Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Short & Sweet Review: 16th Seduction by James Patterson

Title: 16th Seduction
Author: James Patterson
Series: Women's Murder Club, #16
Published: May 2017, Little, Brown & Company
Format: Hardcover, 350 pages
Source: Personal copy

Fifteen months ago, Detective Lindsay Boxer's life was perfect--she had a beautiful child and a doting husband, Joe, who helped her catch a criminal who'd brazenly detonated a bomb in downtown San Francisco, killing twenty-five people. But Joe wasn't everything that Lindsay thought he was, and she's still reeling from his betrayal as a wave of mysterious, and possibly unnatural, heart attacks claims seemingly unrelated victims across San Francisco. As if that weren't enough, the bomber she and Joe captured is about to go on trial, and his defense raises damning questions about Lindsay and Joe's investigation. Not knowing whom to trust, and struggling to accept the truth about the man she thought she knew, Lindsay must connect the dots of a deadly conspiracy before a brilliant criminal puts her on trial.

***Short & Sweet Reviews are short, quick reviews. These will mainly be used for series books where I have already done full reviews on some of the earlier books or for books that I feel will suffice with a quick review. These will not be used for review requests or blog tours.

My thoughts: The Women's Murder Club is one of my favorite series to read because I love the four main characters so much. This series is a fun, thrilling, addicting series to read, one that I've kept up with mainly because of the characters and also because they are mindless reads. I love the fact that we have four independent women from different aspects of the community - a detective, a medical examiner, an attorney, and a reporter - and that they all work together to not only solve cases, but keep each other's lives running smoothly.

I liked that all four women were involved in that cases this time around. Sometimes I feel that the books tend to focus on some of the women more than others, but this time around, all four seemed to have equal page time. The cases they were involved in were equally interesting, but at this point of the game, I have to say, I'm a little more interested in the character development than the actual cases. That is what is keeping me hooked on this series.

I will say, though, that I do feel bad for Lindsay and Joe's daughter...and you can totally see that Lindsay has a hard time juggling work and life. That little girl is left in the hands of the babysitter more times than you can count. Of course, with Lindsay and Joe's marriage on rocky ground and then him getting hurt in the explosion and her always working, it's a good thing they have their neighbor around all the time!

Books in this series:

1.   1st to Die                                    13.   Unlucky 13
     2.   2nd Chance                               14.   14th Deadly Sin
     3.   3rd Degree                                15.    15th Affair
     4.   4th of July                                 15.5   The Trial
     5.   The 5th Horseman                   16.    16th Seduction
     6.   The 6th Target                          16.5   The Medical Examiner
     7.   7th Heaven                                 17.    The 17th Suspect   
     8.   The 8th Confession                  18.   The 18th Abduction
     9.   The 9th Judgment               19.   The 19th Christmas - due out Oct 2019
    10.  10th Anniversary
    11.   11th Hour
    12.   12th of Never       


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