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Book Reviews of The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8)

The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8)
The 8th Confession - Women's Murder Club, Bk 8
Author: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
ISBN-13: 9780446561334
ISBN-10: 0446561339
Publication Date: 2/23/2010
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 188 ratings
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Book Type: Paperback
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52 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

martyo avatar reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on
Helpful Score: 4
I am a fan of James Patterson, and loved the TV show of the Women's Murder Club, and hence enjoy this series completely. I like the fast pace. The Authors do not get bogged down in a lot of unnecessary words. Novel twists and turns.
LovesBooks avatar reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 84 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
The 8th Confession grabs your attention from page one in a way that James Patterson has perfected. I had a very hard time putting it down and it didn't take me very long to finish. I don't think that this one was my favorite out of the series, but it was still a great read. To me, it seemed that there was less interaction among the Women's Murder Club themselves. Still a great addition to the series and I can't wait for the next one!
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Helpful Score: 3
All was going well with this book until Patterson decided to take a sudden left turn that really had nothing to do with the storyline or progression of this book. Sometimes I just don't understand what this author is thinking.

A couple of murders in San Francisco has Lindsey Boxer on the run. What does the curious deaths of a glamorous couple and a homeless man have in common. None of the usual clues seem to add up, that is until a quite by chance discovery leads the investigators to a rather unique murder weapon. But to fully understand why these people were targeted leads to quite a few twists and turns.

The storyline is leading the reader down a very interesting and fast paced path, when out of the blue Patterson throw you a sharp left turn about Suki's new love interest. This part had nothing to do with the storyline and I'm still quite confused as to why it was suddenly thrown in there. What was the point that Patterson was trying to make? I'm still confused over that.

This is one of those series that draws you in and from time to time and even though something will hit you wrong, you keep plowing through. Each character has their own story, each book reveals a little more. I like how Patterson is starting to reveal a little bit more about each character, each person is starting to show a little bit more of themselves and that is what keeps me reading the Women's Murder Club.
reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
As always Lindsay Boxer does not disappoint.
LadyBook81 avatar reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 60 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I loved it! I really love this series. I can't believe I have to wait until 2010 for a new book. If you are a fan of this series you will love this book. I love that there were multiple plots going at the same time. Very quick read.
reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I always enjoy Patterson!
bothrootes avatar reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 207 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This Womaens Murder Club book was not as good as the others have been. The characters seem to be stuck in a rut. The two murders that the women were involved in were somewhat interesting but it took a while for me to get interested in them.
reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 9 more book reviews
The plot was good, it kept moving, turning and twisting through to the end. Of course it would be helpful if you have read previous Women's Murder Club books, just to know the history of the characters and their relationships, but it isn't necessary. There is enough backstory to get through this book as a standalone.
navydoc avatar reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 6 more book reviews
James Patterson was able to do it again put out a book that I could put down till I finished it.
reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 3 more book reviews
good read as usual
reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on
Another fantastic book to add to the series.
barbsis avatar reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 1076 more book reviews
Another top shelf story from James Patterson (and Maxine Paetro). I really enjoy his women's murder club. Lyndsay (the cop), Yuki (the asst DA), Clare (the ME) and Cindy (the reporter) all take a turn at solving the crime. Yuki is romancing Dr. John and presiding in court on a case where a teenage girl bludgeoned her parents to death. Cindy is romancing Lyndsay's partner, Conklin and trying to solve the death of a homeless man. Clare is absolutely stumped on the deaths Lyndsay is working on. And Lyndsay is waffling between Joe (her live in boyfriend) and her partner. Both turn her on and she's having trouble choosing. And of course, the apparent murder of society people is taking up most of her time. Truly enjoyable and suspenseful. Very good stuff from Patterson.
reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 31 more book reviews
Great read - wasn't easy to figure out.
reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 18 more book reviews
Typical Patterson and Womens Murder Club. Lots of action, easy and quick read.
reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 7 more book reviews
Excellant as all of them are.
dtchs avatar reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 59 more book reviews
Excellent!
fastfingers avatar reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 73 more book reviews
James Patterson never disappoints! You have to read the entire book to find out you who the killer is.
cbtress82 avatar reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 9 more book reviews
Once again James Paterson writes another women's murder club exciting story. A killer has a taste for the super rich. I loved reading again about the women's murder club members. They are fun and exciting characters.
reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on
This is a very good read. This series is a winner. I love to see the inter-action and relationships in the stories. James Patterson can keep writing books forever and I will keep reading them.....and loving them.
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great book
reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on
Good read, same as others in series
reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on
Two murders to solve made this book interesting from start to finish, vintage Patterson again.
cassandra182 avatar reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on
Yet another amazing book in the Women's Club series! Couldn't put it down!!
reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 24 more book reviews
I really love the womens murder club series. But, it seems like there is never any progress in their lives. Still this book was a good read.
Babs avatar reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 31 more book reviews
LOVE this book. Can't wait to read the next one in the series.
reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 45 more book reviews
Good continuation of the series. If your a fan, this book does not disappoint.
reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 12 more book reviews
Another great addition to the Lindsay Boxer series by Patterson. Kept my attention all the way through. And the characters are believable and interesting.
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Loved this new James Patterson book. Kept my attention through out the 351 pages....
Angeleyes avatar reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 217 more book reviews
As with the first 7, I enjoyed this book. The characters are still great but it didn't seem to have that "grip you from page 1" that the earlier ones had and the characters didn't seem to have time to interact with each other as much but all in all a very solid story.
reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 45 more book reviews
Excellent series. Loved every book in the Women's Murder Club.
sharalsbooks avatar reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 259 more book reviews
I keep thinking that this will be the last installment of "The Women's Murder Club" series that I will read as I have assumed, incorrectly, that Patterson can't take these characters any further without them becoming redundant. I love to be surprised and Patterson doesn't dissapoint as, once again, I am pleasantly surprised at what Lindsay, Claire, Yuki and Cindy find themselves thrust into.

