I love Patterson!! Having said that, this is not my favorite of the Women's Murder Club series. It would have gotten 5 stars if it was written by anyone else, but Patterson is held to a higher standard. I wouldn't miss it anyway.
I have loved the previous books in this series, so I was really excited about listening to this one. I was a bit disappointed. The plot was really several subplots. The characters we've grown to know and love in prior books just did not shine through. Lindsay acts downright weird. Nobody who loves her dog as much as she does would ever "forget" to come home and walk the dog. The reader doesn't get any of the close girlfriend feeling of the "Murder Club". Their friendship seems an afterthought. I will read the next in the series; I hope it gets back to the original format of the books.
A predictable installment of the Women's Murder Club--good for beach listening when you're not paying too much attention. The multiple plot lines were only loosely tied together--this was more of a view into the lives of Lindsey Boxer & her friends, rather than a well-constructed mystery. I'll probably borrow the next installment from the library, rather than purchasing it.
The only way we can review a book is through the samples or reader reviews.From now on I won't read the reviews since many readers either tell the plot or ending.What is the use of reading/listening to the book if the story was given away ? In this case ,Patterson can do no wrong(if your a fan) and let me figure it out for myself. This whole series is a "knockout" ,but I won't let you know if I hit the canvas or was left standing .Find out for yourself and listen to the samples ,too.