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The 8th Confession by James Patterson

March 22nd, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

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Thanks to Miriam at Hachette Book Group for the chance to review this book!

I give this one a 4 out of 5 stars.

Description from Amazon.com: 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.

It has been awhile since I have read one of the Murder Club books and I have to say this was a great one to get me back into the series.  From the first high society murder we know who the killer is but the method of the murder was the real mystery here.   When we find out how the murders were committed I have to admit it wasn’t something I thought of.   The murder of the homeless preacher had a great twist that you do not see coming either.  I think that was the best part of this book.  It was difficult to predict what would happen next so you do not want to put down the book until the last page.

Posted in 4 Star Books, Books, Mystery

4 Responses

  1. Wrighty

    I just got some books from Hatchette yesterday and this was one of them. Glad to hear you liked it. I haven’t read one of these in awhile either but I always like them. Patterson books are such quick reads and I look forward to this one.

  2. dsuzuki

    I hope you like it too. I think the last one I read was the 4th and I took a break since I had read almost all of the Alex Cross ones and then the 4 Women’s Murder Club books. I needed a break :)

  3. bermudaonion

    Glad to see it’s so good. I can’t wait to read it.

  4. David Wez

    Extremely disappointing book – one star at a squeeze. Too many subplots going nowhere. All characters of significance are neurotic women who have problems with men. Too many wasted chapters about their ‘sex and the city type lives’. I have read about 100 pages and would give it up except I paid good money.

    I feel ripped. This is not a James Patterson novel. It is amateurish with cliched lines and plot. More like a mills and boon whodunnit. Do not buy this book.

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