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The 8th Confession by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

The Book:

As San Francisco’s most glamorous millionaires mingle at the party of the year, someone is watching–waiting for a chance to take vengeance on Isa and Ethan Bailey, the city’s most celebrated couple. Finally, the killer pinpoints the ideal moment, and it’s the perfect murder. Not a trace of evidence is left behind in their glamorous home.

As Detective Lindsay Boxer investigates the high-profile murder, someone else is found brutally executed–a preacher with a message of hope for the homeless. His death nearly falls through the cracks, but when reporter Cindy Thomas hears about it, she knows the story could be huge. Probing deeper into the victim’s history, she discovers he may not have been quite as saintly as everyone thought.

As the hunt for two criminals tests the limits of the Women’s Murder Club, Lindsay sees sparks fly between Cindy and her partner, Detective Rich Conklin. The Women’s Murder Club now faces its toughest challenge: will love destroy all that four friends have built? The exhilarating new chapter in the Women’s Murder Club series, The 8th Confession serves up a double dose of speed-charged twists and shocking revelations as only James Patterson can.

Source: From Goodreads

The View:

I have not been reading a lot for the past few weeks as too much has been happening. When and if I do get a breather I always manage to lie down with a book and fall asleep instantly (which is a blessing). On crazy weeks like this I always resort to a James Patterson book.. they make my day. (Most of the times!)

‘The 8th Confession’ definitely did what a James Patterson book is intended too – i.e. made me relax and enjoy. Apart from the usual characteristics of a Patterson book (short chapters, quick reads and fast paces) this one also had an exciting story base. There were two different story lines and I enjoyed both of them equally. The murder of the homeless preacher ‘Bagman Jesus’ had a strange twist when further digging reveals that he may not necessarily be the saint that he is being portrayed as on the streets. The other case pertaining to the mysterious deaths of rich socialites made me spell-bound, I just wanted to know what killed them and the suspense killed me (well, almost!).

This is the 8th book in the series and if you have read the previous ones you are already way too familiar with the Women’s Murder Club. Every book however reveals a little bit more about the women and so does this one. A lot is happening from the relationship side and there may even be wedding bells in the next one (hopefully!). I was disappointed with Rich and Cindy as a couple because it almost ruined the great chemistry that he shared with Lindsay.

‘Quick, fast – paced read with exciting plots in short chapters’. I think I just managed to summarize James Patterson novels in a single line 🙂 Yae!!!! I enjoyed reading this book and would rate it a 4 on 5. The excitement will be doubled if you are already familiar with the women who make this series such a hit.



2 Responses

  1. I’m planning on starting book five soon. At some point I will get caught up on this series….

  2. i love his books i wish i could meet him in real life

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