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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11,811 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro Narrator: Christian Rummel Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9781600245923
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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.

Ex-cop and 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 big story. He’s got no leads, and he’s no closer to uncovering the kidnapper’s identity than when he stepped off the plane. But soon enough, Ben gets a shocking visit that pushes him into an impossible-to-resist deal with the devil. All the while, the killer sets the stage for his next production. His audience expects the best, and they won’t be disappointed.

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A serial killer with an urge to break into print propels this thriller from bestseller Patterson and collaborator Paetro…Many clever twists…Patterson fans will devour this one in a single sitting.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • The high-adrenaline excitement pours out the speakers as Rummel takes the listener through an emotional wringer of egotism, fear, and ultimately triumph . . . of a sort. The novel is a powerhouse, and Rummel brings it to life. AudioFile
  • The high-adrenaline excitement pours out the speakers as Rummel takes the listener through an emotional wringer of egotism, fear, and ultimately triumph . . . of a sort. The novel is a powerhouse, and Rummel brings it to life. AudioFile
  • “A powerful portrayal of the mind of a murderer and the man obsessed with stopping him…The high-adrenaline excitement pours out the speakers as Rummel takes the listener through an emotional wringer of egotism, fear, and ultimately triumph…of a sort. The novel is a powerhouse, and Rummel brings it to life.”

    AudioFile

  • “The perfect beach book—an accomplishment in itself. With short chapters and an engaging story, readers will be turning pages rapidly until there aren’t any left.”

    Examiner.com

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Adams | 2/19/2014

    " Good read for summer but his books just aren't as good since he started "co-writing" and just does the plot summary, chapter outlines, and editing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renee | 2/11/2014

    " I love this book! From start to finish not a dull moment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer A.M. | 2/9/2014

    " This was a relatively intriguing read. I liked it for the most part. Unfortunately, it doesn't actually end. It just trails off on the last page. Maybe there will be a sequel? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhonda | 2/3/2014

    " This offering from James Patterson is a page turner that falls flat on the last few pages. The disappointing ending left me very dissatisfied. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heather | 1/31/2014

    " Truly one of the most disturbing books I have ever read. I felt compelled to finish it (I can't explain why), but really cannot say that I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma Clapperton | 1/28/2014

    " Loved the twist which I sis not at all see coming. Very well written. Love that James Patterson's chapters are so short, because before I know it I am finished and scrambling for another. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy Stewart | 1/21/2014

    " Unnecessarily gory. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katiemariec | 1/17/2014

    " Read this when we were in Hawaii. Couldn't put it down. So good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorann | 1/17/2014

    " virtually indistinguishable from other popular authors of this genre... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 AnneOK | 1/12/2014

    " Way too much violence. Although I finished this book, it was a very difficult read for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather Downey | 12/28/2013

    " Really enjoyed this book, but not sure the ending made me happy. I just didn't feel enough closure as the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 De | 12/24/2013

    " Finished reading, but didn't really like it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 12/7/2013

    " Scary!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bethany | 10/29/2013

    " I could not put it down! If you love a quick easy read thriller, this one's for you! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Legault | 10/17/2013

    " Good, mindless summer reading (or listening, as it was a book on tape) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue Wargo | 10/13/2013

    " very gruesome but riveting "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 carla | 8/25/2013

    " could not put this down!! great book!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louise | 8/25/2013

    " LOVE JAMES PATTERSON HIS WRITING IS BRILLIANT COULDN'T PUT THIS DOWN WANTED TO FINISH IT SUPERB "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 1976 | 7/10/2013

    " excellent book. if this was a disapointment to James fans then I must read his other books! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Taryn Finley | 7/3/2013

    " a good quick read...not his greatest work but enough to hold your attention. Not a great plot or storyline but it moves quick and required little "focus" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mollie | 6/20/2013

    " Wasn't one of my favs but still kept my interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annmarie | 4/30/2013

    " I did read the book didn't like it because I'm not a fan of scary books. Too many people murdered which makes me nervous. The scary thing about it is there are people out there that do commit such murders. You have to read to find out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trilla Cranford | 4/17/2013

    " I did not care for the ending at all! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon Schram | 1/20/2013

    " truly chilling. The evil that lurks in this world. Great read. difficult to put down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cranberry Public | 9/3/2012

    " Not so good. He's written too many. They are all the same. A male Danielle Steel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa Hirschi | 8/23/2012

    " Definitely didn't love this book! It's about a serial killer and an author who is writing his life story. The story is quite gory and it ends very sudden. I didn't feel like it resolved the story at all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 8/2/2012

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron 5 stars "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janaeeldredge | 7/27/2012

    " A little too gory for me. Not enough resolution in the end. Probably my least favorite Patterson. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffany | 5/21/2012

    " Haven't read any James Patterson in a while. This was given to me by Tonja, who said it was a good quick read. She was definitely right. This won't be one that I'll remember, but it was entertaining at the time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Whitney | 5/18/2012

    " Sorely miss the James Patterson of old - when he wrote his own books and before he started churning out 50 books of fluff every year. His books used to have such depth and fantastic characters that are sadly absent from much of his later work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roni | 12/22/2011

    " A little slow starting off, but ultimately a really good book. It hooked me in and I couldn't stop reading "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandymarroquin | 6/12/2011

    " This book has grabbed my attention from the start. It is supposed to be a true story, but I don't remember reading about it in the news. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith Moore | 6/3/2011

    " pretty good. too bad Ben and Amanda have to live on high alert now "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 John | 5/23/2011

    " Audio book. Lurid sensationalism. Unrealistic even with the willing suspension of disbelief. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 5/12/2011

    " I actually didnt like this one. It was too morbid and there was no clear resolution at the end of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie | 5/8/2011

    " This was one sick puppy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jody | 5/7/2011

    " I enjoyed reading this book. The description of some of the murders in it is a little gruesome. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 5/7/2011

    " Graphic sex and violence, an attempt to understand a mind that kills w/o a conscience. The story was put together well, and was easy to read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenthomas | 5/3/2011

    " It was good but scary because of being a true story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhonda | 5/1/2011

    " This offering from James Patterson is a page turner that falls flat on the last few pages. The disappointing ending left me very dissatisfied. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 4/24/2011

    " I have not read through a book this quick in years! I so missed reading for fun! Awesome plot and I won't spoil the ending. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lyddie | 4/20/2011

    " I would give this book a zero if possible. Swimsuit is probably one of the most absurd books I've read in a very long time. The characters were ridiculous and the plot reminded me of Derailed, a flop if there ever was one. Two thumbs down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 4/17/2011

    " I took a while to get into this book, but then found it gripping and tense....keep turning the pages! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anikka | 4/12/2011

    " Wow, what a horrible book. "

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About the Author
Author James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than three hundred million copies of his books sold worldwide. He holds the record for most New York Times bestsellers and is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, the Alex Cross novels and the Women’s Murder Club. Patterson has won an Edgar Award, the mystery world’s highest honor, and his novels Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into feature films. His lifelong work to promote books and reading is reflected in his website ReadKiddoRead.com, which helps parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians find the very best children’s books for their kids. Patterson is a recipient of the Los Angeles Times’ 2015 Innovator’s Award.

About the Narrator

Christian Rummel has recorded many audiobooks in a variety of genres and won two AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actor, he has worked with Theatre for a New Audience and Clubbed Thumb and also appeared in several episodes of Law & Order.