I can see how this book might be fun, but frankly I was turned off by how ridiculous it is. I found the clumsy writing and sterotypical characters distracting.
This book was purely manipulative drivel. Not even a good ride.
My first, and likely my last Patterson book.
James Patterson's "Ladies" come together again. This time with entangled plots which never became entangled. If you must interrupt the flow ,you must immediately get into it again. I was immersed, involved, challanged and captivated. The narration was splendid. Want mystery adventure? It lives here.
This book was a big letdown. The ending left a huge loose end that was tied up in about 3 minutes of the epilogue which might be ok in some situations. But in this case, that loose end was the most compelling plot point.
Other than that, what are the odds of your main characters being a lawyer, detective, medical examiner and journalist all in a crime novel? Pretty good right? Now what are the odds of them all being best friends? That's how it is in this one. Eh.
In any event, I'd leave this one alone if I had the chance to do it again.
I am a huge James Patterson fan and I love the Women's Murder Mystery Club. I felt this book to be missing something though (I am not sure what). It felt a little hurried at the end as if to wrap things up too quickly.
Overall I enjoyed it - although I am glad I was listening to it, as I am not sure if I would have made it through it if I was reading it.
Usually the 5th book of a series is not as good as the previous 4, but not in this case. Patterson does a really good job developing the characters to the point where we really feel as if we know everyone personally. My only complaint is that the story wrapped up awfully quick.
I found this book gripping. There were twists and surprises right up to the very end. I couldn't wait for the opportunity to turn on my iPod and continue listening to this story!