12th of Never (Women's Murder Club, #12)
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12th of Never (Women's Murder Club #12)

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It's finally time! Detective Lindsay Boxer is in labor--while two killers are on the loose.

Lindsay Boxer's beautiful baby is born! But after only a week at home with her new daughter, Lindsay is forced to return to work to face two of the biggest cases of her career.

A rising star football player for the San Francisco 49ers is the prime suspect in a grisly murder. At the sa...more
Hardcover, 394 pages
Published April 29th 2013 by Little, Brown and Company (first published April 2013)
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Erika
James Patterson will always be one of my favorite authors. I will say this from the start...one of my favorite AUTHORS...not so much when he's CO-AUTHORING. I have read everything he's ever published, and "The Women's Murder Club" has been a fun, compelling, can't-put-it-down type of a series for me. "12th of Never", however, was lacking a bit in comparison to previous books. It was very scattered, distracted and NEVER felt like it gained traction. I was so disappointed that I couldn't like this...more
Lesley
Sigh...does anyone remember 1st To Die written only by James Patterson? It had one continuous plot, fantastic story and character development, and chapters that were more than 2 pages. The Women's Murder Club meant something and they all worked together to solve a mystery. That was a great book! Ah, those were the days.

Now we have 12th of Never, probably named because that's the next time I'll read this book. So many stories that you can't really appreciate or enjoy any of them because there's n...more
Heather
Bookmarks: 12th of Never

I remember a time when James Patterson actually wrote Women’s Murder Club (WMC) books. It seems so so long ago.

I haven’t been pleased with the last four or five WMC books, but I keep reading in hopes that they will once again be engaging reads. One thing, they are fast reads.

The last several books have been severely lacking in actual police/detective work. The cases, yes there are more than one, are laid out, checked in on every four chapters or so and then wrapped up nic...more
Tim
Here we are again...Yuki has a case in court and it's a sure thing! But wait--it falls apart! Lindsey is on the trail of a killer, and she's sure that EVERY dirtbag they drag in to question is the perp...no matter how unlikely or impossible!Clare and Cindy offer assistance and occasional soapy sprinkles. Yep, it's a Women's Murder Club novel! One just like every other since #4 down to the "Uh Oh!" epilogue.

Yeah, I listen to em...but these days it's more for a laugh than it is for any paper-thin...more
Jennifer
I loved this series in the beginning. The women came together, supported each other, and worked together using their specialties to solve difficult crimes. Brilliant! They are now friends that barely know what is going on in each others lives and there's a few difficult crimes that are resolved with really no pooling of skills at all. I never got into Yuki, she is just such a bland character to me. This book Cindy is only mentioned due to her romantic difficulties with Rich, and his arch trumps...more
Paula  Phillips
Are you a dedicated James Patterson fan ? If so, then you are like me and would have read all of his series and your heart would skip a beat or two everytime a new book in any of his series is released . You get this giddy and excited feeling, that you just can't help but get stuck into it . Sometimes this feeling will leave you satisfied and happy of the experience other times it may leave you feeling a bit dejected as the book hasn't quite lived up to the excitement and thrill.
That is how I f...more
Sebastian
A story that suffers from ADD, and from a poorly crafted ending

Yes, this is one fast paced story, but that does not make a good book. In typical Patterson cartel fashion, this novel is composed of very short chapters full of action. Typically, I am OK with this. However, in this case it feels a little overdone. The authors cannot stay on a topic for more than a couple of pages and it truly feels like we are getting the story told by someone with ADD. We have the plot involving a lawyer accused o...more
Brandy
Disappointed in this book. I love this Women's Murder Club series as a whole, but where was the club in this book? They got together twice. The side story of the baby being sick was annoying and did nothing for character development in my opinion. I felt like there were too many stories going on for any one to be properly developed, so what we got instead was half-formed ideas thrown together. There were times reading this where I honestly checked page numbers to see if I had missed something.

T...more
Shelly Itkin
The 12th Murder Club series was definitely worth the wait. Amazing, shocking, upsetting and surprising are just a few words to describe it.

Lindsay and Joe finally have the precious daughter they have also wanted but never thought they would ever have. With joy comes sorry and the worst kind which will make Lindsay and Joe stronger.

Lindsay is also working on two entirely different cases which are very difficult and that is adding to the pressure of lack of sleep with a new baby.

