Thursday, August 9, 2012

2nd Chance(Women's Murder Club Series #2) by James Patterson (audio)

Overview from Barnes and Noble:

2nd Chance reconvenes the Women's Murder Club, four friends (a detective, a reporter, an assistant district attorney, and a medical examiner) who used their networking skills, feminine intuition, and professional wiles to solve a baffling series of murders in 1st to Die. This time, the murders of two African Americans, a little girl and an old woman, bear all the signs of a serial killer for Lindsay Boxer, newly promoted to lieutenant of San Francisco's homicide squad. But there's an odd detail she finds even more disturbing: both victims were related to city cops. A symbol glimpsed at both murder scenes leads to a racist hate group, but the taunting killer strikes again and again, leaving deliberate clues and eluding the police ever more cleverly. In the meantime, each of the women has a personal stake at risk—and the killer knows who they are.

My thoughts:
I listened to book two last week and enjoyed the next installment of the Women's Murder Club.  I like how these strong women support one another both professionally and personally and how in this book they got to show more of their personal sides.  One is expecting a baby, one is starting to date,  and one is getting reacquainted with her father who has been absent from her life for twenty years.  I did not like that the murderer gets a bit more personal with them this time around and some of them become his targets.  It seems like they have found their suspect this time around, just as they did last time, and then again things start to not fit with the evidence.  This book picked up where the first one ended.  Lindsey has been promoted and Cindy is now writing the headlining stories for the newspaper.  They still meet for salads or drinks to go over facts from the latest case, each one bringing their own skills to the table.  It will be interesting to see where this series goes, how much we get to know each of these women and if they allow anyone else to join their group.  How might this group have differed if Lindsey's boyfriend had not been killed in the last book?  Would she still be as invested with her friends or would she be more involved in her romance?  How does having loved ones threatened change the case and make it harder to stay objective?  How many serial killers can come to San Fransisco or will they also solve cases elsewhere?

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446612791
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/27/2003
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 432

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