21st Birthday

21st Birthday

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SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer has sworn to defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic. As Lindsay prepares to celebrate her own daughter's birthday, she clashes with rising Chief Charlie Clapper over a family case. When a distraught mother pleads with Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to investigate the disappearance of her daughter, Tara, and baby granddaughter, Lorrie, Cindy immediately loops in SFPD. But Tara's schoolteacher husband, Lucas Burke, tells a conflicting story that paints Tara as a wayward wife, not a missing person. And there's reason to believe he may be telling the truth. While M.E. Claire Washburn harbors theories that run counter to the police investigation of the Burke case, ADA Yuki Castellano sizes Lucas up as a textbook domestic offender -- until he puts forward a theory of his own that unexpectedly connects the dots on a constellation of copycat killings. If what Lucas tells law enforcement has even a grain of truth, there isn't a woman in the state of California who's safe from the reach of such an unspeakable threat.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2021.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316499347
031649934X
Branch Call Number: F PATTERSON
Characteristics: 408 pages ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Paetro, Maxine - Author
Alternative Title: Twenty-first birthday

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KAREN S HARRIS
Jun 13, 2021

Agree with Newdog. I was going to say the same thing about this book. Disappointed on the ending plus too much court room drama. Dropped the ball for sure.

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newdog
Jun 06, 2021

Either Patterson has forgotten how to write a complete story, or someone else wrote this and they need more training. The ending was so bad it left me wondering if I even want to continue with this series (which I've absolutely loved until now).

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LarryKlein
Jun 02, 2021

A good (not great) story but I didn't see anything for the title being what it is. Yes, it is the 21st book in the Women's Murder Club series but that is as far as it goes. Maybe I missed something but I never saw how "Birthday" fit in with the story line.

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Dottiez5633
Apr 12, 2021

My hold shows that I am to pick this book up at Austintown. I requested a Kindle book to download. Please correct this.

Dorothy Zitello

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maipenrai
Dec 20, 2020

My main reason for reading this series is the characters in the women's murder club. This mystery keeps you guessing until the last minute. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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dtmbf50
Dec 15, 2020

Much cleaner & easier to read with all the info you need

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