The 18th Abduction

The th Abduction The bestselling female detective of the past years is back Detective Lindsay Boxer and her husband Joe Molinari team up to protect San Francisco from an international war criminal in the newest W

  • Title: The 18th Abduction
  • Author: James Patterson
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  • The 1 bestselling female detective of the past 50 years is back Detective Lindsay Boxer and her husband Joe Molinari team up to protect San Francisco from an international war criminal in the newest Women s Murder Club thriller Three female schoolteachers go missing in San Francisco, and Detective Lindsay Boxer is on the case which quickly escalates from missing perso The 1 bestselling female detective of the past 50 years is back Detective Lindsay Boxer and her husband Joe Molinari team up to protect San Francisco from an international war criminal in the newest Women s Murder Club thriller Three female schoolteachers go missing in San Francisco, and Detective Lindsay Boxer is on the case which quickly escalates from missing person to murder Under pressure at work, Lindsay needs support at home But her husband Joe is drawn into an encounter with a woman who s seen a ghost a notorious war criminal from her Eastern European home country, walking the streets of San Francisco As Lindsay digs deeper, with help from intrepid journalist Cindy Thomas, there are revelations about the victims The implications are shocking And when Joe s mystery informant disappears, joining the ranks of missing women in grave danger, all evidence points to a sordid international crime operation It will take the combined skills of Lindsay, Joe, and the entire Women s Murder Club to protect their city, and themselves, from a monster Get A Copy StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBound Kindle Edition, 368 pages Published April 29th 2019 by Little, Brown and Company More Details Original Title The 18th Abduction Series Women s Murder Club 18 Other Editions 3 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The 18th Abduction, please sign up Popular Answered Questions I have read all 18 in this Womens Murder Club series Lindsay and Joe had a baby together in an earlier book and she wasnt mentioned at all in this one Am I missing something I cant remember exactly what happened in the last on Can anyone help 7 likeslike 4 months ago See all 8 answers Elizabeth Julie was two years old in 17th Suspect The bulk of this book takes place five years earlier, so it was two to three years before she was born Julie was two years old in 17th Suspect The bulk of this book takes place five years earlier, so it was two to three years before she was born However, the timeline doesn t quite square up with 10th Anniversary, in which Lindsay and Joe get married and Lindsay gets pregnant Chalk it up to artistic license less flag I really hate this story line Besides solving cases, what makes this series great is the interpersonal relationships between the four women, Lindsay and Joe I have enjoyed reading about the evolution of their lives and careers and then this bomb dropped No mention of the womens lunches where the discuss the cases No mention of Lindsay and Joes daughter This book is a waste of paper and ink Thoughts 8 likeslike 2 months ago See all 5 answers Shawn This answer contains spoilers view spoiler I had the following issues with a few scenes 1 It was mentioned at least a few times that Petrovic used a cell phone to obscure his face when he left I had the following issues with a few scenes 1 It was mentioned at least a few times that Petrovic used a cell phone to obscure his face when he left his house But his photo was in the newspapers in connection with his restaurant, so what was the point 2 There was a scene where a few teams for FBI agents tailed Petrovic I didn t understand this at all, since nothing could be pinned on him at that point, and they had already installed a GPS on his car Seemed like a waste of resources.3 On Anna s first day in captivity, she and Susan were able to sit in the living room and talk for hours Wasn t this the same living room where Susan and Adele had planned to take the fire pokers from to use as weapons Why hadn t they picked up the fire pokers and killed their captors who were sleeping Instead, at seven in the morning, Susan and Anna went to their bedrooms and go into bed with their captors Made no sense less hide spoiler flag See all 9 questions about The 18th Abduction Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 30 4.05 Rating details 10,713 ratings 954 reviews All LanguagesEnglish 936 More filters Sort order Mar 11, 2019 Matt rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves audiobook I always look forward to my annual exploration of the Women s Murder Club, one of James Patterson s strongest series alongside Maxine Paetro, who is a stellar collaborator While many series lose their energy after so long, the eighteenth novel in this collection remains fresh and poignant, perfect for the series fan After a preface in the present day, the story goes back five years, where Detective Lindsay Boxer finds herself in the middle of a baffling query Three teachers from a prestigious I always look forward to my annual exploration of the Women s Murder Club, one of James Patterson s strongest series alongside Maxine Paetro, who is a stellar collaborator While many series lose their energy after so long, the eighteenth