If Mr. Patterson wants to retire, he should just retire. Maxine Paetra is now resting on a lucrative partnership and isn't putting any real work into writing. Between the two of them they are just capitalizing on their names. This is a short story sold at the price of a novel. While I have loved the WMC series, the books have become so formulaic and predictable that they aren't worth the bother. There's nothing new or exciting here. There is nothing depth. Even the renewal of the relationship between Joe and Lindsay was a yawn fest. Come on guys. If you're going to charge me $12.99 for a book, put some effort into it. For now, I'm over you.
We anticipate that the next WMC book will be as good as the last. There are only a couple in the 16 books that have been "not as good" for me, as the rest, and this is one. I feel like I could tell when the other author was writing and to be honest the Terrorism stuff (this book and last) is a little unnecessary. I feel like I could have turned on the news for this story. I'd rather be entertained, not reminded. Maybe that was the point, I don't know, but I started reading these books for the fiction. The secondary storyline was good. I feel like that one had a lot of potential.
Weak plot and characters
I loved this book. Couldn't put it down!
In my opinion, this book carried on the characters well, but seem to stretch out the "situations". I will read the 17th one.
I love the Murder Club Series. Always great books well written wit twists and turns as all murder mystery novels should be. I still however can't figure how the title relates to the story.
I usually enjoy all that Patterson writes, especially the Woman's Murder Club series. However, the last two books in this series have been very disappointing and were definitely not Patterson's best work.