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
The story could have been tightened up. There were too may different stories - the missing body, the sick baby (that wasn't really sick), the serial killer, AND a trial of another killer. Dear Lord! With that many story lines, the novel should have been 10 times longer than it was.
No - she was way too dramatic. Though the storyline didn't help her any, the voices she used were often distracting and comical.
Not a character, but a storyline. The "missing body" storyline was completely pointless.
Just stay away, even if you are a Women's Murder Club fan. This book was terrible!!!
Too many unrelated storylines and too much personal drama that had no bearing on the story at all. I waited for this book and I should have waited and read the other comments. Did Patterson take a number of storylines he had sitting on the shelf and throw them into one last novel?
Took a series I had grown to love and made sure I would not read another
Give what she had to work with, she did great
I have followed this series from the beginning; this one gives me permission to let it go. The Women's Murder Club used to consist of one or two cases that Lindsey Boxer and her unofficial team would solve. The books have been going downhill for a while, however, I stuck with it out of some sense of misguided loyalty; I'm sure many readers have as well -- hopeful that the creativity that captured us in the beginning might return. It isn't and this will be the last James Patterson purchase I make. The cases are unrelated and there is absolutely nothing engaging about them or the characters involved in solving them.
Way too much to talk about here, but let's just say there were too many subplots and they seemed quite contrived. Additionally, these experienced law men and women at times seemed like novices -- it was quite unbelievable.
Everything. She did a wonderful job of giving each of the characters a distinctive voice. I particularly liked her portrayal of the professor.
I'll just say it was entertaining.
I am an avid eclectic reader.
I have read all the Women's Murder Club books but I am beginning to wonder why I bother. Boxer has a baby but did she have a personality transplant also? There was too many stories going on at the same time. One or two would have been better with more time to build the story and follow it to the end. This book made me feel as if I was being pulled one way then another. All but two of the murder club members had a personal crisis the other two had a work related crisis. This book would have been better as two books instead of one. January LeVoy did an acceptable job with the narration considering the chaos of the story lines.
I always enjoy his books. this is the weakest book from him. The story get good until book 4 and too much whining . The narrator must be new because it wasn't the usual voices and the voices were whiny in addition to the text
She had whiny voice
I waited so long for this book and was so dissappointed
The book would have to be re-written to be salvaged.
Characters face too many personal challenges, the reactions are unrealistic, I know from experience.
The plot is silly and demeans the characters; Lindsey Boxer is off my list of reads.
A decent story could have helped
Can't believe I actually had to pay for this book..
Not anytime soon!
Not unless the quality improves.
It wasn't LaVoy's fault, she did the best she could with this oinker.
Patterson is obviously more concerned with raking in as much cash as possible at the expense of quality. I guess he needs a new jet or needs to refurnish the Florida mansion. This drivel does not come close to his earlier Alex Cross books. The characters are shallow, the story line is totally implausible, and I don't like the way Patterson and Paetro portray their characters as the absolutely finest people in the world and every one outside their circle as morons, crooks, lowlifes or scumbags. When the female FBI agent tried to give a baby gift to the Boxer character and she dumped it in the trash after the agent left, I turned off my iPod and screamed, "NO MORE"!! I have never been a huge fan of the Women's Murder Club series. but this trash was bad even for it! In the future, I'll stick with John Sanford. Both his Prey series and his Virgil Flowers series are wonderful reads. I guess he doesn't need the money as much as Patterson. Ugh!
It ranks high.
All the James Patterson books I have read, and now can listen to. (my kindle fire, my son got me, has kept me enjoying JP's books.
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