It's the 12th book of the Women's Murder Club series, and it's finally time! Detective Lindsay Boxer is in labor - while two killers are on the loose.
Lindsay Boxer's beautiful baby is born! But after only a week at home with her new daughter, Lindsay is forced to return to work to face two of the biggest cases of her career.
A rising star football player for the San Francisco 49ers is the prime suspect in a grisly murder. At the same time, Lindsay is confronted with the strangest story she's ever heard: An eccentric English professor has been having vivid nightmares about a violent murder and he's convinced is real. Lindsay doesn't believe him, but then a shooting is called in - and it fits the professor's description to the last detail.
Lindsay doesn't have much time to stop a terrifying future from unfolding. But all the crimes in the world seem like nothing when Lindsay is suddenly faced with the possibility of the most devastating loss of her life.
©2013 James Patterson (P)2013 Hachette
Reading allows me to travel through time, to visit the world's unique and stunning places, to become somebody I am not... It is glorious.
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.
Not sure...I have not been pleased with books that are co-authored with James Patterson. I would compare the collaboration to that of dental hygienist and a dentist. The hygienist does the most work and the doctor briefly checks the work and passes you on. This is how I perceive the Patterson-Paetro collaborations. The stories are not up to the Patterson quality. I would probably not purchase another book from James Patterson and Maxine Paetro and/or January LaVoy. I would check the book out from the library first and review it prior to making a purchase.
This has not detered me from books of this genre. However, books in this particular series will be suspect.
I think this is the first narration that I have experienced from January LaVoy. In my opinion she was not bad.
Perhaps this series has run its course. What else can happen to these characters? Murder investigations are plentiful. These stories are becoming predictable and somewhat boring. With Lindsey being married and now a mother, her edge as an officer will suffer. Joe has become an accessory and "damn-it-doll" being beat up constantly. The other characters have also lost their interesting edge. Time to let these ladies move on.. and quietly disappear to literary heaven.
This has been a great series and continues to be. I love a series with the return of key characters and the addition of new one. Love the way the characters evolve and change and grow, it's like an old friend when a new book comes out. Try these books you'll for sure like them.
Women's Murder Club is by far my favorite James Patterson series. Patterson and Paetro write so well together. The stories of these four women continue to entertain. Five stars all the way!
I'm a huge fan of James Patterson, but, especially the WMC series. I have not been disappointed with any of the books so far. This one was much shorter in length than the others in the series, but, it was jammed pack full of action and drama. There are multiple plots and all of the characters continue to interest me as various life changes occur. I'm still a fan of the original narrator Carolyn Mccormick but January LaVoy does a good job. All in all, as the story progressed it became quite the nailbiter. Forever a James Patterson fan, I think all his books are credit worthy! I hope that there is a thirteenth book coming soon!
I absolutely love James Patterson. That being said..... I think he should write the stories alone. I find that they become disjointed. The Woman's Murder Club books are my favorite of his although I've read all his others. The 12th of Never was disappointing, too many unrealistic things going on. No mother .. Not even Lindsay would leave her baby in the hospital and go to work. And Clare never mentions Rosie or her family. There's too many things left out that would have made the story not only more realistic butentertaining.
It's made me question future Murder Club books from James Patterson. And that is very disappointing.
I've not only read but listened to all of the Woman's Murder club series. And from the moment the narrator spoke I was disappointed. I can hear Lindsay in my head and changing narrator's was distracting. Before each new book I re listen to the whole series.Hopefully the 13th will find what was missing in the 12th.
I totally loved the tv series and was disappointed when it wasn't continued.
I am not saying that parts of the book weren't enjoyable. But, it was too disjointed in some ways. Things could have been better. That whole scene with Lindsay outside of her apartment running into Joe's ex partner was like a footnote. Nothing more was mentioned.
Why was she there? Did she tell Joe? Is she going to pop up in weird places for no reason?
I'm making this sound too negative. I love this series. I love the plots and characters. This one just short changed us. And I really didn't like the narrator at all.
Some continuity, the Joe and Lindsay story line was not good at at all.
I won't spend money on another Murder Club Mystery, will wait to check it out at the library.
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