Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The 8th Confession by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Book Details
The 8th Confession by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Paperback, 384 Pages
2010, Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446561347
Series: Book 8 in Women's Murder Club

Someone is killing the richest people in the city - and the Women's Murder Club will pay a high price for hunting him. At the party of the year, San Francisco's most glamorous couple is targeted by a killer - and it's the perfect murder. While Detective Lindsay Boxer investigates the high-profile killings, a saintly street preacher is brutally executed. Reporter Cindy Thomas inquires into this neglected case and discovers the victim may have had very dark secrets.

As the search for two criminals tests the limits of the Women's Murder Club, Lindsay sees sparks fly between Cindy and Lindsay's partner, Detective Rich Conklin. The Club now faces its toughest challenge: Will love destroy all that the four friends have built?

In The 8th Confession, James Patterson continues with the same fast paced intensity we've experienced in the previous Women's Murder Club books. Lindsay, Yuki and Cindy all have their own separate "cases" to work on. Claire covers all the medical evidence for them and finds herself stumped for what may be the first time in her career. Meanwhile, love, lust and romance take the forefront as Lindsay, Yuki and Cindy all find themselves dealing with interesting relationship situations.

The 8th Confession is "more of the same", but in this case, the same is a very good thing. The cases are interesting and offbeat. The love angle is newish for the series though. Lindsay has always been the one with the relationship drama, but now the others are getting in on the action and it's causing a potential change in dynamics for the group. Cindy's blossoming relationship with Lindsay's partner causes some conflict between the two women and Yuki's new love interest has a fantastic, never-see-it-coming secret to share.

There is nothing earth-shattering with Patterson's writing style. The chapters are short, the word choices are basic and yet, the story grips you and the pages fly. The 8th Confession is yet another light, easily read and fun mystery that'll leave you wanting more of these four fabulous women.


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