Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The 8th Confession by James Patterson

Synopsis :

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.

It's been quite a while since I picked up something from James Patterson.  Nothing to it. Just that there's many new authors and many different titles that I want to try out.  I read this in just one day.  Pure James Patterson, the sentences and chapters are short which made turning the pages so much easier and progression naturally so much faster.

8th Confession is under the Ladies Murder Club series with characters such as Lindsay Boxer, a homicide detective for the San Francisco Police Department; Cindy Thomas, a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle; Claire Washburn, the Chief Medical Examiner for San Francisco; and Yuki Castellano, a San Francisco district attorney.

While there's murders to solve, there's also the personal lives of these ladies to deal with.  In this book, the personal life of Lindsay and Yuki take centre stage.  Since I have not 'met' these ladies in quite a while, it was quite nice to get re-acquainted with them again.

Plot wise, 8th Confession was quite unique but wasn't really that exceptional.  I feel it's more luck than anything for them to catch the killer. Poor Yuki, she falls in love and was dealt with a blow. I wonder how she would deal with it.  Maybe I should pick up the next book, The 9th Judgement.

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