Review: Unlucky 13 by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Posted August 19th, 2014 by in *Review / 2 comments


Review: Unlucky 13 by James Patterson and Maxine PaetroUnlucky 13 by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
Also by this author: The 9th Judgment, 12th of Never
Series: Women's Murder Club #13
Also in this series: 16th Seduction, The 19th Christmas
Published by Little Brown and Company
Genres: Mystery, Thriller/Suspense
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover
Read in: May 5th, 2014
Source: Public Library
Add to: Goodreads

The Women's Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose.

San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. With an attentive husband, a job she loves, plus best friends who can talk about anything from sex to murder, things couldn't be better.

Then the FBI sends Lindsay a photo of a killer from her past, and her happy world is shattered. The picture captures a beautiful woman at a stoplight. But all Lindsay sees is the psychopath behind those seductive eyes: Mackie Morales, the most deranged and dangerous mind the Women's Murder Club has ever encountered.

In this pulse-racing, emotionally charged novel by James Patterson, the Women's Murder Club must find a killer--before she finds them first. - via GoodReads

Once upon a time there was a book called 1st to Die and it was amazing. I loved it and vowed that I’d never miss a book published in the Women’s Murder Club series. Enter Unlucky 13 by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. I’m over it. I held off purchasing this book and put a hold on a copy at my local library. This is the first book since starting the series that I didn’t buy and I’m so glad I saved my $8.99.

Unlucky 13 is kind of like an ooey gooey brownie. It was good going down and didn’t take that long to ingest but afterwards (once the sugar high is over) it feels like maybe not one of your best life choices. Within two days of finishing the book I started to question my own rating for a lot of reasons.

The story that I though was the main plot line took a backseat to the two new plot lines. The Mackie Morales story line was what I really wanted to read and it seemed to barely get any page space and took a completely lame ending too. View Spoiler » Unlucky 13 left me feeling like there was part of the book I missed somewhere. At this point I need a conclusion to this series. I need to know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

With all of my complaints I was still able to read Unlucky 13 swiftly. I’ll read the next book in the series but thankfully I have a great library so my investment in the series will only be my time and not my money.



2 Responses to “Review: Unlucky 13 by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro”

    • Stephanie

      I agree. The third book was a doozy! Yuk I does grow on you though. I just don’t think that it’s worth the financial investment any more. 🙁

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