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The 5th Horseman (Women's Murder Club #5)

4.02  ·  Rating Details  ·  45,448 Ratings  ·  1,351 Reviews
The members of the Women's Murder Club face an unspeakable menace in the most suspenseful hospital drama since Coma. Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer is shopping with the newest member of the Women's Murder Club, lawyer Yuki Castellano, and Yuki's mother, Keiko, when suddenly Keiko collapses. She's rushed to San Francisco Medical Center where her condition stabilizes. Yet days lat ...more
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Published February 13th 2006 by Hachette Audio
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Krystin Rachel
*fart noises with my mouth* UGHHH...

Literally the only reason I continue with this series is because it's so easy to listen to while I'm working. But I'm starting to question this decision.

My brain at work is dedicated 50% to my job, 25% to thinking about sexin' up my husband and 20% to when I get to eat next. That leaves 5% for audiobooks. And that is literally all the brain power you require to follow along with these fluffy and melodramatic stories.

If I was more easily offended I'd be inclin
Jun 02, 2008 Megan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Megan by: Linda Teets
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Oct 21, 2010 Tanya rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, fiction
I thought this book was just okay. It was easy to read, quick and the plots seemed to be a bit far fetched. I suppose as a nurse I was really bothered by some of the arguments in the trial. There are more than 2 checks for drug administration, not just room and bed number. A nurse must verify that you are giving the drug to the right person by checking the name band. Then the argument that it takes awhile after discharge for a nurse to know a patient has gone home is preposterous. It is the nurs ...more
Stefan Yates
May 10, 2016 Stefan Yates rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: general-fiction
I hadn't read a Patterson in a while when I picked this up and it immediately brought back all of the reasons that I like his books.

After a bit of a let-down for me with 4th of July, the Women's Murder Club is back in fine form. Patterson's characters are all likeable and easy to root for. The writing style is what I would call very comfortable and the storyline moves along at the usual Patterson frenetic pace. Once I start, I usually don't want to put one of his books down and The 5th Horseman
Carmaletta Hilton
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Jennifer Wardrip
Since so many others have outlined the general plot of this story (huge lawsuit against a hospital; suspicious deaths that may or may not have been committed by a doctor) I'll simply leave a brief comment.

Although the story isn't all that complicated, it was still a quick, enjoyable read--and the ending was one I didn't see coming. Please be aware, though, that THE 5TH HORSEMAN is NOT an Alex Cross novel, which seemed to be one reviewer's complaint. This is the story of Lindsay Boxer, SFPD Lieu
Apr 07, 2008 Daizymaine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Shelves: just-read
James Patterson is one of my favorite authors, and I wait for his next book to come out in paperback. This is the fifth book in the Woman's Murder Club series. It is just as page turning as the other four and I am waiting to go shopping to pick up the 6th one. Great murder mystery. Most of the characters are professional women; One is a cop, one a lawyer, a newpaper writer and a medical examiner. The same characters are throughout the series. It feels like you are catching up with friends when y ...more
Nov 14, 2015 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm addicted to these for my in between, waiting for my books on hold, reading. I enjoyed this one!
Mar 15, 2011 Kavyen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book is fast paced with a gripping, fun and yet disappointing plot. There were a few twists to keep you going but most of them were anticipated. There were two different cases – one involving mysterious deaths in a hospital and another involving the gruesome death of beautiful call girls. The book would have done better if the focus was on either one of the cases as it would have assured us a better quality mystery. Also apparent was the missing motive behind the case which left me searching ...more
James Patterson is a publisher's dream. He produces two hugely popular mystery/thriller series that routinely hit the best seller lists. He even makes appearances on Castle.

5th Horsman is the fifth (how appropriate) installment in his Women's Murder Club series. It finds our four female protagonists dealing with three concurrent cases; a hospital malpractice suit, a murder spree in the same hospital and a series of deaths of young escorts.