I enjoyed the developing attraction between Lindsay and Conklin initially, but I am glad to see Patterson take it in a different direction; besides, I love Joe and have been rooting for them for a very long time. I've also wanted to see Cindy in a more central role and with this book, I get my wish as she not only gets a relationship but also plays an active position in one of the murder cases. Yuki seems to be at odds in her career and her personal life, but I am hopeful that Patterson will turn that around. Claire is always great as the glue that holds the group together with her common sense and logic.

The cases were riveting and kept me on the edge of my seat trying to figure out whodunit. I am back to being deeply addicted to this series and eagerly looking forward to #9.
suzyshadow avatar reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 125 more book reviews
I like this series, action packed,characters grow a little though not so much in this book. Fast, fun read.
MELNELYNN avatar reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 669 more book reviews
James Patterson demonstrates why the Women's Murder Club books is wildly popular. Each of the novels in this entertaining series contains a number of appealing elements.

The first is a primary cast of four likable, professional women whose careers intersect occasionally with a stretch. Then you have the setting. The stories take place mainly in San Francisco, a city of such distinctiveness that it becomes a character unto itself, as opposed to a mere though beautiful backdrop. Add some very well-written erotica that steams up the pages without hijacking the book, a narrative that flows right off the page and into your mind at breakneck speed, and...what's not to love?

Of course, I have failed to mention one last element. Any series known as The Women's Murder Club had better have at least one good murder-based mystery at its heart; Patterson and Paetro haven't let their readers down. THE 8th CONFESSION has two puzzling cases to keep Detective Lindsay Boxer and her friends busy from beginning to end. The homicides could not be more dissimilar. One involves the slaying of a street character known only by his nickname of Bagman Jesus, whose mutilated body is found on the street. Bagman's demise is a true example of overkill, given that he has so many wounds that his death could be from any one of several factors. >From accounts, it appears that Bagman actually did some good on the street. Who then would want him dead, and why? Newspaper reporter Cindy Thomas does not want to let his murder rest, and she pressures the police establishment --- and Boxer --- not to let the case fall through the cracks.

Meanwhile, Boxer is getting pressured from above the chain of command to solve a series of murders that is taking out San Francisco's rich and famous beautiful people. How these killings are being done is a mystery, especially to Dr. Claire Washburn, San Francisco's chief medical examiner. And if Boxer ever makes an arrest in either case, she'll be passing the defendants off to Yuki Castellano, the San Francisco D.A. whose losing streak in the courtroom and in the bedroom needs to be broken, and soon. Speaking of which, Boxer's problems aren't limited to the detective bureau. Things are fine between her and her significant other; the problem is that he keeps popping the question, and she won't drop an answer. At the same time, the mutual attraction between Boxer and Rich Conklin, her detective bureau partner, is undeniable. How then is she going to react when Conklin and her friend Cindy begin forming their own society of mutual admiration?

As may be obvious, there is enough going on in THE 8th CONFESSION to keep you up all night reading or to while away a day or three at the beach this summer. On the other hand, if you have yet to pick a summer destination, this book, as with its predecessors, functions as a bit of a mini Zagat Guide for San Francisco, with various combinations of characters visiting a number of its finer and funkier dining establishments that lay off the beaten (and tourist) path. The idea of visiting some of the crime scenes that are peppered throughout the novel has its own appeal as well.