novel in this collection remains fresh and poignant, perfect for the series fan After a preface in the present day, the story goes back five years, where Detective Lindsay Boxer finds herself in the middle of a baffling query Three teachers from a prestigious preparatory school have gone missing while out together There are few clues as to their whereabouts, which makes it all the most confusion While Boxer is out handling this, her husband, Joe Molinari, comes across a woman on his way home She tells a story of having seen a war criminal from her native Bosnia, a man who tortured her and her family years ago Thought rumoured to have drowned, Slobodan Petrovi May still be alive and has the glint in his eye made infamous when he held the moniker as the Butcher of Djoba It perfectly describes the brutality to which he subjected his victims Molinari is eager to help this woman, but must cut through her determination to take action on her own, while also working with his FBI contacts to bring Petrovi to justice Living under a pseudonym, Molinari will have to approach Petrovi closely and ensure that this was not a case of mistaken identity Meanwhile, Boxer begins to piece together some early clues and one of the victims turns up brutally murdered Could there be a deeper connection to these three women, outside their teaching together The rush is on to find the other two women before they are too long, though they are being mocked by the purported killer, Bloodsucker In a case with brutality than any Boxer has seen since she joined SFPD, this may be one killer whose determination to eviscerate their victims has deeply psychological ties A wonderfully dark thriller that takes series readers on a journey with which they are familiar This deep into the series, I would strongly suggest readers start at the beginning, allowing them to discover some of the character developments and nuances James Patterson can be hit and miss for many readers, churning out books faster than many can list them and leaving his name to sell copies This inconsistency with the quality of writing has soured many and thereby left books like this shunned, forcing new fans not to see that there are still great JP books Teaming up with Maxine Paetro, Patterson develops this wonderful story that builds on many of the past novels in the series, while adding some new and international flavour Lindsay Boxer has become a strong character within San Francisco s Homicide community, working diligently to solve any crime tossed her way While there is little backstory left to reveal, the reader is always able to see small bouts of development within her work and personal relationships Her marriage to Joe Molinari has long been a hot cold situation worthy of exportation, though this book, which flashes back, dodges some of the bumpier parts of their relationship While the other three Club members receive their due mention, there is little the Club does to solve crimes as a unit, as has been the nature of the latter novels in the series With Patterson s great use of short and teaser chapters, the reader is pulled into the middle of this thriller in short order and left to explore all aspects of this multi pronged story Series fans will likely enjoy this book, as will those who are always looking for strong writing by Patterson and his collaborators Definitely a series worth exploring for those who have time and are not being drowned by a TO BE READ pile.Kudos, Mr Patterson and Madame Paetro, as you continue this well established series.Love hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons, a different sort of Book Challenge flag 93 likesLike see review View all 25 comments Mar 14, 2019 Luffy rated it really liked it This is the first ARC that I ve read Thanks to all parties.So, this is how a thriller from 2019 is like I think that though this book was formulaic, it had enough new points to deserve reading What I m saying is that I do recommend it Also, just saying a thriller is formulaic by itself is a cliche and a lazy reviewing.There is much suffering present in the bodies and minds of the special characters in this novel When I thought a victim would make it free, I was cruelly disappointed It was This is the first ARC that I ve read Thanks to all parties.So, this is how a thriller from 2019 is like I think that though this book was formulaic, it had enough new points to deserve reading What I m saying is that I do recommend it Also, just saying a thriller is formulaic by itself is a cliche and a lazy reviewing.There is much suffering present in the bodies and minds of the special characters in this novel When I thought a victim would make it free, I was cruelly disappointed It was because of these twists that I granted this 18th book in the series a high score.Ultimately, my relief at finding some victims safe outweighed the punishment meted out to the master criminal The two authors did well to write an addictive book I also gave 4 stars to the first Alex Cross novel, if memory serves right Consistency is the key, and I gingerly declare that James Patterson deserves all the dough he s been getting flag 48 likesLike see review View all 11 comments Apr 02, 2019 Natalie M rated it really liked it Some Patterson collaborations are woeful however, this one remains an excellent combination with Paetro The Women s Murder Club are back on the trail of three missing teachers and Joe is following up on the sighting of a Bosnian war