Reader Review: I enjoyed this one, particularly since in the UK we don't have the TV show, so no preconceived ideas. The twists and turns in the plot keep you gripped right to the end. Couldn't put it down!
Four women-four friends-share a determination to stop a killer who has been stalking newlyweds in San Francisco. Each one holds a piece of the puzzle: Lindsay Boxer is a homicide inspector in the San Francisco Police Department, Claire Washburn is a medical examiner, Jill Bernhardt is an assistant D.A., and Cindy Thomas just started working the crime desk of the San Francisco Chronicle.
But the usual procedures aren't bringing them any closer to stopping the killings. So these women form a Women's Murder Club to collaborate outside the box and pursue the case by sidestepping their bosses and giving one another a hand.
The four women develop intense bonds as they pursue a killer whose crimes have stunned an entire city. Working together, they track down the most terrifying and unexpected killer they have ever encountered-before a shocking conclusion in which everything they knew turns out to be devastatingly wrong.
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|Title of eBook: 1st to Die||Series: Women's Murder Club, , #1|
|Release Date: 03-05-2001|
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|Publisher: Little, Brown||Store Sales Rank: 7118|
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1st to Die
PrologueINSPECTOR LINDSAY BOXER
IT IS AN UNUSUALLY WARM NIGHT in July, but I'm shivering badly as I stand on the substantial gray stone terrace outside my apartment. I'm looking out over glorious San Francisco and I have my service revolver pressed against the side of my temple.
"Goddamn you, God!" I whisper. Quite a sentiment, but appropriate and just, I think.
I hear Sweet Martha whimpering. I turn and see she is watching me through the glass doors that lead to the terrace. She knows that something is wrong. "It's okay," I call to her through the door. "I'm okay. Go lie down, girl."
Martha won't leave, though, won't look away. She's a good, loyal friend who's been nuzzling me good-night every single night for the past six years.
As I stare into the Border collie's eyes, I think that maybe I should go inside and call the girls. Claire, Cindy, and Jill would be here almost before I hung up the phone. They would hold me, hug me, say all the right things. You're special, Lindsay. Everybody loves you, Lindsay.
Only I'm pretty sure that I'd be back out here tomorrow night, or the night after. I just don't see a way out of this mess. I have thought it all through a hundred times. I can be as logical as hell, but I am also highly emotional, obviously. That was my strength as an inspector with the San Francisco Police Department. It is a rare combination, and I think it is why I was more successful than any of the males in Homicide. Of course, none of them are up here getting ready to blow their brains out with their own guns.
I lightly brush the barrel of the revolver down my cheek and then up to my temple again. Oh God, oh God, oh God. I am...
Title: 1st to Die June 16, 2012 James Patterson has succeeded once again. We all know the sucess, and eloquent style in his Alex Cross series. Now Patterson does the unthinkable, producing another winning series. Hats off to this fine writer. This is a great read for anyone. The master of suspense does not disappoint once again!
Average Customer Review:
Number of Comments: 5 Rating(s) 3 Review(s)
Reviewer: A reader from SEATTLE, WA USA
June 16, 2012
James Patterson has succeeded once again. We all know the sucess, and eloquent style in his Alex Cross series. Now Patterson does the unthinkable, producing another winning series. Hats off to this fine writer. This is a great read for anyone. The master of suspense does not disappoint once again!
I enjoyed this one, particularly since in the UK w
June 24, 2009
Reviewer: A reader from Feltham, Middlesex, UK
I enjoyed this one, particularly since in the UK we don't have the TV show, so no preconceived ideas. The twists and turns in the plot keep you gripped right to the end. Couldn't put it down!
Unlike other reviewers, I am not going to go into
July 16, 2008
Reviewer: A reader from Aaronsburg, PA US
Unlike other reviewers, I am not going to go into a huge review about characters and plots. I will just say this about this book. It was WAY better than watching the tv series "Women's Murder Club". Yes the show is based on the books, but turn off the TV for awhile and sit down and read this book. You are getting so much more concerning the development of these 4 fantastic characters. At least try the first one... I promise you will get hooked!
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