Readers can pick up a James Patterson novel at an airport bookshop
and more often than not finish it by the end of their flight (or,
in some cases, before they've made it through airport security).
Though not great literature, Patterson's books are popular
entertainment. His Women's Murder Club series, co-written with
Andrew Gross and Maxine Paetro, remains reliably entertaining and
engrossing. The same can be said of BEACH ROAD.
A collaborative effort with Peter de Jonge, BEACH ROAD is a fooler.
It appears at first blush to be a well-told but predic