identity than when he stepped off the plane, Ben gets a shocking visit that pushes him into an impossible-to-resist deal with the devil.A heart-pounding story of fear and desire, SWIMSUIT transports readers to a chilling new territory where the collision of beauty and murder transforms paradise into a hell of unspeakable horrors.
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
Fast read. Short chapters. A book about a Serial Killer and peepers (people who pay for the kill and view his killings for pleasure). ( )
  Sandraelaine | Aug 31, 2013 |
Poorly written, pure schlock. Like a movie that only has special effects and nothing else. Couldn't finish it. ( )
  mike88doyle | May 12, 2013 |
This is a very fast-paced and enthralling thriller. It's a real page-turner and kept me in a non-stop running through up until the very last page. The very short chapters make it easy to switch between the different locations and settings which are connecting in the end. Also it was soon obvious who are the good guys and who are the evil ones. Nevertheless all the twists and turns made me guessing how the plot will be ending.
The first half of the story takes place on Hawaii whereas the second half goes really international. The story shows how human mentality can be really evil and dangerous. ( )
  Ameise1 | Apr 21, 2013 |
Loved it! ( )
  lallycow | Feb 11, 2013 |
Written in a combination of 1st person from an involved journalist/former cop and third person narrative, this James Patterson crime thriller also attempts to put us in the head of a serial killer for hire. Changing view points can be a little confusing; a lesser writer would have problems pulling it off. Henri (allegedly not his real name) is contracted by a group he calls "the peepers" to creatively film himself having sex with young victims, then killing them. Paid well, including world-wide travel in search of victims, Henri finds he can up-sell the value of his "work" by embellishing the story. In the case of Kim, a prominent supermodel, the enhanced story includes her parents and the media coverage.

Among the media is Ben, a writer from the LA Times. Henri is somewhat a master of disguise, and Ben meets him several times without ever really knowing. Henri, meanwhile, knows a little of Ben, and soon Ben is giving an offer he can't refuse..the opportunity to write Henri's memoir.

Henri is a formidable, evil character, and his employers are despicable beyond belief. For an ex-cop, though, Ben doesn't seem to able to help himself or his girlfriend (and perhaps prevent other victims) once approached by Henri. Eventually, justice is served, but the ending comes a little rushed and confused. ( )
  JeffV | Jul 1, 2012 |
Engrossing CD book for long drive. I did not like the short chapters - over 100 - which the narrator constantly was reciting after barely 30 seconds of dialog - not format I think adds any value to the book. Plot is different and inventive especially the killer's adapting to situations and changes and bringing the reporter into the danger. ( )
  ZachMontana | Aug 22, 2011 |
Kim, a breathtakingly beautiful supermodel on a photo shoot in Hawaii, disappears. Fearing the worst, her parents travel to Hawaii to investigate for themselves, never expecting the horror that awaits them.

LA Times reporter Ben Hawkins is conducting his own research into the case, hoping to help the victim and get an idea for his next bestseller. With no leads and no closer to uncovering the kidnapper's identity than when he stepped off the plane, Ben gets a shocking visit that pushes him into an impossible-to-resist deal with the devil.

You know what you are going to get with a JP novel. This is a stand alone rather than one that belongs to a set. I prefer at the moment the stand alone ones as I feel that his series books have gone a bit stale.

There are plenty of thrills and gore, this book is very gory indeed ! However I felt that the second half of this book was not as good as the first and was getting a little fed up with it.

Would I recommend James Patterson and this book: Well yes if you have never read any of his book at all, but if like me you have read them nearly all, then well he’s done better. ( )
  tina1969 | Feb 1, 2011 |
The novel starts mid tempo with typical sexy girl abduction. Mild details are sufficient to the plot. The women are young, the psycho killer is predictable. The writer could have made the story more graphic without becoming overtly erotic. ( )
  PrisonLib | Jan 27, 2011 |
Patterson is an incredibly prolific author and Swimsuit is a proof he's not out of ideas just yet. Although it's another story following a psychopath the story shifts in to a clever and fresh approach about a third of the way through. A real 'huh?' moment that creates a real page turner. Patterson's hallmark narrative style always helps to keep the action flowing and the some unpredictable story twists add extra flair. That all noted, Swimsuit is at heart a simple story and some of the elements are a little tired, the characters rather two dimensional. For a quick blast though, it's ideal. ( )
  SonicQuack | Dec 15, 2010 |
Swimsuit was written by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro and it was the best Patterson I've read in quite a while. A psychopathic serial killer who goes by the name of Henri Benoit (amongst other names and identities) viciously rapes and kills a swimsuit model in the beginning of the novel. To make matters worse, he is being paid to kill at random and film his evil deeds for super rich clients all over the world.

The hero of the book is a former cop turned reporter, Ben Hawkins who has been told to fly to Hawaii and report on the missing model. He unwittingly becomes involved in the case himself when the killer confronts him to ghost write his story or become his next victim.

If you keep in mind this is a James Patterson and allow yourself to enjoy the short chapters, quick pace, and violence and leave any expectations at the door for deep character development and poignant prose Swimsuit is a quick, easy and entertaining crime thriller. ( )
  Carpe_Librum | Dec 9, 2010 |
I feel compelled to comment since there are bad reviews. This book isn't that bad. I like the author and was interested in the premise. I admit that after a while it is a little predictable, but it was entertaining enough to hold my attention. ( )
  bookworm805 | Dec 7, 2010 |
Very disapointing. Normally a fan of James Patterson, this book just was boring.
  merridithlea | Nov 24, 2010 |
A friend left this with me and I was curious to see what she was reading. It was a piece of trash. ( )
  pjjackson | Sep 22, 2010 |
i was disappointed. i expected to give it a higher rating. ( )
  spvaughan | Sep 9, 2010 |
A good example of a co-authored book destroying the name of the main author. ( )
  Alaric.Adair | Aug 17, 2010 |
This was an absolutely terrible book. I've been a Patterson fan but I think he is trying too hard and his best years are behind him not matter how many othr authors he teams up with. I resent the fact that he wasted my time when I could have been reading so many other good books.

The reasons this book was so bad starts with absolutely disgusting graphic descriptions of murders and tortures which Makes you want to hurry to get past the bulk of it to get on with the capture and conclusion. It appears the conclusion was written because he wove the story to a place where a reasonable conclusion shouldn't have been expected. It left me empy which is I believe where Patterson story telling has wound up. I'm done wasting my money on anymore Patterson books.
  tjohnsonsr | Aug 8, 2010 |
Story was "eh", graphic and seemed to end somewhat abruptly. ( )
  she_climber | Aug 6, 2010 |
I enjoyed reading Swimsuit. The violence was a bit over the top so probably not a great choice for the faint of heart. Excellent page turning suspense, but the ending could have been better. I’m one of those readers that need more closure than what was provided. ( )
  C.Ibarra | May 13, 2010 |
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