4th of July (Women's Murder Club #4)
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
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
It dives right in. No leisurely lead in. Electrocuted body in the bathtub. Alright. Into the grime and gore. I am wondering if the name of the detective will be the only thing that will tell me she is a woman. I am hoping for a realistic woman protagonist. In the end I do not feel rewarded.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The thriller will cling you like an albatross. You can't just let it abandon your hands from the time you open it's first page. Your mind will only rest when you read it whole. its a book to be read in one brearth.
There are some amazing phrases.
The book has a lot of points to profess, like, one should always keep fighting no matter the world advances like a hound towards you. There can be amazing friendships, even if you are betrayed, you should not give up on humanity. Lindsay, is a cop, but...more
Yes, yes, another a serial killer murder mystery. While this (the killing, not the writing) is going on there is another case of someone killing teenage boys by electrocution. Who and why? A partial clue leads Jacobi and Lindsay to follow a Mercedes which crashes when the children in it lose control of it. When Jacobi and Lindsay try to help the kids they get shot for t ...more
Much of the book focuses on Lindsay - finally - taking time off during the hard times to come to grips with herself, and just take a step back. It was long, long overdue. For three books now, everyone around her has told her to take some time, s ...more
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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