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4th of July (Women's Murder Club #4)

4.04  ·  Rating Details ·  60,565 Ratings  ·  1,681 Reviews
A young girl is killed in crossfire after a routine arrest goes terribly wrong, and Lt. Lindsay Boxer has to defend herself against a charge of police brutality. In a landmark trial that transfixes the nation, Lindsay fights to save her career and her sanity.

While awaiting trial, Lindsay escapes to the beautiful town of Half Moon Bay, but the peaceful community there is
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Published May 2nd 2005 by Little, Brown & Company
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Miriam Smith
Feb 21, 2017 Miriam Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
James Patterson has joined up with Maxine Paetro in this 4th in the Women's Murder Club series and I'm pleased to say I enjoyed this much better than the last one which was written with Andrew Gross.
Although I would have like to have seen more input from the other members of the club (this one was all about Lt Lindsay Boxer) it was still a cracking book, fast paced, kept you guessing until the end and with an unexpected killer I hadn't foreseen it was certainly the traditional James Patterson s
Nov 30, 2012 Gary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The 4th book in the Women's murder club by Maxine Paetro and probably the best so far.
Usual James Patterson proven formula, fast paced, short chapters etc.
If this isn't the last James Patterson book I read, I invite you to punch me in the face.

I can't take these books seriously. There is no depth whatsoever to the characters, and after four books, I would expect to have more familiarity with them. Lindsay's romantic "relationships" are a joke. Dinner and sex does not = love and a lasting commitment.

The best thing that can be said about this book is that it reads very quickly and that you don't have to pause to look up any words ou don't know. It
Jul 25, 2014 Phrynne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
James Patterson's books are either really good or just average and this was one of the really good ones. Short, choppy chapters made it fast reading and the thrilling story line made it a page turner that was impossible to put down. The identity of the murderers came completely from left field. I had not even considered two of them as possibilities. Just the way it should be in a competently written mystery thriller. I have not read any of the earlier Women's Murder Club series but it did not ma ...more
Li'l Owl
Another excellent instalment of the Woman's Murder Club series by Maxine Paetro.* I listened to this Audible audio book many years ago and all that I remembered was that I really, really liked it! Now I remember why! Fast paced and exciting the whole way through. And the revelation at the end was quite shocking and took me completely by surprise! What a great book! I have no reservations in recommending not only this book, but the entire Woman's Murder Club series! One of my all time favorite se ...more
Apr 12, 2017 Cyndi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
I love James Patterson. His style of writing is fun and easy to read. And the Women's Murder Club is great! That said, this book slugged in a few places. Lindsey's trial felt a bit bogged down, and the extra murder investigation didn't get as much of the story as it needed to build suspense.
But, it's still a good addition to the series and worth reading.
Freda Malone
Mar 25, 2017 Freda Malone rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, didn't see that one coming. As usual, this series has got me picking up the next book in anticipation. The last book we lost one girl, this book, we seem to have adopted another in the women's murder club. Not all the girls assist Lindsay in this brutal crime but she holds her own. Her and her partner are shot down, but it didn't stop either of them from solving the crime after recovery. Lindsay is then put on trial and I have to say, I LOVED IT. One of the better novels of the women's murd ...more
Dec 27, 2009 Jodi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Patterson fans
This book in the Women's Murder Club series was very different from the first 3 books in the series. In this book, Lindsey is put on administrative leave during a trial while she is being investigated for shooting her police gun at two children. The charges are found to be bogus and Lindsey is found to be innocent (no shock there). What makes this book different is that we learn about Lindsey in her free time. In the previous books, besides working A LOT, she dates, cooks amazing meals, works ou ...more
May 23, 2012 Nicole rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4th of July was a gripping thriller that kept me reading and wanting more. I do have to say, James Patterson working with Maxine Paetro produces a greater piece of literature than when he writes with Andrew Gross. The first three books were pretty good, but this one takes the cake. I could not put this book down.