Claire who has bee...more
Bruce Snell
Book Twelve in the Women's Murder Club by James Patterson - 2.5 stars. The Women's Murder club is working on four separate, unrelated cases; Yuki is trying a man for murdering and dismembering his wife; Claire has had the body of a murder victim stolen from her morgue - and the security guard has gone missing as well; Lindsay is investigating a professor who successfully predicted two different murders before being murdered himself; Lindsay is also assisting the FBI in an investigation of cold c...more
Jeanette Meissner
Not the best. I have read each of the books in this series and was eagerly awaiting this book. I am disappointed to say the least. There were so many sub plots going on at the same time and none of which felt truly developed. I felt pulled in too many directions as I read what was happening on so many different cases from each character's perspective. It is possible that was the author's intent, but it felt disjointed and scattered. It seems by the ending of the book that it was written simply t...more
Matt
Patterson returns to the scene with his latest installment of the Women’s Murder Club with a bang, or at least a screech. Boxer is finally ready to have her baby and nothing is as simple as it needs to be. With a very eerie case of premonition, a courtroom drama that falls apart the more it unfolds, and a body that seems to have gone missing as soon as it enters the morgue, the WMC is left frayed at the edges. Patterson returns with his ability to tell multiple stories at once and still flesh ou...more
Amie Bjorklund
This book is awful. I finished it because it was a fast read and I do want to hit my 75 books this year, but I shouldn't have wasted my time. To start with, Lindsay Boxer has become a whiny woman who needs to be smacked with some guts. She used to be an interesting character with layers and her head on straight. I used to enjoy reading about her interigations and thought process. However the writers gave her a husband and a baby and suddenly this woman is unrecognizable and really quite annoying...more
Book Addict Shaun
I can never choose between Michael Bennett or the Women's Murder Club as my favourite Patterson creation. Both are fantastic and both feature characters who I love. After finishing this book though I am leaning more towards the WMC are my favourite. It certainly isn't Alex Cross anyway, Supercop who loves his kids and who has met the love of his life in every single book. Booooooooring.

I love the Murder Club because it's like catching up with old friends. However in this one the friends hardly...more
Marianne
12th of Never is the twelfth book in the Women’s Murder Club series by American author James Patterson and is co-written with Maxine Paetro. Lindsay returns sooner than anticipated from her maternity leave, entrusting the unemployed but highly competent Joe with an unwell baby. As well as investigating a murder and the subsequent disappearance of the body from the morgue, Lindsay is faced with a charismatic serial killer who wakes up from a coma fixating on her as liaison for locating victim’s b...more
Fiona Robson
“It's finally time! Detective Lindsay Boxer is in labor--while two killers are on the loose.

Lindsay Boxer's beautiful baby is born! But after only a week at home with her new daughter, Lindsay is forced to return to work to face two of the biggest cases of her career.

A rising star football player for the San Francisco 49ers is the prime suspect in a grisly murder. At the same time, Lindsay is confronted with the strangest story she's ever heard: An eccentric English professor has been having vi...more
Jeannie Walker
Do you think you could become so distracted that you are not able to feel a wave of pain coming from your belly and washing over you like an ocean wave?
Have you ever had a dream that seemed to come true? Truthfully most people have had such a dream.
Have you ever experienced lightning cracking outside from a vicious storm, no electricity and nobody around to assist you if you needed help.
Just to let you know: This is just a small sample of the beginning (my friends and fellow readers) to this fas...more
Courtney
It is that time of year again --
My person is back! Lindsay Boxer and the rest of the Women’s Murder Club is back for the 12th installment!
And as always, Mr. Patterson does not disappoint!
Lindsay has just become a mother, but she doesn’t get any time off. After having baby Julie, she is thrown right back into the hectic mess that is investigating homicides in San Francisco.
Claire’s job is on the line when a high-profile murder victim’s body disappears.
Cindy and Rich’s relationship hits a bump...more
Amber
Okay, I really got a bit miffed at all the incorrect actions that were written from Lindsey's perspective on the NICU.

As a NICU nurse, I can say that most of the actions that occurred were inaccurate. First of all, pediatrics is not nicu, separate areas. A baby can be admitted to peds, then transferred of course. In what nicu would parents not be allowed to be at the bedside for almost 24 hours with their infant, and not in a waiting room, unless during shift change. Some hospitals require a sm...more
Brad Friedman
I wrote this review on Amazon, where 12th OF NEVER enjoyed more than 1200 five-star reviews!!! I'm happy to also have Goodreads to spread the word, which has been well-documented by other reviewers here.

