A mediocre 11th instalment of Patterson’s murder club…

11th Hour (Women's Murder Club, #11)11th Hour by James Patterson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was really excited about Murder Club 11, I thought with Lindsay now being pregnant we’d get to see a softer side to our SFPD cop. Instead we got a book that seemed to go nowhere.

It was nice to see a return to the format of two cases focused around police work with no courtroom dramas. The two police cases though were a little weak in this book. A case of a rogue cop shooting drug dealers and one about two severed heads turning up in a movie stars garden. They promised excitement but in all honesty the cases were pretty suburban. The rogue cop case was pretty dull overall and the severed head story promised intrigue and glamour and instead it was just a little odd.

Throughout the book we rarely have Lindsay’s pregnancy referred to, only when Patterson remembers is it brought back in for it then to be moved on from and we lose a story which could have been so good.

Overall a pretty weak instalment of the series.

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