The 9th Judgment by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

The Book:

Source for ‘The Book’ section : From the author’s website

A young mother and her infant child are ruthlessly gunned down while returning to their car in the garage of a shopping mall. There are no witnesses, and Detective Lindsay Boxer is left with only one shred of evidence: a cryptic message scrawled across the windshield in blood-red lipstick.

The same night, the wife of A-list actor Marcus Dowling walks in on a cat burglar who is about to steal millions of dollars worth of precious jewels. In just seconds there is an empty safe, a lifeless body, and another mystery that throws San Francisco into hysteria.

Lindsay spends every waking hour working with her partner Rich—and her desire for him threatens to tear apart both her relationship with her fiancé and the Women’s Murder Club. Before Lindsay and her friends can piece together either case, one of the killers forces Lindsay to put her own life on the line—but is it enough to save the city? With unparalleled danger and explosive action, The 9th Judgment is James Patterson at his compelling, unstoppable best!

The View:

With this, I have finished all the released books in the ‘Women’s Murder Club’ Series. I loved some and hated some, but I always enjoy reading a James Patterson book and that held true with all of these 10 books. The good thing about the Women’s murder club series is that you could pick a book right from the middle of the series and feel as if you have not missed a thing.

The 9th book is an entertaining page turner. The cases were very exciting and made you want to get to the end quick. The gruesome murders and the Kitty bandit crimes looked as if they were unrelated but slowly fit together like a complex puzzle. Suddenly everything made sense and the story only got better.

Of course the characters are fantastic. I have grown to love and adore the women. I particularly enjoy the interactions they have and they way they gel as friends first and partners next. Lindsay remains the star in both the plots and while I normally look for an equal participation from all the women, I liked how her role played in this one.

This book was definitely among the best books of this series. Rated a 4 on 5 for an exciting and happening plot.

PS: With every book you take some learning and with this I had a very basic one – Judgment can be spelled as ‘Judgement’ or as ‘Judgment’; of course I never knew this. How dumb!


kavyen

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2 Responses

  1. Hi kavyen! I’m so glad you liked this one. I skimmed your review since I plan on reading it soon….

  2. I need to read this series by JP! I love much of his other writing in mystery/thrillers 🙂

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