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6th Target, The (Women's Murder Club #6)

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When a horrifying attack leaves one of the four members of the Women's Murder Club struggling for her life, the others fight to keep a madman behind bars before anyone else is hurt. And Lindsay Boxer and her new partner in the San Francisco police department run flat-out to stop a series of kidnappings that has electrified the city: children are being plucked off the stree...more
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Published May 8th 2007 by Little, Brown and Company (first published January 1st 2007)
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Angeld01
I have to keep reading these because I started them...but wow are they getting bad. The latest left it wide open for the 7th book. Also, my bf - a psychatrist took one look at the "Insane" killer and noted it wasn't even described correctly. also, I was left to wonder, if this person was doped up as strongly as he was...how was he still so clever?

I am tried of Lindsey's whinning. I don't buy the friendships between the women, totally falls flat. More then anything, I don't see the appeal of Lind...more
Rosie
Apr 23, 2008 Rosie rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rosie by: People who want a decent quick book to read.
I usually enjoy James Paterson's books definitely not for his writing, but at least for his suspensful stories, but The 6th Target fell a little short for me. There was hardly any character development and I felt like he wrote the book just to get another "Best Seller" under his belt. As far as the Women's Murder Club series goes, I have only read the first one, which I really enjoyed. This being the 6th book in the series, I got the impression that James Paterson really has no idea how to write...more
Jess
I feel that there is too much going on in this book. It begins with a major shooting, where one of the women in this group gets shot. The trial of this murderer continues throughout the book, while other cases are happening, like some murders at an apartment building, and a kidnapping of little girl (who happens to be someone’s boss’ daughter). Everything is connected, making this a stressful time for the club, but they don’t seem concerned. Everything is treated lightly, never getting too deep...more
Jackie
Lindsey (main character) is an idiot! Throughout this whole series I haven't been able to decide if I like her or not and I have finally decided that I don't. I think that is part of the reason it has taken me so long to complete the series. I am half way through this book and I have found myself actually skipping over whole chapters just finish the dang thing. Not like the chapters are long, any one who has read James Patterson before knows that his chapters are only about a page long (seriousl...more
Danielle Ocampo
First of all I have to admit that I honestly only read this book because I didn't prepare for my library's renovation and I didn't have anything around that was new. The entire time I was reading this book, I felt like I was waiting for it to end. Now I just wish I had re-read one of the books I own.
I though it would be interesting because I'm normally a huge fan of James Patterson's books, but this one seemed to drag on forever. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that I read this one...more
Rachel C.
Joe Molinari (view spoiler)! Now I have to wait four months to get the next book from the library - dammit!

It looks like another "co-author" is picking up the series in Book 7, which I think is a good thing because Maxine Paetro is wandering away from the concept of the Club (i.e. the women working together to solve crimes). The ladies are all off in different directions with different plots in this book.

As with Book 5, there are plots ga...more
Toni Osborne
Book 6 in the series "A Women's Murder Club"

I am totally addicted to this series, all the books are simply fun and entertaining and this one is no exception. In the 6th target we find more than just a page turner with a great plot and many surprises, a real doze of adrenaline for the readers. While we are engrossed in this mystery we get to know a little more about the members of this unusual Club and find ourselves immersed into their different life choices.

This one begins on a ferry boat, when...more
Marcia
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Tara
I have to say when I first started this series, I thought the books were great. But these last two books...

Again in this book there are a lot of plots unfolding instead of the focus on one big case. On top of that I feel like Lindsay Boxer, our main heroine spends most of this book crying and irrational, or acting completely out of character. It felt like she was going through menopause and a midlife crisis all at the same time. Pretty much in this book if Lindsay gets what she wants she cries....more
Ssteele
James Patterson takes aim in The 6th Target and shockingly, misses the mark in this chapter of the Women’s Murder Club. Lindsay, Claire, Cindy, and Yuki are back again for more shrills and thrills in sunny San Francisco, but the women seem disconnected, and readers will find their friendship difficult to believe. So what went wrong with James Patterson, commonly known as “the man who can’t miss”- New York Times, this time around? Or was it his co-writer, Maxine Paetro, who dropped the ball?
Wit...more
Stacey
I'm afraid. I'm very, very afraid—"bestseller" and "well-written" are definitely not synonymous.

