5 good plots, fast moving, very enjoyable. In contrast I am also reading the latest Kathy Reichs which is slow, perseverative & tiresome.
Little plot development. Poor proofreading. The cover says that Yuki and Lindsay have "a brutal test of loyalty". It was not Yuki, but Cindy. In one chapter Dave and Joe were interchanged. In another someone named Brenda was in a single sentence. Ending was a let down.
Not sure why the silly assault and then false allegation were mentioned since it did not add anything to the story and was basically a weird side comment.
This book was two disconnected stories about separate serial killers. The only connection is one involves Lindsay and the other has Joe investigating.
I have been a big fan of James Patterson and Maxine Paetro's Women's Murder Club series. THE 20th VICTIM has an interesting story line and a pretty well crafted plot. It was a good read. But, like a number of authors of late, the ending of the book was way too hurried for my taste. Developing an engaging story and then crashing to the end with all the pieces coming together (almost miraculously) in 20 pages isn't very satisfying. I wonder how much of this quick ending stuff is driven by publisher's deadlines.
Held my interest thru out. Weaved the different story lines perfectly
Like all Patterson/Paetro books, this is a very quick read. There isn't as much character development for the members of the Women's Murder Club as in earlier books. This novel has a sub-plot involving the husband of the SFPD detective which I found totally predictable (i.e. not much of a mystery). The main plot could have explored interesting, nuanced reactions some police might have had in response to the villains' motives. None of that was included. Not my favorite book in this series.
I have read all 20 of the women's murder club series. I enjoy following the characters. This particular edition was not my favorite, but I still recommend the series. Kristi & Abby Tabby
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