Your best friend . . . or a vicious killer? You won't know until the 11th Hour.
Lindsay Boxer is pregnant at last! But her work doesn't slow for a second. When millionaire Chaz Smith is mercilessly gunned down, she discovers that the murder weapon is linked to the deaths of four of San Francisco's most untouchable criminals. And it was taken from her own department's evidence locker. Anyone could be the killer-even her closest friends.
Facing a series of vicious articles about her personal life and a brutal crime scene in a famous actor's garden, Lindsay realizes that the ground beneath her feet holds hundreds of secrets. But this time she has no one to turn to-especially not her husband Joe.
From one of the world's finest suspense writers, 11THHour is the most shocking, most emotional, and most thrilling Women's Murder Club novel ever.
In this 11th installment in the Women's Murder Club series, a vigilante serial killer possibly a cop is slaying above-the-law predators, and a septet of human heads is discovered in the garden of an estate owned by a man recently acquitted of murdering his wife. Working both high-profile cases is homicide detective Lindsay Boxer who also happens to be pregnant. Narrator January LaVoy turns in an understated performance, subtly changing her tone to distinguish between the characters. It's an approach that yields mixed results. She lowers her voice slightly for the males and her depiction of Lindsay is appropriately bright, upbeat, and determined. However, the narrator could have done more to create unique voices for the book's other characters. Assistant DA Yuki Castellano should as the books indicate speak a little faster. Medical examiner Claire Washburn, described as a rather large African American woman, probably shouldn't be vocally indistinguishable from Cindy Thomas, a svelte blonde crime reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. However, LaVoy does not skimp when it comes to creating emotion or mood. And while her minimalist take on the characters may bother some fans of the series, it's not likely to undercut the overall entertainment value of this audio edition, which delivers on deduction, suspense, action, and female bonding. A Little, Brown hardcover.
Great start - can't wait to finish it on May 7th!
The only James Patterson books I have read are the Women's Murder Club series and those have been enough to make me a fan. I have gotten them all as soon as they are released and look forward to the next one as soon as I finish the current one. I love that Lindsey is about to deal with the struggle between professional life and a baby. (I hope she has the baby in this book.) Patterson has done a great job developing each character and making the reader feel connected to them and wanting to know more about each one. He also does a great job revealing the reason for each name of the book and I always look forward to that element as well. The books are always written descriptively enough to make feel you are there without being wordy or too drawn out. Patterson tells a great story using short chapters that are straight to the point with just enough descriptors to keep your imagination doing a lot of the work. Love it!
Another great edition.
Overall it was a disappointing read and left me confused about why it was on the best seller list at all.