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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (27,864 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro Narrator: Carolyn McCormick 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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A young mother is recuperating in a San Francisco hospital when she is suddenly gasping for breath. The call button fails to bring help in time. The hospital’s doctors, some of the best in the nation, are completely mystified by her death. How did this happen? 

This is not the first such case at the hospital. Just as patients are about to be released with a clean bill of health, their conditions take a devastating turn for the worse. Could these cases be appalling coincidences? Or is a maniac playing God with people’s lives?

It’s a wild race against time as Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer and the newest member of the Women’s Murder Club, attorney Yuki Castellano, lead an investigation into a string of these mysterious patient deaths, and reveal a hospital administration determined to shield its reputation at all costs. And while the hospital wages an explosive court battle that grips the entire nation, the Women’s Murder Club hunts for a merciless killer among its esteemed medical staff. 

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This latest book will be gobbled up quickly.”

    Library Journal

  • “Carolyn McCormack’s performance is superb. Her ability to capture the essence of each of the main characters is impressive; her skill at fleshing out even minor characters is rare. Her spirit, enthusiasm, and emotional involvement help the novel…Overall, McCormack’s ability to keep each moment fresh and alive makes this program a real treat for the listener.”

    AudioFile

  • “In their most gripping case yet, James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club convenes to track down a killer who hides among healers. A powerful hospital and courtroom thriller.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “The numerically titled Womens Murder Club novels by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro are becoming an institution. The solid storytelling, engaging characters and, perhaps most importantly, the anything-can-happen plot lines have made each of the books in this series a notation on the must-read lists of hordes of readers. The 5th Horseman is no exception.”

    BookReporter.com

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A #1 USA Today Bestseller
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chet | 2/10/2014

    " A Women's Murder Club page-turning thriller as good or better than the others. Yuki makes a fine addition to the club. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by This Is Not The Michael You're Looking For | 2/9/2014

    " This book is pretty typical for the "murder by numbers" style of writing that James Patterson's co-authors have become so familiar with. It's pretty much like all of the other books in the series, neither clearly better nor worse. The villains have never had much depth to them, and this tale is no different. The protagonists are a bit more static in this book than in previous ones; Clare and Cindy play pretty small roles, Lindsay stays fairly stable, and Yuki's role as the replacement lawyer becomes more solidified. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alicia | 2/4/2014

    " I'm hooked on this series. This too was a quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Darlene Grant | 1/24/2014

    " Good quick reads "

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