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1st to Die Audiobook

1st to Die: The Women's Murder Club

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Publisher's Summary

Four women - four friends - share a determination to stop a killer who has been stalking newlyweds in San Francisco. Each one holds a piece of the puzzle: Lindsay Boxer is a homicide inspector in the San Francisco Police Department, Claire Washburn is a medical examiner, Jill Bernhardt is an assistant D.A., and Cindy Thomas just started working the crime desk of the San Francisco Chronicle.


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

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    Amazon Customer 04-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    was suspenseful clear to the end. One twist after another. I will definitely have to read the remaining episodes of this series!

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    Shannon M. 04-30-15
    Shannon M. 04-30-15 Member Since 2012
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    I kept hearing good things about this series and now I'm hooked! The performance was excellent. She was really into the characters.

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    Sandy 04-23-15
    Sandy 04-23-15
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    "Suspenseful"

    Great novel. A little gruesome but totally surprising and a great ending!!! Enjoyed the narrators many personalities!! James Patterson rocks!!

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    Sarah Reeves Atlanta, GA United States 04-09-15
    Sarah Reeves Atlanta, GA United States 04-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Figured it out pretty quickly"

    This was one of those mysteries that didn't stand up to audio book format. The clues seemed really easy to pick up on.

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    undrwo 04-02-15
    undrwo 04-02-15 Member Since 2016
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    "a breath of fresh air"
    Would you try another book from James Patterson and/or Suzanne Toren?

    I'm already downloading the sequel and hoping the narrator doesn't change.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Shock, on so many levels! You wouldn't think a book like this had a surprise in it- the twists in these things are normally so predictable, but I actually gasped at this one.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All of the scenes of the murder club women sitting around and venting about misogyny were a breath of fresh air. Normally the mystery genre can be pretty full of tired tropes and strong women are portrayed as strident/masculine/whatever stereotype you want to name, but I really liked how Patterson took this group of characters on.


    Did 1st to Die inspire you to do anything?

    No, I'm afraid it's not that kind of book- it isn't really inspiring at all, more light consumption than anything else, but worthwhile fluff.


    Any additional comments?

    Patterson is so well known he's an author that I don't really need to recommend to all my female friends and family who like mystery... but rather, I'm glad to have found him for myself, since all the rest of the world seems to already know him. I'm glad I found this on sale.

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    Liz, Houston Houston, TX USA 03-08-15
    Liz, Houston Houston, TX USA 03-08-15 Member Since 2017
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    "My first and last Women's Murder Club."

    I found Lindsay's "women's-lib" perspectives irritating and juvenile.
    It's an enjoyable novel for many maybe, just not for me.

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    stephanie 03-03-15
    stephanie 03-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent book"

    This was one of the better books by Patterson. I would highly recommend it. great, wonderful!!! Thanks Patterson for the works.

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    Charity 02-05-15
    Charity 02-05-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Book"

    I really enjoyed this book, and the ending really surprised.
    I will defiantly will read the other books in the series.

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    Holly Thompson Hayward, CA 02-05-15
    Holly Thompson Hayward, CA 02-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Gripping"

    I loved it. I saw one of the twists coming but there were others I didn't. I really like the character of Lindsay Boxer, and the other women in the murder in are great. I cannot wait to read the next one!

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    Linda Lorman 01-14-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Read!!!"

    This is my first James Patterson book I have read. Once it I started the book I could not stop the reader. I really enjoyed the book.

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