criminal This particular avenue made an excellent plot The novel starts in the present and then we go back five years If you ve read the other 17 in the series it s a little disconcerting but most pre current information aligns If you haven t read any of the othe Some Patterson collaborations are woeful however, this one remains an excellent combination with Paetro The Women s Murder Club are back on the trail of three missing teachers and Joe is following up on the sighting of a Bosnian war criminal This particular avenue made an excellent plot The novel starts in the present and then we go back five years If you ve read the other 17 in the series it s a little disconcerting but most pre current information aligns If you haven t read any of the others, this would be a great starting book in the series Four stars because of some missing info from previous books which doesn t align, the slightly unbelievable linking of the cases midway but thereafter the novel flies And I would love to have seen a bit of the other 3 members of the Women s Murder Club, this one focuses on Boxer and Joe.I m looking forward to the 19th one due out later this year flag 26 likesLike see review View all 4 comments May 02, 2019 Deb rated it liked it I give this book a 3.5 It was okay Not up to the usual Womens Murder Club books The story didnt grab me There was very little interaction with the other ladies in the group flag 21 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Mar 13, 2019 Mandy White rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves audible, read in 2019 I love that this series is still going so strong 18 books in This book was just as good as book 1 and I read it in a day Can always count on James Patterson for a good read flag 19 likesLike see review May 08, 2019 Scott rated it it was ok Let me be honest up front I read most of James Patterson s books and have for several years Some might ask why and that s another whole discussion best saved for another day I have really enjoyed some, liked some, and didn t really care for others On a personal level, I must admit that his Women s Murder Club series focused on the professional and personal lives of four women in San Francisco has been hit and miss over the last couple of years Last year s outing was pretty good, but the Let me be honest up front I read most of James Patterson s books and have for several years Some might ask why and that s another whole discussion best saved for another day I have really enjoyed some, liked some, and didn t really care for others On a personal level, I must admit that his Women s Murder Club series focused on the professional and personal lives of four women in San Francisco has been hit and miss over the last couple of years Last year s outing was pretty good, but the prior year s book was absolutely weak The 18th Abduction begins like other books in the series with two mysteries one with the disappearance of three young school teachers and one the sudden appearance of a supposedly dead notorious war criminal With the public pressure mounting, Lindsay Boxer and her partner, Conklin, race the clock to save the teachers before they turn up dead At the same time Lindsay s husband and FBI agent, Joe, has been approached by a Bosnian refuge who suffered serious personal loss at the hands of a war criminal that is now running a restaurant in San Francisco The refugee, Anna, experienced the brutal death of her husband, her child, as well as being raped repeatedly and left with permanent physical scars Now, Joe is the only person who can provide her with the justice that no one should have to beg for Patterson and Paetro weave both investigations in a fast but predictable manner There are the usual twists and turns along the way, but the challenges and obstacles were not very complex, nor that compelling In typical Patterson fashion, the standard multi plots come together in the end and provide the link that most readers saw coming after reading the book jacket And the key penultimate scenes leading to the climax happened mostly off screen, which weakened the ending a bit.In addition, there was no growth or development for any of the main characters, either professionally or on the home front Our fearless club members are stagnant, including Cindy Thomas playing a small role and Yuki Castellano being completely absent Although I truly love Lindsay and Claire Washburn, leaving them out was disappointing to me Overall, Patterson and Paetro lost some of their Women s Murder Club mojo this time out If you like the standard Patterson recipe, then enjoy to your heart s content But this one breaks no new ground, and feels too casual and comfortable when reading flag 18 likesLike see review View all 5 comments May 17, 2019 W rated it did not like it What did I just read This book is terrible The writing is juvenile, the he said, I said dialogue is comical, and the plot line has a gazillion credibility holes And it s boring Super boring It s a murder mystery that literally has no suspense, and doesn t have any excitement until 60% into the book, for one scene After reading all 18 books in this series, this entry will be my last flag 15 likesLike see review View 2 comments May 13, 2019 JoScho rated it really liked it I mean I will keep reading them as long as they keep getting published but I need of Women s Murder Club The storyline with Joe, Lindsay, and Conklin was great very engaging and a few triggers However, Yuki, Cindy, and