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2nd Chance (book 2) (original 2002; edition 2002)

by James Patterson, Andrew Gross

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Member:ofeliasainz
Title:2nd Chance (book 2)
Authors:James Patterson
Other authors:Andrew Gross
Info:Little, Brown and Company (2002), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 416 pages
Collections:Already Read, e-book/pdf
Rating:****
Tags:Read in Apr 2013, Read in 2013, Fiction, Mystery, Women's Murder Club, Series, Crime, Murder, Detective, Serial Killer, San Francisco, California

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2nd Chance by James Patterson (2002)

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Krimic koji prati porucnicu Lindsay i njene prijateljice koje pokusavaju otkriti seriskog ubicu,mislila sam da ce stil pripovjedanja biti slican Cobejnu,ali je mnogo predvidljiviji i manje napetiji... ( )
  ceca78 | Apr 10, 2016 |
The entire Woman's Murder Club series is a must read. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
Lindsay Boxer and her Women's murder club are back for another go round. This time there is a serial killer who seems to be racially motivated but Lindsay and her crew believe there is a deeper reason for the killings. Lindsays dad also pops back into her life. A decent thriller but there are a few big editorial bloopers the biggest being when Lindsay goes from only having a brother to only having a sister in the space of one pragraph. ( )
  RachelNF | Jan 15, 2016 |
Book on CD performed by Melissa Leo & Jeremy Piven.
2**

From the book jacket: The Women’s Murder Club is back! a brilliantly diabolical killer is murdering people from every walk of life. The deaths seem unrelated but police homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer senses a connection and , together with medical examiner Claire, assistant D.A. Jill, and Chronicle reporter Cindy, finds a link that sends a chill through the entire nation. This killer’s motives are unspeakable.

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The hyperbole of the jacket is indicative of the quality of the writing. I didn’t feel any tension or suspense. I do not agree that the killer was “brilliantly diabolical” or that his motives “are unspeakable.” If anything the hackneyed attempt at suspense makes it laughably melodramatic (think Carol Burnett’s talented ensemble cast).

The interaction between the women was what saved the first book for me (still only gave it 2.5**). Not so this time. Patterson gives us more medical issues for “the girls” ... including a couple of gunshot wounds. Interestingly enough, Lindsay has apparently completely recovered from the terminal illness she had in book one.

Patterson is just phoning it in these days. He has a team of writers who churn this stuff out with his name getting top billing (and top sales). That’s too bad. His early Alex Cross novels (when he was writing them himself) were quite good.

Melissa Leo and Jeremy Piven do a good job of performing the audio version. I’d given them 4**** for their skill as voice artists and pacing. But they had terrible material to work with. Because the book was due back at the library, I gave up on the audio and read the last 100 pages. Patterson’s short sentences and short chapters make this a fast read, thank heavens.
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  BookConcierge | Jan 13, 2016 |
Enjoyed. ( )
  wareagle78 | Jul 24, 2015 |
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Aaron Winslow would never forget the next few minutes. He recognized the terrifying sounds the instant they cracked through the night. His body went cold all over. He couldn't believe that someone was shooting a high-powered rifle in this neighborhood.
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You can't bring the dead back. You can't even make sense of why things happen. All you can do is the best you can to let the living believe their souls are at peace.
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Abridged audiobook: ISBNs 1594831165, 1586212338, 1405507357
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The Women's Murder Club is back! A brilliantly diabolical killer is murdering people from every walk of life. The deaths seem unrelated but police homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer senses a connection and, together with medical examiner Claire, assistant D.A. Jill, and Chronicle reporter Cindy, finds a link that sends a chill through the entire nation. This killer's motives are unspeakable.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0446696633, Paperback)

2nd Chance reconvenes the Women's Murder Club, four friends (a detective, a reporter, an assistant district attorney, and a medical examiner) who used their networking skills, feminine intuition, and professional wiles to solve a baffling series of murders in 1st to Die. This time, the murders of two African Americans, a little girl and an old woman, bear all the signs of a serial killer for Lindsay Boxer, newly promoted to lieutenant of San Francisco's homicide squad. But there's an odd detail she finds even more disturbing: both victims were related to city cops. A symbol glimpsed at both murder scenes leads to a racist hate group, but the taunting killer strikes again and again, leaving deliberate clues and eluding the police ever more cleverly. In the meantime, each of the women has a personal stake at risk--and the killer knows who they are.

2nd Chance speeds along at a Formula One pace through many tight curves, but unlike recent entries in the Alex Cross series, it doesn't sacrifice good characters to a twisted plot. Lindsay's the star, but there's a fine esprit de corps among the four women, who are even better developed here than in the first book. What makes them both convincing and interesting as a criminal-justice juggernaut is their willingness to stick their necks out, even if they suffer for it. If you haven't picked up a James Patterson novel in a while, this is a great time to start anew. --Barrie Trinkle

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:00:09 -0400)

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Reconvening the Women's Murder Club after a little girl is shot in front of a San Francisco church, detective Lindsay Boxer and her companions are disturbed to discover that the killer may be a former police officer.

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