And if you need further prompting to read THE 8th CONFESSION, it seems to be a homage, intentional or otherwise, to one of the more popular stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as one of the most favored novels by Dame Agatha Christie. It doesn't get much better than this.
debbimay avatar reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 4 more book reviews
I was disappointed in this book. Not nearly as good as the other books in the series.
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Beautiful copy. Brand New! The 8th Confession, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro has hit gold once again. Sgt. Lindsay Boxer and her partner, Rich Conklin are once again faced with affluent San Franciscans who are murdered! But how? Dr. Claire, of the coroners office, San Francisco, cannot find any causes of death. Down the street there is a murder of a man named, Bagman Jesus. He was found on the street with his face totally caved in with six 22 caliber rounds fired into his head! Bagman Jesus is homeless and therefore is not high on the list in homicide division case load. But, Cindy Thomas, SF Chronicle, has other ideas. She is trying to get homicide interested in solving his murder. Cindy takes it upon herself to try and find the killer or killers. She goes to Rich Conklin for help. He agrees to help her but only when he has the time. Right now he and Boxer are deep into these murders of the rich and famous. Yuki Castellano, is in trial and nearing its end. The jury goes out to deliberate when it is learned that one juror is a problem. Yuki thinking is that perhaps this juror will cause a mistrial. Will the trial start all over again? It is a weak case as it is. The judge places the jurors in a hotel where they can continue without any interference. Yuki while walking across the street does not notice a car and she walks into it cause her head injuries. She awakens in the hospital with Dr. John Chesney looking after her. This is the beginning of a love affair? Dr. Chesney is a strikingly good looking doctor not much older than Yuki. While all of this is going on, Joe, Boxer's lover, is on assignment in the mid east and will be gone perhaps a month or more. Boxer and Conklin have this feeling between them and Boxer does not want it to go too far, although at times she nearly gives in to him. However, during the into Bagman's death, Conklin and Cindy, brews a new love. It is by shear chance that Boxer and Conklin discover just how the murders where committed. Cat Girl? Who is she? Conklin, how did he also end up in the hospital near death? There are so many questions while reading this thriller, you'll want to continue till you have all of the answers.
inkdrinker avatar reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 97 more book reviews
was not up to Patterson's standards...slow moving and not enough excitement for me
reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on
great read
reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 223 more book reviews
Very good book! The Women's Murder Club is at it again and they're up to the task.
pcphibbs avatar reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 82 more book reviews
Very good. Enjoyed another book about the Women's Murder Club.
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This is a wonderful series.......each book grabs you and doesn't let you go...true some are better than others, but even the "not the best" are still way good ! I hope Patterson keeps this series going for a long time.....
karenlou avatar reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 3 more book reviews
I have read all of James Patterson's books and this one is so different. The forensics are very exciting and totally unexpected. Karen
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Good read
bookboy1971 avatar reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 23 more book reviews
I really enjoyed this book. Each of the characters had their own distinct storyline that, in the end, came together. There was not a lot of conversing of the women like in previous books but this installment was excellent.
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I thouroughly enjoyed this book. Love the mysteries and the personal lives of the ladies of the womens club. Excellent reading.
dogs avatar reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 4 more book reviews
As with all the previous Murder Club books, it is a very enjoyable read. It is not necessarily a "Can't put it down" type of book, but it is entertaining and fun. It starts off with multiple story lines which keeps you guessing as to what the ending is going to be like. Everyone will enjoy reading it.
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After not really caring for the 6th or 7th books in this series, I have to say that I really enjoyed this one a lot! I had been kind of disappointed with the storylines in 6 and 7 as well as the characters not growing any. However I thought that this book had a great and interesting storyline as well as enjoyed the character growth within. I highly recommend this book (and series) to everyone
vanascarbookworm avatar reviewed The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club, Bk 8) on + 4 more book reviews
First one I have read of the Women's Murder Club...very good will read more
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Good as ever
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James Patterson is the master of murder mysteries!
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excellent series
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As San Francisco's most glamorous millionaires mingle at the party of the year, someone is watching--waiting for a chance to take vengeance on Isa and Ethan Bailey, the city's most celebrated couple. Finally, the killer pinpoints the ideal moment, and it's the perfect murder. Not a trace of evidence is left behind in their glamorous home. As Detective Lindsay Boxer investigates the high-profile murder, someone else is found brutally executed--a preacher with a message of hope for the homeless. His death nearly falls through the cracks, but when reporter Cindy Thomas hears about it, she knows the story could be huge. Probing deeper into the victim's history, she discovers he may not have been quite as saintly as everyone thought.

As the hunt for two criminals tests the limits of the Women's Murder Club, Lindsay sees sparks fly between Cindy and her partner, Detective Rich Conklin. The 8th Confession serves up a double dose of speed-charged twists and shocking revelations as only James Patterson can.
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Great story! James Patterson is an excellent story teller
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