Friday, January 1, 2010

Review: The 5th Horseman

My Synopsis:

The 5th Horseman by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro is the fifth book in the wildly popular Women's Murder Club series. Once again, San Francisco Police Lieutenant, Lindsay Boxer has a new mystery to solve. This time it's a top notch medical thriller that will keep you on the edge of seat until the very last page! With the help of her three friends, Claire, the medical examiner, Cindy the reporter and Yuki, the lawyer, Lindsay has her hands full with not one but two different cases.

Who is playing God at local, Municipal Hospital? Can all those deaths be blamed on simple human error or is there something else going on. Someone in the Women's Murder Club will be profoundly affected.

Three women, three expensive cars and clothes to die for, literally. Three young women have been murdered, dressed to the nines and left throughout the city in fancy sports cars. Will Lindsay figure out the mystery in time to stop it from happening again?

My Thoughts:

As you are likely to find out, from my blog. I am quite the James Patterson fiend! I generally love his work, especially his romances like Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas and Sundays' at Tiffany's. I started listening to the Women's Murder Club series on audio from my local library and I like it a lot. The 5th novel in the series was no exception. The storytelling is gripping. You just can't wait to see what happens next.

One of the things I love about a series is that you begin to feel like you know the characters and you want to see what happens to them. I like the way that this book gives us a good introduction to the newest member of the, Women's Murder Club, Yuki. I was a little in the dark from the last book on how she would fit in, but this one really tied it together.

Since Maxine Paetro began collaborating with James Patterson in book 4, we have kind of seen a story within a story taking shape in the series. It's almost like you are reading two mysteries at one time. It's a very unique aspect of the series that I am enjoying more and more.

I was on the edge of my seat at the end, wondering if they were really going to get the person responsible for the Municipal murders. I didn't figure it out until very close to the end, which is what makes a great mystery. You just can't put your finger on it!

I give this one 4 out 5 apples from my book bag!

1 comment:

Shy said...

The only Patterson's I've read so far was Sundays at Tiffany's and I'm thoroughly in love with the book! So, so, so good =) I've haven't try anything thriller by him but I think I'll start trying them soon =)