Sunday, August 12, 2012

3rd Degree(Women's Murder Club #3) by James Patterson and Andrew Gross

Overview from Barnes and Noble:

The Women's Murder Club returns in a shockingly suspenseful thriller. Plunging into a burning town house, Detective Lindsay Boxer discovers three dead bodies...and a mysterious message at the scene. When more corpses turn up, Lindsay asks her friends Claire Washburn of the medical examiner's office, Assistant D.A. Jill Bernhardt, and San Francisco Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to help her find a murderer who vows to kill every three days. Even more terrifying, he has targeted one of the four friends. Which one will it be?

My thoughts:
I decided to listen to the next story in the series last week but was disappointed to find out the library doesn't have book four as a digital audio book.  While I enjoy these books they aren't what I usually pick up for reading so if I can't listen to it I may not get to it for a while.  Perhaps I will start listening out of order just based on what the library has available.

This book was a bit more suspenseful.  One of the four women is targeted and will not be back for the next book which shocked me.  You always think that the main characters will be safe, how will they continue on without them, but then authors do kill off main characters which sometimes upsets readers.  This time I was shocked and surprised, but not to the extent that I feel cheated or anything.  I am not as invested in these books as I am in some series.  Somehow Lindsey is always racing against the clock to find a killer who is somewhat unpredictable and has little regard for human life.  I do wonder if Patterson can keep this up for the eleven books it looks like are in this series or if the mysteries get less grisly with time. This time a group  is killing based on events from the past and how they feel the mainstream society is selling out to the detriment of the poor and oppressed in societies all around the world. 

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446614832
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 368

No comments:

Post a Comment