May 24, 2015

Series Sunday: 14th Deadly Sin

(Women's Murder Club #14)

Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name.

My Series Sunday pick is 14th Deadly Sin, the 14th book in the Women's Murder Club series by James Patterson. For the past couple years, medical examiner Claire Washburn's birthday celebration has been cut short when friend Detective Lindsay Boxer is called away to a gruesome crime scene. A woman is knifed down, murdered in broad daylight. But that is not the major investigation. There is video footage of armed robbers wearing SFPD windbreaker jackets. Are they really cops? Or cold-blooded criminals disguised as Lindsay's co-workers? I have waited for a plot like this. Finally every cop in the SFPD is a suspect—even Detective Lindsay Boxer herself. Meanwhile Yuki switches sides of the law and Cindy is a new author.

"Officer down! Officer down!" ~ pg. 316

I have long figured out why I continue reading James Patterson mystery novels despite how often he cranks them out like hot doughnuts on a Krispy Kreme factory line. The hope that this next book, this new release, will draw me in like his earlier thrillers. It never fails. I read through the short chapters predicting what will happen and then disappointed when I am right. 14th Deadly Sin wasn't a waste of time reading but it was missing that umph. At this point, I don't know who is to blame: James Patterson or Maxine Paetro? Or myself for continuing on this loyal literary road?

Title: 14th Deadly Sin
Author: James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Published: February 2015
Pages: 349
Edition: Hardcover
Rating: ♥♥♥


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