But the usual procedures aren't bringing them any closer to stopping the killings. So these women form a Women's Murder Club to collaborate outside the box and pursue the case by sidestepping their bosses and giving one another a hand.
1st to Die is the start of a blazingly fast-paced and sensationally entertaining new series of crime thrillers.
©2001 by James Patterson; All Rights Reserved; (P)2001 by Time Warner AudioBooks
Yes. I multi task when listening and lose some of the story so know I would pick up things I missed.
I enjoyed the full read. Easy to listen to.
No it was split up over a couple days while driving.
My husband is not a reader and does not enjoy books. He is now hooked on audible and is always wanting to discuss the stories even before I have gotten to them. Makes me excited that he is loving literature.
character driven mystery
sexual violence is difficult to read. Characters were dynamic though. It's a toss up.
I love James Patterson's Alex Cross. Now, I love the Women's Murder Club as well!
when I understood the title of the book
when the final reveal takes place
made me laugh and also cry
recommend it highly
Suprise, Suprise, Suprise
The bad guy. Can't think of his name because I am into another book. Sorry
I am new to Audile books and love them.
About the middle. It was a decent story and it was easy to listen to and follow.
Some of the time - not always.
Whiny. Annoying. Irritating
Not a bad book. A little cheesy in parts. The book was predictable but had a few twists in it so that was nice.
It wasn't a book that I couldn't put down but it was definitely one I wanted to finish.
Really nice that there wasn't a lot of sex or a lot of swear words.
A friend suggested the “11th Hour” by James Patterson. We listened to it first, got hooked and are now listening to the rest of the series in order.
"1st to Die" is definitely a fast-paced suspenseful novel from the first page to the end. Mr. Patterson has done a masterful job developing the characters in this series. It is somewhat surprising that a man wrote it. He has a police officer, lawyer, coroner and reporter working together to solve a murder mystery. All are female and very likable and believable characters.
The main character is Lindsey Boxer, the police officer. She not only has to find the killer, but she also is fighting a rare and potentially fatal disease. There is a romantic interest in the story but it is not overstated and gives the plot yet another twist at the very end. The murder plot is both sinister and complex and the book keep us guessing.
We liked the short chapters from different points of view. These also allowed stopping points when it was time to turn off the lights even though we hated to stop. On to book two: “2nd Chance”.
Narrator made poor accent choices and vocal character choices
I'd say to read the book if you like thrillers but skip the audiobook.
Why use an NYC accent for a SF cop? The villain's voice was just too overblown villain-y. I didn't like the way the narrator lingered over the gruesome details. As for writing -- the author completely messed up lab results for anemia. The counts were typical of low white cell counts, but NOT low red cell counts. Such a thing would be very easy to check, he should fire his medical advisor!
The story is good; however I did not enjoy the narrator's voices in this book. Just a tad bit irritating.
Yes because it is a start to a great series, Patterson seems to get wound up with this book and really gets going with the subsequent books. While they REALLY don't depend on each other it is good to start with this one.
The death of Boxer's friend
All the foul language was offensive and unnecessary for the story line.
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