It took me a few minutes but I actually did feel like I was ready for another Paetro book. First I tried 21st Birthday but I’d read it already. So I got The 8th Confession .
The 8th Confession
By James Patterson/Maxine Paetro
2009 / (369 pp)
Read by January LeVoy 8h 50m
Rating: B+ / crime – procedural (#8 in the Women’s Murder Club Series)
A bus explodes and about the same time a pedestrian nick-named Bag-man Jesus is found dead. An apparently very upscale couple is bludgeoned in their bed – the woman lives and we read about the end of a trial. Then the body of a rich single woman is found. There are five victims following the pattern and there’s an almost matching historical event, too. The plot here is good but …
First, I actively dislike this much sex and romance in books.
Second, the music playing in the background is annoying.
BUT! There is a good plot in there which is standard Patterson – a serial killer, some drugs, a few bodies, chase scenes, etc. A couple of the characters are weird but well done – they fit right into the San Francisco I knew years ago. Other characters are nondescript and almost interchangeable. The four women of the Mystery Club are still developing their individuality. The tension is masterfully built, but … well, this is James Patterson. I wasn’t all that impressed with the reader.