Thursday, December 25, 2008

1st To Die

1st To Die (Women's Murder Club Series #1), James Patterson - Four women share a passion to stop a killer who is murdering newlyweds in the Bay Area. Each woman has her own expertise to contribute to this crime fighting club, the Women's Murder Club. Lindsay Boxer is a homicide inspector with the San Francisco Police Department, her best friend, Claire Washburn is a medical examiner, Cindy Thomas works for the San Francisco Chronicle and Jill Bernhardt is an assistant District Attorney. Working together and using their experience and knowledge to track down a heartless killer forges a bond between these women that cannot be broken.

The subplot of the story is Lindsay learning to cope with her life threatening blood disease, falling in love again and catching a killer. The combination takes its toll on Lindsay and there are times when it seems she will have to throw in the towel. The subplot balances the horrors of the book in a subtle and appropriate way. There isn't too much romance or drama, just enough to keep the reader turning pages in pursuit of the outcome.

Once again, Patterson keeps the reader turning pages with his short chapters and fast paced storytelling. I enjoyed this novel and look forward to reading the next book in this series, 2nd Chance.


Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pub. Date: February 2002
ISBN-13: 9780446610032
Series: Women's Murder Club Series, #1

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