8th Confession by James Patterson

James Patterson brings the Women’s Murder Club back to the pages in the suspense thriller 8th Confession.

The Plot of 8th Confession:

“As San Francisco’s most glamorous millionaires mingle at the party of the year, someone is watching-waiting for a chance to take revengeance on Isa and Ethan Bailey, the city’s most celebrated couple.  Finally, the killer pinpoints the ideal moment, and it’s the perfect murder.  Not a trace of evidence is left behind in their glamorous home.

As Detective Lindsay Boxer investigates the high-profile murder, someone else is found brutally executed-a preacher with a message of hope for the homeless.  His death nearly falls through the cracks, but when reporter Cindy Thomas hears about it, she knows the story could be huge.  Probing deeper into the victim’s history, she discovers he may not have been quite as saintly as everyone thought.

As the hunt for two criminals test the limits of the Women’s Murder Club, Lindsay sees sparks fly between Cindy and Lindsay’s partner, Detective Rich Conklin.  The Women’s Murder Club now faces its toughest challenge: will love destroy all that four friends have built?”

Now although this book was well written and interesting as all the others I wasn’t so drawn towards this book.  The plot was good but it didn’t grab my attention.  I found myself reading more about what was going to happen with Lindsay, Rich, Joe, and Cindy.

But as always James Patterson brings the characters great depth.  I liked that Lindsay still faces a hard choice on who to choose and she finally does but will this still be a problem in the next book.

The next book is not out yet but I am waiting to find out what happens in the next installment of the Women’s Murder Club.

7th Heaven by James Patterson

James Patterson brings another book to the world fill of intrigue, suspense and non-stop adventure in 7th Heaven.

The Plot of 7th Heaven:

“California’s “Boy with a Broken Heart,” the teenage son of a recent governor, has disappeared under mysterious circumstances.  Michael Campion, born with an incurable heart defect, has grown up under the watchful eye of an adoring public.  The pressure on detective Lindsay Boxer to learn what happened to Michael is overwhelming.  When she finally does get a lead, it’s devastating-and for Assistant Distric Attorney Yuki Castellano it leads to the biggest trial of her life.

While working on the Campion case, Lindsay and her partner, Rich Conklin, also try to catch whoever is setting fire to some of the most beauitful homes in San Francisco, leaving their owners to perish in the flames.  Lindsay enlists her friends in the Women’s Murder Club to help her find the arsonist-and suddenly the fires start raging much too close to home.

These two intense cases bring Lindsay and Rich close together than ever-and put Lindsay on the brink.  Torn between two men and close to an emotional meltdown, she has to draw on every resource to keep from being pulled under.”

This was a fantastic thriller.  I loved how to see all the women still going strong.  It was interesting to see Yuki getting more involved.  I like her as the district attorney and she will now get a taste of danger who is following her every move and manipulating her for his own purposes which could be death.

Now the other women are going to help but Lindsay confuses me with all her confusion with the men.  Actually the sexual tension is interesting but I feel that it is going to come to a bad ending and leave people hurt and I am not sure who I think she should really be with.  But in the end Lindsay will hurt one but that doesn’t mean it will be in this book.  It has the promise of problems ahead.

Other than the sexual tension I loved this story.  He writes so I can’t put down the book whether something bad or good is happening.  It is addicting.  I was angry and frustrated through the book but intrigued at the end.  There were some that had a sad ending and then those who have a happy ending.  I was happy to see this one character to be able to start over with someone I didn’t think would show up.

Another fantastic supsense novel in the series Women’s Murder Club.

6th Target by James Patterson

In the sixth book of James Patterson I was again blown away.  6th Target will get you out of your seat and wonder what will happen.

The Plot of 6th Target:

“A horrifying burst of gunfire on a crowded ferry leaves several people dead-and one woman fighting for her life.  That victim is a member of the Women’s Murder Club, four friends who join forces on their toughest cases when traditional methods get them nowhere.  Inspector Lindsay Boxer pursues one tantalizing lead after another in her attempt to bring in the man who tried to kill her friend.  But nothing makes sense in the most twisted, frightening case the Women’s Murder Club has ever faced.

While Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano prepares to prosecute the toughest trial of her life, the city is in the grip of a chilling crime spree.  Children of well-to-do families are being abducted, together with their nannies.  But the kidnaping are followed by devastating silence-no message from the kidnappers, no demand for ransom.  Parents everywhere fear the worst.  Working frantically with her new partner, Lindsay Boxer struggles to find the connection that will help them make sense of these horrific crimes.”

I was amazed by the amount of action that are in these books.  The books are always filled with lots of action that I seem to zoom through.  With all that is happening I need to know what is going to happen.  Also I wanted to make sure the killer gets it in the end.  Then there was the sexual tension between Lindsay and Rich her partner.  I like Joe but he has got to get his act together.

So overall this is just another great book of the Women’s Murder Club.

4th of July by James Patterson

The fourth book, 4th of July,  in the series of The Women’s Murder Club is another stellar book.  James Patterson brings back the now three women to the pages in this dynamic storyline where Lindsay is on the line.

“In a late-night showdown after a near-fatal car chase, San Francisco police lieutenant Lindsay Boxer has to make an instantaneous decision: in self-defense, she fires her weapon, and sets off a chain of events that leaves a police force disgraced, an etire city divided, and a family destroyed.  Now everything she worked for her entire life for hinges on the decision of twelve jurors.

To escape scrutiny during breaks from her trial, Lindsay retreats to the picturesque town of Half Moon Bay.  But soon after her arrival, a string of grisly murders punches through the peaceful community.  There are no witnesses and there is no discernible pattern.  But a key detail recalls a case Lindsay worked on as a rookie years before, an unsolved murder that has haunted her ever since.  As summer comes into full swing, Lindsay and her friends in the Women’s Murder Club battle for her life on two fronts: before judge and jury as her trial comes to a climax, and facing unknown adversaries who will do anything to keep her from the truth about the killings-including killing again.”

This book, 4th of July, was amazing to read.  It was a nice change from other plots because this one was primarily in the court room around this one crime that Lindsay was involved in.  Of course there is another crime that is happening which Lindsay will involve herself in, even though she was not supposed to.

Reading the book I have to say James Patterson doesn’t give too many clues that you can pick up on for who the murderer is, which is great!  I love a mystery and how the characters appear one way then another.  But during this book I did end up suspecting one person which was part of the crime.  They were unlikely but I have learned to suspect the ones you don’t think.  But in his books you get caught up in them that you don’t really think about it, just read.

As the suspect comes forward you still didn’t know the true reasons for what was happening until that person told you in the book.

This book was dynamic with the characters.  Showed a new side of Lindsay with her being guilty and vulnerable.  And there is a new friend that is made for the women in the book.

2nd Chance by James Patterson

From reading the first book, 1st to Die, I was intrigued by the series.  Women’s Murder Club is definitely a different series from many that I have read.  The series is a wonder to read.  The four women are remarkable.  2nd Chance is another book that shows James Patterson’s incredible work of thrills and suspense.

The Plot of 2nd Chance:

“The Women’s Murder Club is back!  A brilliantly diabolical killer is murdering people from every walk of life.  The deaths seem unrelated but police homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer senses a connection and, together with medical examiner Claire, assistant D.A. Jill, and Chronicle reporter Cindy, finds a link that sends a chill through the entire nation.  The killer’s motives are unspeakable.”

Reading the first book let you get to know the characters, introduced them and know you are getting to know them more personally as the level of action and thrills are knocking on their door.  I was awed by the amount of events that spun out of control for the women.  I loved it and hated it.  Felt horrible for some and cheered them on.

When one of the members had a tragedy happen to her I felt horrible for the character.  You felt the need to protect the character from any further harm.

I hated the tragedy and betrayal of trust with Lindsay’s estranged father but it gets better and has promise of a relationship.

The villain in this one was unbelievable.  I couldn’t stop reading until I figured out who the killer of these people were.  There were so many clues that took you one way and then another.

This book, 2nd Chance, is a heart-stopping and heartwarming as the Murder Club is back in action.  James Patterson intrigues the reader with mystery, suspense, thrills and non stop crime fighting action.