Friday, September 06, 2019

Short & Sweet Review: The Medical Examiner by James Patterson

Title: The Medical Examiner
Author: James Patterson
Series: The Women's Murder Club, #16.5
Published: August 2017, BookShots
Format: Paperback, 144 pages
Source: Personal copy

Two bodies arrived at the morgue. One was still breathing.

A woman checks into a hotel room and entertains a man who is not her husband. A shooter blows away the lover and wounds the millionairess, leaving her for dead. Is it the perfect case for the Women's Murder Club – or just the most twisted?

***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: I really enjoy these in-between novellas that are part of The Women's Murder Club and like that they don't necessarily include the whole team, as is the case here. They are lightning-speed quick cases that keep you hooked the whole time, focused on just the one case and usually end up with most of the threads tied off.

In this particular installment, Lindsay is off on a much-needed vacation. I liked that we got some much needed attention on our other gals - it seems that as much as this is called "The Women's Murder Club," a lot of the attention does tend to focus on least with the last few books. 

This book was a bit twisted - a body is brought to the morgue, yet it's not exactly dead...and Claire is forced to figure out what happened. We learn about a condition called catalepsy and Claire and Cindy end up becoming sleuths to get to the bottom of what has happened to this woman. 

I actually would have loved this particular BookShots to have been was a really interesting case, but it did work as a short one. In true Patterson form, the short chapters had this one zipping along. 

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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