The plot is so action-packed it amazed me. There was not one moment when something wasn't happening, whether it was the grisly murders in Half Moon Bay or Lindsay's trial back in San Fra
Aug 17, 2010 Bob rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: james-patterson
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Rachel C.
Maxine Paetro picks up the series from Andrew Gross. She introduces a new character, Yuki Castellano, who I think might end up joining the Club.

The bulk of this book features Lindsay on trial for a wrongful death suit. The courtroom stuff was about as good as in an episode of Law & Order, which is to say it was obviously dramatized but sufficiently convincing to me.

There was the obligatory serial killer plot thrown in, with a decent twist ending. I'm not great at guessing who the killers are
Krystin Rachel
This book was not nearly the Cheesefest that the previous three were. I guess I have Maxine Paetro to blame/thank for that.

I don't know, I'm so conflicted!

This series is my easy, cheesy, mindless escape-from-sitting-at-a-desk-at-work series. Do I like that this was a little more of a legit novel? Or am I sad that my cheese has been taken away?

The lack of cheese is not the only way in which 4th of July is different from it's predecessors. Instead of being a straight police procedural following t
Sep 20, 2016 Tiffany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just breezed right through this novel. The 4th book in tbr Women's Club series starts off with a bang. It dives right into drama and suspense that will keep you turning pages late into the night to see what's going to happen. With plot twists that will almost have your head spinning this book was a solid 4 stars for me. Can't wait to read the next book.
Πάνος Τουρλής
Η υπαστυνόμος Λίνζι Μπόξερ καταδιώκει υπόπτους για μια υπόθεση δολοφονιών και ανακαλύπτει πως πρόκειται για ανήλικους εφήβους, οι οποίοι επιπλέον την πυροβολούν! Η Μπόξερ επιτίθεται εν αμύνη, με αποτέλεσμα το κορίτσι να σκοτωθεί και το αγόρι να μείνει παράλυτο σε όλη του τη ζωή. Σα να μη φτάναν όλα αυτά, στη Λίνζι Μπόξερ ασκείται αγωγή από τους γονείς του αγοριού, μια κίνηση που κινδυνεύει να τινάξει στον άερα όλη της την καριέρα και τη ζωή. Πάνω στην ώρα, η αδελφή της, Κατ, της προτείνει να ξεκ ...more
Larry Bassett
Mar 24, 2012 Larry Bassett rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I am looking for something mindless, something to take my thoughts away from ISIS and Ebola. A little mayhem. Patterson has been a better than expected tonic in the past so I think I will try that well again.

It dives right in. No leisurely lead in. Electrocuted body in the bathtub. Alright. Into the grime and gore. I am wondering if the name of the detective will be the only thing that will tell me she is a woman. I am hoping for a realistic woman protagonist. In the end I do not feel rewarded.

Mar 25, 2008 Kevin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lindsay Boxer is on the trail of a killer with her one of her ex-partners when the unthinkable happens... while chasing down a suspect's car, it crashes. When they go to help, they find two pre-teen kids in the front seat. But as they try to get them out of the car, both kids pull guns and shoot the two cops. Lindsay fires back, killing one and paralyzing the other from the neck down before passing out herself due to her injuries. While on forced leave from the SFPD during her trial, she takes a ...more
5 stars

Nice to see Lindsay again. Welcome Yuki Castellano. Also glad Lindsay was able to solve her Cold Case. Hope Lindsay and Joe get married.

