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10th Anniversary (Women's Murder Club #10)

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Detective Lindsay Boxer's long-awaited wedding celebration becomes a distant memory when she is called to investigate a horrendous crime: a badly injured teenage girl is left for dead, and her newborn baby is nowhere to be found. Lindsay discovers that not only is there no trace of the criminals - but that the victim may be keeping secrets.

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Hardcover, 395 pages
Published May 2nd 2011 by Little, Brown and Company
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Krystin Rachel
And so the roller coaster of quality descends once again, after a brief moment of incline with book 9.

10th Anniversary was just too over-the-top chick-lit romantic projectile vomit for me to really deal with.

The mystery elements were quickly wrapped up half way through. I suspect this was because it is the 10th novel in the series, so most of it was more focused on the women and their private lives and how those have changed over the series length. It was all about wanting to have babies, gett
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Suzanne
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was one fast paced book. I read it in one sitting because I just get so engrossed in these books. There was a multiple crime plots that the reader gets so invested in! I thoroughly enjoyed following the Avis plot line best though. I was hooked even though it was a bit predictable. the audacity of Avis was just entertaining to say the least.

My quick and simple overall: quick read that is fast based with some much entertainment in the crime storylines.
 Li'l Owl
It's the day of Lindsay and Joe's wedding!!! Everything will be perfect. Right?

Fifteen year old Avis Richardson struggles to stay conscious. The cramps across her belly are getting worse. She's lost a lot of blood and it's still flowing down her legs. She desperately wants to sleep but it's dark, cold, and raining and she has no idea where she is or what's happened. She's scared, and lost. All she can see is trees and rocky ground. There! Finally, a road. It's all she can do to stumble onto the
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Amanda
Mar 05, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
I continue to read the Women's Murder Club series out of some misguided loyalty to the characters. I was interested to see how Lindsay's wedding and marriage would turn out, however, this took up about five pages...The rest of the book was taken up with three separate (and terribly disjointed) cases going on at once - Lindsay's investigation into a missing baby, Yuki's legal case against a doctor accused of murdering her husband, and a poorly tacked on plot about Cindy investigating a series of ...more
Melissa Rochelle
May 05, 2011 rated it did not like it
Perhaps one of the worst books ever. This was the only Patterson-related series I still read and I'm thinking this is the last JP novel I will ever read. Usually there's some overarching crime that keeps you intrigued, but the first "mystery" was resolved halfway through the book and the other one or two were just as ridiculous. And what happened to the ladies actually hanging out with each other...part of what made this series different is that the women worked together and there was none of th ...more
Nicole Alycia
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Definitely not one of my favorite books in this series but I still enjoyed it.
The cases were not as exciting as they normally are to me and I really started to dislike Yuki as a character in this book. She's never been one of my favorites but I really just don't like her.
Hopefully the next one is even better!
Bob
May 25, 2011 rated it it was ok
I didn't really like this book, but then again I don't believe I'm the target audience for it.

This is my first James Patterson book, and I bought it because I recognized the name and thought it would be interesting to read something by a different author.

I'm a 51 year-old male, and I think this is clearly a "chick book". I'm not scared of books about romance, but this book contains characters pining for babies, falling in love with men with big athletic shoulders and soft brown hair curling arou
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Paige
Jun 14, 2011 rated it did not like it
James Patterson has just started phoning it in. This book was just a disappointment. As a fan of the series, I want to read everything that comes out about the group. It seems that Patterson has taken advantage of this and put out mindless dribble. The case is a kidnapping that's not a kidnapping. The relationships between the women seem superficial. The dialogue is weak. When the book ends, I'm glad that it's over, but not at all satisfied.
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3.5 Stars!