Claire were so overlooked We are a bit of them but I felt like that group dynamic between them was forgotten and I missed it flag 12 likesLike see review Jim Welke Did you ever catch the TV series Jun 23, 2019 05 36PM Shannon I agree and what about the baby Jul 11, 2019 12 06AM Jun 26, 2019 Babydimps Suzy rated it liked it 3.5 stars I always wait with much anticipation for the next book in this series James Patterson and Maxine Paetro did it again with the 18th Abduction While I didn t love the plot for this one as much as some of the others in this series, the short, cliffhanging chapters that Patterson is so good at providing for us made for a very quick, enjoyable reading experience While there are really no jaw dropping moments or shockers, the endings tie up nicely, but still leave you wanting w 3.5 stars I always wait with much anticipation for the next book in this series James Patterson and Maxine Paetro did it again with the 18th Abduction While I didn t love the plot for this one as much as some of the others in this series, the short, cliffhanging chapters that Patterson is so good at providing for us made for a very quick, enjoyable reading experience While there are really no jaw dropping moments or shockers, the endings tie up nicely, but still leave you wanting which makes the waiting part so difficult It always pains me to have to wait a year in between books, but I only have to wait until October for the next one when 19th Christmas gets released If you are a James Patterson fan and haven t yet started this series, or just a fan of mysteries in general, I highly recommend You will enjoy it flag 11 likesLike see review View all 4 comments May 12, 2019 Skip rated it really liked it Shelves series in progress, crime detective Lindsay Boxer and her partner Conklin are called to help find three female teachers from a prestigious private school, who have disappeared after a night of drinking together When one of the three is found hanged in a rent by the hour hotel in the Tenderloin, it turns out not to be her first time there however, despite Herculean efforts, the SFPD and Women s Murder Club is stymied Meanwhile, Joe Molinari takes pity on a woman named Anna, who is convinced, she has spotted the Serbian war crimi Lindsay Boxer and her partner Conklin are called to help find three female teachers from a prestigious private school, who have disappeared after a night of drinking together When one of the three is found hanged in a rent by the hour hotel in the Tenderloin, it turns out not to be her first time there however, despite Herculean efforts, the SFPD and Women s Murder Club is stymied Meanwhile, Joe Molinari takes pity on a woman named Anna, who is convinced, she has spotted the Serbian war criminal, Slobodan Petrovi a k a the Butcher of Djoba , living large under a new identity in San Francisco Convicted in the Hague, Petrovi managed to negotiate some type of pardon, but was presumed drowned He taunts both the FBI and SFPD, with the U.S presumption of innocence When the second teacher is found dead, hanging in a forest, also with odd injuries from a shuriken, which tie back to a known skill of Petrovi Medical examiner Claire makes important contributions, but then Anna is kidnapped The cases ended too easily and conveniently, at least for my liking flag 10 likesLike see review May 22, 2019 Mark Baker rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2019, mystery Three teachers have gone missing in San Francisco, and all eyes are on San Francisco police officer Lindsay Boxer as she is leading the hunt for them Unfortunately, there are few leads Can she find anything before it is too late Meanwhile, her new husband, Joe Molinari, has found a woman near the FBI s San Francisco office This woman, Anna, claims to have just seen a known war criminal from her native Serbia in the city Is she right What is he doing there Can Joe make sure this man receiv Three teachers have gone missing in San Francisco, and all eyes are on San Francisco police officer Lindsay Boxer as she is leading the hunt for them Unfortunately, there are few leads Can she find anything before it is too late Meanwhile, her new husband, Joe Molinari, has found a woman near the FBI s San Francisco office This woman, Anna, claims to have just seen a known war criminal from her native Serbia in the city Is she right What is he doing there Can Joe make sure this man receives the justice he deserves Outside the prologue and epilogue, this book takes place five years in the past, meaning that some of the recent stupidity in Joe and Lindsay s marriage has been forgotten I couldn t be happier about that The story is another fast paced mystery against overwhelming odds that keep the pages turning It even gave me something I ve been wanting for a long time in this series no spoilers, don t worry Unfortunately, most of the Women in the Women s Murder Club are reduced to cameos as the plot drives forward The characters continue to be fairly thin, but that s no surprise to fans We get into Anna s past and the war crimes that took place in Serbia, so expect the heavier subject matter when you pick up this book Overall, fans of the series should be happy with this latest offering.Read my full review at Carstairs Considers flag 8 likesLike see review Apr 13, 2019 Jessii Grofski rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves 2019 Women s Murder Club are my favourite Patterson novels but this one just