Posted on March 28, 2012 by pasta26mc
The 10th book in the series did not leave me wanting. It started with Lindsay getting married to Joe. All I can say is “YAY!!”
This books keeps Lindsay and company far busier than the rest of the books because there are more than just one or two cases and they’re very different until Cindy proves otherwise.
One of the cases focuses on a teenager found on the side of the road who is wearing nothing but a poncho and bleeding a lot. She apparently just had a baby, but has no recollection. As her case moves forward Lindsay and Rich prove that everything this teen is telling them is a lie, but why? And where’s the baby?
We really get a good hit of Yuki in this book. She’s working another high profile case but is still haunted by the fact that she hasn’t won a conviction as of yet. Dr. Candace Martin is accused of killing her husband. It’s an open and shut case, or is it? Plus Yuki gets a new boyfriend, Brady, also known as Lindsay’s new boss.
As for Cindy and her stories, well she always does get a little too involved in her work. She discovers that women are turning up in random places with no memory of what happened and discovering they were raped. Bulldog Cindy goes all-in in the investigation. But how much is too much? Will Cindy herself get too close and become a victim?
Read it and find out…get your copy here.
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Posted on March 26, 2012 by pasta26mc
This book left me shocked. The characters in all the cases are interwoven. That’s never happened in one of these books before. Two women in abusive marriages who work together. Both are victims but one is also a high end cat burglar. Despite their situations these women, Heidi and Sarah, fall in love with each other.
Heidi’s husband is a veteran who never really came back from the war. He’s extremely violent. He enjoys hitting her and abusing the kids. He fantasizes about killing the three of them. That’s how much he hates them. He doesn’t have the guts to kill them right off. Instead he goes on a killing spree for practice of mothers and their babies.
Sarah’s husband is an abusive drunk. He enjoys beating her as well. She turns out to be a cat burglar. In one of the homes she rips off a husband uses her as a scapegoat to murder his wife.
Mr. Killer of women and children goes way too far and after what he did to Lindsay she is out for blood.
Does the cat burglar get caught? Convicted of murder even though she isn’t the killer? Do Heidi and her children die at her murderous husbands hands? Is he ever caught?
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Posted on March 24, 2012 by pasta26mc
This book is very short. At least it felt that way to me. Once again Lindsay Boxer is working two cases. It really feels like a theme with Patterson in this series. And I wonder if in real life if a Homicide detective is forced to split their focus.
The first case is about rich society folks getting killed. But how did they die? No bullets in the bodies. No poisons in their systems. The autopsies come back 100% negative. Claire is stumped. McCorkle who works cold cases brings in a few murder books. A series of high society victims back in the early 80’s who seem to have died the same way: undetermined but definitely not naturally. They finally figure out the murder weapon. Even if I wrote it out right here you’d think I was pulling your leg. But as a result of the confession they finally get, not only are the current murders solved but the cold cases as well. Eight murders solved with a single confession. Not bad for a days work.
Case number 2 is a dead street person named Bagman Jesus. His real name is actually Rodney Booker. Cindy wrote a story painting him as a saint when the real truth is that he’s a drug dealer and drug manufacturer who turns young girls into drug dealers, drug addicts and prostitutes. As his story unfolds I all really felt was disgust.
Cindy and Rich become and item. And for those still banging their heads on the wall because Lindsay has yet to give Joe an answer [over the course of three books mind you, it’s maddening] to his “will you marry me” question. She finally says yes.
This book packs octane. And an extremely horrific bus explosion.
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Posted on March 20, 2012 by pasta26mc
The scariest way to die is depicted in this book. Dying in a fire. Two college boys are pyromaniacs. And to make matters worse they also enjoy killing people. When the book revealed just who these boys are and the world that they came from I was shocked. It was because it felt to me as if they were killing their parents. This pair are truly ice cold killers.
Lindsay picks up the case. Once again the killers are coming after her…or are they?
While headlong into this case another one pops up. The governor’s son has been missing for several months. He was born with a heart defect that could kill him at anytime. And the lead is a prostitute named Junie Moon. She confesses to sleeping with Michael. But he has a heart attack while they are making love and dies in her arms. Yet there’s no body.
Will Lindsay catch the murder by fire killers? Where will she live when her house burns down? Does Yuki convict Junie Moon of murdering Michael Campion? Will Yuki survive her stalker? Or will he kill her? And are you ready for a baby?
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Posted on March 17, 2012 by pasta26mc
A ferry ride on the bay turns into a massacre. Four people are dead on scene. A fifth is mortally wounded. When Lindsay Boxer arrives on the scene she sees her best friend Claire Washburn being taken off the boat by paramedics with a bullet hole in her chest. She sees Lindsay and asks about her son Willie. He was on the ferry too. Lindsay searches frantically for Claire’s son, but he’s not on the boat. She finds him in the farmers market covered in his Mother’s blood. He chased after the shooter.
The killer actually turns himself in to Lindsay. Yuki who has now become an assistant district attorney becomes the lead prosecutor on the case when her boss has a heart attack. And her former co-counsel Mickey Sherman is the killers defense attorney. Will Yuki win her first case in the DA’s office?
While the trial is going on the daughter of The Chronicle’s editor is kidnapped. Lindsay gets this case too. And now she is racing the clock to try and find the little girl alive. After dozens of dead ends she finally starts to get some answers. Does she find the girl alive? Or is it too late?
