Book: 10th Anniversary
Author: James Patterson
Started: July 26
Finished: July 31
Own or borrow?: Own
Synopsis: Detective Lindsay Boxer’s long-awaited wedding celebration becomes a distant memory when she is called to investigate a horrendous crime: a badly injured teenage girl is left for dead, and her newborn baby is nowhere to be found. Lindsay discovers that not only is there no trace of the criminals–but that the victim may be keeping secrets as well. At the same time, Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano is prosecuting the biggest case of her life–a woman who has been accused of murdering her husband in front of her two young children. Yuki’s career rests on a guilty verdict, so when Lindsay finds evidence that could save the defendant, she is forced to choose. Should she trust her best friend or follow her instinct? Lindsay’s every move is watched by her new boss, Lieutenant Jackson Brady, and when the pressure to find the baby begins interfering with her new marriage to Joe, she wonders if she’ll ever be able to start a family. With James Patterson’s white-hot speed and unquenchable action, 10th Anniversary is the most deliciously chilling Women’s Murder Club book ever
This book fell flat to me. Maybe it’s because I’m really in a contemporary mood lately so hopping back into mystery made it seem different to me or maybe it’s because I was away from mystery for a while, but this one was just difficult to get into.
The plot was interesting enough, but it didn’t really pick up speed until about 90 pages in. I wasn’t bored, but at the beginning, I was not exactly sure what the plot was. I didn’t know what were trying to solve.
The characters were just kinda, meh. What I loved about the first few books was that all the women worked together to solve the crimes. But now they only get together once a week and talk about anything that isn’t what’s going on at work. I understand that their relationships are different now. Some are married and some have children, but it’s just not the same anymore.
The writing was as good as it always is. Once it picked up, it was excited and a page turner, but it just took a while to get there. I never really did find out the exact plot either. It was a rather unforgettable book.
With my new rating system, this was 3 stars meaning that I liked it but would only recommend it to someone that asked for the specific genre. 3 stars is not a bad rating. It just means that I probably wouldn’t tell someone to venture out of their own genre to read it.
I’ll be catching up on this series hopefully soon. I hope 11 is better than this one.