For every secret....
Detective Lindsay Boxer's long-awaited wedding celebration becomes a distant memory when she is called to investigate a horrendous crime: a badly injured teenage girl is left for dead, and her newborn baby is nowhere to be found. Lindsay discovers that not only is there no trace of the criminals - but that the victim may be keeping secrets as well.
For every lie....
At the same time, Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano is prosecuting the biggest case of her life - a woman who has been accused of murdering her husband in front of her two young children. Yuki's career rests on a guilty verdict, so when Lindsay finds evidence that could save the defendant, she is forced to choose. Should she trust her best friend or follow her instinct?
There's a different way to die....
Lindsay's every move is watched by her new boss, Lieutenant Jackson Brady, and when the pressure to find the baby begins interfering with her new marriage to Joe, she wonders if she'll ever be able to start a family.
With James Patterson's white-hot speed and unquenchable action, 10th Anniversary is the most deliciously chilling Women's Murder Club book ever.
Crack another case with the Women's Murder Club.
©2011 James Patterson, Maxine Paetro (P)2011 Hachette
It just keeps going, and going, and going. But, unlike the silly commercials, it keeps getting better. Patterson's characters take on real-life problems, as well as their work issues. giving the books a feeling of reality.
Can't say without giving away the story itself.
She attempts to use different voices for the different characters.
Love, love, love James Patterson. This is my first time trying as an audible book and I'm pretty sure I'll never buy another. The background Musak is driving me crazy.
Much like the rest of the series.
Not a big fan of the voice inflections and have to wonder if the producer came to the same conclusion and decided the MUSAK had to be added to try and distract the listener from them.
I suffer from single sided deafness and the periodic music overlay just kills it for me. Having hearing only in one ear I have to rely on that one ear (which has some low decible hearing loss also) to listen to my books. I'm now using a hearing aid for the good ear which has a feature which enables me to receive audio signals from various devices directly in the aid. However there's no technology available that will counter the streaming of music and voice sound simultaneously without them both coming in at the same volume. Even the sample gave me no idea they'd be periodically streaming music on top of the dialogue. What a waist story seems pretty good so far just wish I'd purchase the Kindle version instead.
this is a good teaser for the
I will have to listen to the preview of the nest book before I lay out the mony again... not up to par
narrator was excellent
Not the same quality of work from the past.
No. Most of my friends would be upset by the legal errors. The authors have not bothered to ask a lawyer or judge how trials work. They use the wrong jargon and it is apparent they do not know what they are writing about when it comes to that. Performances are strong, story is interesting, but marred.
James Patterson (and his various writing partners) is the master of the short chapter that ends with a few sentences which drag you into the next chapter even if you really need to get to work, get to bed or get a life.
I've read all The Women's Murder Club books but this is the first time I've ventured into the audible work for my fix. Sort of like seeing the movie after reading the book - I didn't much care for the performer's interpretation of some of the characters.
The breathless, valley girl-ness of Carolyn McCormick's "Cindy" was like a fingernail on a blackboard at first. I never grew to LIKE it but I did manage to hear it without a grimace. And if Lindsey's partner's voice got any lower it would fall off the charts altogether. In fact, none of the characters sounded like real people...or anyone you'd want to know anyway.
The story was good, though, and the character development continues to be interesting. Just the thing for a morning walk or a long hot bath.
The Murder Club are great reads. It seemed the book came to an end very fast, but I enjoyed the book.
Have read from this series before and this book had some serious flaws.
First the women's murder club didn't act like a 'club' rather just friends getting together talking about the men in their lives not focused on mystery or crime solving.
Second there were a number of extraneous issues that were inserted into the story that had no connection with the plot line or character development. ie) Boxer's father not showing up for wedding, her sister's being upset (she disappeared after this scene) and toward the end there was a line or two saying the father was dead. If they wanted to discuss the father they needed more than a line or two to do that and if not why mention him in the first place?
Third there were actions that made no sense and that were not developed.. just dropped into the text. For example the judge picked his trashcan up, in chambers with two attornies present, and threw it against a large piece of furniture. He did not explain his behavior, the attornies said nothing about this bizarre action, no one came running to see what had crashed, the two men had a drink and they all talked about the case as if nothing had occurred. That was completely bizarre. If a judge is that out of control he needs to be removed from the case if not the bench and if the lawyers are that oblivious and lacking social skills they need to find another line of work. Someone could at least have asked him 'are you ok?'
Fourth, Boxer was completely unrealistic about this missing baby. She was expecting that the girl would be concerned about her baby although it was clear that she was not concerned at all but was intent on getting 'unpregnant' and moving on. Also Boxer kept worrying that the baby was lost in the woods somewhere. This made no sense. Someone helped deliver the baby, it stands to reason that they wanted him that's why they helped the girl in the first place. It should have been assumed that the baby was safe not dead in the woods.
And the list goes on...
I can never resist the ladies in the club! They are so much fun! Keep them coming please, Mr. Patterson! Great narration by Ms. McCormick too!
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