I haven't written a review in awhile...but I've read all of the Women's Murder Club books as well as Cross, Michael Bennett, and NYPD Red Patterson boI haven't written a review in awhile...but I've read all of the Women's Murder Club books as well as Cross, Michael Bennett, and NYPD Red Patterson books. So, I know what I'm in for. Some are going to be great, some horrible, and most just average. This book started out so well, it laid the foundation for a great plot, but NOTHING panned out.
Joe and Linsday are having dinner, possibly on a road to reconciliation, when an explosion at museaum rocks the night. Approaching the carnage, a man named Connor Grant confesses to Lindsay and Joe and is taken into custody.
This bombing could be tied to GAR. GAR is a terrorist organization attacking all over the world and is quite an interesting premise. I was intrigued to see Patterson's take on the worldwide terrorisim, especially with ISIS dominating the news.
Joe is injured in a secondary bomb and before the blasts, finds a survivor named Sophie Fields. Meanwhile, close to the blast, a person died under mysterious circumstances, with a small injection mark found on their body.
Ok, the stage is set, the mysteries are there. What will Patterson do with it?
Much is made about Yuki rejoining the DA to help try Connor Grant for the bombing. The case is made out to be a big deal, and the trial takes up several pages, but the trial was a joke. Patterson build up the arguments to be riveting, and the case to be a slam dunk, and the DA to be shocked when things turn against them. But...they...had....no....case. Even I knew there was zero evidence, and it was said so in the book. It was frustrating that the trial was made out to be a key part of the novel, and it was a huge non event.
The rest of the book doesn't get any better. Turns out the mysterious death at the beginning was a stupid side case. There is another character that has about two chapters of book time yet plays a huge role. Sophie Fields is dropped.
Not a great effort in the Women's Murder Club. But like you, I'll probably keep reading....more
Clearly a disappointing novel. Grisham chose to tell a story that really is a slice of life of Appalachian lawyers fighting poverty and big coal. SamaClearly a disappointing novel. Grisham chose to tell a story that really is a slice of life of Appalachian lawyers fighting poverty and big coal. Samantha Kofer is a Wall Street Lawyer that comes to the small town. She's the vehicle through which Grisham educates us readers on the social issues he wants us to be concerned about. The bad thing about this novel, is unlike the..Rainmaker, for example, no bad guys lose and nothing happens. This was a real snooze fest and Grisham is off my automatic read list....more
James Patterson can write a lot of junk, and sometimes his series work seems like it is churned out of a factory. However, I liked this book. The plotJames Patterson can write a lot of junk, and sometimes his series work seems like it is churned out of a factory. However, I liked this book. The plot was good enough to keep my interest and had a few good twists. I plan to keep reading the series....more