Friday, January 23, 2015

REVIEW: 10th Anniversary by James Patterson

Title: 10th Anniversary (Women’s Murder Club, #10)
Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: May, 2011
Genre: Thriller / Mystery

Description: Detective Lindsay Boxer's long-awaited wedding celebration becomes a distant memory when she is called to investigate a horrendous crime: a badly injured teenage girl is left for dead, and her newborn baby is nowhere to be found. Lindsay discovers that not only is there no trace of the criminals--but that the victim may be keeping secrets as well. At the same time, Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano is prosecuting the biggest case of her life--a woman who has been accused of murdering her husband in front of her two young children. Yuki's career rests on a guilty verdict, so when Lindsay finds evidence that could save the defendant, she is forced to choose. Should she trust her best friend or follow her instinct? Lindsay's every move is watched by her new boss, Lieutenant Jackson Brady, and when the pressure to find the baby begins interfering with her new marriage to Joe, she wonders if she'll ever be able to start a family.

My Thoughts: I was starting to get bored with this series and was debating whether or not to continue reading it. I’m so happy I gave the series another shot, because 10th Anniversary brings back the intensity that I felt was starting to lack in previous books. I really enjoyed how this installment brings major changes to several of the characters, starting with Lindsay’s wedding to Joe. One of the reasons I have enjoyed this series so much is that each member of the Women’s Murder Club is vital and have to play a central role in the storyline. In addition to Lindsay’s marriage, Yuki is in a new relationship and Cindy’s relationship moves to the next level. Claire didn’t have any changes, but she was present throughout the book interacting with the rest of the group.

I also enjoyed the multiple plots. I thought the missing baby case was intriguing and the case Yuki is prosecuting was full of intrigue. Both cases threw a few surprise curveballs at me but I really enjoy that. Cindy is working on a serial rapist story that brings her a little too close for comfort but I enjoyed the way it played out. The story ends with a bang that left me excited and looking forward to the next one.

My Final Verdict: If you enjoy long running series, this series delivers on so many levels with characters you really care about and plots that keep you interested in what happens. Some of the books weren’t as enjoyable as others in the series, but overall this is a very good series that any fan of the thriller or mystery genre will lose themselves completely in the books.

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