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Three Women Disappear

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Three women fled the scene -- but did one commit the crime?
When mob accountant Anthony Costello, nephew of the don of central Florida, is fatally stabbed in his own kitchen, the numbers are off. Way off. There were three women in the house with him that morning -- his wife, Anna; his maid, Serena; and his personal chef, Sarah. All three have reason to want him dead. And al
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published October 26th 2020 by Little, Brown and Company
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Aniruddha M
Nov 12, 2020 rated it liked it
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Three Women Disappear 4 ⭐
A quick and fun mystery.

The story is told from multiple perspectives; Sarah (Chef and wife of Det. Sean), Anna ("accountant"/mobster's wife), Serena (maid) and detective Sean.
The accountant was found dead and it was partially a whodunit type of mystery. The format was a little strange at first as it started with interviews at a police station then after I get a hang of it I find this book entertaining.

Come and Get Us 2 ⭐
Almost DNF this one. Unbelievable plot.

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Mandy White (mandylovestoread)
It's been a while since I was disappointed by a Patterson book but this just didn't work for me ...more
Oct 11, 2020 rated it liked it
It took me a little while to get into the plot due to four constantly shifting narrators, each telling their version of events, which was a bit confusing at first. And the interrogations tending to go on longer that one would expect. But once the plot got rolling, it held my attention and brought things to a very satisfactory conclusion. As for the bonus novel, Come and Get Us, I’d give it 2 stars. It is one thing to keep the reader guessing, but it felt manipulative. I like James Patterson book ...more
Laura Rash
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was ok
Well, JP managed to piss me off again! This weak book that was so annoying I wanted to pitch it after 3 days of struggling to read it. Only to realize the second “bonus” book at the end was previously published and I’ve already read it. What an asshat!
Debra Belmudes
When a central Florida mob accountant is brutally murdered in his home, the three women in his life -- his wife, personal chef and housekeeper -- have all disappeared. Are they victims or suspects? Making things more complicated, the personal chef is married to a police detective who has a reputation for being dirty. THREE WOMEN tells the story from each women's point of view.

Patterson has written with a new co-author for this book. I generally enjoy most of Patterson's books, but this one just
Paula  Phillips
Jan 01, 2021 rated it liked it
As we settle into 2021 with the date being the 2nd January 2021, I bring to you my first review for 2021. A new mystery by James Patterson and a new unknown author Shan Serafin. This book contained two mystery stories - one full-length novel "Three Women Disappear" and a bonus novella called "Come and Get Us". In Three Women Disappear we learn that a mob accountant named Anthony Costello has been killed and the three main suspects were the women in his life - his current wife Anna, his chef, and ...more
Nov 12, 2020 rated it liked it
No surprises in this story. I had it all figured out early in the book. Still, an okay read overall.
Donna Lewis
Nov 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Pretty good book. Actually, it’s a pleasure to read about three disparate women in a seriously desperate situation: “the trophy wife, the maid, and the cook.” Kick-ass performance.
Jan 02, 2021 rated it liked it
Nothing much to see here.
Jan 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
I usually devour Patterson's books, but this one was a huge disappointment. The story is a typical who-done-it, but it lacked punch. It was told in a manner that was flat and unimaginative, it reminded me of the dialogue of the old TV show Dragnet.
Three women fled the scene -- but did one commit the crime?
When mob accountant Anthony Costello, nephew of the don of central Florida, is fatally stabbed in his own kitchen, the numbers are off. Way off. There were three women in the house with him tha
Nov 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-book, crime, own
Good story, with a great ending. Didn't she the plot until the end. Highly recommended. ...more
Kathy Rhode
Dec 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Good who-dun-it
Jennifer Brown
Dec 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

The first story wasn't too bad. It was kind of a lot with the different characters but the murder part and unraveling it all was good. I had previously read the second story so I didn't listen to it again.

