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16th Seduction

(Women's Murder Club #16)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  31,382 ratings  ·  1,787 reviews
Fifteen months ago, Detective Lindsay Boxer's life was perfect--she had a beautiful child and a doting husband, Joe, who helped her catch a criminal who'd brazenly detonated a bomb in downtown San Francisco, killing twenty-five people. But Joe wasn't everything that Lindsay thought he was, and she's still reeling from his betrayal as a wave of mysterious, and possibly unna ...more
Hardcover, UK Edition, 355 pages
Published March 9th 2017 by Century
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May 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook
I'll give it the 3.5 star bump-up

Another piece that shows that Patterson knows how to choose some of his co-authors to produce entertaining writing. Working alongside Maxine Paetro to craft sixteen novels in the Women's Murder Club, Patterson has been able to present high-impact writing peppered with some interesting legal and criminal angles. The world is beset with a new terrorist organisation, loosely called GAR, the Great Antiestablishment Reset, happy to wreak havoc at every turn. San Franc
May 21, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, fiction
Easy read as usual but this book just didn't grab me. Usually I have to force myself to stop reading and get some sleep but this book I almost had to force myself to keep reading.

The main story line and the secondary story line were both interesting on their own but neither one was fully developed enough for a full book. Hence, the introduction of the 2nd story that really added nothing to the overall story. Perhaps the authors needed to throw in something else to make the primary story book le
May 20, 2017 rated it it was ok
The last book that I reviewed by James Patterson, The Black Book, I commented on how it was one of his best books. However, this one is one of his less stellar ones. I read a lot by Patterson, but I must admit that his Women’s Murder Club series is probably my least favorite, and this entry didn’t help that cause.

Lindsay Boxer, San Francisco Police detective, is currently separated from her husband, Joe, following his last assignment for the federal government that tore their family apart in the
Detective Lindsay Boxer was enjoying dinner with her husband Joe Molinari on a rare night off when to their horror the Sci-Tron building in the near distance exploded in a shattering display of glass and rubble. They both ran to the site where they were hit by a scene of absolute carnage. And on the sidewalk in front of the building stood a man surveying the mess with a smile on his face; everyone else was fleeing for their lives while the sounds of sirens screamed closer…

Dr Claire Washburn, th
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This book can most aptly be summed as butt syringes and bombs. All of the metaphors that conjure for you are accurate.

It's basically the same old, same old - romance and relationship trouble, a few different subplots, courtroom drama and murder all coming together in a way that makes me scream WHY IS THIS MAN A PUBLISHED AUTHOR?!

Except, okay, this one wasn't as bad as the usual Patterson books that I hate-read.

Lindsay wasn't as annoying. There were fewer plots to keep tra
Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: james-patterson
Ultimately, this 16th installment in the WMC series was not such a very satisfying read. First of all, the criminal trial for that bomber took forever (more than half of the book), and then to have that plot fizzle out, towards the end, without giving the readers a true sense of justice. The subplot was even more ridiculous. Imagine a miniature psycho who has kept himself hidden as a mental patient for 40 years, only to go out at night - through secret subterranean tunnels to commit murders; mor ...more
Jun 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Women's Murder Club is back and there's plenty to keep your attention. With a few surprises thrown in, this was not a let down and I'm anxiously waiting for #17! ...more
Book Addict Shaun
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Because of the snobbery surrounding James Patterson’s books I sometimes feel like I have to justify my enjoyment of them. That said, I unashamedly love the Women’s Murder Club series and hope they keep being released for many years to come.

That said I didn’t feel like 16th Seduction was the best book in the series, but I still enjoyed it. There’s two stories going on. One centres around a court case after the bomber of a San Francisco landmark is arrested after inadvertently confessing he set o
Vicki Mock
May 04, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I have generally stopped reading James Patterson books, or any books where the author is now sharing credit another writer. I have however always enjoyed the Women's Murder Club. This book was extremely poorly written. The plot was far fetched. There was limited interaction between the ladies and Joe. The ladies and the relationship with Joe being my motivation for reading. This book was obviously not written by James Patterson, and with deep regret I have to say I will no longer be purchasing t ...more
May 20, 2017 rated it liked it
#16 in the Women's Murder Club series (and #13 with co-author Maxine Paetro). As always, short chapters; large font; and, plenty of white space, make this entry a quick read. Though engrossing, it was also unsatisfying because it left too many loose ends. What is the status of Lindsay's marriage, and has Joe answered the questions about his absence? Did Yuki just abandon her defense attorney job to rejoin the D.A.? Did Joe forget about Sophie Fields and her message? Why did Lindsay n0t look into ...more
Christy Shores
Jan 13, 2017 rated it liked it
This book was not one of my favorites. Kind of a disappointment actually. But I can't wait for #17. ...more
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, mystery
16th Seduction is book 16 in the Women's Murder Club series by James Patterson. One day Sergeant Lindsay Boxer and her husband Joe Mo was celebrating their wedding anniversary when their world was turned upside down with the bombing of the Sci-Tron Museum. Lindsay through by arresting the number one suspect that same night it is an open and close case. However, that was not the case. The readers of 16th Seduction will follow the investigation of the bombing intertwine with the inquiry of the chi ...more
May 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this series and the characters. Reading this series again has made me feel like I came home to my family and friends. I have been an avid reader of James Patterson books since I was first married and having my own kids, I remember when Joe and Lindsey first got together and I remember that shoot out when we all thought Jacobi and Lindsey were dead. I truly feel like when I read this series I've come home.