didn t grab my attention Slow read, bland flag 8 likesLike see review May 08, 2019 Mahoghani 23 rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves books read in 2019, crime mystery, series books, audiobooks The book was hyped up to draw you in but the storyline did not deliver I ve read this entire series and was disappointed in the book The story starts in the present but reverts back to the past, 5 years ago This story is not talked about in the entire series of the Women s Murder Club There are missing characters in the story but as I stated before, the story reverted back to the past The book kind of dragged in the middle but picked up off and on Don t allow my opinion to deter you from r The book was hyped up to draw you in but the storyline did not deliver I ve read this entire series and was disappointed in the book The story starts in the present but reverts back to the past, 5 years ago This story is not talked about in the entire series of the Women s Murder Club There are missing characters in the story but as I stated before, the story reverted back to the past The book kind of dragged in the middle but picked up off and on Don t allow my opinion to deter you from reading this book You may enjoy it I didn t flag 7 likesLike see review Mar 13, 2019 Liz rated it really liked it review of another edition What a great series this is Two completely different, but equally compelling, storylines make this book very difficult to put down.4 5 stars flag 9 likesLike see review May 09, 2019 Tiffany PSquared rated it really liked it Shelves audiobooks, mystery, crime fiction, 2019 reading challenge In a bit of a departure from the status quo with the ladies of the Women s Murder Club, Lindsay Boxer and Joe Molinari team up to take down a vicious war criminal who is now running a steak joint in San Fran.Yeah, you read that correctly But despite that kooky intro to this story, it is actually quite dark The book contains several strong triggers for those sensitive to stories of rape, torture, war crimes, and abduction.The story jogs back in time, so it isn t sequential to the events in the In a bit of a departure from the status quo with the ladies of the Women s Murder Club, Lindsay Boxer and Joe Molinari team up to take down a vicious war criminal who is now running a steak joint in San Fran.Yeah, you read that correctly But despite that kooky intro to this story, it is actually quite dark The book contains several strong triggers for those sensitive to stories of rape, torture, war crimes, and abduction.The story jogs back in time, so it isn t sequential to the events in the previous book, but don t let that throw you some readers have complained, Where s their baby etc but this was set before she was born It s a solid WMC story, even if most of the WMC only play peripheral roles in the action flag 6 likesLike see review May 02, 2019 Kay rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves james patterson, fiction, audiobook, mystery One of my favorite JP s collaboration series, but book 18 didn t wow me The case was interesting, with Joe and Lindsay end up trying to pin down the same suspect It was the women s group exchange that was a bit lacking and underwhelming However, I m still looking forward to 19th in October flag 5 likesLike see review May 01, 2019 Donna Hines rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves borrowed library books Is there anything better than Maxine Paetro and James Patterson s Women s Murder Club novels I think not and notice how I put the lovely lady first in mentioning her work as it s only courteous right So with this said this 18th novel to the series is one that holds it own quite nicely tucked away with the narcissist fan in all of us whose processing power, control, and above the law modus operandi techniques.War crimes are in the news these days, toxicity is increasing daily, narcissism and the Is there anything better than Maxine Paetro and James Patterson s Women s Murder Club novels I think not and notice how I put the lovely lady first in mentioning her work as it s only courteous right So with this said this 18th novel to the series is one that holds it own quite nicely tucked away with the narcissist fan in all of us whose processing power, control, and above the law modus operandi techniques.War crimes are in the news these days, toxicity is increasing daily, narcissism and the discussion surrounding these personality trait disordered individuals is becoming well known in our political culture today.This novel focuses solely upon three teachers who went missing and turn up murdered.It s a scary thought but Detective Linsay Boxer is on the case and determined to get justice or die trying.Now you know I have a love v hate relationship with James Patterson who I commend for his promotional reading especially for our students and librarians.This one did not disappoint the masses as it was non stop action, heightened with just enough flavor of the insane in terms of the evidence of each crime, and then shored up with Anna our informant who took on a mighty power in our very own war criminal.While monsters do not wish to be coined the term they are deadly so please don t believe the hype that narcissism is all vanity because that trap is what has resulted in many deaths.Joe Molinari was another one of those specialty characters placed nicely in the flow of this plot who held his own going after Petrovic.Nobody is above the law Remember