Having read the nine other books in the series I thought this one was intriguing and fun. Now if this is your first Patterson book, put it down and read something else by him. Without the rest of the series, this book will seem really shallow because all the character development was done long ago in previous books.
It is a lightweight book but I liked that it kept you guessing. Also there are three mysteries to solve so it kept you on your toes but can be confusing for some.
I also liked that Yuki finally had something nice happen to her because in the previous books she was the character people kicked while she was down. She is, by far, my least favortie character, but still I felt bad for her.
My only complaint was that Cindy got really dumb in this novel. What happened?
Quick, easy read. Don't expect to be challenged mentally and just sit back and enjoy.
What Gerald G. said in his review! I agree 100% and couldn't have said it better. This is a lame effort and the writers and editors should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this drivel to be published. Our money can be better spent on authors whose writing has substance. Luckily with PBS we are only paying postage to receive and pass this on to another fool who thinks they should read it.
This is the worse book of the Women's Murder Club series so far. The plots were thin and boring. The romances were too fluffy. Joe barely existed in this book. The writing seemed so juvenile. I couldn't get past the inconsistencies, ie: the point was made that the doctor looked good in prison orange then later it was said that prison orange didn't suit her. I can't believe that James Patterson wrote this book or for that matter even looked at it.
I give this book 4stars because I really enjoy his stories and I keep going back to the book so I can finish. As always there is more that one story weaving thru Lindsey Boxers cases. One is a 15year old is found naked, just had a baby but the baby is no where to be found. While the other involves Yuki trying a Doctor murdering her husband but Lindsey is investigating that maybe some else murdered the husband. Again, another page turner for me.
I'm not sure whether my taste is changing in books or if Patterson's writing is changing but this book, while entertaining, was a fast and rather simplistic read. Kind of predictable . . . but then, my taste could be changing.
I love love love these books they are a fast read and once I am done with one I want to jump right in and read the next one. Amazing enough I finished the 10th anniversary today and the 11th hour arrived in the mail today.
I was starting to get bored with this series and was debating whether or not to continue reading it. Im so happy I gave the series another shot, because 10th Anniversary brings back the intensity that I felt was starting to lack in previous books. I really enjoyed how this installment brings major changes to several of the characters, starting with Lindsays wedding to Joe. One of the reasons I have enjoyed this series so much is that each member of the Womens Murder Club is vital and have to play a central role in the storyline. In addition to Lindsays marriage, Yuki is in a new relationship and Cindys relationship moves to the next level. Claire didnt have any changes, but she was present throughout the book interacting with the rest of the group.
I also enjoyed the multiple plots. I thought the missing baby case was intriguing and the case Yuki is prosecuting was full of intrigue. Both cases threw a few surprise curve balls at me but I really enjoy that. Cindy is working on a serial rapist story that brings her a little too close for comfort but I enjoyed the way it played out. The story ends with a bang that left me excited and looking forward to the next one.
My Final Verdict: If you enjoy long running series, this series delivers on so many levels with characters you really care about and plots that keep you interested in what happens. Some of the books werent as enjoyable as others in the series, but overall this is a very good series that any fan of the thriller or mystery genre will lose themselves completely in the books.
Boxer finally marries Joe...a disoriented, naked woman is found wandering , her newborn is missing....not the best book in the series, in my opinion, but still a worthwhile read, especially if you are a faithful follower of "The Women's Murder Club".....
The time has finally come. Lindsay is marrying Joe Molinari, the love of her life. After taking some time off after the wedding she is a little hesitant about her return to work. Changes are all-around, including a new lieutenant to answer to, Jackson Brady. Her first case back is that of Avis Richardson. A 15-year-old girl found collapsed in the middle of the road, bleeding out. It appears that she has just given birth, but apparently has no recollection of what happened since the delivery, how she got where she is, or what happened to her baby. Lindsay isn't so sure how honest Avis is being with her. She will have to push her hard in order to find out the truth. And hopefully find her baby alive.
Yuki has a make or break case on her hands. Dr. Candace Martin is charged with shooting her husband in cold blood. It appears to be an open and shut case, a sure, must-have win for Yuki. That is until Lindsay finds herself drawn into the case and starts poking around. Maybe things aren't as perfect as they appear to be. And Yuki's slam-dunk case may now be in jeopardy.
