4th of July (Women's Murder Club, #4)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

4th of July (Women's Murder Club #4)

4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  44,660 ratings  ·  1,184 reviews
The Bestselling New Detective Series of the Decade Just Got Hotter, Deadlier, and More Suspenseful. In a deadly late-night showdown, San Francisco police lieutenant Lindsay Boxer fires her weapon and sets off a dramatic chain of events that leaves a police force disgraced, a family destroyed, and Lindsay herself at the mercy of twelve jurors. During a break in the trial, s...more
Paperback, 435 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Vision (first published 2005)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about 4th of July, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about 4th of July

Kiss the Girls by James Patterson1st to Die by James PattersonThe Angel Experiment by James PattersonSuzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James PattersonSchool's Out—Forever by James Patterson
Favorite James Patterson Novels
27th out of 60 books — 301 voters
The Da Vinci Code by Dan BrownThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonAngels & Demons by Dan BrownThe Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg LarssonThe Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
310th out of 1,857 books — 2,437 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 3,000)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
James Patterson's books are either really good or just average and this was one of the really good ones. Short, choppy chapters made it fast reading and the thrilling story line made it a page turner that was impossible to put down. The identity of the murderers came completely from left field. I had not even considered two of them as possibilities. Just the way it should be in a competently written mystery thriller. I have not read any of the earlier Women's Murder Club series but it did not ma...more
If this isn't the last James Patterson book I read, I invite you to punch me in the face.

I can't take these books seriously. There is no depth whatsoever to the characters, and after four books, I would expect to have more familiarity with them. Lindsay's romantic "relationships" are a joke. Dinner and sex does not = love and a lasting commitment.

The best thing that can be said about this book is that it reads very quickly and that you don't have to pause to look up any words ou don't know. It...more
Rachel C.
Maxine Paetro picks up the series from Andrew Gross. She introduces a new character, Yuki Castellano, who I think might end up joining the Club.

The bulk of this book features Lindsay on trial for a wrongful death suit. The courtroom stuff was about as good as in an episode of Law & Order, which is to say it was obviously dramatized but sufficiently convincing to me.

There was the obligatory serial killer plot thrown in, with a decent twist ending. I'm not great at guessing who the killers are...more
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Lindsay Boxer is on the trail of a killer with her one of her ex-partners when the unthinkable happens... while chasing down a suspect's car, it crashes. When they go to help, they find two pre-teen kids in the front seat. But as they try to get them out of the car, both kids pull guns and shoot the two cops. Lindsay fires back, killing one and paralyzing the other from the neck down before passing out herself due to her injuries. While on forced leave from the SFPD during her trial, she takes a...more
Dec 27, 2009 Jodi rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Patterson fans
This book in the Women's Murder Club series was very different from the first 3 books in the series. In this book, Lindsey is put on administrative leave during a trial while she is being investigated for shooting her police gun at two children. The charges are found to be bogus and Lindsey is found to be innocent (no shock there). What makes this book different is that we learn about Lindsey in her free time. In the previous books, besides working A LOT, she dates, cooks amazing meals, works ou...more
Nicole Green
4th of July was a gripping thriller that kept me reading and wanting more. I do have to say, James Patterson working with Maxine Paetro produces a greater piece of literature than when he writes with Andrew Gross. The first three books were pretty good, but this one takes the cake. I could not put this book down.

The plot is so action-packed it amazed me. There was not one moment when something wasn't happening, whether it was the grisly murders in Half Moon Bay or Lindsay's trial back in San Fra...more
I got this book from used store near UTA because I was noticed by the front cover the author name, James Peterson. I had read Maximum Ride and really liked the way of his wording. That unintended choice brought me a new exciting of reading English books. I have gone through more than 150 pages of this book in just only one night with a lot of interesting.

This book was about a female detective Lindsay Boxer who shot 2 kids after a long way of chasing in self-defense. However, accidental events h...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
~*Synopsis*~ Police lieutenant Lindsay Boxer takes leave from the force after being sued for wrongful death after a recent shootout. She stays at her sister’s house in Half Moon Bay, and reads about murders that resemble one that haunted her for 10 years. She joins with the local police to solve the murders, while dreading her awaiting trial.

