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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (16,906 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: April 2009 ISBN: 9781600245411
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As San Francisco’s most glamorous millionaires mingle at the party of the year, someone is watching—waiting for a chance to take vengeance on Isa and Ethan Bailey, the city’s most celebrated couple. Finally, the killer pinpoints the ideal moment, and it’s the perfect murder. Not a trace of evidence is left behind in their glamorous home.

As Detective Lindsay Boxer investigates the high-profile murder, someone else is found brutally executed—a preacher with a message of hope for the homeless. His death nearly falls through the cracks, but when reporter Cindy Thomas hears about it, she knows the story could be huge. Probing deeper into the victim’s history, she discovers he may not have been quite as saintly as everyone thought.

As the hunt for two criminals tests the limits of the Women’s Murder Club, Lindsay sees sparks fly between Cindy and her partner, Detective Rich Conklin. The Club now faces its toughest challenge: will love destroy all that four friends have built?

An exhilarating new chapter in the Women’s Murder Club series, The 8th Confession serves up a double dose of high-speed twists and shocking revelations.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Mystery, mayhem, and murder most foul abound in this eighth entry to Patterson’s enduring mystery series…With its shifting points of view and multiple characters, this audiobook would be a daunting task for any narrator, but Carolyn McCormick is up for the challenge. The reader for several earlier Women’s Murder Club novels, she renders the characters with ease…Her earnest delivery keeps the story moving briskly.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • America's #1 storyteller. Forbes
  • Patterson never, and I mean never, disappoints. Larry King, USA Today
  • James Patterson is king of the bestseller hill. Publishers Weekly
  • Patterson has mastered the art of writing page-turning bestsellers. Chicago Sun-Times
  • The Man Who Can't Miss. Lev Grossman, Time
  • When it comes to construction a harrowing plot, author James Patterson can turn a screw all right. New York Daily News
  • America's #1 storyteller. Forbes
  • Patterson never, and I mean never, disappoints. Larry King, USA Today
  • James Patterson is king of the bestseller hill. Publishers Weekly
  • Patterson has mastered the art of writing page-turning bestsellers. Chicago Sun-Times
  • The Man Who Can't Miss. Lev Grossman, Time
  • When it comes to construction a harrowing plot, author James Patterson can turn a screw all right. New York Daily News
  • “Carolyn McCormick gives the impression of multiple narrators with powerful characterizations of victims, detectives, and murder suspects in two intricate San Francisco killings…McCormick’s versatile range and vocal skills portray lead Detective Lindsay Boxer and her partner, Rich Conklin, with decisiveness, and even a love interest. She perfectly renders their commitment to work the homeless case on personal time. Add meth labs, drugs, and poisonous snakes—and McCormick delivers a high-octane thriller that won’t disappoint.”

    AudioFile

  • “This Women’s Murder Club installment will leave James Patterson fans panting for more.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Add some very well written erotica that steams up the pages without hijacking the book, a narrative that flows right off the page and into your mind at breakneck speed, and what’s not to love…It doesn’t get much better than this.”

    BookReporter.com

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

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lacey | 2/20/2014

    " The book was a little slow at first, but once the story line got going I couldn't put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 2/14/2014

    " Two main story lines get satisfactorily solved in this installment of the women's Murder Club. Easy reading, entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Antonette | 2/7/2014

    " I read this book in one go while sunbathing on a sunny day. It had been a while since I read a book in the Women's Murder Club and it's still my favorite series by James Patterson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan N | 1/30/2014

    " This book was great. There was so many intense crimes that are unbelievable! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy | 1/25/2014

    " Boy it seems like a long time since I've read a JP book and maybe that's why even though this one isn't amongst his fans' favourites it still rated well with me. Page turning, quick reading, action packed book, just what I needed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doriswatson watson | 1/20/2014

    " Ok reading. There are a couple mistakes in the storyline, but entertaining. I think he churns them out too quickly.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth Niles | 1/13/2014

    " Very cool story. I really like Patterson's "Women's Murder Club" series. Like the others in this series, there are a few different stories or cases involved. One is a homeless guy who is brutally murdered. He was called a "homeless Jesus", seemingly a real saint on the streets....however, as the story unfolds, things are not as they seem. I loved the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yvonne Ramirez | 1/13/2014

    " Once again I was captured and read the book in 3 days! I cannot get enough of those women! Thank you James for another great journey!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claudia | 12/21/2013

    " This was OK; not as much WMC working together as I thought needed. But Lindsay finally makes up her mind, which I dig. The killer(s) story ends interestingly... I'll leave it at that. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Irene | 12/17/2013

    " Audio -- The SF womaens' murder club/ stale but not bad "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stefani | 12/16/2013

    " Another quickie I read during a 6th grade field trip! Needed a book that was mindless as all of his r these days! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 12/9/2013

    " It's easy reading mystery and keeps you interested. It's one of the The Women's Murder Club books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 11/28/2013

    " Pure energy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Polina | 11/28/2013

