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  1. says:

    James Patterson and Maxine Paetro are back with another instalment of the Women s Murder Club, keeping fans entertained throughout with their insightful plots and character development San Francisco is buzzing with an odd series of sniper murders, which forces Sergeant Lindsay Boxer to take notice What s worse is that these sniper killings seem to be happening all over the country, timed to occur simultaneously While Boxer and the SFPD work to track down a killer or at least a motive, Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas is contacted anonymously by someone with information about the crimes and predicts some of the future attacks While she runs down her own story, Boxer seeks to better understand the victims, soon learning that they are all small time and somewhat secretive drug dealers in their own right Boxer s husband, Joe, has his own plate overfilling when a best friend has some information about a local doctor that could have large implications While all this is taking place, one of the cornerstone members of the Club receives horrible news that could derail her and cause the four central members to fall apart With a killer communicating through an interesting fashion and calling soldiers to arms, Boxer and her team will have to work quickly to shut it down before the blood keeps flowing A well crafted piece that will have readers eager to race through to the end, where truth is apparent Recommended to series fans, as well as those who need a lighter crime thriller I have often struggled with Patterson s work, as many will know I find that too often he sees to churn things out too quickly, leaving his collaborators to suffer my wrath as well After a less than stellar 19th novel many felt the same , these two have been able to redeem themselves and put on a wonderful instalment of the Women s Murder Club The stories were well developed and kept the reader s attention, which makes the book flow all the better Countless sub plots keep the reader entertained, even when there was little movement on the main murder theme Patterson and Paetro use some of the backstories of these core characters to their advantage, allowing for a little growth or at least some advancement in ongoing plots, without bogging things down too much I would love to see something truly earth shattering that would force the group to rethink their place and how the Club works, though I am not sure if the authors are ready to pull out such a major event quiet yet With short chapters and a story that has no time to catch its breath, this book serves as a treat for those who are dedicated to the series, as well as potentially making new fans want to go back and piece this complex web together for themselves I cannot wait to see what else is on the horizon for this series, and yet would love to see Patterson meld his three great series Boxer Cross Bennett into a well timed crossover That may be too Herculean an effort, but I am hoping.Kudos, Mr Patterson and Madam Paetro, for a great piece that adds to this series that has been part of my reading experience for many years Love hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons, a different sort of Book Challenge

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    20th Victim is the twentieth instalment in the Women s Murder Club series and is a fast paced, pulse pounding treat of a thriller from beginning to denouement Each of these riveting instalments can be read as a standalone without any issues whatsoever but this is a series you will end up addicted to like many readers There is a madman on the loose and police officer Lindsay Boxer is the one who has to investigate The shooters aim is as fearsomely precise as their target selection so it is clear he knows what he s doing and may be ex military The killer decides to contact local reporter Cindy who then becomes completely embroiled in the whole situation The women face the most intense, high octane confrontation of their lives and their toughest challenge to date Can they identify and catch this serial killer before he strikes again and another innocent life is lost.There s a reason why James Patterson s books are so popular and successful they are accessible to all and offer high drama, fast pacy plots, engaging characters, twists and turns, and are fiendishly good fun The plot is easy to follow and the ideal entertainment for crime connoisseurs You simply know what you re getting before you even touch it This one is no exception and despite it being the twentieth book the series shows no signs of flagging or losing steam The short, snappy chapters are his trademark and work superbly to allow for that just one mentality to take root One thing you can count on going into a JP books is that you re guaranteed a taut, well told, riveting, twisty tale and a rollicking good read.I don t know how he does it but he constantly blindsides you with new twists, turns and red herrings and something notable happens in every single chapter making it a cracking read that easily takes over your mind and has you feverishly flipping the pages His books don t exactly score highly on the scale of believability but if you can just let it go then you are treated to a raucously good read It s compulsive and I must admit reading right through the night as all of the hints had me desperate to find out what actually happened His casual writing style and short, snappy chapters are second to none and he knows how to get you hook, line and sinker within a few pages Highly recommended Many thanks to Century for an ARC.

  3. says:

    Patterson rarely disappoints me I do love the Murder Club and hope this series never ends Another twisty ride for all the ladies and I loved it

  4. says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and feel it was one of the better ones in this series I should add that I have read them all so was very excited to get this one prior to being published as an e arc Thankyou Netgalley and publishers.Great storyline, and thoroughly enjoyed it but I do have one or two little niggles this time The main character seemed to leave her little daughter at home alone a few times Not sure if this was done on purpose by the author, but there were at least two occasions when the neighbour Mrs Rose who usually helps with babysitting wasn t there and Lindsay gave daughter her a kiss and went out for a run while she was asleep or went for a walk What would have happened if she woke up Her husband wasn t at home Not sure this is the right thing to be advertising or doing personally, particularly in the city she lives with all these murders going on Additionally Cindy, the crime reporter who works for the paper, seemed to be very attached to her police radio scanner Since when I don t recall any mention of this in any previous book, but the authors couldn t stop talking about it in this one and seemed to never leave her side Sorry for my issues but you wanted an honest review.

  5. says:

    I find James Patterson very hit and miss His earlier stuff was great but sometimes the recent work feels phones in I m struggling to categorise this one I liked the story, it s an interesting premise but the details of the Women s Murder Club did little for me I ve not read that many of this series so I was hoping for hooks to make me want to know about the women to read the rest There s also hardly anything about the killers and while I understand the reasons for the kills it is simply a throwaway line Normally I love being able to add authors to my ever growing TBR pile but I think I m at the point now where I m taking this one off it.

