The 8th Confession by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro is the first of the Women’s Murder Club for me, and the 8th in the series. The book is up for sale on the 27th of April, so no spoilers here for you.
I have to admit I always wanted to read some of Patterson’s books and just never got around to it, my official excuse was “I am in the middle of so many trilogies and series now how can I possibly keep up with another one.” I still do not know the answer to that but I know this, I am adding several more series to my list of things to watch out for while I back read some of James’ work. I am especially interested in The Women’s Murder Club and the Maximum Ride books.
This book follows the women through several cases at once and some personal drama. Rich socialites keep turning up dead with no clue on cause of death. Even the toxicology reports are clean. Lindsay and Rich are having a hard time finding which way to go on this case and they had been pulled off a case they wanted to work. A local homeless messiah called Bagman Jesus turns up dead violently on the street, happens all the time for the homeless right? This story is just a bit different, everyone loved Bagman Jesus, he saved so many people on that block, and no one saw or heard a thing of course. Cindy the reporter and Rich start seeing each other and both decide not to tell Lindsay, of course Cindy has no clue how Lindsay and Rich feel about each other. These are the kind of secrets that rip friends apart.
I had to give this book five stars, I was reading it thinking, okay there are lots of characters here but I can keep up this is great, and all the characters are so well defined. There are 4 separate plots but they are all very interesting, but how is this going to tie in to the last couple of chapters. Well let me just say it all tied in, I stayed up late last night to finish this book and the ending was so mind blowing and sublime I immediately wished I had another Patterson novel to pick up and start with, but alas I will have to order them today and wait for the mail.
Big thanks to Miriam at Grand Central Pub and Little Brown for giving me the unique opportunity to discover and review Patterson.