15th Affair by James Patterson

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While we were at the beach I started and promptly finished the most recent book in James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club series. I had read most of them, out of order, over the years so last summer I read 1-14 in order. I will say I loved the early books in this series and then a few lately haven’t been quite as good. I feel the same way about Patterson’s Alex Cross series. It probably has something to do with the fact that he pumps out what feels like 100 books a year. But I keep reading them so I guess I can’t complain too much.

I brought 15th Affair with me to the beach and cracked it open the minute I hit the sand. While I didn’t love this one as much as some of the very first novels in the series it was definitely better than the last few.

JamesPatterson.com Synopsis

As she settles into motherhood and a happy marriage, Lindsay Boxer thinks she has found domestic bliss. But when a beautiful, alluring blonde woman with links to the CIA disappears from the scene of a brutal murder at a downtown luxury hotel, Lindsay’s life begins to unravel. Before she can track down the woman for questioning, a plane crash plunges San Francisco into chaos and Lindsay’s husband Joe vanishes. The deeper she digs, the more Lindsay suspects that Joe shares a secret past with the mystery blonde. Thrown into a tailspin and questioning everything she thought she knew, Lindsay turns to the Women’s Murder Club for help as she tries to uncover the truth.

I liked that this book went back to having a singular case that everyone is focused on, instead of a bunch of smaller cases like we have seen in some recent books in the series. I also like the Lindsay Boxer is back to being her confident, go-for-broke self. In recent books her marriage and having a baby have made her a little softer, which I didn’t enjoy.

The ending of the book is great. I liked the resolution of the case and the lack of resolution in Lindsay’s personal life. It will provide a great jumping off point for whatever comes in 16 and could possibly have lasting effects for the rest of the series. Overall, a really solid thriller from one of my favorite series that made for a perfect beach read.

 

Linked at Book Wino, Booknificient Thursday,

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2 thoughts on “15th Affair by James Patterson

  1. A few summers ago I began reading a few James Patterson books. I quickly got into them. I see them all over the library shelves. It’s been awhile since I’ve read one and so I thank you for reminding me how good they are. Great share at Book Wino today.

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