In this the 6th Women's Murder Club book we have several things going on at once. First there is a horrific shooting on a ferry boat that leaves several dead and women's club member Claire in the hospital. Then we have the abduction of a child from a wealthy family and the murder of her nanny. Lindsay Boxer takes a demotion to get back on the street to help solve both cases and of course nothing is as it originally appears. It moves quickly but frankly I would like to have seen more time dedicated to the kidnapping instead of the ferry shooting and subsequent trial as it had some very interesting aspects that were not addressed to my satisfaction. In any event it is a good quick read.
Excellent 6th book in Patterson's series. This one has a lot more going on at once so it felt like it jumped around a lot more than previous books. It had two distinct crime stories which of course also include a trial. Then there was two romantic storylines for Boxer. The sidekicks were a lot less developed in this book and the Women's Murder Club really didn't work together to solve the crime.
The gang is back to solve another case, except that this time, there are numerous parallel mysteries running amok in Patterson's THE 6TH TARGET.
Fred Brinkley, a man who hears voices inside his head, is videotaped murdering four innocent people aboard a ferry. He's charged with attempting to kill two others, one of whom happens to be a now critically injured Claire Washburn.
A five-year-old piano playing prodigy by the name of Madison Tyler is snatched off the street along with her nanny, and with no ransom note coming in to the family, things aren't looking good.
At Blakely Arms, an apartment complex, things are going from bad to worse as a dog is viciously murdered, residents are attacked, and people are beginning to suspect a neighbor in the building.
Demotions, pregnancies, relationship break-ups, life-altering decisons -- all of these plot lines vie for space within THE 6TH TARGET. As the four players of The Women's Murder Club set out to get their lives together while solving a series of mysteries, you'll be glad that you're along for this fast-paced, thrilling ride.
I enjoyed this book as much as the previous five. The story moves along quickly with surprising twists. I don't always enjoy being in the head of killer while reading books but it works well here. I look forward to reading the next books.
Very good book! Lindsay Boxer of the Women's Murder Club fights to find the attacker of her fellow member of the Club while keeping up with the work required from all the other people pulling at her from all directions.
The least "gory" of the series. But not nearly as suspenseful or interesting. I love SF so enjoy the setting and the members of the 'womens' murder club' are people I would like to know. However, it is begining to seem like it could be hazardous to your health to be a friend of theirs.
This was a quick read with yet another ambiguous ending. It seems this is starting to become a habit. There were several storylines which were not connected with each other and they all left me a bit confused. This is the weakest of the six that I have read so far.
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I always enjoy reading all the James Patterson's books and have read "most" of his. This one is a really good "page turner" and was such that I really had a hard time trying to figure out the end of the story. He just kept me looking to solve it right to the end. A very "good" story.
If you are a James Patterson fan, you will recognize the Patterson style, with its short chapters and terse dialog. The difference this time is that Lindsay Boxer deals with three different crimes, so the story hops from one to another. We have an insane killer of many persons, a set of weird kidnappers, and a bad-tempered killer who has what we might call apartment-rage instead of road-rage. We also have Boxer demoted from lieutenant to sergeant for what strikes me as a poor reason, and we have a brief continuation of her romance. These all work together to make a story. It is nowhere as good a Kiss the Girls, for example, but it should keep Patterson fans entertained until their plane lands in New York, or Los Angeles, or somewhere.
If you've been reading the series, you should read this book, too. You meet lots of crazy characters and get intertwined in the non-stop action. BUT, unlike the other books, this one kinda leaves you hanging on a few things. I hope book 7 clears things up! :o)
Poor Lindsay! You just wonder what is going to happen to the girl next. Is she going to lose everything, including her mind? Or is she going to come through like a Queen Bee? It just keeps you guessing and, of course, all the while she is taking care of her friends and the public! Another great JP book! Next?
Another awesome Womens Murder Club Mystery. The short chapters make the books awesome, and so easy to read. They books are impossible to put down the way it is. James Patterson has created a series for women about some amazing women.
Another great book in the Women's Murder Club series. There were three different crimes being investigated, as well as the personal stories of some of the characters. The plot lines were all interesting, and I can't wait to get into the next book in the series.
The ambigouous endings have become a recent trend in this series. The story is fast-moving but something seems to be missing. The book is easy enough to understand even for those who have not followed the series. It's still a worthwhile read for Patterson fans.
In this sensational #1 bestseller , the Women's Murder Club faces it's most terrifying and personal -case Ever. A burst of gunfire leaves several people dead- and a member of the women's murder club fighting for her life. Detective Lindsay boxer pursues one lead after another to capture her friend's attacker. But the clues do not make sense. While the assistant district attorney is preparing the case, San Francisco is in the grip of a chilling crime spree. Children of wealthy families ARE KIDNAPPED-NO MESSAGE, NO RANSOM DEMAND. Now with the entire city plunged into fear, Lindsay must frantically work to connect this horrific crimes.