When Lindsay Boxer gets a lead on a recent murder of a teenager, she responds to the call and joins Warren Jacobi on a stakeout of a Mercedes. When the car...more
Holly Lee (Bellas Novella)
This is by far my favorite of the series thus far. Lindsay Boxer finds her life thrown into a tailspin when her judgement as a cop is questioned.

The newly dubbed "Dirty Harriet" must fight a very public court case to save her position on the force as well as her reputation and her finances. To top everything off, her vacation spot at her sisters home is surrounded by families being murdered in a bizarre style that mimics a cold case she had come across over a decade previous.

Its hard for Lindsay...more
Apr 08, 2011 Elizabeth rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who like lite James Patterson
This was a very quick read because it was a very good book. It lives up to the name of page turner as both of the authors are known to write. I do recommend it to people who don't like reading the main series that James Patterson has because they're too gory or other reasons. Do start with 1st to Die because that starts the series and you'll get a look into who the characters are.

I will say that the books are easy to pick up again. It's been more than a year since I read 3rd Degree and I was abl...more
A very good book, fast reading. This book continues the Ladies Murder Club. Patterson's characters are well developed and quite believable as well as likable. I look forward to his next foray with Lindsay Boxer a recommend to all mystery/detective fans.
4th of July, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro is a very good book. It's a classic suspense novel with an extremely eerie vibe. This makes a hard book to put down.I enjoyed this book. Especially the two storylines, which go in parallel (the tri...more
Sally Wolf
In this book we are once again transported in to the dramatic life of Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer. This time around she is faced with a battle for her reputation as a cop and an unknown predator who doesn't like how close Lindsay is getting to the truth.

This is the 4th book in the Woman's Murder club Series but it has not lost its allure or readability. I love the way that it always keeps you guessing exactly who did what right up till the very last page. The most obvious choice is not always th...more
This was the first audio book that I've listened to completely!! YAY, ME!! I enjoyed the female narrator and the use of her voice. I also like the concept of the Women's Murder Club, and the protagonist, Lindsay Boxer. I suspect I will make it a point to find those books on audio--if I can find them cheap. There were a couple of threads dangling at the end of the novel, but I was surprised at the discovery of one of the killers (the other two were not that surprising). I might not spend time wit...more
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Ashleigh Higgs
James Patterson has, yet again, floored me with 4th of July, the fourth book in his brilliant Women’s Murder Club Series. The book begins with the main character, Lindsay Boxer, and her partners in crime solving, Cindy Thomas, Claire Washburn, and the club’s newest member Yuki Castellano, having a drink at their favorite restaurant, Susie’s. As each of them share a toast to their recently deceased friend and partner, Jill Burnhardt, Lindsay’s former partner calls her. There’s a break in their c...more
Wendy Howard
"In a late-night showdown after a near-fatal car chase, San Francisco Police Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer has to make an instantaneous decision: in self-defence, she fires her weapon - and sets off a chain of events that leaves a police force disgraced, an entire city divided and a family destroyed. Now everything she's worked for her entire life hinges on the decision of twelve jurors." (back cover)

But wait, there's more! To get away from the pressures surrounding the court case, Lindsay goes to st...more
Aug 07, 2011 Katherine rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Katherine by: Joy
Shelves: series-read, suspense
Dang I wrote a review hit the wrong button and it left me. So the short of it is I liked this book till the end. Bad ending. The trial was suspense and a nice twist. Getting tired of Lindsey running off without her gun, phone or something that is important. If she is such a great cop she wouldn't forget them.
Early book in the Women's Murder Club Series. Lindsey Boxer is on trial for unnecessary use of force, in the shooting of two teenage psychopaths, and Yuki Castellano joins the group as Lindsey's defense attorney. Boxer is taken off active duty, so goes to stay at her sister's beach house. There she discovers a series of murders that might link back to her very first unsolved crime, and can't stay away from the crime scene. She persuades a reluctant police chief to let her be involved, and manage...more
E. Chainey (Bookowski)
Öhöm bu sefer ki biraz durgundu. Lindsay2in davası felan derken uzatılmıştı biraz. Güzeldi güzel olmasına (sonda şaşırttı biraz yine ama tahmin etmiştim, iyi bildiklerimiz kötü çıkıyor yine ama bir amaçları var) ama ilk 3 kitap kadar değildi. Bakalım bundan sonrakiler nasıl:)
In a deadly late-night chase, lieutenant Lindsay Boxer fires her weapon and sets off a dramatic chain of events that leaves one dead, one paralysed for life and Lindsay herself at the mercy of twelve jurors. During a break in the trial, she retreats to a picturesque town that is reeling from a string of grisly murders-crimes that bear a link to a haunting, unsolved case from her rookie years. Now, with her friends in the Women's Murder Club, Lindsay must battle for her life on two fronts: in a t...more
(Women's Murder Club #4) Trial, Cold-case, "Nobody Cares"... I really had no idea who the bad guy(s) were! Great ending! Just wondering what the porn guy had to do with it? And, seriously, what happened to Lindsay's blood disease?
Women's Murder Club #4 (They solve crimes. They don't murder people)
Recommended by Kim A.

