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The 6th Target

(Women's Murder Club #6)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  57,276 ratings  ·  1,864 reviews
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

Hardcover, 390 pages
Published May 8th 2007 by Little Brown and Company
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Miriam Smith
Mar 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Apart from one or two that I haven't totally enjoyed, the Women's Murder Club series are a really good read. This "The 6th Target" written by James Patterson together with Maxine Paetro is a fast moving, edge of your seat thriller in the usual Patterson style, quick tense chapters, an excellent storyline running alongside smaller plots that all come together successfully at the end. Ive collected all these books to the series over the years but just never got round to reading them, I'm glad I've ...more
May 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
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 rated it did not like it
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
Oct 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a crime thriller, and this book is the 6st book in the Women's Murder Club series. I really enjoyed this book, and I feel this is one of my favorite in this series so far. I love the characters, and the storyline was really good. This book it well-written. I did not really love the last few books in this series, and I also stop reading this series. I am glad that I picked this book up. I listen to the audiobook of this book, and the narrator was really good. I really enjoy listening to t ...more
Apr 23, 2008 rated it did not like it
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
Erica Henry
Feb 14, 2020 rated it liked it
I really had to push my way through this one. I just feel he didn't have any passion for this book at all. It was lacking a lot. Yes, I enjoyed one or two things that happened in the book, but for the most part I was bored out of my mind.
 Li'l Owl
On a bright sunny morning a madman with a gun has made a trip on a ferry boat deadly for four innocent people, one of whom is a young boy. Lindsay Boxer's best friend, Claire and her son William were also caught up in the attack and Claire has been shot in the chest. While Claire fights for her life Lindsay and her new partner, Rich Conklin, pick up the case, and solving this one is personal. Then the shooter inexplicably turns himself in but he's says that he 'didn't mean to hurt anyone', and c ...more
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
A trio of crimes in this installment are a shooting spree on a ferry, the abduction of a little girl and her nanny and systemic attacks on tenants in a apartment building. Two of the three directly affect members of the Women's Murder Club, and one has indirect effect.
Mr. Patterson wastes no time in getting the reader engaged.He always starts off at a dead run(pardon the pun), lets the reader regroup briefly then he's off and running again. With short chapters and continuing threads between ch
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
Oct 27, 2007 rated it did not like it
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
Dec 19, 2008 rated it did not like it
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
Jul 16, 2020 rated it liked it
In the 6th book of the Women’s Murder Club, Lindsay, Cindy, Yuki, and Claire have a lot going on. As usual. Right off the bat, one of the four women is shot on the ferry along with other people in an apparent random shooting. Meanwhile, a serial kidnapper is making their way through the city. And to top things off, something is going on with Lindsay and Joe.

What I like about this series is how reading each book reminds me a little bit of watching an episode of Law & Order: Fast-paced story, une
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The 6th Target by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro is the 6th book in the Women's Murder Club Mystery series. Medical examiner Claire is shot at a ferry dock shooting, there are unexplained deaths at reporter Cindy's apartment and a young girl is abducted. Fast paced with plenty of action and adventures. Lindsey is demoted on her request and her love life is on and off. I love the friendships and support that the Women's Murder Club provides. An exciting book that keeps you reading to the end a ...more
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-fiction
Not as good as the last episode, but still full of page turning incidents. A man massacres 5 people on a ferry, a heiress is kidnapped in broad daylight, and there's a maniac in Cindy's apartment block! A case or three for the Women's Murder Club to solve! 5 out of 12.
Larry Bassett
Mar 19, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
May 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Toni Osborne
Feb 08, 2009 rated it really liked it
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
Aug 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Freda Malone
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A madman loose on a ferry, with a gun, kills 4 people and injures one of the ladies of the Women's Murder Club. Then he runs. Yuki Castellano, our newest member of the club and brilliant lawyer, has decided to switch sides for a while. Though she is second chair to the ADA prosecuting this case, he has a heart attack and Yuki has no choice but to take the podium and continue on. The public defender insists that his client was insane at the time. But was he really? Or is he just a good faker?

Sharon Mariampillai
This was an interesting read. I really love Lindsay Boxer. She has become one of my favourite heroines. In this book, a member of the Women’s Murder Club, Claire was injured in a ferry shooting. We see the reactions of the other ladies as they try to give their member some love and support. I thought this book had the best storyline so far. There was crime, mystery and some badass moments. The ending was really great. I want to read book 7 now, and I can’t wait to see what the series has in stor ...more
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Read May 2014
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.
Jayme(the ghost reader)
I liked these books before. I am getting back into the series. Lindsay Boxer works for the San Fransisco police department and she is now a Sargeant. With her friends Yuki and Claire, they solve crimes. They call themselves the Women's Murder Club. The newest case is a shooting on the Del Norte ferry. The convicted is Fred Brinkley. He shot six people because the voices in his head told him so. Will pleading insanity be in his favor? One of the people shot was Claire and her son, Willie.
Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!}
DNF on page 50.

I just can't get into this one.

Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was definitely better than the ones I had previously read. There was a lot going on, but each was concluded in a realistic way.
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
May 17, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Kerri Selby
Oct 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am loving the Women's Murder Club books, they are easy to read, short chapters, lots of action.

The 6th target sees Claire shot & nearly killed, child abductions & killer stalking the halls of the block of apartments he lives in!
In typical Patterson style, the plots intertwine well, without getting lost & confusing, and the action is 100 mph.

I've read lots of reviews that slate this book & the series, some saying that the characters have gone of tangent & it no longer feels like a women's club
Apr 03, 2010 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
Feb 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another good book in this series. I love Patterson's mysteries so much.
A bit of a mish-mash of crimes occur that Lindsay Boxer and her SFPD detectives have to solve. There’s the ferry shooting by a so-called legally insane man and his consequent trial; there’s the kidnapping of a five-year old little girl, and then someone seem to be murdering neighbors in Cindy’s new building. Most notably for this one is that Lindsay is back to being a Sergeant, relegating her Lieutenant post to Warren Jacobi, her old partner. Lindsay asked to be back in the field, so she should ...more
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