Lindsay Boxer is called in to investigate the case of a teenage girl who is discovered in a terrible condition. Without much to go on from the victim all Lindsay has to work on is the medical reports of the Victim. Avis seemed to have delivered a baby, been drugged and probably raped in her recent past. Yuki Castellano is working on probably the biggest case of her life that can make or break her career. It is a murder case where it seems pretty obvious that the wife had murdered her h
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Renee Hayes-Comage
Nice warm ending for all parties!!! Loved this read :)
Marleen
At the end of the book we learn that the title actually refers to the 10th Anniversary of friendship between Lindsay Boxer and Claire Washburn, Medical examiner extraordinaire. It's too bad that Claire isn't very present in this book, expect to accompany Lindsay to go find and retrieve that little baby boy, Tyler, that a moronic teenager sold after placing an ad after she got pregnant by her teacher. I will be honest with you, and tell you that I totally understood Lindsay when she lost her pati ...more
Tiffany Jones
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Detective Lindsay Boxer is forced back to reality quickly as she investigates a horrible crime involving a badly injured teenage girl that was left for dead and her newborn baby that is nowhere to be found. As Lindsay races to find the baby and the people who injured the teenage mother, she discovers the victim may know a lot more than she lets on. What is she hiding and why? While this is going on, Yuki Castellano is in the process of trying the biggest case of her career as a prosecuting attor ...more
Nicole Meier
Nope, I am about done with this series. First of all its a little far fetched for Lindsay to be having a kid at such a "old" age. I mean 40? Come on. Second of all Cindy DRIVES ME NUTS! Shes a journalist not a police officer she's gonna get her ass killed. Third I do not like Cindy and Conklin together. It's just weird. But FINALLYYYY Lindsay is married. About freaking time, only 10 books later! As for the cases, I felt they were lacking, not very much detail or even not much about the cases the ...more
Ellen
Aug 04, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: thriller
I wish I could say this was a book that I wasn’t completely disappointed with.

The first book in this series, 1st to Die, is one of my all time favorites. And I think it’s for that reason, and that reason alone, that I've stuck with this series. At one point I could tell you that I have enjoyed the character progression of the four main women in this series, but now that we’ve arrived at the 10th book, Lindsay Boxer seems like a pale shadow of herself.

This book was… fine. I mean, it was a passa
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Lanny Carlson
Nov 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2011
I enjoyed this book.
Yuki had a much larger role to play,
all the members of the Club are undergoing important relational changes for the good,
the explicit sex which seemed to be growing in the last book has been toned down,
and all of plot lines reached good, reasonable conclusions.
I continue to enjoy the short chapterlength,
though as one reviewer said,
it's so easy to say, "Only 3 pages? I can read another chapter before going to bed."
And one chapter becomes one more, and one more, until it's much
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In the last book 9th Judgement I was not a happy bunny. The lead character Lindsay seemed to have had a personality transplant and had become this wimp overnight. Thankfully she seems to have got some of her backbone back in this latest book. Her and her work partner Rich are a good fit and the case they worked on was the main thread of this book in the beginning. Thankfully the story was somewhat better than some of the others in the series although a long way off as good as they could be.

Yuki
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Nancy
Jan 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Women’s Murder Club is the only series by James Patterson that I read. I have tried a couple of the others, but this is the one that I keep coming back to. I have been trying to figure out what it is exactly that pulls me back and all I have come up with is that I am not completely sold on Lindsay Boxer, the main character, but I adore the down to earth common sense of Dr. Claire Washburn, the medical examiner. There is something very appealing about her character that has me paying closer a ...more
Matt
Jul 28, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
While the WMC series has become a little more hokey in books past,. I keep reading. I loved the short-lived TV series and always hope Patterson will add some more spice to these books. Alas, it was not there, but it is a cult fav. and so I keep reading.

Boxer finally ties the knot at the beginning of the book, but is left to forge ahead with her life and job, even as Joe is home to tend the house. She wrestles with this throughout and comes to some interesting conclusions at various times. Oh, Li
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Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
**Short "end of the month" Review**

Okay remember two freaking book ago when i said i hated Cindy, well now i want her DEAD! DUMB BBBBBBBBBBB. YOU ARE SELFISH AND YOU NEED TO STOP DOING DUMP SHIT! UGHHHHHH

Also, the whole girl gives up baby but then recants, then recants, then recants. Kinda annoying. Nothing really happens with this story line.

