1st to Die by James Patterson
Narrator: Suzanne Toren
Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
Date Read: February 2012
Genre: Forensic Thriller, Legal Thriller, Police Thriller, Thriller
Four women-four friends-share a determination to stop a killer who has been stalking newlyweds in San Francisco. Each one holds a piece of the puzzle: Lindsay Boxer is a homicide inspector in the San Francisco Police Department, Claire Washburn is a medical examiner, Jill Bernhardt is an assistant D.A., and Cindy Thomas just started working the crime desk of the San Francisco Chronicle.
But the usual procedures aren't bringing them any closer to stopping the killings. So these women form a Women's Murder Club to collaborate outside the box and pursue the case by sidestepping their bosses and giving one another a hand.
The four women develop intense bonds as they pursue a killer whose crimes have stunned an entire city. Working together, they track down the most terrifying and unexpected killer they have ever encountered-before a shocking conclusion in which everything they knew turns out to be devastatingly wrong
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Series: Women's Murder Club #1
Also by this author: 2nd Chance, The 5th Horseman br> br>
Also in this series: 2nd Chance, The 5th Horseman
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Overall Rating: 4.25
Mystery Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 4.00
Audio Rating: 4.00
First Thought when Finished: Very strong ending in 1st to Die by James Patterson ! I really loved those twists and turns.
What I Loved: I love James Patterson Mysteries and this one did not disappoint. He manages to create scenarios that seem very real and pretty frightening if you think about it hard enough. In this particular case, I loved that I had figured part of it out but not the complete story! It is fun to be blindsided by a fact.
What I Liked: I really liked all 4 gals in the Women’s Murder Club though we really only got to know 2 of them pretty well. I am pretty sure as the series plays out we will learn more about each of them.
Audio Thoughts: I looked ahead and noticed that he doesn’t have the same people reading the books (Books 1 and 2 are done by different narrators and then in book 3 he settles on a person). I thought Suzanne Toren did a pretty good job with pacing and emotion. I would listen to a book she narrated again.
Final Thoughts: If you like mysteries, I think you would like this book!