  6. says:

    I was sadly underwhelmed by this book At about 20% in I nearly gave up but I did finish it because the storyline was very good I just didn t like the execution It felt a bit disjointed at times Some lines were repeated and it jumped around too much I think the story had a lot of potential it just needed better execution Thank you to NetGalley and Random House UK for the ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.

  7. says:

    One of the most disjointed WMC books It was like reading 3 or 4 poorly written books all at once Plot so thin that to meet requirement of number of pages, every time the narrative runs thin, there are a few murders They could have added 20 bodies and made a 1000 page book and not been any boring that what it is now.

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    Flip flopping between 2 3 stars Review Taken from The Pewter Wolf, which will be going live in early April 2020 eProof given by UK publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review reaction, even though I borrowed and listened to audiobook from local library via BorrowBox I have a weird love hate relationship with James Patterson, something I always talk about when I do a write up for one of his novels I find him a light, fun read, something I would be ok reading on a sunny beach almost perfect for me to read audiobook at the current moment with my brain not ready to cope with Corona Virus and something heavy , but he never offers anything of substance And yet, I seem to always go back to reading him after a few months years And I have a soft spot for his Women s Murder Club series as 3rd Degree was my first James Patterson novel and I always like reading about the ladies So, when I saw 20th Victim, I was excited and intrigued After trying to read 19th Christmas and DNFing it after a few chapters and I seem to be not the only one to do that , I was intrigued to see how James Patterson and Maxine Paetro would celebrate 20 books in this series Is it going to be something similar to how TV shows Eastenders and Neighbours celebrate 35 years and celebrate with a big bang, or is it going to be fall a bit flat Three simultaneous shootings happen at 8 30am one morning And of them is at San Francisco on the Women s Murder Club patch Sergeant Lindsay Boxer is involved in investigating and reporter Cindy Thomas is reporting the crime The shootings are precise and exact, the victims chosen with great care as each victim are involved in drug selling As shootings happen, the public debate wonders if the shooter are villains or heroes For what I wanted from it a light, easy, audiobook to distract from the Corona it did exactly what I wanted It was light, fast and something that didn t involve much brain power So, I can t complain about that However and yet, it feels like a miss at the same time Like I said earlier, this is the 20th instalment in this series, and I was expecting a huge birthday like event A huge celebration of the previous instalments and celebrating the future of the series And yet, we got a standard Women s Murder Club story There was nothing really special about it It was very paint by numbers We had one huge story the shooter going after drug dealers that Lindsey and Cindy were following and three small subplots Lindsey s husband, Joe, is asked by an old friend to investigate his father s death as he believe the doctor in charge is an Angel of Mercy, one of Club member s, Yuki, is involved in a trial where she feels the young man is being used as scapegoat and the fourth member of the WMC, Claire, is told she has lung cancer Big things, right So why am I annoyed over these subplots Well, Joe s subplot has been used in a previous Women s Murder Club novel The 5th Horseman as main plot and had added danger with Yuki s mother being a possible victim As for Yuki and Claire s subplots they felt like add ons A blink and you missed it kinda vibe came off them I get that Yuki s, in some sense, is linked VERY VAGUELY to Lindsey s and Cindy s but Claire s Claire s lung cancer plot angered me the most Cancer is a big thing According to cancer charities, cancer effects 1 in 2 of us in the UK AT LEAST So, do we see Claire fight cancer Nope We re told she has it then then she s written out of the book She having an operation to remove the growth but it feels like she s dismissed from the book We see her at the end, saying she s ok and need to keep appointments, but it all felt wrong We had no emotional reaction to this horrifying news Plus, whenever I dip in and out of this series, Claire is always the character I feel that Patterson and Maetro doesn t know what to do with or, when they do, it always feels like a short change story She s a medical examiner, USE THAT AND GIVE US A CASE THAT INVOLVE HER, HER JOB AND HER SKILLS HEAVILY You do that with Lindsey, Cindy and Yuki so why not Claire As something light to read to take mind off current, scary world events, this did exactly what it said on the tin But it didn t do what I hope celebrate this long running series.

  9. says:

    Sergeant Lindsay Boxer tackles an ambitious case that spans San Francisco, L.A., and Chicago in this pulse pounding thriller of smart characters and shocking twists Lisa Gardner, 1 New York Times bestselling author.Three victims, three bullets, three cities The shooters aim is as fearsomely precise as their target selection When Lindsay realizes that the fallen men and women excel in a lucrative, criminal activity, she leads the charge in the manhunt for the killers As the casualty list expands, fear and fascination with this suspicious shooting gallery galvanizes the country.The victims were no angels, but are the shooters villains or heroes SpecificationsJAMES PATTERSON is one of the best known and biggest selling writers of all time His books have sold in excess of 385 million copies worldwide He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades the Alex Cross, Women s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand alone thrillers.James is passionate about encouraging children to read Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, Dog Diaries and Max Einstein series James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row He lives in Florida with his wife and son.James Patterson is collaborating with Maxine Paetro, and the collude with a wonderful exciting book Highlly Recommend.

  10. says:

    Another great in this series I could not wait to get my hands on this one and finished it in 2 days even though it was 400 pages Can t wait for Highly, highly recommended but read them in order.

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20th Victim Three Victims, Three Bullets, Three Cities The Shooters Aim Is As Fearsomely Precise As Their Target Selection When Lindsay Realizes That The Fallen Men And Women Excel In A Lucrative, Criminal Activity, She Leads The Charge In The Manhunt For The Killers As The Casualty List Expands, Fear And Fascination With This Suspicious Shooting Gallery Galvanizes The CountryThe Victims Were No Angels, But Are The Shooters Villains Or Heroes

  • Hardcover
  • 432 pages
  • 20th Victim
  • James Patterson
  • English
  • 20 February 2018
  • 9780316420280