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One historic lake house Seven murder victimsFour accused Army Rangers Two versions of the truthOnly one can surviveSullivan County, Georgia, belongs to Sheriff Emma Williams But not when Army Rangers posted to the local base are implicated in a major crime To an elite team of investigators led by Major Jeremiah Cook, the physical evidence Williams swears by presents clues to an entirely different story The small town sheriff has never worked a multiple homicide, and Cook knows it Unless he can convince the locals that the recent crimes are part of a larger mystery, this outsider may never unlock the century of secrets hidden inside The Summer House


10 thoughts on “The Summer House

  1. Matt Matt says:

    Renewing their collaborative efforts, James Patterson and Brendan DuBois present readers with an intense and thrilling read in this new standalone novel Working a military investigation angle, the authors dothan pump up the US Military, able to spin a mystery like few others I have read of late In a small Georgia community lies a large house, referred to by locals as the Summer House However, after seven civilians, including one child, are slain there, the moniker Murder House seems a b Renewing their collaborative efforts, James Patterson and Brendan DuBois present readers with an intense and thrilling read in this new standalone novel Working a military investigation angle, the authors dothan pump up the US Military, able to spin a mystery like few others I have read of late In a small Georgia community lies a large house, referred to by locals as the Summer House However, after seven civilians, including one child, are slain there, the moniker Murder House seems a better fit Under 48 hours after the bodies are discovered, four Army Rangers are arrested and taken into custody Enter the Army Criminal Investigation Division CID and Major Jeremiah Cook When Cook s team is summoned from Virginia, they are tasked with going down to ensure that the Rangers receive the justice they deserve, as well as discover the culpability that may be involved When Cook and his team arrive, they receive cold shoulders from the local sheriff and police force, as well as the local military personnel It would seem that the case is fairly straightforward and anypeople snooping around is an insult to all involved However, Cook has his Army psychiatrist attempt to interview the Rangers to get a better idea of what happened, coming up short as they shut down Soon, one of the Rangers takes drastic measures so as not to share anything The local D.A is happy to move forward, hoping for some capital crimes to boost his notoriety While Cook feels that things are moving along, he cannot help but wonder if he is missing something, as though there isto the story that no one wants to share When his commanding officer is temporarily replaced, Cook is told the team is being sent home and their report will be buried Could there be a cover up involved to ensure no truths see the light of day Working on a hunch and without permission of his superiors, Cook sneaks off to the other side of the world to get some answers, hoping his hunch isthan a gut feeling As the list of witnesses diminish and increased violence leads some of posit that someone s trying to erase the truth, the CID team must act fast to get some answers for themselves and the locals A thrilling ride that leaves the reader in the middle of an intense read throughout Patterson and DuBois have outdone themselves with this piece Recommended to those who love investigative novels with a military twist, as well as the reader who enjoys some of Patterson s better collaborative efforts.I know I tend to whinge when it comes to James Patterson and his numerous publications, but I have a standard that I prefer not be violated in order to sell fluff novels Patterson has been able to find some quality collaborators over the years and this is one instance in which the novel lived up to the hype Brendan DuBois injects a great sense of plot and development here and I applaud him for that The entire CID team can be considered the protagonists of the piece, offering their unique characteristics and perspectives to solving the case at hand All of them chip in to bring their expertise to the table and much is revealed throughout Backstories and some evolution in the characters occur throughout, allowing the reader a sense of connection to each of them in their own way Some of the secondary characters do the same, spinning subplots that keep the story moving ahead and flavouring the narrative so as not to lose any of the momentum The story itself was unique in a way, as it sought not only to solve a basic crime, but to dig a little deeper and force the reader to think With a strong narrative that takes on a variety of perspectives, the reader can feel entirely surrounded by the action and in the middle of the developments Able to effectively break Patterson s trademark short chapter style without sacrificing fast pace action, the story clips along and the reader begs to knowbefore the end I was pleasantly surprised by this book and the collaborative effort that went into its creation While I suspect it will be a standalone, I would not mindin a series, as long as Patterson does not sacrifice quality for quantity, as seems to be his downfall of late.Kudos, Messrs Patterson and DuBois, for a great novel that came out of nowhere I am hope others who are on the fence about Patterson give this one a try and see what a good collaborator can do for a novel Love hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons, a different sort of Book Challenge


  2. Melissa Stablein Melissa Stablein says:

    I like reading James Patterson books and I love his idea of trying new ways to get people reading This book was easily digestible even with little military knowledge It has good twists and turns that are always leading to the finale As I approached the last few chapters I could feel the tension increasing Thinking How will this all play out It was a steep climb to the top of this roller coaster but the drop to the finale was all I wanted it to be What a fun ride.


  3. Suzanne Suzanne says:

    Not bad at all A quick, fascinating read that reads like a small town southern mystery I actually enjoyed this onethan I thought I would It had a great pace with some complexity in the plot and characters Recommend thriller fans this book.


