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The 8th Confession

(Women's Murder Club #8)

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Behind the doors of San Francisco's grandest mansions, beautiful people party the nights away in a heady mix of money, drugs, drink and sex. But the rich and famous aren't the only ones with the keys to these most exclusive of addresses, someone else is intent on crashing the party.
Hardcover, 360 pages
Published 2009 by Century
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 Li'l Owl
This is the eighth book in the Woman's Murder Club series, and it's another thriller from the explosive beginning to the exhilarating ending!
Maxine Paetro hasn't missed a beat!
This edition is an audio book, narrated once again by the talented and exciting Carolyn McCormack who breathes life into the characters with ease.

The 8th Confession has multiple story lines intricately woven together.
A school bus explodes while at a busy intersection killing ten innocent people on their way to work. Bu
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Krystin Rachel
The slow ascension to becoming something half decent to read has come to a halt.

Like all recent co-authored books in this series, The 8th Confession once again weaves together multiple plot lines. There is the dead homeless man, nicknamed Bagman Jesus, that Cindy stumbles upon, as well as the murders of San Francisco's rich and famous, done in such a way that not even Claire can figure out exactly what the cause of death is. The answer to the mystery caused me some serious eye rolling, I might h
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Carol
Aug 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Third Read: I'm eventually going to fill in all the blanks I have in this series. This one is kinda strange....many plot twists and turns. Don't want to spoil, but it's a good read. Recommend.

Second Read: 07/23/15 I enjoyed it very much the second time. Didn't remember I'd already read it.

First Read: This is the 5th book these two have co-authored and it's the 8th in the series of the Women's Murder Club. These stories are good and well worth reading if you are a Patterson fan. The main characte
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Kelly Hager
May 10, 2010 rated it it was ok
He and I are thisclose to breaking up. I'm going to give the next Alex Cross book another try and if that isn't fantastic, Patterson and I are done.

For real.

This is the 8th installment in Patterson's Women's Murder Club series. There are two murder mysteries going on. The first is a series of crimes involving the wealthy; various people are found dead, but there's no apparent reason for it. The victims are all young and healthy and there's no definite cause of death. The other is a homeless man
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Tim
May 18, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is the first of the series that I actually read. I listened to all of the others on CD while working. I have come to the conclusion that's the best way to experience these books.

When I picked up the book at my library, I thought I'd mistakenly put the Large Print version on hold. Tons of white space, two or three page chapters. All short declarative sentences. Characters that don't act like themselves or real people...and who, if you haven't read the other books in the series, won't make a
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Hannah Ciceu
Jul 05, 2012 rated it it was ok
I can't help it. I love murder mysteries, especially the quick, easy-to-read one's. My obsession with one of these novels is such that I have to refrain from reading them during the school year, because otherwise I would get nothing done. I become so enthralled with whichever novel I'm reading that I will choose to read it over pretty much any other activity or obligation. This is why I save these books for my summer reads, when I can fill endless hours with disturbing images and high-adrenaline ...more
Marleen
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: james-patterson
Judging by how well this main case of super rich people getting murdered in San Francisco is progressing, I notice that there’s no real improvement to the detective skills of the southern division SFPD, as depicted here in this 8th installment of the Women’s Murder Club. There’s no question that the characters are enormously sympathetic. For instance, I enjoy the bond there’s between Lindsay Boxer and her old partner Warren Jacobi, now her superior. He’s older and more ornery, but he shows his h ...more
Aymee
Nov 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
So, I’ve had this love/hate relationship with James Patterson since I read my first Alex Cross novel quite a few years ago. See, he writes these amazing stories but he breaks them up into itty bitty chapters. Why is this a bad thing? Well, mainly it’s a bad thing because you find yourself sitting there, at nearly nine o’clock at night thinking, “Hmmm, it’s only three pages… I can do one more chpater.” Before you know it, it’s creeping up on eleven o’clock and five thirty AM is staring you in the ...more
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James Petterson has been writing a series of books which are part of the 'Womens Murder Club' series.They involve four women who have all featured heavily in previous books. They are Lindsay, Cindy, Yuki and Claire.