And that is the problem with this book. There is too much
May 25, 2008 Angeld01 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Pretty terrible so far. A friend told me these books get worse and worse as the series goes on. I am probably not even 50 pages in, and have already though at least 10 times, this book is SO obviously written by a man (cause women don't act like that). Like two friends, a detective and a coroner who are women, and they see each other at work - and hug. What??? I have worked with people I consider great friends, but I still don't HUG them when I get to work in the morning...

But need something eas
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Genre: Mystery

At A Glance

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Cliff Hanger: YES!
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Rating: 4 stars

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All out of ten

Cover: 7
Plot: 8
Characters: 8
World Building: 7
Flow: 8
Series Congruity: 9
Writing: 8
Ending: 8

Total: 8

In Dept

Best Part:
I knew what was going on!
Worst Part: Small children die :((((
Thoughts Had: You all need to read more!


Continuing the Series:
Recommending: Yes

Short Review: Am i the only one who understands why
Jan 30, 2008 Maggie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this one along with all the others in this series, but I was a little disappointed in the very ending about finding out who the Night Walker really was. Seemed anti-climatic. I wanted to know how they found out and that part wasn't touched on, although I thought it was from the pharmacist's research.
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Feb 26, 2013 Dera rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is AMAZING,QUICK,& EASY like some of the things in the world. The time and place the author choose was in the 21st century, usually happening around afternoon, evening time. This setting is important to the story because the murders happened around that time. The author moved the plot sporadically but not too dramatically, towards the end of the book the author rushed through a bit. Yet, the book was gripping and fast-paced enough to hold the readers attention, its a book that can ...more
Sep 08, 2009 Connie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I need to remember not to read another book by James Patterson. 5th Horseman was no literary work, had an OK plot, but was lacking class and depth. There are WAY too many advertisements for name brand products and way too much misery and death. It was downright depressing. Maybe those working in law enforcement would like it.
Aug 31, 2015 Jenny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lindsay continues to be a blank page; we don't get much in the way of character development other than learning she wants to be back on the streets and not behind a desk, essentially hoping to get demoted.

Can it be any more apparent that the author plans on her and Conklin getting together? Right after I read the description of Richie, I had a feeling....

Cindy was basically a non-entity and I agree with some reviews that the feeling of WMC isn't really a driving force through this book.

It was
Jul 28, 2015 Rita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book
5º livro da série do “Women’s Murder Club.
Mesma receita dos outros 4 e provavelmente a dos próximos.
Envolvente, fácil de ler, reviravoltas surpreendentes e uma escrita bem básica.
Um policial para as horas de almoço.
Feb 27, 2016 Greg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
THE FIFTH HORSEMAN is, unsurprisingly, the fifth book of the immensely popular series of crime fighting novels featuring the individual heroines that comprise the San Francisco based WOMENS MURDER CLUB. It is a highly original, very entertaining, suspenseful and entertaining way to spend three hours of your life in typical James Patterson / Maxine Paetro fashion. Which means, of course, that the book will gift the reader with plenty of action, drama, and short chapters with impossibly addictive ...more
Janell Wheeler
I don't give 3 stars often but this book just left me baffled. There were two story lines going which if you read my review for the 4th book is not a bad thing, but what I didn't like was that the conclusions just felt rushed and unsatisfied. With all the previous books it was a well thought out case with a beginning, middle and end were you felt like you got a complete story and you were satisfied with how they concluded the story. With this book I just felt like I got gipped. It was like they ...more
Again, this was a great book written by James Patterson. I cannot get enough of his work! One of my favorite things about this books are the short chapters; it makes the book feel like its going by so fast. I always find myself just wanting to read one more chapter because its maybe 2 or 3 pages, but that one more chapter turns into 10 more chapters.

Lindsay Boxer is a smart, motivated cop who doesn't want to stop until her case is solved. I love following her life through this series, and really
This is the fifth book in James Patterson's Women's Murder Club series featuring policewoman Lindsay Boxer and her cohorts.