Cindy is basking in the glow of being head-over-heels in love with Rich, who just happens to be Lindsay's partner. Working as the crime reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. She knows in this day and age - with internet news and bloggers - that she doesn't have 100% job security. She needs to find that one big story that will make her stand out, and hopefully hold onto her job. She gets the inside scoop on reports of several women being found passed out near their homes, with no memory of the past several hours. Cindy uses her investigative skills and tracks down a lead that will put her in a very precarious position.
While each of the Murder Club women works her own case they offer their own brand of expertise to each other. They each have their own worries, both professional and personal. But they are always there to help and support each other. They are each others best friends.
My issues with 10th Anniversary are relatively minor. Lindsay, Yuki, and Cindy each have strong, independent stories, but we get only glimpse of Claire. Yes, she had a baby not too long ago, and maybe shying away from trouble for now, but I wish we had seen more of her. I also found it confusing that there was a second, albeit minor character, named Cyndi. Granted the spelling is different, but it can be confusing to the reader. I think with any character in a book, we develop a picture in our minds of what we think each character looks like. With the Women's Murder Club having been a TV show, the images of Angie Harmon as Lindsay have stuck in my mind. Don't get me wrong, I love Angie Harmon, but now she is the only face I see. And she wasn't necessarily what I pictured Lindsay to look like originally. This isn't the authors doing, obviously, but those of you who watched the show may have a similar issue.
10th Anniversary is typical James Patterson ~ short chapters, fast-paced storyline, familiar characters and cases that aren't easily solved. He realizes that, at this point, everyone is probably familiar with the women of the Murder Club and doesn't bother the reader with too much repetitive info on their pasts. James Patterson & Maxine Paetro do a great job of combining mystery, intensity, love, friendship, and suspense in this latest edition of the Murder Club series. While most may look at this book as a typical James Patterson mystery, I see beyond that, to what to me is the core of this story. The deep, unrelenting friendship that these four women share. A friendship that has survived death, kidnapping, dating your BFF's boss, and whatever else gets thrown at them. Looking forward to when they celebrate their 20th anniversary.
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.
Boxer finally marries Joe....A missing newborn whose naked mother, when found, is confused and disoriented. In my opinion, this was not the best of the series, but was still worthwhile as to follow the relationships of the four women.....
I truly enjoy this series. In this book, Lindsay and Joe finally get married. But right away, Lindsay is dragged into a missing child investigation, with the possibility that the teenage mother had been abducted.
I greatly enjoy the Women's Murder Club consisting of detective Lindsay Boxer, lawyer Yuki Castellano, medical examiner Claire Washburn and reporter Cindy Thomas. Some of them have been working together for ten years (hence the title) and they are the best of friends who talk about their cases and bounce ideas off each other.
In this installment, Lindsay catches the case of a 15 year old girl who is found bleeding to death in the street after just having a baby. Lindsay is tasked with finding the baby and the father. And Avis (the girl) isn't telling the truth. Yuki is prosecuting a prominent heart surgeon for the murder of her husband. Interestingly enough, the defendant's lawyer contacts Lindsay with "evidence" of his clients innocence and sets Lindsay on the trail of a possible suspect. And Cindy is called to the hospital by a friend and gets caught up in the mystery of a few women who come to the hospital with no memory of being raped or drugged but show all the signs. Strangely enough, the cops are not called for these incidents. The three stories don't interconnect but the ladies do.
Women's murder club does it again...Patterson and Paetro a winning team...more intimate info on our favorite detective and her cohorts...kept me on the edge page after page...looking for more spine tingling stories in this series...
This book is junk. $28, 395 pages, each chapter starts half way down a page (there are 124 chapters) so there's 62 wasted pages. There are 5 pages do8ble sided that announce the next set of chapters...10 more wasted pages. So a 395 page book is now 323 pages. So much for the publisher trying to make this thing look like it's worth $28.
Plot is average to poor, character development is poor. Intrigue..nada. Poorly written, things happen and you have no earthly idea how you got from one paragraph to another.This book feels like 3 college writers got together over a weekend, each writing some parts and an editor smashing this together. This is 1st and last Patterson book I will read.
For real writers try: James Lee Burke, Daniel Silva, Furst, Fesperman, Peter Robinson....Ian Rankin...they folks can and do write real stories.
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.