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3.00005635902788 out of 53.00005635902788 out of 53.00005635902788 out of 53.00005635902788 out of 53.00005635902788 out of 5 3.00 (100,605 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson Narrator: Suzanne Toren Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Women’s Murder Club Series Release Date:
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Four women share a determination to stop a killer who has been stalking newlyweds in San Francisco. Each of the four friends holds a piece of the puzzle: Lindsay Boxer is a homicide inspector in the San Francisco Police Department, Claire Washburn is a medical examiner, Jill Bernhardt is an assistant DA, and Cindy Thomas just started working the crime desk of the San Francisco Chronicle.

But the usual procedures aren’t bringing them any closer to stopping the killings. So these resolute women form a group dubbed the Women’s Murder Club to collaborate outside the box, pursuing the case by sidestepping their bosses and giving one another a hand.

The four women develop intense bonds as they track a killer whose crimes have stunned an entire city. It is a killer who thinks, “What is the worst thing anyone has ever done?”—and then goes far beyond it. Working together, the Women’s Murder Club hunts down this most terrifying and unexpected killer before a shocking conclusion in which everything they knew turns out to be devastatingly wrong.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Delivers a sharp punch.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Polished, briskly written entertainment that’s more complicated than it at first seems.”

    Oregonian (Portland, OR)

  • “Patterson has shown skill at developing characters and crafting ingenious tales. I’m betting this series will only get better.”

    Austin (TX) American-Statesman

  • “A great book...a gripper, right from the opening pages...A great thriller and a terrific read.”

    Providence Sunday Journal

  • “Patterson ably displays the storytelling talent that is the source of his popularity.”

    Roanoke (VA) Times

  • “A clever kickoff to a new series...Patterson...isn’t afraid to reach as a writer.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Patterson keeps up the suspense until the very last page and will have readers looking forward to the second installment in the series.”


  • “James Patterson does everything but stick our finger in a light socket.”

    New York Times, praise for the author

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 5 by Slow Motion | 6/20/2016

    " I'm new to reading fiction for leisure, but this book was one of the best so far. The narrator was upbeat, entertaining, and easy to follow for extended periods. I also enjoyed the plot and story-line of the book. My one complaint is that while listening to the book whenever I attempted to bookmark my location the app would accept the time-stamp but it would be associated with the introductory "Thank you" track, not the actual track, causing me to have to manually record my location in my Notes app. Twice during the book the bookmark pointed to my actual track and time stamp. Wasn't a deal breaker just a little annoying. Overall good book. Time for the next one in the series :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by nursekc | 11/18/2015

    " Love this series and author.. can't wait to read the rest of the women's murder club series.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathy Fallow | 2/14/2014

    " Great beach reading, but not his best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tanya D | 2/13/2014

    " Liked it enough that I'm going to continue the series. Even if the ending was predictable, it was written in an interesting enough way. "

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