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Posted on March 14, 2012 by pasta26mc
The 5th book of this series builds upon the complexity of the previous book.
A major San Francisco hospital and Dr. Daniel Garza are being sued for the deaths of 20 patients. They all had the same common cause of death: medication. In most cases they were given a medication that would treat the condition opposite of what they were diagnosed with. In one of the deaths a patient who suffered from a rapid heartbeat was given a medication to speed up her heart which resulted in her death. The attorney leading the suit is Maureen O’Mara, an extremely fierce redhead who has never lost a case.
Tragedy strikes again in the same hospital. Yuki’s Mom Keiko has a TIA [a very tiny stroke that the patient would usually recover from in as little as 2 or 3 hours up to about 24 hours]. She is admitted to the hospital being sued. She dies in the hospital sending Yuki spiraling out of control. She asks Lindsay for help. Claire does an autopsy. Her mom was given several times more of the amount of the blood thinner than she needed. And she bled to death in her brain.
On top of that Yuki’s Mom is found with buttons on her eyes. These buttons have the medical symbol on them. As Lindsay digs in trying to give Yuki answers she winds up with more questions. The hospital CEO informs her that Keiko was not the only patient found dead with buttons on her eyes. There are more than 30 others over the past three years who’ve had buttons placed on their eyes as well. All patients who were expected to fully recover.
Will Lindsay solve the button murders? Will Yuki ever recover from her Mom’s death? Who will win the lawsuit?
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Posted on March 9, 2012 by pasta26mc
This book starts off with a bang and ends with two.
Lindsay and Jacobi wind up in a high speed chase. When the vehicle they are chasing suddenly crashes they rush to the aid. After helping the two people, who turn out to be kids, out of the wreck the nightmare begins. Both kids pull out guns and shoot Lindsay and Jacobi. Jacobi is unconscious and feared to be dead. The kids realize she isn’t dead and fire on her again. She returns fire disabling them both. She and Jacobi wake up in the hospital. And then Lindsay gets served. The parents of the kids are suing her.
On top of all this the case she was working gets sidelined. She gets put on leave and winds up staying in Half Moon Bay at her sisters house. She still doesn’t get any rest there. Married couples are being killed. They don’t seem to have anything in common other than being married. What’s a homicide detective on administrative leave to do? Why of course help out Half Moon Bay.
Does Lindsay win her case? Does she lose? Does her case get solved? Does she solve the Half Moon Bay case?
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Posted on March 7, 2012 by pasta26mc
As the title suggests this is the 3rd in the series. It starts off quite dramatically. Lindsay is out running with her dog. She passes by a house and it explodes. She runs into the burning inferno and saves a little boy. Then after getting some oxygen sees a weird looking bag left behind. She instantly believes it’s a bomb.
The investigation quickly shows these horrific acts to be the work of an activist group and their depraved political agenda. This bombing is only the beginning of their reign of terror. Each murder they commit follows a different MO. To make sure they get credit for the work but aren’t blamed for acts of terror they didn’t commit they open a line of communication with Cindy Thomas.
What’s worse is that a member of the Women’s Murder Club is threatened. But is it by the terrorist group or something closer to home? And will she survive?
As Lindsay and her team search and track down these killers and their emails they are led across the bay to Berkeley and a very odd professor who teaches at that same college.
And while Lindsay found and saved the little boy a relative comes forward asking about his sister. Where is she?
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Posted on March 5, 2012 by pasta26mc
This is the 2nd in the Women’s Murder Club series. I will be posting a review off all ten of the books currently published in the series this month. I have challenged myself to read them all in the month of march.
I don’t want to spoil these books so instead of full reviews it’ll be more like a teaser. Reading these books are really fun and fast paced. So many books that I have read I have had to force myself to keep reading because the book takes forever to progress. Thankfully, this series does not have that problem.
In this book Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer is investigating a series of murders that at first seem to have to no connection to each other. But a symbol, the Chimera, is at crime scenes. And old women is hung and there is a chimera in that location. Another murder takes place at a church. A gunman shoots up the church, yet only kills a single victim. The getaway vehicle has a chimera sticker on it. Both victims are related to San Francisco Police officers as well. What does it mean? These are only the first two murders. And then Homeland Security walks in the door.
Did I mention Cindy gets a new boyfriend?
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Posted on March 3, 2012 by pasta26mc
This book is a page turning thriller from the start.
Someone is killing newlyweds. It’s horrific, it’s front page, and no one can believe the horror.
The lead Homicide Detective is Lindsay Boxer. She is given a new partner named Chris Raleigh. She’d rather work with Jacobi, but Chris grows on her.
The first murder takes place in a hotel in San Francisco. A plucky reporter named Cindy Thomas sneaks into the scene. Lindsay’s best friend, Claire is the medical examiner. And Jill, who’s in the district attorneys office eventually make up the Women’s Murder Club.
They follow the strange clues that are left at the scene. And they lead very neatly to their suspect.
Let’s just say the remainder of the book has more killings, gunplay, high speed chases, doubts, a near death experience, an unexpected romance and an ending that you have to read to believe. I’d love to say more but I don’t want to spoil the book.
I will say this book is one of my favorites. I can read it over and over…and I have.
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