I recommend every last book in this series to everyone who loves a good murder myster
Paula  Phillips
Jun 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fifteen months ago, Lindsay Boxer thought that she had the perfect life with a husband who loved her and kept no secrets and a gorgeous daughter. That all came crashing down when those who have read Book #15 remember that Lindsay discovered that Joe had been lying to her and was part of the CIA. Now the pair is trying to get their romance and family back on track when they are witnesses to a bombing at the science museum. As they are trained law enforcement, Lindsay scans the crowd for oddities ...more
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-crime
Lindsey and Joe were out having dinner when a science museum exploded. They rushed to the scene, and of all things, ran into a guy who confessed to being the bomber. Lindsey arrested him in what should be an open and shut case, but the suspect turned out to be more brilliant than anyone expected. As a side story, people were being murdered by the Stealth Killer, an unassuming and unexpected killer.

The 16th book in the Women's Murder Club series. I've read the previous 15 books, and they were al
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy crap that was my favorite installment of the series to date! I loved the domestic terrorism angle. I loved seeing Lindsay and Joe going through the process of mending their relationship while Lindsay's career was in a bit of a peril. This was so fast paced and action packed.

My quick and simple overall: GREAT!
Amber Garabrandt
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
            Lindsay and Joe are having dinner on the pier, and she is seriously considering reconciliation.  Can they have a relationship together now?  Still, there's good wine, great food, and.... a huge explosion across the way.  When they run over to assess the damage, Lindsay notices one man acting strangely.  Connor Grant isn't running away.  In fact, he seems happy.  When she goes to talk to him, Grant takes credit for the bomb and Lindsay has him taken into custody.  Meanwhile, J
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was another great Women's Murder Club book. This series just keeps getting better and better. I had a hard time putting this one down. ...more
Oct 12, 2018 rated it liked it
One thing that bugged me about this one is Lindsay and Joe NEVER talked about their underlying issue with their marriage. You know the whole he lied for a long time and was secretly working for the CIA. How do you NOT address that? The whole secondary case in this one was way more interesting. Injecting victims in their butt? Claire is seriously a genius for even realizing their were injection sites. The major case in this one was lacking. This one was not quite as good as the last 2 but still b ...more
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
I have loved the Women's Murder Club series from the beginning, but #16 just fell flat. I kept waiting for this 'bombshell' to drop, and obviously it was the one in the very beginning of the book. The drama never pulled me in and hooked me as the others have. The narratives by Yuki and Cindy just seemed so out of place and detached. I feel as if this book was just thrown together to keep the series rolling. I liked the secondary story of Neddie so much better than the headline story of Connor Gr ...more
Jessica Robbins
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 04, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-detective
Lindsay Boxer and estranged husband Joe Molinari are having dinner when the nearby Science Center blows up, killing 25 innocent people. They rush to the catastrophe, and a man is gloating over the beauty of his explosion. After spending the night in jail, he claims it was all a misunderstanding, and demands a speedy trial. Yuki Castellano is asked by DA Len Parisi to return to his office and sit second chair for the trial. Defendant Connor Grant, a high school science teacher, decides to defend ...more
Apr 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I give it 4.5 stars. My only disappointment is Julie's treatment. Why did the author make Lindsey a parent and make her so neglectful of her child? I was also glad to see Joe's return. I hope to see more of him in future installments. ...more
May 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've said it before and I'll say it again... this series is the! Love the characters, love the plots. Patterson's books are super easy to read and he knows just how to end a chapter so you'll keep turning those pages. I know it's a way off, but I can't wait for book 17! ...more
Jun 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Detective Lindsey Boxer and husband Joe are working to repair their marriage. As they go out on a date, a science museum near the restaurant is blown up. As the two run toward the building, Lindsey notices a man smiling gleefully and he gives her a full confession as being the bomber. As Joe goes into the building to help survivors, a 2nd bomb explodes. Joe is badly hurt. As the investigation into the terrorist bombing continues, Connor Grant, the confessed bomber, recants his confession but the ...more
Jan 11, 2020 rated it liked it
I’ve always blown through these books and often struggled to put them down, but this one I basically had to force myself to finish so I could say I read it. Ha.
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There is something about this series that truly appeals to me. My problem is with myself. Because the books stand alone just fine, I have found that I have several holes and am trying to find copies so that I can get them read.

This is a good installment. Patterson and Maxine Paetro have good chemistry and have made some very good stories together, this series being one. Don't want to be a spoiler, as there are some very interesting plot twists and turns. I do like this as it is clean reading (mo
Mark Harrison
An instantly forgetable addition to a series on the wane. One bomber, one killer injecting people causing heart attacks, one dull trial, the usual domestic back stories for the girls, the usual lack of a good story for Cindy and the usual end of book lament 'what has happened to James Patterson and why did I read this crap?? '. ...more
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I liked the scenes with Lindsay & Joe. I felt bad for Joe. I liked the scenes with Lindsay & her friends. This 16th book's story line was boring. ...more
Jun 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The Women’s Murder Club series is one I turn to whenever I want to read a book purely to be entertained as I haven’t been let down by Lindsay and her girls yet! This series is highly entertaining and addictive and if you’ve never read anything by Patterson before, it’s a fantastic place to start. Whenever I grab one of these books I feel like I’m catching up with old friends because Lindsay, Yuki, Claire and Cindy are such realistic characters
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