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I really enjoy reading James Patterson books, but they are starting to get alittle predictable! I realised who'd done it almost straight away, which kinda spoilt it for me when I was proved right, but it was still a 'nice read'.
8th Confession is the 8th book in the Womens Murder Club series.We find our main character, Lindsey Boxer, in a more settle peaceful stage in her life. She's living with her boyfriend Joe (although she still keeps his engagement ring in its box) and life seems pretty good.
The story begins with the murder of a 'street person' who went by the name of Bagman Jesus. It's a pretty weak start to the book to be fair and didn't grip me like most of the JP books have in the past (maybe I need to try another author for a while).
The death of Bagman Jesus runs along the main plot which is the murders of the rich and famous.
They are all murdered in their sleep with no apparent motive for the murders and Claire (Lindsey's best friend and coincidentally the Chief Medical Examiner for San Francisco) can't find cause for the murders, which is very odd indeed.
The only apparent link is that all these people have a women who comes and walks their dogs, they look down on her and her name is 'Pet Girl'. You see I bet you know who dunnit know too!!!! Really very unimaginative plot.
That said, the way the people are murder is quite interesting (I don't mean that to sound morbid, although I know it does) but that is something that I couldn't work out until I read it, so I guess that's a plus.
A bit messy, lots of areas that need tying up.Not as gripping as most of the previous JP books.
Let's just say it passes the time and would be a good read on the beach, you don'thave to think too much, its a 'nice' book.
James Patterson fans might be disappointed, but remember its only my opinion and I have read all the other Womens Murder Club books.
This book is co-wrote with Maxine Paetro - this could possibly be the problem, I don't think JP got too involved?? But I maybe very wrong, again its only my view.
Value for Money
Not bad value I suppose for a hardback. You can pick up a copy at Tesco for £9.00