2nd Chance - Women's Murder Club, Bk 2 - Abridged Audio CD Author:Andrew Gross, James Patterson, Melissa Leo (Narrator), Jeremy Piven (Narrator) A brutal madman sprays bullets into a crowd of children leaving a San Francisco church. Miraculously-or was it intentionally - only one person dies. Then an elderly black woman is hung. Police homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer senses a connection and together with medical examiner Claire, assistant D. A. Jill, and Chronicle reporter Cindy, finds ... more »a link that sends a chill through the entire nation. This killers motives are unspeakable.« less
This is my second read in this series in the last month. I am very happy to be reading these on audio book; I think that hearing these stories is more effective than reading them myself.
Lindsay and her 3 best girl friends are back on the case again. Lindsay has been promoted to the position of Lieutenant after the success of the last murder case. This time a string of murders are occurring that appear to be racially motivated and by someone with amazing aim with a firearm. As with all major murder cases a nickname is given to the killer - Chimera - from the symbol that is left behind at the scene as a calling card. While Lindsay is wrapped up in this case her father walks back into the picture - after being gone for 20 years.
Two well-known actors were the narrators of this audio book - Melissa Leo narrated the main part of the novel (about the girls and investigation) and Jeremy Piven narrated the parts from the perspective of the murderer. It was effective to have the different parts narrated by different people, different genders, because it helped to differentiate between the stories. Both people did a great job.
I enjoyed this book just as much as the first one. It surged ahead at a great speed and changed direction a million times. I wish I could jump right into the next one.