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The Gold Coast by Nelson DeMille

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Welcome to the fabled Gold Coast, that stretch on the North Shore of Long Island that once held the greatest concentration of wealth and power in America. Here two men are destined for an explosive collision: John Sutter, Wall Street lawyer, holding fast to a fading aristocratic legacy; and Frank Bellarosa, the Mafia don who seizes his piece of the staid and unprepared Gold Coast like a latter-day barbarian chief and draws Sutter and his regally beautiful wife, Susan, into his violent world. Told from Sutter's sardonic and often hilarious point of view, and laced with sexual passion and suspense, THE GOLD COAST is Nelson DeMille's captivating story of friendship and seduction, love and betrayal.



  • After spending more than 21 hours engrossed in "The Gold Coast," I must say that I have conflicting emotions. Both John Sutter and Frank Bellarosa were truly captivating characters, although their likability varied throughout the story. The plot itself sometimes pushed the boundaries of believability, and there were moments where the pacing felt tediously slow. Perhaps the narrative would have been more effective if it had been told from a third-person perspective, allowing us to gain insight beyond John's limited viewpoint. It was intriguing to speculate how much he may have missed or misinterpreted, even after reaching the end of the book. Reflecting on my experience, I do wish I had read all the reviews before perusing the Publisher's Summary of the sequel, "The Gate House." Another reviewer helpfully pointed out that the summary spoils the conclusion of "The Gold Coast." Unfortunately, I discovered the resolution less than halfway through the book. Nevertheless, I persisted with the story and have even gone ahead to purchase "The Gate House," eagerly anticipating the continuation of the narrative. I can't quite explain why I'm so drawn to these addictive characters, but there's something about them that keeps me hooked.
  • I'm a big fan of Nelson DeMille, so when I read in the foreword that 'The Gold Coast' is his personal favorite, I was thrilled to give it a go. The writing is top-notch and the story flows smoothly, but unfortunately, the plot wasn't my cup of tea. DeMille accurately describes it as a blend of 'The Great Gatsby' and the Mafia, and if that had been mentioned in the book's description, I probably wouldn't have purchased it. Nevertheless, I decided to give it a shot, and it turned out to be just okay. I'm more of a suspense and action adventure enthusiast, so if that's your preferred genre, I'd suggest giving this one a pass. I don't like giving negative reviews, and I can't say it was terrible since I listened to the whole thing, but in hindsight, I wish I had used my credit on one of DeMille's other unread works. I suppose I'll skip 'The Gate House' for now.
  • I was really let down by The Gold Coast, partly because I had such high expectations for a Nelson Demille book, and also because the reviews from other readers and a friend who also enjoys Demille's work were so positive. Unfortunately, I found the story to be quite slow-paced and lacking in excitement. It left me wondering what the purpose of telling this story was, as it didn't have a gripping plot or a compelling climax. It certainly didn't have the same captivating quality as Lion's Game or Nightfall. I'm not sure if I'll bother reading the sequel, The Gate House.