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2nd Chance

(Women's Murder Club #2)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  95,176 ratings  ·  2,740 reviews
2nd Chance reconvenes the Women's Murder Club, four friends (a detective, a reporter, an assistant district attorney, and a medical examiner) who used their networking skills, feminine intuition, and professional wiles to solve a baffling series of murders in 1st to Die. This time, the murders of two African Americans, a little girl and an old woman, bear all the signs of ...more
Hardcover, 381 pages
Published March 4th 2002 by Little, Brown and Company
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Dec 18, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-thriller
Chapter 1
I drove up to the library in my black Miata. Walking in, I thought, "Hell, I deserve a book, I've had a rough couple of days." I searched the shelves looking for books on my list...nothing. I sighed. Oh but what did I see? A James Patterson, I couldn't wait to tell the girls. I grabbed it and went to check out. The clerk told me I owed a fine; I exhaled. I must have gotten distracted from returning books before - when I was on the job of my lifetime that catapulted me into the spotlight
holy crap, these are HORRIBLE books. I can't stop reading them. It's like picking a scab. Someone help me!!
Aug 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another excellent book from James Patterson. I am really enjoying working my way through his many books! This one is the second in his Women's Murder Club series and it was fun, easy reading. I read most of this on a train trip and its short chapters, good story, and lots of action and intrigue made it ideal reading for this purpose. This is a fun series. I really enjoy the main characters even when I have to suspend belief over their actions and just enjoy the ride. ...more
Miriam Smith
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"2nd Chance" by James Patterson is the second in the Women's Murder Club series. Having read and thoroughly enjoyed the first one (1st to Die) I had high expectations for this.
In the usual James Patterson style the story starts off with full on action and emotion and continues through the whole book at a fast pace, tension and twists abound with a final turn in the story I really hadn't thought of. Nice short chapters keep you reading 'just one more' until you realise you've nearly finished the
Rachel C.
Mar 24, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: popfic-mystery
It looks like James Patterson has fobbed this series off on a "co-author." Disappointing.

The plot has almost exactly the same structure as "1st to Die," in the style of "We definitely have the killer! The case is airtight! Except... we don't have the killer and the case is full of holes."

Lt. Lindsay Boxer also suffers not one but TWO acute attacks of Lois Lane Syndrome and charges into dangerous situations with the sort of recklessness only a fictional character who obviously must survive to co
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: serial-thrillers
Number 2 in The Women’s Murder Club series.

First up, if you have enjoyed James Patterson’s books in the past then you’ll enjoy this. This has James Patterson’s stamped all over it, fast paced, short chapters with death a vital part of the plot. I see from the cover that it was written in conjunction with Andrew Gross but apart from a miniscule ‘with Andrew Gross’ on the cover there is no other mention of him. So, I wonder what input Andrew Gross had on the writing of this book?

After twenty odd y
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: five-stars
The Women’s Murder Club is back. This time they’re after a racially motivated serial killer. Lindsay once again is proving to be at the top of her game as lead detective on the case. That is, of course, with the help and support of her close friends, Jill, Claire and Cindy.

Quick, suspenseful read that I didn’t want to put down. I’m so glad I finally started this series that has been on my list for so long. Looking forward to book 3!
Jerry B
"5" for entertaining plot, "1" for stereotyping the women...

The "Women's Murder Club" is back from Patterson's (solo) "1st to Die" -- three professional women friends of our leading lady, San Francisco Homicide Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer. Except for no sex, this book is a cross between "Sex and the City" and John Sandford's "... Prey" series about detectives against serial killers. But unlike the TV show, neither Patterson nor co-author Andrew Gross seem to have a clue about how women think, act,
This is the second book in the Women's Murder Club series. The characters are super short and the book is a easy read. I really enjoyed reading this book. In this book they are trying to figure out a murder who is killing black police officers. The ending of this book has a twist I really did not see coming. Great book if you want a quick easy read. (*)
 Li'l Owl
First, to be clear, I need to say that this review is being written for the *Audio Book format*.

This is a high paced very enjoyable book with lots of drama, suspense, and plot twists. Plus my favorite four women characters that make up this the Women's Murder Club series.
There were a couple of things regarding prison procedure, evidence and a forensic improbability that caught my attention, but they are few and far between and they are pretty insignificant. It didn't make the book any less enj
Cillian Flood
Why would an organisation devoted to purity of race choose the symbol of a hybrid creature. And why didn't that guy have a tattoo? Seemed to be a random decision facilitated only for a plot twist and not actually a logical result of the character. All the other Chimera members at that one meeting are also completely dismissed as suspects on nothing more than a gut feeling (granted they had no idea who those people were, but they should have been a far larger consideration than the single sentenc ...more
Athena (OneReadingNurse)
Another good read in the women's murder club series! It seems fun to read these in order, they are quick and engaging reads so far.

