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The 8th Confession (The Women's Murder Club) (Hardcover)


by James Patterson (Author), Maxine Paetro (Author)

Review

"Patterson has mastered the art of writing page-turning bestsellers." (Chicago Sun-Times )

"When it comes to construction a harrowing plot, author James Patterson can turn a screw all right." (New York Daily News )

"The Man Who Can't Miss." (Time Lev Grossman )

"America's #1 storyteller." (Forbes )

"James Patterson is king of the bestseller hill." (Publishers Weekly )

"Patterson never, and I mean never, disappoints." (USA Today Larry King )

Product Description
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. And remember, this is the only Murder Club episode of the year.

A masterful continuance to the series., April 28, 2009
By Reviewing for dummies "Toto"


When a homeless man's death garners no attention, Lindsay Boxer's friend, Cindy Thomas, uses her influence as a journalist to convince San Francisco Police Department to investigate the case.

Lindsay and her partner Rich Conklin have already been assigned to investigate the deaths of Ethan and Isa Bailey, however, and can't pursue the case while on duty.

As mysterious deaths begin to mount, Lindsay and Rich, find less and less time to investigate the homeless man's case. Cindy, on the other hand, continues to probe the case and bring justice to the homeless man.

As in all Patterson books, sideplots are plentiful. The Assistant District Attorney is prosecuting Stacey Glenn for the death of her parents. A mobile meth lab disguised as a school bus explodes.

Patterson is a master at developing plots and intertwining stories. The action and intrigue never ends, and the story flows smoothly.

Somewhat fractured..., April 27, 2009
By Ann Spencer (Carmel, CA)


I have enjoyed the Women's Murder Club series and was ecstatic to receive a pre publication copy, however, I found 8th confession a bit of a let down. The plot follows two different paths. One is the seemingly connected murders of some high society types-why are they being killed? The other, the murder of a likeable old homeless man. For me the plot was not very substantial and somewhat fractured. The Women really did not work as a team on this one, Claire and Yuki are hardly mentioned with the story focusing on Cindy and Lindsay. Part of the fun of this series has been the way the girls work together as a team and that was missing in this one. That being said it is still an entertaining read suitable for a plane ride or a day at the beach. If you are a fan of Patterson like pacing I do recommend the adventure thriller "A Tourist In The Yucatan."

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