This was a particularly incoherent, lazily written mess of a book. By now James Patterson is a zillion-dollar making machine who, along with his various cowriters, cranks out dozens of books a year. It's impressive that he can keep track of the multiple series he has created. (I can imagine a la...more
Birgit
I am not really a James Patterson fan but I am a Maxine Paetro fan. I have loved all of the womens murder club books and have found this one to be the best yet.

I really liked all the different cases/crimes/story lines, I think there were four happening at once and found that really kept me interested. The book really flowed well from one into the other. I liked the developing relationships and breakdowns between the main characters and how not everything always works out well in the end. It giv...more
Ricki
Every time a new Womens Murder Club book is released, I feel like I am having a night out with old friends that I haven't seen for a while! Can;t decide if this series or Alex Cross are my favourite James Patterson books, but I'll keep reading them both! But coming back to the book in review... The 12th of Never is like a river with numerous branches going willy-nilly in all directions. Just when you think one stream has been dammed up and your character is safe, the narrative breaks free and th...more
Czombie
12th of never title means just "never". The book was full of fun, fun, fun, for the reader in that it is fast paced and keeps your full attention. The criminal plots are interesting but the 4 women's lifes are what keeps it going. Lindsay had her baby, but the baby becomes ill. Lindsay still goes to work while baby is in hospital, unbelieveable!! In realty, Linsay would have stayed at the hospital bitting her nails, instead of chasing after the degenerate, Fish. Enjoyable is the Richie/Cindy sag...more
Wal.li
Ein kleines Lied

Das kann ja wohl nicht wahr sein, das Wetter ist bescheiden, Joe nicht da, der Strom ausgefallen und die Wehen gehen los. Lindsey Boxer wähnt sich in einem Albtraum, schließlich ist ihr Termin erst in einer Woche. Sie schafft es mit fast leeren Akku gerade noch den Notruf und ihre Freundin Claire zu alarmieren. Glück im Unglück, die Feuerwehr ist schnell zur Stelle und so kommt ihre kleine Tochter Julie doch nicht ganz ohne Hilfe zur Welt. Einige Wochen später hat die Staatsanwäl...more
Skip
I would have liked this better if there were fewer plot lines. Between the crimes (jailed serial killer jerking around the FBI and Lindsay, a precognitive professor dreaming of crimes before they happen, and the killing of a NFL star's girlfriend)and the stuff happening in the personal lives of Lindsay (baby birth and illness) and Cindy's love life, this one tried too hard.
Kris
Disappointed in this one. Felt like none of the story lines built to the level the other books do. Good quick beach/plane read but nothing to rush out for.
Nancy
Not to say that James Patterson’s books are always plausible, but what mother reading this book would believe that Lindsay Boxer would rush back to work soon after the birth of her baby or for that matter, continue to work long hours while the child is in the hospital. Poor James and Maxine, they were in such a quandary as to how to solve murders while their main character was tied up with the messy business of recuperating and mothering.

After that harsh intro, I do have to admit that I am a fan...more
Nancy
Another good book in the Murder Club series. Wish they still had the TV show...... Classic plot. Suspenseful, keeps you guessing, several twists and turns....

It's finally time! Detective Lindsay Boxer is in labor--while two killers are on the loose.

Lindsay Boxer's beautiful baby is born! But after only a week at home with her new daughter, Lindsay is forced to return to work to face two of the biggest cases of her career.

A rising star football player for the San Francisco 49ers is the prime susp...more
Kelly
There is certainly plenty of action in this novel in the series, but it got to be a bit much. (Spoiler alert - read no further if you want to be surprised by this book.) First Lindsay delivers baby Julia in her apartment with no Joe around but firefighters come to her rescue in a storm that knocks out the electricity, and then she discovers that her weeks old infant has cancer. Yuki has a crazy case she's trying; Cindy and Rich break up after a year long investigation (and he already has another...more
Aaron
The Women's Murder Club is probably the only series "by" Patterson that never seems to disappointment. Central character of the series, Lindsay Boxer is off to an interesting start, when she goes into labor during a major thunderstorm that seems to have pretty much shut down San Francisco. Fortunately, some friendly neighborhood fireman stop in to help with the delivery of little Julie.

Dr. Claire Washburn finds her first career troubles when the case of a model who has been murdered goes horribl...more
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