This one wasn't quite as good as the first - I think JP wrote #1 by himself and this was co-authored. Maybe that explains it.

The team is chasing a motivated serial killer - but is he racist or does he hate cops, or both? I enjoyed the chase but had some questions about the killer at the end, like how did he get so good at those shots? Maybe he had been military and I
Elle's Book Blog
I thought this one was really good. The killer was very unexpected.
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just love all the twist and turns. It kept you guessing right to the end. I can't wait to get to the third one.
Review to come.
Jacquelyn Simon
This book is probably more of a 2.5/5 stars, but I’m rounding up because my maiden name is Patterson. If somehow, I’m distantly related to James, I want to stay in his good graces. 😉

So James, my dear and (most likely not) relative of mine, if you are reading this (which is a big fat nope), then stop reading here. Also you’ve missed out on 24 of my birthdays. 😉😅

Ok. I’m going to try to make this review short.

Honestly, I’m kind of disappointed. This book overwhelmed me with an intense feeling of “
Jul 15, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
More namedropping ensues (the pastor reads Dave Egger's A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and the protagonist is still listening to Sarah McLachlan). This is like Sex and the City, only the four women discuss murders instead of men over drinks. Oh wait, they do talk about men, too!

The story arc is almost identical to how the first book went down: there goes murder one, two, three and counting, then we finally had a suspect and wow we're chasing him down, we're finally getting leads afte
Jun 30, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I usually read James Patterson books as a guilty pleasure and quick read, interspersed between "good" reads. I tend to prefer the Alex Cross books, but I recently received the 3rd book in the Women's Murder Club series, and decided I should probably read the first two.

I'm kind of disappointed that I did, because I'm beginning to find these books tiresome and recycled, and even sort of irritating.

I really don't consider myself a book snob, and I can usually find some enjoyment in any book I fin
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once again James Patterson & Andrew Gross combine to engage the reader with another page turning thriller. Lt. Lindsey Boxer and her Women's Murder Club cohorts, Clare, Cindy and Jill are drawn together to solve a case involving a sharp shooter who's terrorizing the city. The twists & complications in this case are typical Patterson intrigue but with a fascinatingly surprise conclusion. Anyone who has enjoyed this series will find this as worthy as the previous installments. ...more
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May 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Second book of the Women’s murder club centers around a cop killer, who is not only killing police officers of color but killing people of color by a pattern that looks like a personal vendetta.

Lindsay Boxer has to figure out the pattern with her close friends of her Murder Club squad.

When things get close and personal and two of her friends get attacked, Lindsay will have to step up her investigation before she becomes another victim of the killer as well.


Yet another great chapter in
May 21, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zread-in-2016
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Dec 31, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-fiction
The second installment if the series has some horrific intro crimes that really get the reader's attention... an attention that is soon lost as we are consumed with the personal and professional lives of the Club as the set out to find a madman! The series itself, despite being choc full of cliches and tropes, the core concept of a number of women from different professions and backgrounds working together to solve murders is still all kinds of cool!
Jul 03, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is only my 2nd book by Patterson, but I am now a huge fan. I usually don't LOL when reading books. It takes a lot for me to get to that point, but I did towards the end. Not to mention, I just couldn't put it down. I think Patterson knows what he is doing by having such short chapters. It makes it so much easier to continue reading the book.
Jun 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just cannot get enough of this series.

It is so good and so easy to read that i feel like i fly through these books.

Cannot wait to start book 3.

Highly recommend this series to anyone who likes detective thrillers.
I read the first in this series years ago. For whatever reason, I never continued with the rest of it. I've picked it up again looking for some lighter reading. This fills the bill.
The Women's Murder Club centers around a group of women in law enforcement. And this book centers around solving a series of murders with ties to events in the distant past. Vintage James Patterson, the chapters are very short and the action is non-stop. The friendships provide subplots that engage as easily as the
Aug 27, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I didn't like this book quite as much as the first in the series, mostly because the story seemed so similar. It was still fun with a quick pace and I like the characters. James Patterson can certainly write, I just didn't find this as good as the previous book.
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series, owned, favorites
4.5 Stars

The 2nd book in the Women’s Murder Club and it’s a good one! This book I personally really enjoyed it was still full of suspense, action and emotion and it made for a really quick and easy read!
I am enjoying reading these series in between more complex/longer books just to have a break and get a book read in a day or two. There was some character development throughout this book for the ladies which I loved!

"You can't bring the dead back. You can't even make sense of why things happe
Jan 03, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mystery lovers, readers who enjoy strong positive female characters
Recommended to Candace by: my mother
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Feb 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read this book once, but I still enjoyd it. The story is great, the characters likeable and the twist... will def surprising, even though I needed a little "something".

We once again follow the Women's Murder Club, as they try to find the person behind some gruesome murders on black people (the books words not mine). Are the murders race related or is there something else behind it?

Read the book to find out :D (I will start with the 1st book in the series, as you get to know the character
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