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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 street

Published May 8th 2007 by Little, Brown and Company
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May 24, 2016 Phrynne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have decided I am a fan of this series. They are all so easy to read and always have sufficiently intriguing mysteries and a nice batch of friendly characters. Add to this short chapters which keep the pages turning , and you have books which are always good to have at hand for when you need something neither heavy nor demanding.
The 6th Target is typical of the series. It has a couple of different police cases going on, one involving a mass murderer and the other child abduction. All four mem
Apr 10, 2008 Angeld01 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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 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
Apr 23, 2008 Rosie rated it did not like it  ·  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
Oct 27, 2007 Jess rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
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
Larry Bassett
Mar 19, 2012 Larry Bassett rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I just read another Women’s Murder Club so this is the second one in close order. The last one (4th of July) left me feeling a little iffy about this series – not really that good I thought. I wanted to try another one right away to see if I could just ditch this batch of books on my TBR shelf.

The 6th Target rolls right out with a mass murder on a ferry by a crazy guy. Then, unexpectedly, the crazy guy turns himself in, making me wonder what we are going to do with the rest of the book. The last
Dec 19, 2008 Jaclyn rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Krystin Rachel
I'm going to keep going with these because I'm addicted to the terribleness, and because I develop low-grade anxiety when I don't finish stories/series.

But, PSA: THESE BOOKS ARE TEETH-MASHING, HAIR-PULLING-LY BAD. (But if you smoke a little, they become more bearable.)

Lindsay is a whiny, unprofessional baby. Listening to her complain about being Lieutenant and asking to drop back down to her previous rank of Sergeant (I mean, just keep playing into that sexist idea that this job is too hard for
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Starts out think that the character is crazy but then it was freaking me out because the character(view spoiler)

Re-read for a challenge- August 28,2016
Still a good quick book to read and Lindsay is still a tough girl with a great heart.
May 17, 2013 Marcia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!}
DNF on page 50.

I just can't get into this one.

Apr 03, 2010 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 02, 2012 Danielle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 08, 2015 Vicki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good book in this series. I love Patterson's mysteries so much.
May 21, 2014 Samantha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Women's Murder Club series was something I started for fun and school purposes, of course. I did not know what I was getting myself into. I had no idea that I would become hooked on his novels. I have read from the very beginning up to mid-book of the twelfth novel in the series. His style of writing has captivated me, and I do not mind. His books are a pleasure to read. They keep you on the edge of your seats, wanting more. You become frustrated more than once because you know things the ch ...more
Sep 26, 2012 Stacey rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Toni Osborne
Feb 08, 2009 Toni Osborne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
Aug 20, 2014 Lynn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this sixth installment of the Women's Murder Club series, Lindsay is faced with bringing three different perpetrators to justice in unrelated cases. The first is killing tenants (and their dogs) in his apartment building when they make too much noise. The second is kidnapping particularly gifted and attractive children, and the third is a cunning assailant who is also seemingly legally insane. I can't provide any further details without spoiling the suspense for those who haven't read the boo ...more
Jennifer Gelert
Jun 17, 2014 Jennifer Gelert rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoy his "Women's Murder Club" books. 4 best friends - one a medical examiner for the coroner. a police detective. an assistant d.a. and a criminal reporter. Between them crimes are solved, personal problems are shared.

This book had 3 crimes going on and the police detective, Lindsay was involved in all 3. A person is killing and the new apartments the criminal reporter has moved into. A child of a rich family has been kidnapped. A madman shoots innocent people on a San Francisco ferry
Apr 12, 2014 Patricia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 16, 2010 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jennifer by:
Shelves: mystery
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
Beth (Ducky)
My review can be found on my blog, here.
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.
Feb 09, 2017 Ann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The characters you like with an ending with a twist
Oct 09, 2016 Tiffany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the 6th installment of the Women's Murder Club the girls pick back up with multiple cases with multiple victims. This installment will keep you on the edge of your seat while you're guessing if they will solve these cases before the time runs out. I love this series and can't wait to read the next book in the series.
Sep 22, 2009 Aaron rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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?
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
Dec 04, 2009 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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