The plot is centred around Memorial Hospital where seemingly healthy people keep suddenly dying. Once a pattern is established, a number of suspects become apparent. When Assistant DA Yuki's mother becomes a patient at the hospital following a stroke, the case becomes personal for the Women's Murder Club, who do not rest until they identify the murderer.

In my mind another
Aug 16, 2014 Ashley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So this is the fifth one of these I've read in like, two weeks or something. I've given three stars to all of them, but I think this one is my least favorite.

There's this total throwaway plot for like, a quarter of the book involving one set of deranged serial killers that I thought would somehow connect to the main plot involving a serial killer at a hospital (which was way more interesting than the dumb, first plot).

I'll keep reading but hopefully the next books don't have two different sets o
I really enjoyed this book. It had two of my favourite subjects in a book - medical thrillers and court room dramas! It had the usual short chapters and flowing style from Patterson and was an easy read and made you want to keep reading it. For a minute towards the end I thought I was going to be disappointed at the end but he managed to pull it back hence the 5 stars which is probably technically more 4.5 and rounded up. It also made we want to continue with the set so I have gone straight on t ...more
Nov 02, 2009 Alyssa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not one to look down on a good murder mystery/suspense novel, but having read a number of James Patterson books over the years, I've come to realize that his writing is an insult to readers' intelligence. A 3rd grader could read this book with no problem-- and still find it a yawn. The plot was so disjointed, made hardly any sense, and was just a bunch of garbage. Remind me to never be tempted to grab another Patterson book when I'm looking for a quick read!

I'm not sure why this book pissed
This book was ok. Just another book in the series. Maybe it was because I started to read it and then wasn't really feeling the book, but decided that I started it and I should just finish it now, that I really wasn't into it. But it was still a decent book in the series.


Lindsay and Joe are still and item, though they are focused on less in this book, other than the fact that Joe wants Lindsay to come with him.

Lindsay doesn't want to be an Lt. anymore. She says she would rather be the
Jan 31, 2016 Juanita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review: The 5th Horseman by James Patterson.

This is one of James Patterson 19s mystery novels to absorb from cover to cover. I like the way he entwines two stories within many of his books. It gives the reader two alternate mystery crimes to solve. The first crime starts out with the alias name of the, 1Ccar girl murders 1C. We have a classic Caddy, a sporty Jag, and a hotshot Ferrari, one overdressed dead girl in each car with their genitalia areas sprayed lavishly with the number one exclusive
Jan 20, 2016 Higgy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
First, let me warn you that my review of this book only covers the first 112 pages because page 113 is where I tossed this book to the floor. I really enjoyed the first book in this series and was looking forward to reading more about the characters however after four and one-thirds books I know just as much about the main characters as I did after only one book.

It's also more of the same with fine foods and clothing but at least this book added some flare with "three hundred dollar haircuts" a
Perrin Pring
Apr 25, 2014 Perrin Pring rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third Patterson book I've listened to, and I greatly enjoyed it. The Women's Murder Club was pretty intriguing to me, minus the court room stuff (which I've previously stated I don't really enjoy). I also liked the dual story lines in this book.

Patterson is a pretty interesting author to me because he is able to write from a wide variety of view points, and he pulls it off pretty well (Alex Cross - black male) (Women's Murder Club - women of varying races). I can't recall ever stopp
Thom Swennes
The Angel of Death hovers above the Municipal Hospital in San Francisco. Twenty mysterious and poorly explained deaths of sometimes young and often otherwise healthy people have occurred and it is time for answers. Maureen O’Mara, a successful young and attractive lawyer is bringing a class action suit against the hospital in an attempt to get answers. The hospital could stand to lose millions in damages but that is just icing on this legal cake. Braded into this tale is another featuring manneq ...more
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Women's Murder Club (1 - 10 of 16 books)
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  • 2nd Chance (Women's Murder Club, #2)
  • 3rd Degree (Women's Murder Club, #3)
  • 4th of July (Women's Murder Club, #4)
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