    " Quick, trashy, but oh so fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria W | 11/20/2013

    " A quick read but it was a little slow in the middle. Not one of the better ones in the series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ruth Hyland | 11/19/2013

    " this barely kept us entertained while we were driving on vacation. i guess i should give it 2 stars because it didn't make us fall asleep. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tom | 9/12/2013

    " Not really my cup of tea, I found the plot a little bit far fetched and the characters really didn't do it for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Simpson | 8/11/2013

    " another great book by James Patterson in the Women's Murder Club Series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tim | 3/20/2013

    " I found the style and vocabulary clunky. It seemed to me like a high school class collective creatiive writing project. Sorry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Uttecht | 2/10/2013

    " James Patterson is awesome! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzsmart | 1/28/2013

    " Quick easy read, entertaining. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Oldesq | 1/19/2013

    " Flimsy read without the character development of the earlier Women's Murder Club books. Patterson jumps the literary shark and tries but ultimately fails to join bizarre plot twists into a cohesive whole. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 12/12/2012

    " Not the best of the series. I forgot it as soon as I read it. Normally, I find Lindsay Boxer to be one of my favourite charachters in books, and the Women's Murder Club in particular one of my favourite series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dara | 10/26/2012

    " The Womens Murder Club series are all good ones...quick and easy reads that are always entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reba | 9/25/2012

    " This book was pretty good. I hadn't read any of the series in a while and it was easy to get back into. I will definately read #9. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Curlyhair | 9/2/2012

    " What can I say? I love these rivoting easy read books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicci | 8/19/2012

    " Good book. Twists and turns everywhere. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geno | 4/18/2012

    " The 8th book in the Women's Murder Club series. Starts out a little uninteresting when the murder is about a homeless person. The book takes a turn and goes into several more murders that have more interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 12/17/2011

    " Quick read -- good mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyce McKune | 10/17/2011

    " Several rich & famous, healthy people have died for no apparent reason. It has to be murder because perfectly healthy people don't just die. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 5/23/2011

    " Best one yet! I LOVE these books!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chuck | 5/22/2011

    " This is another in the Women's Murder Club series featuring San Francisco police detective Lindsay Boxer. She deals with both a psychotic serial killer a second story cat burglar. The climax has an unusual twist.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fabulous | 5/19/2011

    " I enjoyed this as much as any James Patterson book...a good quick read...not as suspenseful as some of his others but still fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan | 5/15/2011

    " The one exception to my statement about James Patterson's co-authored books not being as good as his own - this series is really fun and the characters are well wrought. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 5/13/2011

    " Good read, always like Patterson "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 5/13/2011

    " Love this series! Of course it ended with a hanger, luckily I have the next one ready to start now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jem | 5/5/2011

    " Amazing story! I can't wait to read the 10th Anniversary! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 5/4/2011

    " This was a good continuation to the series. It was a little predictable but still had a good plot line and it was quick to read and kept me interested. The first mention of "WCF" got me a little confused, but it was easy to figure out by the second time I saw it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nana | 5/4/2011

    " Overworked. Lindsey is after the "Lipstick" killer and a cat burglar who killed one of the victims. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 5/3/2011

    " Fab! Read in a day! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jann | 5/2/2011

    " I haven't read a murder club mystery in a while. I really enjoyed it. A good beach read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meshe/Michelle | 5/2/2011

    " the best thing I can say about this book is that I enjoyed finishing it up while laying on the beach watching the waves and feeling the gulf breezes.
    too many coincidences and not enough meat in this one. Hope #10 is better. If it isn't, I'll probably give up on this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheri | 5/1/2011

    " I thought this book was written very well, loved the suspense in the WCF killer. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jill | 4/28/2011

    " though i would not rate this as one of the greater womans murder club books it was still a page turner. this story line keeps you wanting more. patterson could have added more to the story line. it was alot leading up to nothing! even though i was disappointed i am anxiously awaiting #10! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenna | 4/26/2011

    " Great read per norm for the Womans Murder Club... fast and fascinating! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lacey | 4/25/2011

    " I am a sucker for Patterson's Women's Murder Club series and this one delivered! Very suspenseful, easy reading. Not for the faint of heart, though.
    "

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About the Author
Author James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than three hundred million copies of his books sold worldwide. He holds the record for most New York Times bestsellers and is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, the Alex Cross novels and the Women’s Murder Club. Patterson has won an Edgar Award, the mystery world’s highest honor, and his novels Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into feature films. His lifelong work to promote books and reading is reflected in his website ReadKiddoRead.com, which helps parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians find the very best children’s books for their kids. Patterson is a recipient of the Los Angeles Times’ 2015 Innovator’s Award.

About the Narrator

Carolyn McCormick has appeared in the films A Simple Twist of Fate and Enemy Mine. She has appeared on television as Dr. Olivit in Law & Order for more than a decade and as a guest on The Practice and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Her Broadway credits include roles in The Dinner Party and Private Lives. Her audiobook narration has won her three AudioFile Earphones Awards.