The story for the 8th Confession focuses on two main threads. The first is a murder of a "saintly" homeless man and Cindy who is a journalist finds her senses telling her to keep on at this, and she is convinced there is a story there. The other thread features the serial murders of t
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Aaron
Oct 08, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
San Francisco is once again confronted with a serial killer and it will be up to the Women's Murder Club and the beaus to solve the case. Someone is targeting high society folks, but no one can figure out how the killer is taking them out. Other than the fact that they might have a taste for partying, drinking, drugs and other debauchery, the victims show no signs of injury or illness. In fact, they are in prime shape.

Claire, the cities chief medical examiner, has done everything she can to find
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Dana
May 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have been a James Patterson fan for quite awhile, and has given me a lot of reading pleasure. Patterson's books are by no means "heavy reads" and for me, this is part of their appeal and charm. This work, like many, many of his previous novels, which can easily be read over the weekend, are entertaining, you don't really have to think all that much while reading them and they are fast. I personally rather liked this 8th addition to the Women's Murder Club Series.

The authors have given us two s
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Tiffy
Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
In 8th confession, the Women's Club are back with a few hot cases. One involving a well known homeless man and the other involving murder by special circumstances. Between trying to solve these crimes their love lives are in full bloom with plenty of drama.
Nicole Alycia
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great addition to this series!
I love that none of the storylines have been similar to this point. Easy one is unique and interesting and intense!
I can't wait to read the next book!
Kristen Merke
Aug 31, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
CW: animal cruelty, transphobia

What a disappointment, having read 7 other books in this series, this book just felt different. The writing was poor, all the women were weirdly sexualized and described by their physical features instead of their character.

There was also a wildly transphobic subplot that was horrific to listen to.

Romance took up too much time in this book as well. Cindy, Yuki and Lindsay all have romance plots in this book, and compared to other books that have 1 romance plot for
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itchy
Feb 26, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: electronic
another quick and easy read (probably a quick and easy write, too);
a cozy mystery for me, since i didn't really get anything of substance

the problem with titling patterns is that sometimes the story got molded to fit the title, instead of the other way around
Tim
Aug 15, 2011 rated it it was ok
The four members of the Women’s Murder Club are present in this novel, but this time their activities are more disparate than collusive. Two main threads are woven through the tight 112 chapters: the sidewalk slaying of Bagman Jesus and the serial murders attributed to Pet Girl.

Reading almost like movie trailers, the first several pages describe two different, horrific scenes that seem irrelevant when Boxer initially takes up the storyline. Patterson’s usual cliff-hanging chapter endings are ab
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Craig Sisterson
Apr 06, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: crime
The eighth and latest instalment in Patterson’s popular Women’s Murder Club series starts with a bang, literally. A black-windowed school bus explodes on a busy San Francisco street, killing several innocent bystanders. Soon after a local hero in the homeless community is brutally murdered.

Reporter Cindy Thomas begins to investigate the murder of the ‘saint of the streets’, but her friend Detective Lindsay Boxer is quickly shifted by superiors to a ‘more important’ case involving a succession of
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Becky
Aug 12, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio, 999-challenge
This one was good, but still not as good as the 1st or 6th in the series. I'm still on the edge of my seat for the 9th book, but I wasn't as speechless with this one. It was a little ho-hum.

I enjoyed the tension between Cindy and Lindsey in this one. It's made the whole situation a little more real as far as their personal lives are concerned. I also really liked the wisdom that Yuki gave to Lindsey about her love life. Then, Yuki's situation with Doc was a shocker! It was a great twist that I t
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Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
**Short "end of the month" Review**

Okay, so not only does this book have 1 crazy plot, it has two. I really enjoyed the Pet Girl one thou. Bagman Jesus was way too much for me thou. Also, i kinda hate Cindy at this point. She cares very little about anyone other than her dumbass self and she keeps putting herself in shitty situations and doesn't give a damn about how it affects those around her. The whole bus blowing up in the beginning, they never even bring it up again til almost the very end,
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☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎
Re-read this for a challenge and I still enjoyed the crazy psychological issue characters have in these stories.
Lucy
Jun 18, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, series, june
3 Stars

I hoping this series starts to pick up again a little – I am struggling with these now but I am already so invested!

