Sunday, April 19, 2009

Book Review - 1st To Die by James Peterson

Title: 1st to Die
Author: James Patterson
Genre: Suspense
Challenges: Winter Reading Challenge 2009, A to Z Reading Challenge, Numbers Challenge, 2009 Support Your Local Library, 2009 Audiobook Challenge, 20 Books in 2009, Pages Read Challenge 2009, Books Around the States Challenge, 101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge, States & Countries (OnThePorchSwing)

Rating: 4/5
No. of Pages: Audio (432)
Published: 2005
From the back: The Women's Murder Club pits four San Francisco women professionals against a serial killer who's stalking and murdering newlyweds in bestselling author James Patterson's newest thriller. Lindsay Boxer is a homicide inspector who's just gotten some very bad news. She deals with it by immersing herself in her newest case and soliciting the personal as well as professional support of her closest friend, who happens to be the city's medical examiner. The two women, along with an ambitious and sympathetic reporter and an assistant DA, form an unlikely alliance, pooling their information and bypassing the chain of command in an engaging, suspenseful story whose gruesome setup is vintage Patterson.

Mine: Funny thing about this series it that I started with book 4, little knowing what a great series and that it actually took place in my own backyard (San Francisco is about 40 miles away). This is the book where we actually learn how the foursome got together and how they fit together for their later adventures. (I just wish the TV show had been a bigger hit). I love Lindsay and the strong powerful woman that she is. The intrigue of Patterson is also the best, because he makes you guess the entire time until he let the secret out of who the killer is.

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