that A great fresh novel in a series that s been extraordinary A must read for thriller fans everywhere A wonderful collaboration of this duo writing team.While I often dislike the mass production of many of James works this one is one I hope sticks around for a long time to come Cheers flag 4 likesLike see review Jun 24, 2019 Paula Phillips rated it liked it Lately, I have been finding that James Patterson s books have been hit and miss for me One series though, that still stands strong and as a favorite is his Women s Murder Club which is co written with Maxine Paetro Something that I have noticed in the last few Women s Murder Club is that Lindsay Boxer s husband Joe M has been getting a bit of a stronger storyline and focus than rather her cases In the 18th Abduction, we have two storylines running through the book We have Joe M s FBI ca Lately, I have been finding that James Patterson s books have been hit and miss for me One series though, that still stands strong and as a favorite is his Women s Murder Club which is co written with Maxine Paetro Something that I have noticed in the last few Women s Murder Club is that Lindsay Boxer s husband Joe M has been getting a bit of a stronger storyline and focus than rather her cases In the 18th Abduction, we have two storylines running through the book We have Joe M s FBI case of ex Serbian War Soldier who caused genocide and run a rape hotel in Bosnia etc This starts with Joe meeting a woman called Anna on the side of the footpath outside the FBI building She tells Joe her story of an evil man This man was tried for his crimes, but given immunity and came to the US under a new name Many thought that he had been dead for years Seeing him has brought flashback and terrible memories for Anna and now with Joe and the FBI s help, they may be able to get him imprisoned via The Hague once and for all The other storyline is the Woman s Murder Club Lindsay s team has been tasked with finding and discovering what has happened to three teachers and who kidnapped them Can the team find them before they are killed as the days tick by, the less likely the chances are of them being found alive Find out in 18th Abduction Book 18 in the Woman s Murder Club by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro I am now looking forward to reading Book 19 coming out later this year flag 4 likesLike see review May 12, 2019 Linda Munro rated it it was amazing review of another edition Although this episode of he Women s Murder club begins and ends in the present, the story takes place five years prior Joe Molanari and Lindsey boxer are married, but there is no baby girl yet Joe is still working for the FBI Detective Lindsey Boxer is on the case of three missing school teachers, which shortly thereafter escalates to a murder case when one of the teachers is found hanged in a seedy motel Now, the search is on, the other women must be found alive.Lindsey is used to having Jo Although this episode of he Women s Murder club begins and ends in the present, the story takes place five years prior Joe Molanari and Lindsey boxer are married, but there is no baby girl yet Joe is still working for the FBI Detective Lindsey Boxer is on the case of three missing school teachers, which shortly thereafter escalates to a murder case when one of the teachers is found hanged in a seedy motel Now, the search is on, the other women must be found alive.Lindsey is used to having Joe as a sounding board, but Joe is caught up in a case of his own Joe has been drawn into a case of the Butcher of Djoba, an international war crimes murderer who ran rape hotels, was convicted of his crimes and released , then rud to have drown Joe finds a women in tears outside of FBI headquarters who tells him she was kept in the rape hotel after her infant son and husband had been murdered, and she had just now seen the murderer After carefully vetting the woman s story, Joe begins an unofficial investigation of his own an investigation which could get him in trouble with his boss.Digging into the private lives of the missing teachers, Lindsey learns shocking news Yuki, the ADA has come up with a theory of her own, one that attached the Butcher of Djoba to the disappearances of the three school teachers When the witness against the Butcher disappears and the second missing teacher is found murdered, the SFPD and FBI hook up to solve the case.It will take the combined skills of Lindsay, Joe, and the entire Women s Murder Club to protect their city, and themselves, from a monster flag 4 likesLike see review Jun 02, 2019 Stephanie Strazzybooks rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 2019 3.5 5 James Patterson and I have broken up, but occasionally I text him and we meet up over The Women s Murder Club which likely has much to do with co author Maxine Paetro 18 takes an international turn, with Joe and Lindsey on the tail of a Bosnian war criminal who has started murdering women in San Francisco.As with 90% of Patterson novels, this was very readable and I like how he uses short chapters to keep you turning the pages I liked the international aspect, though the storyli 3.5 5 James Patterson and I have broken up, but occasionally I text him and we meet up over The Women s Murder Club which likely has much to do with co author Maxine Paetro 18 takes an international turn, with Joe and Lindsey on the tail of a Bosnian war criminal who has started murdering women in San Francisco.As with 