Still feeling like a cringey romance rather than a thriller! There were murder stories playing alongside the romance but just not enough this book was massively overshadowed by the love life of the Women’s Murder Club which I just don’t care about. I am now starting to dislike Lindsey she’s just turning into a woman only driven and concentrating on men YAWN! Why her love l
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Jodie (whatjodiereads)
Another great read! I liked that there was two storylines in this one, and they were both written really well. Although there’s normally multiple storylines in these books, it never gets confusing. There was also some new characters introduced and I really liked them. In every book I feel sympathy towards one of the characters, and this book was no different. I love the Women’s Murder Club and it’s definitely one of my favourite series. You really get to know the main characters and you can’t he ...more
Madeline
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lindsey FINALLY ACCEPTED JOE’S PROPOSAL!!

They’re getting married!!!!!
Keisha
Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

Not quite as good as the previous books.
Jennifer
Dec 15, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
In The 8th Confession, James Patterson continues with the same fast paced intensity we've experienced in the previous Women's Murder Club books. Lindsay, Yuki and Cindy all have their own separate "cases" to work on. Claire covers all the medical evidence for them and finds herself stumped for what may be the first time in her career. Meanwhile, love, lust and romance take the forefront as Lindsay, Yuki and Cindy all find themselves dealing with interesting relationship situations.

The 8th Confes
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Elizabeth
Pretty good. Interesting combination of several different crimes that are woven together into one storyline. Though I found there to be a lot going on, and I kind of felt like I had ADD every time that my attention was diverted a different mystery from a different character's point of view. First the school bus/portable meth lab exploded. Then a homeless man named Bagman Jesus was brutally murdered. And then a super rich couple was murdered while sleeping, with no trace of the murder weapon and ...more
Suzanne
Jun 15, 2009 rated it liked it
I just have to read the Women's Mystery Club books because they are so good. This one seemed to have more chattiness amongst the women than the others. Or was it just me? I wanted to read more of the crimes,who did it and how they found why they did them. The chapters were short as they always are but found them to be disjointed and they seemed to jump around alot. The first crime was foremost on their books and then they had another crime on the hands. Alright, I realize that Jacobi told them t ...more
Jenny
Jan 22, 2012 rated it it was ok
As I go along into the series, the girls' friendship seems more and more fake. It is hard to imagine how close these girls are within the formula that Patterson and his co writer seem to write within. I also have noticed that the books are less about the Murder Club and more about individual people and their individual roles such as Lindsey being the super cop with all the hard cases and Yuki's appearances in court and how she loses everything and now with Cindy's new romance with Rich. It's les ...more
Randy Tramp
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Odd characters, Pet Girl & Bagman Jesus gave the story an weird feel. Both introduced at the start and revealed as the story progressed.

A bus explodes at the beginning, then the read slowed which I didn't mind. We learned more about the women in the Murder Club, specifically Yuki, Cindy, and of course, Lindsay.

I loved this about Yuki. She had a laugh that could make the sun come out at night. Things weren't going right for Yuki. She needed the case she presently worked on to go her way. It didn
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Kim  Scripture
Jun 07, 2009 rated it it was ok
Honestly don't know why I keep reading this series...the women, in my opinion, with the exception of Claire, are lame. Boxer and her drama about marrying one guy and wanting another to want her, Yuki and her rejection of a perfectly great guy because...well, don't want to give it away, but geez, what a wimp. And Cindy...can you spell n-a-i-v-e? Wait, can I spell naive - yeah, "a" first, that's right. Anyways, I mean again, geez, she's supposed to be a crack crime reporter and she gets played lik ...more
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