Rich, beautiful, and powerful, Isa and Ethan Bailey were living in the spotlight as San Francisco's perfect couple--until they are found dead in their luxurious home. As the hunt for two criminals tests the skills of the entire Women's Murder Club, sparks begin to fly between Detective Lindsay Boxer and her partner, Rich Conklin, making it difficult to stay focused on the case. The electrifying new chapter in the Women's Murder Club series, The Eighth Confession serves up the mile-a-minute twists that only James Patterson can deliver.
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I really enjoyed the multiple plots. It made it worth listing to the book all the way to the end. The narrator was a bit annoying as she sounded like a child reading a story at times.
Evelyn J Sickler
Having read all the Women's Murder Club book series, this one was a huge disappointment. The story lines were not believable at all. The personal relationship's were way out of the realm of reality, and the "murder weapon" made it impossible for me to even listen as I have a strong aversion to that item. Don't want to ruin the plot for others so I am being vague, but it is not worth the time. Additionally the narrator sounded the same regardless of which character she was representing. Half the time I did not know who was saying what to who. If this is the best they have left, its time to end the series. Sorry, just bad writing
I had a lot of trouble getting used to the reader - who reads mechanically, putting the same amount of emphasis on each word - mechanical.
A good reader enhances my enjoyment of a book - in this case I had to make an effort to persevere in order to get through a pleasant story.
Another great Women's Murder Club Book. Always enjoyable, and Carolyn McCormack is the perfect narrator for this series. Fast paced and lots of twists and turns. I'm sad the book ended and I have to wait another year for another one.
I have been a fan of the "Women's Murder Club" series and I also enjoyed the television show (RIP). This was my first audiobook for the series and it was lackluster at best. The voice of the characters was barely discernable from one to another and felt unmotivated. I understand this is fluff writing, but it is enjoyable, but the listening was not what I expected. Needs better phrasing and the pronuciation is too upper-crust for a cop. Better luck next time, but I will by the paper instead.
I have always loved to read. As a child my mom actually grounded me from books if I was in trouble. Noone can do that now. Yay!
It seems that the listeners are divided about whether they think Carolyn McCormick is a good narrator. I want to like her. I always liked her on Law & Order. But her narration is flat and too formal to add the grittiness I desire. Additionally, the four women aren't dissimilar enough. I cannot always identify who is speaking and even find that at times I need to back up and figure it out.
I like the Women's Murder Club series. I read numbers 1 -6, and listened to #7 before listening to this one. It is my least favorite of the eight. Mr Patterson's writing has many elements that seem too simple; the tension didn't build to the end of this book. The twists and turns didn't take me for the suspenseful ride that I look for when reading a mystery.
I did enjoy getting to know Cindy a bit more in this novel.
I loved the first three books in this series, was okay with the next few, have become less enchanted over time. I loved Lindsay Boxer character but this book reduces her to a blond bimbo and the book is just not the quality that the series and characters deserve. Patterson needs to go back and write his own books or at least prevent the reader from having a gag reflex over the stereotypical female reactions and vocabulary that real women rarely think, let alone use "my hunk of man" etc. I will not be a fan of this series any longer and am sad about that as I was enjoying the characters in the earlier books. Oh, and is there any book out there that references celebrities more than this one??? The obnoxious comparisons and irrelevant comparisons to Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Willy Nelson (really???) Sheryl Crow etc. An English teacher would absolutely make a student take this back and edit that silliness out.
The everyday lives of our intrepid women sleuths should not be read consecutively because after reading eight in a row I now need a break.
James Patterson's short chapters make reading in increments enjoyable. His books are great for people who have little or no time to read. His novel proceeds with breakneck pace and surprises that captivate. A bomb explosion, a serial killer stalking San Francisco's wealthiest residents, the murdered of a beloved homeless person, and a botched jury verdict keep the action alive and make the book a fun read.
When I need a good escape Patterson doesn't fail me and he hasn’t in this book either. The characters have become real and I get to know them a little more with each book, but as I said above, I now need a break. I have to agree with others that they are somewhat formula books.
I'm happy Conklin has another interest.
Not my favorite storyline. Took a little longer to finish this one. The pace is sporadic..
She does a good job keeping you interested. With a good story she's really great. And if it's just an OK story she still does a good job. She saved this one.
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