  4. Laura Peden Laura Peden says:

    This is what happens when I decide to read something based off the cover I didn t read the synopsis thought I was getting something completely different I was not expecting a military thriller but that s what I got Nothing wrong with that except I minto psychopaths serial killers This is what happens when I decide to read something based off the cover I didn t read the synopsis thought I was getting something completely different I was not expecting a military thriller but that s what I got Nothing wrong with that except I minto psychopaths serial killers


  5. Stacey Stacey says:

    Great book A page turned that keeps you guessing up until the end


  6. Chasity Easter Chasity Easter says:

    I ve always been a fan of James Patterson and this book is another one of his greats I couldn t put it down


  7. Skip Skip says:

    Was very disappointed in this one Seven people are executed in a remote house, falling into disrepair All evidence points to a rogue Army special ops team, known as the Ninjas, except that they are too good to have been so easily caught An investigative team is sent from Quantico, and begins to unravel the loose threads, even as the evidence and witnesses are disappearing fast The investigative team is the highlight, especially Major Jeremiah Cook ex NYPD , who has to face his demons by hea Was very disappointed in this one Seven people are executed in a remote house, falling into disrepair All evidence points to a rogue Army special ops team, known as the Ninjas, except that they are too good to have been so easily caught An investigative team is sent from Quantico, and begins to unravel the loose threads, even as the evidence and witnesses are disappearing fast The investigative team is the highlight, especially Major Jeremiah Cook ex NYPD , who has to face his demons by heading back to Afghanistan to find out what happened there that followed the Ninjas home Too much Army jargon, and what really detracted was not knowing who was narrating in each chapter, especially when they re each about 3 5 pages A few reviewers pawn this off on co writer Brendan DuBois, which is grossly unfair Those people should read his Lewis Cole series, which is excellent


  8. Bookreporter.com Mystery & Thriller Bookreporter.com Mystery & Thriller says:

    One could be forgiven for momentarily thinking that a book titled THE SUMMER HOUSE involves bodies passionately bouncing off of each other over the course of a week or two in June James Patterson and Brendan DuBois novel is anything but that Yes, there are bodies bouncing throughout the book, but not in the carnal sense What we have here is a thriller from beginning to end, wrapped around the nugget of an intriguing and puzzling mystery The Summer House was originally conceived, constructed One could be forgiven for momentarily thinking that a book titled THE SUMMER HOUSE involves bodies passionately bouncing off of each other over the course of a week or two in June James Patterson and Brendan DuBois novel is anything but that Yes, there are bodies bouncing throughout the book, but not in the carnal sense What we have here is a thriller from beginning to end, wrapped around the nugget of an intriguing and puzzling mystery The Summer House was originally conceived, constructed and utilized as a seasonal retreat in rural Georgia for a wealthy family However, over the decades, it passed outside of the family and gradually devolved into a by the month rental property, which, in the novel s present, has fallen into disrepair and disrepute Indeed, as the book opens, it is littlethan a local hub for some small time drug trade.Within the first few pages, it also becomes the scene of a horrific mass murder The whodunit element of the story seems resolved almost immediately Eyewitnesses, forensics and security footage from nearby businesses all demonstrate conclusively that an elite team of Army Rangers known as the Night Ninjas are the doers Recently returned from Afghanistan, they are noteworthy and notorious for quickly and quietly attacking home bases and leaving carnage in their wake, which is exactly what occurred at the Summer House.The Army sends Major Jeremiah Cook and his team to investigate and make sure that all the t s are crossed Cook is an Army veteran and former NYPD detective He bears scars and secondary limitations from combat action, but steadfastly refuses to let either prevent him from getting the job done His squad, each of whom possesses a certain investigative skill set, accompanies him to look at what appears to be an open and shut case.Interestingly enough, no one, from the local sheriff to officers on the nearby military base, seems to want Cook and his men around The Night Ninjas are not particularly well liked, and the evidence seems incontrovertible But Cook is determined to work the case by the numbers, even when the head of the Night Ninjas strikes a deal to plead guilty on the condition that the remaining members of his team are exonerated and released.Yet Cook can t let things go, and when parts of the evidence begin to unravel, he follows a slender thread of truth back to a place where he had vowed never to return His team, meanwhile, is experiencing life threatening danger from an unexpected source Truth and lives are at stake, and there is a significant question as to whether either or both will survive to the end of the book Patterson and DuBois have collaborated on a number of occasions, but this is arguably the best of the works that their partnership has produced thus far, which is saying something DuBois has been prolific on his own, and the considerable writing chops he brings to the table will keep you reading well into the night Full of twists, turns and action, THE SUMMER HOUSE makes for terrific reading this summer and beyond.Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub


  9. Gail Gail says:

    I had a very hard time getting into this book It was slow going and kind of boring to me It did get interesting the last several chapters.


  10. Sandi Sandi says:

    Great story that hooked me from the start I hope this becomes a series Really like the CID characters.