I made it to Chapter 17, and I am sorely disappointed. I've set the book down, so no spoilers here. I watched "Women's Murder Club" on television and really enjoyed Lindsay Boxer and her adventures. I was expecting something similar in this novel, but I found that the writing was so jagged that it distracted from the storyline.

It's fast-paced, but it isn't smooth. Sentences are truncated (a particul...more
Irisheyz77
I've been reading the Women's Murder Club series since James Patterson started to write it however many years ago. When the series first started I found it fresh and engaging but with this latest book (The 6th Target) the series is sarting to get a little worn.

The write up for this book is for a serial kidnapper that supposedly has the city on edge. With lots of terrifying twists and turns that is guaranteed to keep one on the edge of their seat. When the reality was that this novel was more of...more
Aaron
Three separate cases crop up in San Francisco to keep the Women's Murder Club quite busy. The first starts off on a beautiful day. A number of commuters and tourists are enjoying a nice ferry ride on the Bay. Shortly before reaching the dock, one of the riders notices a young mother who is scolding her son. Some would say she is being a bit harsh. However you would describe it, Alfred Brinkley has no patience for it. He pulls out a gun and shoots the mother, then the son, and then a number of ot...more
Jennifer Wardrip
The gang is back to solve another case, except that this time, there are numerous parallel mysteries running amok in Patterson's THE 6TH TARGET.

Fred Brinkley, a man who hears voices inside his head, is videotaped murdering four innocent people aboard a ferry. He's charged with attempting to kill two others, one of whom happens to be a now critically injured Claire Washburn.

A five-year-old piano playing prodigy by the name of Madison Tyler is snatched off the street along with her nanny, and wi...more
Rachel
This installment in the Women's Murder Club was an improvement from some of the previous ones in that it made some changes and at the same time settled into a some comfortable stability. The novel comprises three very different cases, which I think was a good change of pace. The three cases include: murders at Cindy's apartment complex, a child kidnapping ring, and a ferry shooting by a man-of-questionable-sanity. We are sufficiently in-depth on two of the three cases, but I'm just happy to have...more
Barbara
I can't believe I'm actually giving a Patterson book only two stars! This installment of the Women's Murder Club kept our heroines apart by presenting us with three separate crimes. The main plot line (murderer on the ferry boat) was the best and most developed of the three. Story two (child kidnappings) was more predictable and less developed, and story three (apartment murders) was just totally ridiculous and also predictable.

I'm starting to think that the reason Patterson's books are page tu...more
Julie
Anytime I get in a reading funk, I know I can pick up a Patterson book and quickly become immersed in the story. While his writing isn't the greatest, it is entertaining and keeps me reading late into the night....

It took me a while to warm up to the main characters in the Women's Murder Club series, but I can tell you that I have finally become invested in their lives and individual stories. This particular book did a good job dividing its time among the four women. There were two mysteries as...more
Jennifer
Apr 16, 2010 Jennifer rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jennifer by: jennsicurella@verizon.net
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The 6th Target shocks right at the start and the action runs full steam to the very end. It's quite possible that this book actually has too much going on with three different cases combined with lots of personal drama between Lindsey and Joe all happening at once.

The overload of cases means an overload of people (suspects, victims, lawyers, and witnesses among others) to keep track of. Even if you can remember who each person is, you still have to figure out which case they belong to.