Can't wait to read The 5th Horseman!!!
Daniel Balici
I think I'll always enjoy James Patterson's novels because they are entertaining, they have short chapters, therefore they are easy to read, they are action-packed and the cases Lindsay and her friends deal with are quite interesting. The only thing that bothers me now and then when reading a mystery book written by James Patterson is the silly writing style. I find myself laughing sometimes at Lindsay's thoughts and the conversations she has with her female friends. I'm going to give this book ...more
Mar 17, 2017 Marleen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: james-patterson
As always the Women Murder's Club gives me the satisfaction of fast-paced and quick read. I like the uncompleted nature of this series, mostly. Admittedly, I wish the authors would dig a little deeper into the characterization, but alas, we have to do with what we got and it's not bad.
Here the premise is of a rather personal nature, as Lindsay Boxer goes on trial for killing a teenager and maiming her even younger brother, when, in reality, it's the 2 teenagers who shoot at Det. Warren Jacobi a
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Basic Info

Pages/Length: n/a
Genre: Mystery

At A Glance

Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?:
Cliff Hanger: Eh.
Triggers: n/a
Rating: 3.5 stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 7
Plot: 8
Characters: 8
World Building: 7
Flow: 8
Series Congruity: 9
Writing: 8
Ending: 7

Total: 7

In Dept

Best Part:
Joe scenes :D
Worst Part: Nah.
Thoughts Had: Oh no :((


Continuing the Series:
Recommending: Yes

Short Review: Poor Lindsay, those kids are horrible and they should have been throw in jail for sur
Sally Wolf
Oct 05, 2010 Sally Wolf rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this book we are once again transported in to the dramatic life of Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer. This time around she is faced with a battle for her reputation as a cop and an unknown predator who doesn't like how close Lindsay is getting to the truth.

This is the 4th book in the Woman's Murder club Series but it has not lost its allure or readability. I love the way that it always keeps you guessing exactly who did what right up till the very last page. The most obvious choice is not always th
Mar 02, 2009 Kelly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit, mystery
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Sally Lindsay-briggs
This was another Women's Murder Club in the series that once again, was as exciting as usual. I wasn't able to put it down for long. Lindsay is trying to solve a series of murders that seem to be connected. She is accused of shooting two suspects and goes to trial. It is nonstop action, with Lindsay's lawyer helping out. I can't wait to read the next book that gives another look at these fiesty women's lives.
Amanda McGill
Jul 14, 2015 Amanda McGill rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Not my favourite Women's Murder Club novel. The story was divided into 2 plots. The first plot being Lindsay's trial and the second being a murder case. I didn't like the constant back and forth between the trial and the case since there wasn't a connection between the two. I found that both plots wrapped up very quickly and I would of liked to know more about the murderers and their reasons for doing what they did.
P.S. Winn
May 30, 2016 P.S. Winn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Welcome to Half Moon Bay where not all goes as planned. gruesome killings have Lieutenant Lindsey Boxer on the case Coming to the resort, for rest she is instead caught up in the investigation, and of course in the line of fire. As always James Patterson delivers a fun adventure that feels like a quick read because once you begin it is hard to put down.
Ms. Nikki
This is all about Boxer and her decision to go on a call with her partner after having a drink over lunch. Through all of the commotion that transpires, a teen ends up dead and one paralyzed. During her questioning, she forgets to mention the drink and from there her freedom hangs in the balance.

An okay read.
1a vez que li em Português do Brasil e tirando uma ou outra palavra, leu-se muito bem.
Adoro esta serie e lamento que em Pt não se tivesse apostado mais na mesma, são estando disponíveis os 3 primeiros.
Xavier Andrade
Jun 12, 2017 Xavier Andrade rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was well crafted. With that being said I still have some criticism and points that I feel the author could’ve done better. Before I get to the bad stuff, let me explain the book and what I believe was great.

The book takes place in San Francisco, with the main protagonist Lindsay Boxer. She had an interesting case of murder on her hands and she follows this case only to be met with innocent kids, kids of said murderer. She and her partner are shot and black out but she manages to kill t
2.5 Stars

As a case comes back to haunt Lindsay from her past, Lindsay's life is turned upside down with one decision.

This has been my least favorite book of the series. Following from what happened in the last book I felt some of the characters were done a disservice (view spoiler) This book was also the slowest yet out of all of them.

I did really like Lindsay's progression in relation
Jul 08, 2017 Terri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
didn't see that coming!
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