I really liked this one. The last one was kind of sad at the end (no spoilers--but if you've read it you know why), so I had to take a little break from the series. This one has two stories going on at the same time. Lindsay is being sued civilly by the family of someone she shot, despite being cleared by the DA. In between court appearances (to avoid the media) she drives out to her sister’s house, which i...more
This was my first James Patterson book, passed on by a friend. I'd actually give it 2.5 stars. I finished it while traveling. The writing is not great and there are some things in the story that wrap up way too neatly, or aren't totally believable and the characters lack depth. However, it was still a fun book and I did find myself surprised in a few places, even as I rolled my eyes. I am even diving into another James Patterson book in this women's murder series. I didn't realize it was a serie...more
Mary Alice Sexton
Good Book - Should I go back and begin with the 1st in the number series, or, should I go straight to #10 that's out now?
Awesome story! I'm really looking forward to read Patterson's other works specially the women's murder club series!
Jeremy Muse
These books are growing on me. Mostly because I live close to the action and can picture the places that the action takes place. Though a dry year, hard to picture a pouring rain.

This time around, Boxer goes to court for the shooting of two kids. While waiting trial, finds herself in half moon bay, which I now want to return. People are being killed, but whose doing the killing.

I was kind of right, but completely wrong at the same time, which makes for a good story.

The empty spot in the Women's...more
Nancy Hinchliff
I love this series: "The Murder Club". They did not do well on TV, but thought the books were good.
Brenda Woodings
This was actually the first of James Patterson's Women's Club book I read in the series. I was picking a book to read during the 4th of July weekend and this caught my eye merely by the title!

With that being said, I thought "4th of July" is a decent read. It's not one I would read again because it was not terribly complex. But like all Patterson's it at least had a twist in the end I did not see coming. It's a great read for someone looking to blow through an entertaining book quickly. Like whil...more
Better than expected, guess the boyfriend dies in the next book
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 99 100 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Let's talk about this now... 8 27 Jul 11, 2014 01:52PM  
*Best Sellers* Bo...: Courtroom Based Drama 4 8 Dec 10, 2013 09:34AM  
The Women's Myste...: 4th of July 3 22 Oct 09, 2013 12:11PM  
Goodreads Librari...: ISBN 0-316-71060-1 3 156 Aug 17, 2012 04:38AM  
  • The Blue Zone
  • The Last Precinct (Kay Scarpetta, #11)
  • Dead Aim (Eve Duncan, #4.5)
  • Body Double (Rizzoli & Isles, #4)
  • L.A. Dead (Stone Barrington, #6)
  • Hemlock Bay (FBI Thriller, #6)
  • S is for Silence (Kinsey Millhone, #19)
  • Hour Game (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, #2)
  • Mind Prey (Lucas Davenport, #7)
Offical US Site
Offical UK Site
Offical James Patterson Young Adult Site
Offical Site for James Patterson's Middle School Series

The subject of a Time magazine feature called, "The Man Who Can't Miss," James Patterson is the bestselling author of the past year, bar none, with more than 16 million books sold in North America alone. In 2007, one of every fifteen hardcover fiction books sold was a Patter...more
More about James Patterson...
Kiss the Girls (Alex Cross, #2) Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross, #1) 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, #1) The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, #1) Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas

Share This Book