Retired high school English teacher. I liked and worked with the at-risk student. Interested in about everything, but I love a good story.
Maybe I'm getting picky - this one doesn't live up to the advertising. The characters are the same compelling characters Patterson and Paetro have produced before, but the plot line doesn't hold together.
Maybe they need a break?
This story, as usual, has many sub stories intertwined. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Yes, the plot kept me on the edge of my seat because so much was happening at once!
This one is as great as the rest.
When Boxer held her baby for the first time, I almost cried!
Worth the $$$.
I wouldn't say it was a waste of my time but it was lackluster. Still like to follow all the girls
Not as good, just blah
She can be monotone and characters are not well distinguished
Goodness, all the ladies had something going on in this one. Enjoyed each one and a little surprised by some of the outcomes. Looking forward to the next one.
Story and narration.
Can't think of one right now.
No, not yet.
There were a few parts where the background sounds drowned out the narrator, making it almost impossible to hear what was being said. Other then that, the book was riveting.
I'm not sure what has happened to this series. I blame it on the change of narrator. Carolyn McCormack was the voice of Lindsay Boxer. They changed to January LaVoy and Lindsay became whinier. I always wanted Lindsay and Joe to marry but it hasn't improved the character or the plots.
I also agree with other reviews that there were too many plotlines running through this. Yuki's court case was too much. I like when she is involved in a case involving the other women. Yuki seems to have become the favorite character. I have never been that fond of the Lindsay/Rich partnership and I don't like where the Rich/Cindy relationship ended up.
I get the feeling that this book was more of a result that it was time for another book rather than any thought or feeling behind it.
Where to start...? Ok. It sucked. I listened to the end, because I did want to know what happened, but the story was poorly drawn, EVERY ONE of the characters were written as annoyingly insipid morons. There is NO way Richie Conklin would be a real cop. He's too stupid, in this book anyway. The story arc about Lindsey's baby was gratuitous and really had no place in this book. The storyline about the professor was patently irritating. Patterson either should stop putting his name on this dreck, or hire better "Co-Authors", but we all know JP doesn't write a word of these co-written books. He just puts his name on them to sell them. I think the WMC has run it's course. Retire the force.
Fifty years of reading is not nearly enough. I need many, many, many more.
I have always loved the characters of the WMC. I look forward to following their stories. But this book was not good. The story was disjointed; the character development poor. When Lindsey left her newborn baby girl alone in the hospital it infuriated me. It wasnt realistic. There were characters who moved on from broken relationships too quickly. There were few interactions between the four women. I found myself angry with Mr Patterson for letting his fans down. It seemed that he and his publisher were more worried about putting a book out "on time" than they were about writing and publishing a quality mystery book for the fans of the WMC series.
No. But I may leave this series. There are too many good books out there to waste my time and money on any more sub-par books.
Books should be like a fine wine, getting only more complex the longer they are open, and have time to breath. My only conclusion is there must be a market for cheap wine, just like there is for poor writing. So if you are a connoisseur of cheap wine you may enjoy this swill. Shame on me for even spending my money on this, should have waited for more reviews.
I do not know. I think I would have enjoyed reading the print version.
The plot kept me involved. I liked the different story lines
Her voicing of Lindsay was good. I did not like Yuki's voice. The voice of one of the killers made my skin crawl. I liked Carolyn McCormick's narration better.
No extreme reaction. I thought the storyline with Lindsay's baby was poignant. Lindsay is my reason for following this series. I am not really interested in the other three woman.
Recommended only if you have followed the whole series.