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

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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  48,925 ratings  ·  1,295 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 January 1st 2005)
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Lauren
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
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Phrynne
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
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
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Bob
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Jodi
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
Larry Bassett
I am looking for something mindless, something to take my thoughts away from ISIS and Ebola. A little mayhem. Patterson has been a better than expected tonic in the past so I think I will try that well again.

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.

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Nicole
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
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Kevin
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
Kelly
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Penny
Another page turner by one of my favored authors. I have not read the Women's Murder Club in order, but always enjoy this cast of characters. This book told the story of how Yuki joined the group, which I was curious about, because Jill was one of the originals. Lindsay Boxer is my favorite, and this book was devoted to her story. The only reason I gave this 4 stars instead of 5, is because I did not feel all the loose ends were tied up, and the guilty parties were off kilter to me. The ones I f ...more
Berit
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Hongbin
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
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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
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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
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Avigail
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
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Elizabeth
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
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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
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Aiken314
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
Fran Prisco
Love this series! I love strong women heroins.
Amy Wikert
This series just gets better and better!!
Shubhangi Asthana

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

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Satrajit Sanyal
Wow, what a story! There is a reason why James Patterson sells millions of books and great mysteries like 4th of July are the reason why. In the fourth installment of the popular Women's Murder Club series, Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer (the head of San Francisco Police Department's Homicide Division) is fighting to save her career after she is accused in a wrongful death suit, and at the same time struggling to help solve a series of grisly murders that have shaken the small town of Half Moon Bay, w ...more
Chana
A Women's Murder Club Mystery. In this book someone or perhaps several someones are killing people. The question is who and why.
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
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Claudia
Once again, Lindsay finds herself in an impossible situation, facing impossible circumstances. She's left to pick herself up once again. This time, as a result of her own actions - though justified. To me, the formula within these books is quite apparent.

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
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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
Tammy
4th of July is the story of two major events in Detective Lindsay Boxer's life intertwined. The story starts with her investigating murders in the Tenderloin section of San Francisco of the sort of people whose deaths don't garner headlines. During the course of the investigation she has a run in with the supsects that puts her on trial. Due to the trial she takes some time off going to her sister's place in Half Moon Bay. There she learns there has also been a series of killings strangely remin ...more
Cassandra Kimble
Was a good story with a twist at the end.. Was slow at the beginning but got good fast!!
Greg
The fourth book in the extremely well crafted WOMENS MURDER CLUB series gets off to a very solid and highly entertaining beginning. The electrocuted and viciously whipped body of a teenage boy is found in the bath room of a cheap hotel and it turns out this is the second death in this fashion in recent weeks. The hunt for the suspected murderer gets off to an emotional, exciting and surprisingly early start in the book when a black Mercedes is identified as the possible vehicle of the culprit an ...more
Katherine
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.
Dlytle
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
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Other Books in the Series

Women's Murder Club (1 - 10 of 14 books)
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  • 2nd Chance (Women's Murder Club, #2)
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  • The 5th Horseman (Women's Murder Club, #5)
  • The 6th Target (Women's Murder Club, #6)
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