The pace i...more
Cláudia
I don't understand why the book had 3 stories in one. If you read the sinopses, you can see there's 2, and even those 2 are totally independent, and the one about the missing children is so poor, they almost don't do anything to solve the mistery...
It's a fast paced thiller as usual, some nice twists, but definitely Patterson has done better.
I'll repear myself, how does he write 5 books a year and why all the "partnerships"??
Anyway, a good read.
Linda
In this novel a madman killer on the ferry and Claire’s life is in danger. This is the key story line. There is also a child kidnapped with her nanny There are love interests, gun shootings and descriptions of partying and friendships. There was nothing that was unexpected but it was again, another fun Women’s Murder Club adventure.
The story is very predictable and easy to follow but not particularly exciting. There is lots of action and the usual cast of characters. This book is a fun beach rea...more
Becky
(Women's Murder Club,#6) Ok, really... not sure what to write. I think these books are getting weaker and more confusing. Crazy man on ferry - shootings, killings, friend down - psycho turns himself in - strange noise attacks in friend's apartment building - trial - a major kidnapping (definitely not serial kidnappings) - more trial - more weird noise attacks - blah, blah, blah... typical cut and paste ending. I don't know, maybe I am starting to get bored. Ok, on to 7.
Tina
Just finished this book and I can't wait to dive into the next! I feel like I repeat myself when I review James Patterson's novels because I love them all so much and think he's a wonderful writer. His stories always suck me and I can't stop reading until I find out what happened! I think I may have read this one faster than I have any of his others. There was so much going on in this book: shooting spree at a ferry dock and abducted children. One minute is seems like things will settle down in...more
Anna
I've been going through the books I have read this year and putting them into Good Reads. I know I read this, because I looked it up on Amazon and vaguely remember the plot. Sadly, it didn't make much of an impression on me. James Patterson is like brain candy - you get a treat after reading something heavy. It may be enjoyable in the moment, but the satisfaction doesn't last.
CincyNattie
Is James Patterson the master of the thriller? Definitely! Master of the love scene? Not so much! I do appreciate the love scenes being brief and discreet, especially since they're a wee bit cheesy. 6th Target includes the the "guilty by reason of mental disease or defect" defense, and introduces readers to a pure evil, out to beat the system "mad man". Kind of a derogatory depiction of mental illness which seems to perpetuate stereotypes? I was rather disappointed in Mr. Patterson. No master of...more
This Is Not The Michael You're Looking For
Series keeps getting worse. The authors couldn't even string together enough of a mystery to fill the whole plot, so they had to run three independent and unrelated cases to just fill pages. It takes the murder-by-number writing style to a whole new level.
Erika
So, I think what I like about this series is that there are multiple storylines and crimes going on in one book. Maybe it's done so well because Patterson doesn't write them by himself and that allows for more ideas to be generated and told well.
Patricia
I really enjoyed it very much. So far I have read four of the books in the Women's Murder Club series by James Patterson, and they are all very good. As usual, there are several murder plots within the same book. There are four women in the Women's Murder Club: Lindsay, Yuki, Claire and Cindy, and they are all great friends and they help each other deal with the complications in their lives. I especially enjoyed the romantic complications in Lindsay's life! (She is the main character in the book...more
Kitara
This series just continues to get better and better. I absolutely love the characters and hate when anything happens to anyone of them. James Patterson constantly tugs at the heart if you feel for these characters as I do!
Kelsey
This was part of a James Patterson package a friend gave me to try. And I went through all three in a row, so I think by the time I started this one, I was a little bit burnt out on the formula and the things that were easier for me to ignore in the first two. Like I was really over Lindsay and Joe and I was so happy when I thought they were breaking up in this book (and disappointed when he tried to woo her back).
I still think books like this are fun reads every now and then. I like the myster...more
Jackie Sonnenberg
One thing that really bugged me was the change in point of view. It would go from Lindsey's 1st person to just a general 3rd person every other chapter or so. Why not just keep it 3rd omniscient and be done with it? I did not see the point of having both.

Overall this one was all right. It had three different crimes that actually were not connected to each other at all. They were just sort of...there. I was disappointed they were not connected since they didn't have anything to do with the story....more
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