Saturday, June 18, 2011

10th Anniversay (Women's Murder Mystery Club #10)

Author(s): James PAtterson and Maxine Paetro
Publisher: Audiobooks (March 2011)

For every secret
Detective Lindsay Boxer's long-awaited wedding celebration becomes a distant memory when she is called to investigate a horrendous crime: a badly injured teenage girl is left for dead, and her newborn baby is nowhere to be found. Lindsay discovers that not only is there no trace of the criminals--but that the victim may be keeping secrets as well.

For every lie
At the same time, Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano is prosecuting the biggest case of her life--a woman who has been accused of murdering her husband in front of her two young children. Yuki's career rests on a guilty verdict, so when Lindsay finds evidence that could save the defendant, she is forced to choose. Should she trust her best friend or follow her instinct?

There's a different way to die
Lindsay's every move is watched by her new boss, Lieutenant Jackson Brady, and when the pressure to find the baby begins interfering with her new marriage to Joe, she wonders if she'll ever be able to start a family.

This latest in the series was pretty uneventful. It was pleasent, but there was no real suspense. Most of the book was taken up by Yuki's trial and that was a tad boring. I really didn't care who did it by the end. For once Lindsey isn't put in grave danger and doesn't have any turmoil over her relationship with Joe. Cindy is the only one who seems to come close to any danger. I liked the series better when the 4 girls got together on the same mystery. They were barely together in this one. I felt like the book went into too many directions. The ending was sweet and makes me wonder where he will take the series from here.


1 comment:

Unknown said...

Well written and honest review, Kari.
The last book of Patterson that I read and reviewed was "The 9th Judgment" if you get a chance, maybe you could check my Amazon review of it and see if you think it was helpful.
Happy Father's Day weekend.