The 20th Victim by Maxine Paetro & James Patterson {Stephanie’s Review}

Posted December 23rd, 2020 by in *Review / 2 comments

The 20th Victim by Maxine Paetro & James Patterson {Stephanie’s Review}The 20th Victim by Maxine Paetro, James Patterson
Also by this author: The 9th Judgment, 12th of Never
Series: The Women's Murder Club #20
Also in this series: The 9th Judgment, 12th of Never
Published by Little Brown and Company
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Thriller/Suspense
Pages: 432
Format: eBook, Audiobook
Read in: November 2020
Reading Challenges: 2020 GoodReads
Source: Personal Collection
Add to: Goodreads

Three victims, three bullets, three cities. The shooters' aim is as fearsomely precise as their target selection. When Lindsay realizes that the fallen men and women excel in a lucrative, criminal activity, she leads the charge in the manhunt for the killers. As the casualty list expands, fear and fascination with this suspicious shooting gallery galvanizes the country.

The victims were no angels, but are the shooters villains . . . or heroes? - via GoodReads

4 Stars

I wanted to get my series caught up and this series only had one unread book, The 20th Victim by Maxine Paetro & James Patterson. I’ve stuck out the series this long and I’m starting to enjoy them again.

As always the short action packed chapters kept The 20th Victim moving. I really liked the plot of the story and thought I had it all figured out. I was wrong and that actually made me really happy! Each main character had their own plot line but all the ends were weaved together by the end of the book. I don’t have any real complaints about the plot. I do have to admit that I’m not positive on the significance of the title. I feel like I missed something there.

There were two new characters introduced in The 20th Victim. Well two new main characters. An old friend of Joe’s, Dave, and a new reporter working with Cindy, Jeb. I didn’t really like either them. I disliked Jeb but was pretty ambivalent on Dave.

The rest of the crew is present and no one character seemed to get more page time than any other. I worried for Claire as did The Women’s Murder Club. I also really thought Cindy being angry with Lindsey for so long was ridiculous. Both women have their jobs and sometimes those jobs are going to overlap each other and be beneficial. And sometimes having the press run with something means that the perpetrator gets away with their crimes due to technicalities or goes underground and is never caught. Cindy should have understood this.

I took a star off my rating because I feel like two plot points weren’t really seen through View Spoiler » Still The 20th Victim by Maxine Paetro & James Patterson was a good fast read and I’m glad I had the chance to get the series caught up.


Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2020 GoodReads

2 Responses to “The 20th Victim by Maxine Paetro & James Patterson {Stephanie’s Review}”

  1. Anne - Books of My Heart

    I read the first ones of this series and really enjoyed it. Then when I’d read everything available I never picked it up again once there were more books. I’ll have to figure out where I stopped and binge away. Wonderful review!

    • Stephanie

      Oh yes! There were some clunkers in there but they read so quickly. I do love James Patterson’s short chapters. It makes the books more bingeable!

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