90% of Patterson novels, this was very readable and I like how he uses short chapters to keep you turning the pages I liked the international aspect, though the storyline was all a little too coincidental and plotted out for my taste Great characters as always, though I wish we d got to see of them and in depth flag 5 likesLike see review May 12, 2019 Kris rated it did not like it Almost a DNF for me flag 4 likesLike see review View all 3 comments May 13, 2019 Nicola Short rated it liked it I have read every book in this series and have to say, I found this one to just be okay Did I find the book difficult to put down and I just had to keep reading it Not so much I didn t really feel the connection to each other with the women in the murder club They make the series and I found the lack of their interaction with each other to be pretty disappointing Overall, it s a okay read but not one of my favorites Hoping the next book in the series wows me like the previous books I have read every book in this series and have to say, I found this one to just be okay Did I find the book difficult to put down and I just had to keep reading it Not so much I didn t really feel the connection to each other with the women in the murder club They make the series and I found the lack of their interaction with each other to be pretty disappointing Overall, it s a okay read but not one of my favorites Hoping the next book in the series wows me like the previous books flag 5 likesLike see review View 1 comment May 01, 2019 NMonroe rated it really liked it Loved it buuuuut a couple questions I think JP got a little greedy The transition from the 17th book is questionable Things and people are missing like the daughter flag 4 likesLike see review View all 4 comments May 28, 2019 Callie rated it it was ok Just average read with a juvenile writing styleThis is my first woman s murder club book, and probably my last based on the poor quality of the writing The potential that the actual person who wrote this is the writer of all the other books in the series clouds my desire to read any, because it certainly isn t Patterson who wrote this As I read the story and became and invested in it, I started to ask myself is this book ghostwritten I had heard that this was a good book, it is Just average read with a juvenile writing styleThis is my first woman s murder club book, and probably my last based on the poor quality of the writing The potential that the actual person who wrote this is the writer of all the other books in the series clouds my desire to read any, because it certainly isn t Patterson who wrote this As I read the story and became and invested in it, I started to ask myself is this book ghostwritten I had heard that this was a good book, it is a high star rating, and so I thought another Patterson book that should be a good read What I didn t realize at the time I ordered the book, was that the actual author is Maxine Paetro while Patterson only placed his name on the book to get sales apparently I will never read another book that has the name Maxine Paetro listed as an author or co author.Reading the description of the book it sounded very interesting and had a good storyline, so I thought for sure I would enjoy the story Sadly, I was disappointed The buildup sounded much better than the actual writing made it in the end.Firstly, there was a lot of wasted time building up the narrative, much of which led me to put the book down over and over again When it finally became interesting and fast paced enough to read through the poor writing style, bam it s done.Speaking of poor writing style, let s get into that starting with the excessive use of I said, s he saidsaidsaidsaid Nearly every dialogue in the entire book began with the words he, or she, or I said, and on the rare occasion ended with I said, he said, or she said Does Maxine Paetro not realize there are ways to introduce or end dialogue, than using the word said so abusively She even asked questions, but used the introduction of, I said rather than the appropriate, I asked, or some other variant For example Conklin said, killed question why The sentence clearly ends in a question mark The sentence clearly deserves to be written as Conklin asked , not Conklin said The use of said was used so much as to make the writing unclear at points, and created the need to reread parts in order to understand what was actually going on in the story The book is just 380 pages long, around 77,000 words, and use the word said roughly a thousand times or I lost count While counting I noticed, I said at least 200 times It was very monotonous, and distracted from the story Add that to the he said, she said, specific character name said.bleh Sadly, the poor writing style Overshadowed the actual storyline which deserved better attention in editing Is there no copyeditor when a big name is on the cover of a book Is it not the job of an editor to make suggestions that make the book better If this is in fact the 18th installment of the Women s Murder Club , it seems that the writer should have honed her skills a bit better at this point flag 3 likesLike see review View 2 comments May 12, 2019 Donna Lewis rated it it was amazing review of another edition Maxine Paetro s collaborations with Patterson for the Women s Murder Club are my favorite This book has an excellent plot, marvelous characters and plenty of action Two of my favorite locations San Francisco and the Netherlands