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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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  • 11-04-2021

another thrilling instalment

another epic instrument in the Women's Murder Club series absolutely brilliant book Patterson is the master

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  • 13-03-2021

Yet another brilliant book

I love Lindsey Boxer & her womens murder club stories. I can't wait for the next one already. Written so well by James & Maxine. And always read so well by January. Thanks guys x

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