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.

5th Horseman by James Patterson

I was instantly intrigued by the title of James Patterson’s book, 5th Horseman.  I wanted to know what this other horseman would be like since the four brings the apocalypse.

The Plot:

“A young mother is recuperating in a San Francisco hospital when she is suddenly gasping for breath.  Help doesn’t come in time.  The hospital doctors, some of the best in the nation, are completely mystified by her death.  This is not the first such case at the hospital.  Just as patients are about to be released with a clean bill of health, their conditions take a devastating turn for the worse.

Accompanied by the newest member of the Women’s Murder Club, Yuki Castellano, Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer probes deeper into the deaths.  Is a manic playing God?  When someone close to her begins to exhibit the same frightening symptoms, Lindsay fears no one is safe.  But the hospital is determined to shield its reputation at all costs.  And while the hospital wages a court battle that grips the entire nation, Lindsay and the Women’s Murder Club must hunt a merciless killer.”

Again another heart-stopping suspense, mystery book by James Patterson.  I was drawn into the plot.  This book seemed a little different from the others that have been written.  I liked the idea of a killer in the hospital.  It was a new twist that was not done before for the murder club.

The end again was something I wasn’t sure on. One of the guys that was the actual doctor was scum and you hoped that he was the bad guy and hoped that he would go to jail for a very long time.  But everything was not as it appeared to be in true mystery/suspense novels.  James Patterson leaves you on the seat as Lindsay Boxer and the Women’s Murder Club searches for the murderer.

3rd Degree by James Patterson

I can’t get enough of the Women’s Murder Club series.  It really is addicting and fast to read.  You start the book and next thing you know it is done.

The Plot of 3rd Degree:

“Plunging into a burning town house, Detective Lindsay Boxer discovers three dead bodies…and a mysterious message at the scene.  When more corpses turn up, Lindsay asks her friends Claire Washburn of the medical examiner’s office, Assistant D.A. Jill Bernhardt, and San Francisco Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to help her find a murderer who he has targeted one of the four friends.  Which one will it be?”

Every time I read one of the books in the series I seem more and more drawn into the characters lives and the intense thriller plot.  You really get to know the characters and into their lives.  It gets addicting to read because you have to find out who is killing and what is really happening.  For instance Jill has a bruise and Lindsay is concerned.  Is this a problem in Jill’s life?  Lindsay finds out for certain.

The bad guy is really bad guys.  An organization that is killing supposedly for the good of the people.  Those who need the most help.  For this group it is war against the big CEO but it does get personal.

There is an unspeakable tragedy that hits the Women’s Murder Club and one of them will be permanently gone from the group but who and why are they targeted by this group.  The plot thickens and lead everyone to where the bad guy is getting his inspiration.  But even as the book end the group is still really a group because there will always be another to pick up the cause.

James Patterson brings another thriller and suspense tale to the pages with 3rd Degree.  I was amazed by the book.  The story line is interesting with the radical and very tragic which will make you sad for the death of the member.  I also like the fact that one of the members might have found love and won’t let him get away.  Hopefully it will last to keep her happy, until the next 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.

1st To Die by James Patterson

After reading the book Along Came a Spider I was off in search of another book by James Patterson.  I thought to give James Patterson another chance since I wasn’t thrilled with Along Came a Spider.  I came across 1st To Die which is the first story in the series Women’s Murder Club.

The plot of the book:

“In San Francisco newlyweds are being stalked-and slaughtered.  Enter four unforgettable women, all friends…Lindsay, a homicide inspector in the city’s police department…Claire, a medical examiner…Jill, and assistant D.A…and Cindy, a reporter who has just started working the crime desk of the San Francisco Chronicle.  Joining forces, pooling their talents, courage, and brains, they have one goal.  To find, trap, and outwit the most diabolical and terrifying killer every imagined.”

I thought the series name was interesting being called the Women’s Murder Club.  The name was intriguing and made me want to find out more with the book.  After reading it I was glad that I did.  The book was enjoyable and I became enthralled with it.  I had to find out who the killer was but with all the twist and turns it became hard to do.

I found this book enticing to read from the very first page which it opens with a bang as Lindsay the main character was crying about all that was happening.  My first thought was she was going to commit suicide but I stopped and thought about it.  The series with her as a character couldn’t really do that but it had me nervous.  I liked that the book started out with a few pages close to the end, it automatically drew me into the book.

The characters of the book were fantastic.  The heroes the four women were all entertaining and I can’t wait to see their character develop throughout the series.  I loved how each of them worked together to solve the case.  Each helped the other with probing questions and thinking about the situation.  Lindsay who was the main character you felt for her when the news of her health was in question and for the tragedy that she had to overcome, past and present.  I felt scared, sad, nervous and happy for Lindsay throughout the entire book.

Now the villain in this book well you do not know exactly who but the man who is going be thought as the killer is sick, twisted and crazy.  And the scenes from the murders are gruesome but it gets the point across that the killer is brutal with the couples.

1st To Die is a fantastic start to the series Women’s Murder Club.  It was witty, kept you guessing with the twist and turns, interesting characters and a twisted plot.  You think you know the end but everything keeps twisting back and forth that you can not figure it out till the last page.