Beach Road

Version: Unabridged
Author: James Patterson , Peter de Jonge
Narrator: Erik Bergmann , Richard Ferrone , Orlagh Cassidy , Billy Baldwin , Rayme Cornell , Todney Gardiner
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Thriller, Legal Thriller
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Published In: May 2006
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours
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Tom Dunleavy has a one-man law firm in America's wealthiest resort town: legendary East Hampton. But his job barely keeps him in paper clips. His clients make a living serving the rich. The billionaires and celebrities swarming the beaches already have lawyers on their payroll. Very Expensive. Then a friend of Tom's is arrested for a triple murder near a movie star's mansion. Tom knows in his gut that Dante Halleyville is innocent. Dante asks him to represent him in what could be the Trial of the Century. Very Exclusive. Tom recruits Manhattan superlawyer Kate Costello to help. She's a tough hire, because Kate is his ex-girlfriend, but she agrees. In their search to find who really executed three locals, Tom orchestrates a series of revelations to expose the killer, and what emerges is staggering. Very Explosive. The final scenes of this audiobook unveil a truth that will leave readers gasping in shock. Written with the precision that has made James Patterson "a master of his genre" (USA Today), Beach Road is his wildest, most thrilling novel ever.

Reviews (18)

Beach Road

Written by doda from Staten Island, NY on December 12th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Loved this book - twist ending was great and satisfying. Thank you, James

Good book

Written by Anonymous on April 6th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I found this book to be really well written, however, the ending was better without the epilogue

Come Sunday

Written by Ellie on February 23rd, 2011

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I almost gave up on this one early on. sad...but I stayed with it and was glad. I love reading about approaches to life and this one had that. Sometimes I would grimace at some of the things this woman do (yelling at her friend at a furneral) but....still in all I liked it. It's NOT a good one if you want to escape life for awhile :)


Written by Anonymous from Waco, TX on October 2nd, 2010

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I really like this book, I was extremely surprised with the story line. I don't get suprised so that should say something


Written by Anonymous on October 2nd, 2009

  • Book Rating: 1/5

The book started off slow and dragged for most of the book. The only time it started to get good was towards the end all due to the plot twist.

Beach Road

Written by Nita on July 9th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great story! I read other readers reviews so I knew there was going to be a twist at the end but didn't even come close to guessing what it was.

Beach House

Written by Anonymous from Washington, DC on November 7th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I was about to finish the book and prepared to give this book a poor rating for being so predictable. The ending saved it and I am not often fooled!

Beach Road

Written by Anonymous on November 4th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 2/5

This book was okay, but I thought that the reader was trying to make it more dramatic than it really was.


Written by Michelle Keller from Eureka, MT on May 20th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great book. Patterson does it again. Love the twist at the end!!

beach road

Written by Deann West on March 27th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This was a good book but didn't feel it was exciting until the twist at the very end. That made the entire book seem much more interesting and enjoyable. Stick with it until that end

Author Details

Author Details

Patterson, James

James Patterson is an award-winning American author. Formerly the chairman of advertising company J. W. Thompson in the early 1990s, Patterson came up with the slogan "Toys R Us Kid." Shortly after his success with Along Came A Spider, he retired from the firm and devoted his time to writing. The novels-featuring his character, Alex Cross, a black forensic psychologist formerly of the Washington, D.C. Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation, now working as a private psychologist and government consultant-are the most popular books among Patterson readers and the top selling US Detective series in the past ten years.

In 2007, one of every fifteen hardcover novels sold was a James Patterson title - totaling an estimated of 16 million books sold last year in North America alone. In total, Patterson's books have sold an estimated 150 million copies worldwide. He has won awards including the Edgar, the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, and the International Thriller of the Year award. James Patterson was called "the man who can't miss" in Time magazine. He is the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on The New York Times adult and children's bestsellers lists, and to have two books on NovelTracker's top-ten list at the same time..He holds the New York Times bestsellers list record with 39 New York Times bestselling titles overall.* He even made an appearance on the Fox TV show The Simpsons as himself.

Patterson is also well known for sharing the spotlight with different co-authors such as Maxine Paetro and Andrew Gross and has often said that collaborating with others brings new and interesting ideas to his stories.

He also founded the James Patterson PageTurner Awards, now in its third year. Patterson has personally given away over $600,000 to reward "people, companies, schools, and other institutions who find original and effective ways to spread the excitement of books and reading."

Patterson's bestselling Women's Murder Club series is now a TV show starring former Law & Order star Angie Harmon. The show premiered in the fall of 2007 on ABC television. Other movie deals are currently in the works with various Hollywood studios including a major motion picture based on his Maximum Ride series, to be produced by Avi Arad, the creator of X-Men and Spiderman. Most recently, the forthcoming Dangerous Days of Daniel X has been optioned by New Regency.

Patterson received his bachelor's degree from Manhattan College.

He lives in Palm Beach, Florida with his wife, Susan, and son, Jack.

de Jonge, Peter

Peter de Jonge has written several articles on golf for the New York Times Magazine and other international publications.