This is the first one i listen to via audio, and i must say, well worth it. It was nice sound effects was the story is told and it really adds to the stor
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Pam
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
AUTHOR Patterson, James and Pietro, Maxine
TITLE 10th Anniversary
DATE READ 05/25/2018
RATING 4/B
GENRE/ PUB DATE/PUBLISHER / # OF Crime Fiction/2011/Hachette/7 discs
SERIES/STAND-ALONE #10 in Women's Murder Club
CHARACTERS Lindsay Boxer/detective; Yuki Castellano/Asst District Attorney
TIME/PLACE 2011/San Francisco
COMMENTS Lindsay marries but is right back on the job following the case of a teenaged girl who is found in the middle of the road deeply injured and her newborn baby is missing. Yuki
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VaultOfBooks
Nov 19, 2012 rated it did not like it
By James Patterson. Women Murder Club #10. Grade: C
Detective Lindsay Boxer’s long-awaited wedding celebration becomes a distant memory when she is called to investigate a horrendous crime: a badly injured teenage girl is left for dead, and her newborn baby is nowhere to be found. Lindsay discovers that not only is there no trace of the criminals–but that the victim may be keeping secrets as well. At the same time, Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano is prosecuting the biggest case of her
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The-vault
Nov 22, 2012 rated it did not like it
By James Patterson. Women Murder Club #10. Grade: C
Detective Lindsay Boxer’s long-awaited wedding celebration becomes a distant memory when she is called to investigate a horrendous crime: a badly injured teenage girl is left for dead, and her newborn baby is nowhere to be found. Lindsay discovers that not only is there no trace of the criminals–but that the victim may be keeping secrets as well. At the same time, Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano is prosecuting the biggest case of her
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Doug Clark
May 30, 2013 rated it liked it
In March and early April, I spent some time catching up on my reading of James Patterson novels. James Patterson has become a book industry unto himself. He, along with several co-authors, usually has anywhere from 2-5 books on various hardcover and paperback best-seller lists. For example, on the Sunday, June 2, New York Times Book Review, he and Maxine Paetro have 12th of Never at Number 4 on the Hardcover Fiction List, the E-Book Fiction List, and the Combined Print and E-Book Fiction List, Z ...more
Nikki
May 26, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve read all the Women’s Murder Club books by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, so of course I had to get 10th Anniversary as soon as it came out. Actually, I bought it for my mom for Mother’s Day, because she loves them too, then I borrowed it when she was done.One of my favorite aspects of the Women’s Murder Club books is how easy they are to read in a single night. The chapters are short (which I know is a turn-off to some people, but I like it), the dialogue is quick, and the descriptions ...more
David
Aug 15, 2011 rated it liked it
The 10th installment of the Women's Murder Club and the now familiar cast is back. Detective Lindsay Boxer has finally married Joe Molinari. Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano has a slam-dunk case that she can't lose, and a new man. Chief Medical Examiner Claire Washburn has had a baby and plays a more supportive role in this book. And reporter Cindy Thomas is shacked-up with Lindsay's police partner Rich Conklin.

The book involved three main thrusts. Firsly, Lindsay is investigating th
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Carmen Blalock
Jul 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The Women's Murder Club is back in this 10th installment of the series and I am glad that they are here!!!!!! If you have a crime that needs to be solved and you need help, these are the ladies to help you.

Avis Richardson is a scared teenager who is found bloody and naked on the side of the road. When taken to the hospital by a stranger who found her, it is evident that the blood is coming from recently giving birth - but where is the baby?

Dennis Martin is a husband, father and a cheat but when
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Jennifer
Mar 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
The Good: Great interwoven mysteries I didn't see coming. Yuki is getting more interesting and it's about time. Maybe she just needed some male interaction. I especially loved Lindsay in this book, and her having to come to terms with being part of a married couple as opposed to just an individual who only consider herself.

The Bad: I would have loved to have seen a ton about Lindsay's wedding, since we've been leading up to it since almost the start of the series. It was glossed over so complete
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Matt Steed
May 13, 2011 rated it did not like it
How do you know when a series has gone downhill enough to hang em up? When the main "murder mystery" revolves around a 15-year-old putting her daughter up for adoption without telling her parents. The baby is adopted by a pair of lesbian Biker Gang members and eventually the whole thing gets worked out. Wow...GRIPPING!

P.S. Why would a homicide detective even be called in on a kidnapping case without any evidence of homicide, much less drag us through the boring details of a non-case!
Cheryle
Mar 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
I enjoy the Murder Girls and have read all the books. Just wish the series hadn't been killed off by the TV gods.
Πάνος Τουρλής
Στο 10ο βιβλίο της σειράς της Γυναικείας Λέσχης Φόνων, που διαδραματίζεται ούτε μήνα μετά το προηγούμενο βιβλίο, έχουμε πολλές ιστορίες, γεμάτες ανατροπές και ικανοποιητικά φινάλε ενώ οι συγγραφείς δίνουν λίγο παραπάνω χώρο και σε άλλα μέλη της συντροφιάς να πρωταγωνιστήσουν στο βιβλίο. Έχουμε λοιπόν μια έφηβη κοπέλα που το μωρό της έχει εξαφανιστεί ενώ σταδιακά έχουν αρχίσει να εμφανίζονται κι άλλες κοπέλες αναίσθητες, θύματα βιασμού όλες τους, η Γιούκι Καστελάνο δικάζει μια υπόθεση πιστεύοντας ...more
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