The 9th Judgment by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro *Stephanie’s Review*

Posted September 23rd, 2010 by in *Review / 0 comments


The 9th Judgment by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro *Stephanie’s Review*The 9th Judgment by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
Also by this author: 12th of Never, Unlucky 13
Series: The Women's Murder Club #9
Also in this series: 12th of Never, 15th Affair
Published by Little Brown and Company
Genres: Thriller/Suspense
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover
Read in: Sep 1
Source: Personal Collection
Add to: Goodreads

The most personal

A young mother and her infant child are ruthlessly gunned down while returning to their car in the garage of a shopping mall. There are no witnesses, and Detective Lindsay Boxer is left with only one shred of evidence: a cryptic message scrawled across the windshield in bloodred lipstick.

The most dangerous

The same night, the wife of A-list actor Marcus Dowling is woken by a cat burglar who is about to steal millions of dollars'; worth of precious jewels. In just seconds there is a nearly empty safe, a lifeless body, and another mystery that throws San Francisco into hysteria.

The most exciting Women's Murder Club novel ever

Lindsay spends every waking hour working with her partner, Rich--and her desire for him threatens to tear apart both her engagement and the Women's Murder Club. Before Lindsay and her friends can piece together either case, one of the killers forces Lindsay to put her own life on the line--but is it enough to save the city? With unparalleled danger and explosive action, The 9th Judgment is James Patterson at his compelling, unstoppable best! - via GoodReads

4 Stars

My Thoughts:

Wow. That’s really all there is to say. I started and finished this book in one setting. The short chapter style of Patterson made it a lot easier but still this book was un-put-downable awesomeness. Through most of the book you know the “who” of the who-dun-it but you don’t know the why. The why is what makes the book really stand out. Each mystery of the book leaves you trying to put the puzzle pieces together. Every time I thought that I knew why or how the book was going to end, I was proven wrong. I think that is what made the book so good for me.

The characters who make up The Women’s Murder Club all make an appearance but I felt that there wasn’t much character development. Yes all of our favorite people made an appearance but we didn’t get to see much of their lives outside of the scope of the crimes. The plot more than made up for the characters though. If you’ve enjoyed any of these books in the past, don’t miss this one!



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