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The 18th Abduction

Narrated by: January LaVoy
Series: Women's Murder Club, Book 18
Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (846 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The number one best-selling female detective of the past 50 years is back.

Detective Lindsay Boxer's investigation into the disappearance of three women teachers quickly escalates from missing persons to murder in the newest Women's Murder Club thriller.

For a trio of colleagues, an innocent night out after class ends in a deadly torture session. They vanish without a clue - until a body turns up. With the safety of San Francisco's entire school system at stake, Lindsay has never been under more pressure. As the chief of police and the press clamor for an arrest in the "school night" case, Lindsay turns to her best friend, investigative journalist Cindy Thomas. Together, Lindsay and Cindy take a new approach to the case, and unexpected facts about the victims leave them stunned. 

While Lindsay is engrossed in her investigation, her husband, Joe Molinari, meets an Eastern European woman who claims to have seen a notorious war criminal - long presumed dead - from her home country. Before Lindsay can verify the woman's statement, Joe's mystery informant joins the ranks of the missing women. Lindsay, Joe, and the entire Women's Murder Club must pull together to protect their city and one another - not from a ghost, but from a true monster.

©2019 James Patterson (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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Disappointed

I don't like that it's a story of the past and not the present. I was really hoping to find out what happened with Lindsay taking medical leave and Jacobi retiring. I was hoping for vindication or at least progression of the story. This is a complete step back in time that might have played better as a book shot and not as the 18th novel

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Storyline doesnt follow previous books

the narrator was great and the overall book was fine. The issue I had was that the storyline was out of order with the other previous books. Not to give anything away but some characters aren't represented in this book that were present in the last one which made me wonder why they jumped in the past.

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Did not finish

The Women't Murder Club books just aren't as good as they used to be. I couldn't finish this one. January LaVoy was fine as narrator but even her narration couldn't spark any interest.

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So disappointing<br />

This story was exploitative and not even consistent with the series. I felt like the authors had this story line and just made it fit into a Women's Murder Club novel. Disappointed, didn't even finish

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Criss-Crossed Story

I'm at a loss for words. This event took place 5 years ago and has never been mentioned in any of the stories before. It was confusing to follow but I did enjoy the book. It is not what I was expecting and I feel like it was a let down from the hypoactive advertising that was given.

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Best Woman's Murder Club Book Ever

I love the Women's Murder Club series, but this book was the best. I couldn't stop listening to it, making for a couple nights with only a few hours sleep. The fascinating way the story developed combined with the talented reading by January LaVoy made even some of the most difficult passages bearable. This one will be hard to top.

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Great

Great as always
Love this series
Cant wait for the next
Keep them going Thanks

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A must read. Looking forward to 19th (Nemesis?)

The storylines intersect smoothly. This one was somber, but not too heavy a read. In the next one, bring the ladies together just a bit more. I miss their powwows at the restaurant

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An enjoyable read!

It was a fast paced and intriguing mystery. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The historical aspects made it more compelling.

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Great story and performance, as usual

This narrator always gets you involved in the story. You see and feel what is happening. And, this was a good story.

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