4th of July - Women's Murder Club, Bk 4 Author:James Patterson, Maxine Paetro Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women's Murder Club make a courageous return for their fourth and most chilling case ever-one that could easily be their last. — In a late-night showdown after a near-fatal car chase, San Francisco police lieutenant Lindsay Boxer has to make an instantaneous decision: in self-defense, she fires her weapon -- and se... more »ts off a chain of events that leaves a police force disgraced, an entire city divided, and a family destroyed. Now everything she's worked her entire life for hinges on the decision of twelve jurors.
To escape scrutiny during breaks from her trial, Lindsay retreats to the picturesque town of Half Moon Bay. But soon after her arrival, a string of grisly murders punches through the peaceful community. There are no witnesses and there is no discernible pattern. But a key detail recalls a case Lindsay worked on as a rookie years before -- an unsolved murder that has haunted her ever since. As summer comes into full swing, Lindsay and her friends in the Women's Murder Club battle for her life on two fronts: before a judge and jury as her trial comes to a climax, and facing unknown adversaries who will do anything to keep her from the truth about the killings -- including killing again« less
I read this book during the week of the 4th of July and found it to be a good beach read, but not one of Patterson's best. There were some interesting twists and turns, but it wasn't a nail biter like so many of his other books are. The dialogue between the characters was less than stimulating, but fortunately the storyline was better. And as always, the surprise ending was a surprise. Not in a knock-your-socks-off kind of way, but a surprise all the same.
To get to an "average" novel length, SF cop Lindsay Boxer is involved in two stories at once. While she is being sued for wrongful death in her police work, she also helps solve a serial killer case that goes back ten years to her first police homicide case. It was an exciting read; I will probably read more of his work.
This was good, and had some twists and turns that I didn't expect. However, the ending left a lot to be desired...it seemed like it wrapped up entirely too quickly and left some unanswered questions into motive and consequences. However, it was a good addition to the Women's Murder Club series!!
I loved this book. Lindsay starts out by getting shot by two kids she ends up killing and crippling. The kids father decides to create a suit ahgaint Lindsay even though she was doing the right thing by defending her dying partner and herself. Her lawyer reccommends going to Lindsay's sisters house so she can stay out of the limelight. While there Joe visits her a few times;)wink wink;) and also a killer visits her. Couples have been murdered and Lindsay is desperate to find out who comited the crime. She goes through loops with the local police and loops with the Murder Club.