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In the latest instalment in the globally best-selling Women's Murder Club series, SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer vows to protect a 20-year-old victim long enough to see her 21st birthday.

When a distraught mother pleads with San Francisco Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to investigate the disappearance of her daughter, Tara, and baby granddaughter, Cindy immediately loops in SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer. The prime suspect is Tara's schoolteacher husband, Lucas Burke, but he tells a conflicting story that paints Tara as a wayward wife, not a missing person.

While the city's chief medical examiner, Claire Washburn, harbours theories that run counter to the police investigation of the Burke case, Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano sizes up Lucas as a textbook domestic offender - until he puts forward a theory of his own that unexpectedly connects the dots on a constellation of killings.

As the case grows into something far bigger than any of them could have imagined, the four friends will need each other to help unpick the truth from a web of lies.

©2021 James Patterson (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Interesting story but didn’t like the ending

This was a good story well read with familiar characters but the ending felt so rushed and for me was unsatisfactory.

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21 in womens murder club

Best story from James Patterson and Maxene for a while. Couldn't put it down.

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  • nicola
  • 18-07-2021

Cindy needs to go

Cindy is becoming more and more unlikeable. I’m not sure why any of her friends put up with her. She is self serving and fame hungry. Strikes a sour note.

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  • 13-09-2021

It’s okay

Read this because I’ve read all the rest, it’s okay, no major gripping suspense parts that meant I could put it down from time to time, a couple of inside jokes if you are an avid fan, overall okay but they have written more gripping books. Doesn’t put me off the authors or storylines just doesn’t make me want to read it again.

The narrator was great, and captured the inflections and voice changes well.

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  • mark loveland
  • 03-10-2021

What a load of rubbish

Needs lot more powerful Women in it can’t Believe that James Patterson Wrote this Wasted off time

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  • 05-08-2021

Best listen. Excellent

First class story and delivery.
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  • 24-07-2021

Love this series.

Just love everything about this book.
My favourite series out of all the James Patterson's books...Can't wait for the next one....

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  • Jason Saville
  • 20-07-2021

Love this author fantastic stories!

This book keeps you wanting to read more and more. Love this author and never get bored of reading his books.

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  • The peachy one
  • 12-07-2021

Fantastic!!!!

From the first words to the final full stop I was enthralled!! Loved it!

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  • Dymphna Coulter
  • 19-06-2021

Disappointing

Disappointing with the ending just cuts off leave it to your own imagination could have finished up bit better

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  • 16-06-2021

Mixed feelings

Loved the story, but disappointed with the ending, no closure. Loved the narration by January LaVoy.

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  • Mrs Georgina Mitchell
  • 06-05-2021

Great Listen

Great listen as always, can not wait for 22nd, good story please kept it up.

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  • Georgie
  • 28-04-2021

Always brilliant books. Throughly enjoyed x

Loved it, James Patterson at his best. Looking forward to the next one, can't wait.

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