Review: Filthy Rich by James Patterson

Title: Filthy Rich – The True Story Behind the Jeffrey Epstein Sex Scandal

Author: James Patterson

Pages: 400 Pages

Publisher: Century

The Blurb

A shocking true crime tale of money, power, and sex from the world’s most popular thriller writer.

Jeffrey Epstein rose from humble origins to the rarefied heights of New York City’s financial elite. A college dropout with an instinct for numbers–and for people–Epstein amassed his wealth through a combination of access and skill. But even after he had it all, Epstein wanted more. And that unceasing desire–especially a taste for young girls–resulted in his stunning fall from grace. From Epstein himself, to the girls he employed as masseuses at his home, to the cops investigating the appalling charges against him, FILTHY RICH examines all sides of a case that scandalized one of America’s richest communities. An explosive true story, FILTHY RICH is a riveting account of wealth, power and the influence they bring to bear on the American justice system. 

(Goodreads Blurb)

The Review

The Jeffrey Epstein case has fascinated and revolted many of us since it became public knowledge. However, Epstein’s insidious actions have been happening a lot longer than his arrest and subsequent death in 2019. In James Patterson’s book Filthy Rich we look at the historic sex crimes committed by Epstein and others who are implicated by association. 

Filthy Rich is an in-depth look at who the man was, where he came from and how he got to be as powerful as he was at the time of arrest. With short, to the point chapters, this no frills book really does get straight to the point and doesn’t quibble with speculation or drama. 

True crime is not really a genre that I am au fait with however, if they were all written as well as Filthy Rich was written then I would be reading much much more.

Filthy Rich – The True Story Behind the Jeffrey Epstein Sex Scandal by James Patterson is available now.

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