1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, #1)

Patterson, James
Imagine a killer who thinks, "What is the worst thing anyone has ever done?"--and then goes far beyond it. Now imagine four women --a police detective, an assistant DA, a reporter, and a medical examiner --who join forces as they sidestep their bosses to track down criminals. Known as the Women's Murder Club, they are pursuing a murderer whose twisted imagination has stunned an entire city. Their chief suspect is a socially prominent writer, but the men in charge won't touch him. On the trail of the most terrifying and unexpected killer ever, they discover a shocking surprise that turns everything about the case upside down.


Reviewed: 2017-12-07
Initial Impressions 5/6/12: Wow, this book was awesome! Some wonderfully developed characters: both in professional and personal life for Lindsay Boxer and you get the killer's insight and story on things as the novel progresses. Excellent twists and turns and some great character relationships forged. I can't wait to read more and continue in the series! This one was truly excellent.

Full review originally posted on The Book Addict's Guide: Wow, this book was amazing. This was the first James Patterson book I read and I cannot wait to read more! All four of the ladies in the Women's Murder Club were excellent characters, with Lindsay being the main character (the novel is told by her in first person), as well as the excellent budding relationship between her and Raleigh. The chapters that Lindsay narrates are interspersed with chapters from the killer's point of view as well so you get a full story as well as a mystery as you go along. The best part about the mystery is that even though you essentially know who the killer is since you're getting his story, you don't know who the killer is. And even better than that is just when you think it's the end of the book, Oh wait - there's more! And then you think THIS is the end of the book, happy ending, but Oh wait - there's more! And THEN you think this is really the end, I know who the killer is now, Oh wait - there's STILL more. Man, it was great! I have never seen so many twists and turns in a book and they really keep you guessing until the very end. And then there's still more! What an excellent book, extremely well put-together, and I have to say, I'm always surprised when a male writer puts together such an excellent female character. I'm always impressed when a writer chooses the main character as the opposite sex - Personally, I'd just be able to write better about a woman because I am one. But bravo to James Patterson on all accounts! I highly recommend this one to anyone!!
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