Couldn t ask for Looking forward to 19 flag 3 likesLike see review View 1 comment Aug 13, 2019 Vicki rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2019 releases, 301 400 pages, mystery, audio book I am going to say that this is my favorite James Patterson book ever It had me from page 1 and it held my interest the entire book There were no lulls for me, nothing that seemed forced I grew to love Lindsay, Joe, Rich, Yuki, Claire, and even Martha so much than I had before.Women from a presigious high school have gone missing Lindsay is on the case and wants to find them before anything horrible happens to them All the women are teachers from the same school Joe is working on I am going to say that this is my favorite James Patterson book ever It had me from page 1 and it held my interest the entire book There were no lulls for me, nothing that seemed forced I grew to love Lindsay, Joe, Rich, Yuki, Claire, and even Martha so much than I had before.Women from a presigious high school have gone missing Lindsay is on the case and wants to find them before anything horrible happens to them All the women are teachers from the same school Joe is working on a war criminal case, looking for a man whose name is Petrovic and who is considered responsible for the genocide of people I don t want to say too much because the way the story unfolds in pieces is too good to possibly spoil.I will say that with Joe s case and Lindsay s case, it was like reading two stories plots in one book A plot and a subplot and it HOOKED me I recommend this one with confidence that if you like mystery intense on the edge of your seat reading, you are bound to like this one flag 3 likesLike see review May 02, 2019 Carol rated it really liked it I always look forward to the near annual James Patterson installment of the Women s Murder Club I have a friend in my book friends that invited me to be a member of his friends and as I ve finally got caught up in all the books in this series, he was very encouraging as I finally got all the books read I really liked that Lindsey and Joe M and their daughter and dog they seemed close and a lot tighter than they they have during other books I probably liked this book less than about any of the I always look forward to the near annual James Patterson installment of the Women s Murder Club I have a friend in my book friends that invited me to be a member of his friends and as I ve finally got caught up in all the books in this series, he was very encouraging as I finally got all the books read I really liked that Lindsey and Joe M and their daughter and dog they seemed close and a lot tighter than they they have during other books I probably liked this book less than about any of them I was remembering some of them such as the one where Lindsey is buck naked carrying stuff for the bad guy Detective Lindsay Boxer s investigation into the disappearance of three teachers quickly escalates from missing persons to murder in the newest Women s Murder Club thriller The girl s club spent less time together but they did work together when they needed to.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 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 Way too many people were killed or hanged in this book Very depressing It was a very difficult book to read and ponder The 1 bestselling female detective of the past 50 years is back.Detective Lindsay Boxer and her husband Joe Molinari team up to protect San Francisco from an international war criminal in the newest Women s Murder Club thriller Three female schoolteachers go missing in San Francisco, and Detective Lindsay Boxer is on the case which quickly escalates from missing person to murder Under pressure at work, Lindsay needs support at home But her husband Joe is drawn into an encounter with a woman who s seen a ghost a notorious war criminal from her Eastern European home country, walking the streets of San Francisco As Lindsay digs deeper, with help from intrepid journalist Cindy Thomas, there are revelations about the victims The implications are shocking And when Joe s mystery informant disappears, joining the ranks of missing women in grave danger, all evidence points to a sordid international crime operation It will take the combined skills of Lindsay, Joe, and the entire Women s Murder Club to protect their city, and themselves, from a monster.Overall a pretty good book, just not my all time favorite I ll probably read and or listen to it again flag 3 likesLike see review May 09, 2019 Teri rated it liked it This one was just ok for me He s become one of the authors that are hit or miss for me I still love this series and am sure I ll read as they come out flag 3 likesLike see review May 29, 2019 T Roy rated it it was amazing review of another edition One of my favorite series once again did not fail to impress James Patterson and Maxine really know how to bring a few different stories into one book and juggle them back and forth just enough to really keep you interested and then bring it to an end just right flag 3 likesLike see review Apr 01, 2019 Mean Drake rated it liked it Strictly average Wasted a lot of time building up the narrative and in the end shut it down much too quickly flag 3 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Librari Please add new book cover 2 21 Apr 22, 2019 08 03AM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers also enjoyed

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