Fast listen.
Jan 02, 2021 rated it did not like it
Total rubbish.Why did I bother.What a tremendous let down need I go on.
Dec 27, 2020 rated it did not like it
Meh nothing exciting here
Oct 30, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: james-patterson
This novel moves along well and provides a quick read about 3 women that fled the death of one husband. The husband is the nephew of a mob boss. There is a lot of interrogation that throws off the flow a bit but comes back later to help layout the plot. It is typical of James Patterson's novels. ...more
Nov 10, 2020 rated it it was ok
Patterson needs to stick with the tried and true "co-authors" he uses. Shan Serafin wrote a very bad book. The storyline was predictable and the use of the first person singular for a variety of characters was honestly extremely confusing to follow. In addition, it's like this author watched Good Fellas or the Godfather to get an idea for how the "mob" worked. I wanted to put it down but thought what the heck it is short. And obviously the second "short" story was one of his book shots I had rea ...more
jeremy  dierst
Nov 11, 2020 rated it did not like it
I really wish James Patterson would just stick with the main series that have given him such acclaim. The Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women's Murder Club are great collaborations and worth the wait. These independent collaborations stories are just not his style, but the other author. I have been really disappointed with character development and story arc. Especially the last few novels we're not even original story lines but regurgitated from news stories and slapped together for a profit. I ...more
Pam Discoe-garwood
Nov 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved the twist from the ladies!!!
Nov 30, 2020 rated it it was ok
I really had high hopes for this book. I am an avid reader of James Patterson, however, I found "Three Women Disappear" to be a BIG disappointment. It tends to bounce back and forth between characters and interviews too much. To me it was more like reading someone's diary instead of a novel. I also found it to be very dry in places and the characters were boring. Not much action and drama present and especially for it to involve a mob boss. Sorry JP this one just didn't measure up to your usual ...more Mystery & Thriller
It is appropriate that the latest James Patterson book is being released during Halloween week, because this package is overflowing with treats. Patterson and co-author Shan Serafin gift readers with THREE WOMEN DISAPPEAR, a full-length murder mystery, as well as COME AND GET IT, a short novel. Either title published on its own would be worth the price of admission. So the presence of both under one cover is almost as good as double-dipping on the giant Hershey bars at that neighborhood house th ...more
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: book-blog
I would have given this three stars instead of two, but the first portion of the book took me awhile to get through. This isn't just one book, there is also a novella "Come and Get Us" after the completion of "Three Women Disappear". "Come and Get Us" was much better than the first story in the book, and was traditional quick and easy read for Patterson. He does write this one with a second author, which gives him chances to get his name on lots of books each year and is why he is the best selli ...more
I'll be honest and say I had no idea what was going on in "Three Women Disappear" by James Patterson but I found myself more entertained than his other novels recently.

And I think it's because this novel is one of a few where he takes so many different perspectives. However, when a character is being interviewed by a police detective at each alternating chapter, they suddenly launch into their perspective in the past with no segue which is a little off-putting, but not altogether unpleasant.

I al
Jan 01, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2021-books
Without giving away too much, 3 women disappear after a husband is killed. Did they kill him? Did 1 of them kill him? Did 2 of them kill him? Or was it the rogue cop husband of one of them?? The story's chapters are written from the perspective of the 4 main characters. It became a little confusing at times when the character was talking to the detective in charge of the case. I was having difficulty understanding who " I" was .. it all worked out and the story made sense. Once the plot thickene ...more
Donna Hines
Nov 02, 2020 rated it liked it
I was desperately trying to get into the constant changing narration with the 'come n get it' feel but it just didn't work for me.
While I will give an 'A' for effort this one missed the thriller mark in keeping readers engaged, activated, and energized.
I felt zero emotional appeal, zero will to keep going, and zero enticement to care about the ending.
The women who came together for one united cause in killing Anthony was a 'grab a straw' reward scenario and ended up with Anna being the go to for
Mark Mindel
Nov 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Wasn't expecting much here, but it was better than I thought! A little sarcastic humor in here, too, which was nice...Basically, three women walk into a bar after a mobster is murdered (well they don't REALLY walk into the bar): his wife, his cook, and his maid. Who killed him? Well, Detective Sean Walsh of the Tampa PD is trying to find out, especially since he's investigating the dead mobster and trying to find proof to put him away. Or is he? He also has his wife, Sarah, the cook, working ins ...more
Jennifer Brown-Flavin
I am usually a big James Patterson fan. While this book was a decent read it didn't hit the mark for me as a Patterson book normally would.

I had a hard time getting into the book initially. It wasn't until a story reveal did it gain my full attention.

While it wouldn't be a top book recommendation from me I overall would say it is okay.
Book synopsis taken from Amazon.

A man is murdered in his home. Sarah, his personal chef. Anna, his wife. Serena, his maid, all had access. Now all three women
Dec 10, 2020 rated it it was ok
This didn't work at all for me. It's 250 pages for me for three Women disappear and 100 for come and get us. Listen, you don't need to pump out twelve books in a year. This is just Fluff to make money. Shameful.

First story is told from four POV, the chef, the maid, the Widow and the cop. The mobster is dead and the three women are the suspects. The cop is married to the chef. The only thing I did like was the ending.

Come and get us? Jesus just watch any bad guy movie and there's your damn story.
Katie Haasch
Dec 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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