Sunday, May 1, 2016

15th Affair

Title: 15th Affair
Author: James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Published: May 2nd 2016 by Little, Brown and Company
Format: ebook, Hardcover, 384 pages
Genre: Police Procedural
Series: Women's Murder Club #15

For me this book has a sluggish start. Granted, the dead bodies appeared early, but the whole Lindsay and Joe thing seemed to drag on for too long. For a take-charge kind of woman, to me, Lindsay came across as an insecure house mouse.

The last two weeks of Lindsay’s life has been utter chaos. She is the lead homicide investigator on four bodies in an upscale hotel with no evidence and very little identifications. An airplane bursts into flames moments before it touches down. A body is missing from the morgue. Lindsay suffers a beat down in front of her own apartment. Joe is missing but there might be more to that story (for die-hard fans, Joe’s backstory is finally revealed) and that has Lindsay on edge - and I still have not told you everything.

Trust is a big part of this book. Whose side is everyone playing on? Whose story is to be believed? Grudges are being paid back and honey pots are being set. When you are dealing with government trained liars, the stakes ratchet up quickly and Lindsay is in the middle of it all.

The other women of the murder club have very small parts in this book – which was a shame since I really enjoy them. It was not until the end of the book that everything got interesting. There was a slight rehashing to get the reader caught up, but in the end, I think all the questions were answered. All that is except for Lindsay, as I said, trust is an integral part of this book.

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