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Read By: Carolyn McCormick Publisher: Little, Brown & Company Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 3.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Women’s Murder Club Series Release Date: April 2009 Format: Abridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781600245398

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

76

Longest Chapter Length:

06:39 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

01:32 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

04:11 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

434

Other Audiobooks Written by James Patterson: > View All...

Publisher Description

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 Women's Murder Club now faces its toughest challenge: will love destroy all that four friends have built? The exhilarating new chapter in the Women's Murder Club series, The 8th Confession serves up a double dose of speed-charged twists and shocking revelations as only James Patterson can. And remember, this is the only Murder Club episode of the year.

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"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. "

— Emily (4 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “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)
  • “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
  • 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

Awards

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

The 8th Confession Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.61538461538462 out of 53.61538461538462 out of 53.61538461538462 out of 53.61538461538462 out of 53.61538461538462 out of 5 (3.62)
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  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Having read all the JD Robb in Death series I really felt this was a lesser copy, with very similar characters.. Nowhere near as much depth either in plot or characters and left feeling pretty disappointed... If you want to read a murder thriller go for the JD Robb and don't bother with this series. "

    — Angie, 2/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A quick read and engaging story with likable heroines. Good vacation book. "

    — Tania, 1/31/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " i didn't like the writer's style of writing. "

    — Aisha, 1/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This one was my least favorite! I rolled my eyes through most of it...couldn't wait for it to end and I couldn't wait to bring it back to the library "

    — Lyndsie, 1/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " As with all of Patterson's books, this was an extremely quick-moving novel. It captured me from the get-go and didn't let go until the end. With that said, there was some element missing. I wasn't as excited by the story line as I was in 7th Heaven. The choice of weapon, while intriguing, wasn't executed in the story line as I would have liked. To summarize, this one was just "okay," but not near the caliber I've come to expect from Patterson. In fact, this is the first of this series that I am not giving a 4/5 rating to. *sigh* Here's to hoping the 9th one will resume the excitement. "

    — Leah, 1/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " WOW... action packed! "

    — Vic, 12/31/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The Women's Murder Club books are quick and enjoyable reads. I'd recommend them to anyone looking for quick/uncomplicated mysteries. "

    — Jenn, 12/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Another good book in the series. It seemed shorter than the others and I think I'd like to see just one story line go in depth, than 3 'fluffier' lines. The different stories were all good, it just seemed like they could have been taken further. "

    — Cathy, 12/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Ehh, not very exciting. You basically already knew the ending at the beginning of the book, which didn't leave much to the imagination. I wasn't very impressed with this Patterson. "

    — Kerri, 11/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " a very quick read. the story continues with the ladies as they try to figure out who is killing rich people. maybe lindsay can finally choose between rich and joe? "

    — Stephanie, 10/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " how can you not love a good JP novel!! "

    — Lhmama, 9/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Love the Women's Murder Club stories. Entertaining and suspenseful. "

    — Dottie, 8/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book seemed a bit different to me than some of the others. The whole element of snakes was so freaking creepy that I hesitated reading too much before bed. I'm not a fan of dreaming of snakes. "

    — Stefanie, 8/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I think this was my favorite of the Women's Murder Club series. I read it in one day. I just couldn't put it down. "

    — Mary, 7/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Loved it. A real page turner. "

    — Joan, 6/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great - as usual. "

    — Allison, 5/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — Dara, 9/25/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " As with all Patterson books I loved it, love the short chapters - a great read! "

    — Anita, 8/28/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Typical womaen's murder club mystery with a few surprises. Interesting murder mystery "

    — Pmcdnld2, 6/13/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " B- 30/2009/33 "

    — Singletary, 4/4/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I've been wanting to read a James Patterson for a while. Now I'm wondering why. Pretty much a pulp thriller without any substance geared toward what the author thinks women want to read. Life is too short for books this fluffy... "

    — Tammy, 3/13/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I love anything written by James Patterson! "

    — Patti, 2/3/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Not bad. kept you wondering. "

    — Kenny, 7/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love all of james patterson's books "

    — Kristy, 6/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Robin, 5/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Chuck, 5/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Fabulous, 5/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Joan, 5/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good read, always like Patterson "

    — Jim, 5/13/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Lori, 5/13/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    — Jem, 5/5/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    — Nana, 5/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Fab! Read in a day! "

    — Susan, 5/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Jann, 5/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Meshe/Michelle, 5/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    — Cheri, 5/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " 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! "

    — Jill, 4/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    — Jenna, 4/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Lacey, 4/25/2011

About the Authors

James Patterson is the most popular storyteller of our time. He is the creator of unforgettable characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Jane Effing Smith, and Maximum Ride, and of breathtaking true stories about the Kennedys, John Lennon, and Princess Diana, as well as our military heroes, police officers, and ER nurses. He has coauthored #1 bestselling novels with Bill Clinton and Dolly Parton, told the story of his own life in James Patterson by James Patterson, and received an Edgar Award, nine Emmy Awards, the Literarian Award from the National Book Foundation, and the National Humanities Medal.

Maxine Paetro is the author of several novels and works of nonfiction and the coauthor of numerous books with James Patterson. She lives in New York with her husband.

About Carolyn McCormick

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.