Guilty Wives by James Patterson and David Ellis
(Little, Brown, and Co., 2012, 424 pages)
No husbands allowed. Only minutes after Abbie Elliot and her three best friends step off of a private helicopter, they enter the most luxurious, sumptuous, sensually pampering hotel they have ever been to. Their lavish presidential suite overlooks Monte Carlo, and they surrender: to the sun and pool, to the sashimi and sake, to the Bruno Paillard champagne. For four days they’re free to live someone else’s life. As the weekend moves into pulsating discos, high-stakes casinos, and beyond, Abbie is transported to the greatest pleasure and release she has ever known.
What happened last night? In the morning’s harsh light, Abbie awakens on a yacht, surrounded by police. Something awful has happened—something impossible, unthinkable. Abbie, Winnie, Serena, and Bryah are arrested and accused of the foulest crime imaginable. And now the vacation of a lifetime becomes the fight of a lifetime—for survival. GUILTY WIVES is the ultimate indulgence, the kind of nonstop joy-ride of excess, friendship, betrayal, and danger that only James Patterson can create.
Well, James outdid himself with this one. I kept turning the page, hungry for more! The suspense really pulls you in. It left me wondering what was going to happen from one moment to the next. What Abbie and the other ladies had to go through, you could feel yourself going through with them as if you were right there. James Patterson and his co-writer really delivered on this one. It’s clear to see that he is definitely back to his old self in this book. From start to finish it had me on the edge of my seat. I was intrigued, outraged, and nervous the entire time! Just the way I like it when I read a great book! Two thumbs up, and welcome back Mr. Patterson!