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2nd Chance (Women's Murder Club) (original 2002; edition 2005)

by James Patterson

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Title:2nd Chance (Women's Murder Club)
Authors:James Patterson
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2005), Edition: Reissue, Paperback, 400 pages
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2nd Chance by James Patterson (2002)

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I liked this book a little bit better than the 1st. I liked the case, seemed original and had a great twist. I love that Cindy has a love interest but I'm still mad about the ending of the first book. I don't know if I will ever get over that! ( )
  nicolemeier111 | Aug 29, 2018 |
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  craftyreader2018 | Mar 31, 2018 |
The Women's Murder Club is back at it. This time they are chasing a killer who is throwing more curveballs at them than they can handle. I enjoyed this book as much as I did the first book of the series and am excited to get my hands on the rest of the series. ( )
  Tiffy_Reads | Mar 19, 2018 |
great book. it had a lot of action and a lot of twists. ( )
  BingeReader87 | Nov 22, 2017 |
Lindsay and her club are at it again. This time it all starts with the death of an 11-year old at a church shooting. It looks racially motivated - but is it really. This is a black church in a tough but improving neighborhood - and it looks random at first. But the shooter killed only one person and that shot was pretty incredible...maybe not as random as it seemed.

The second death or maybe the first is the hanging of an elderly black woman in the basement of her apartment building. And then a police officer is gunned down responding to a domestic abuse call in a derelict building.

Lindsay and her friends are digging. Cindy becomes entangled romantically with the handsome pastor of that church. Jill has a medical emergency and Claire is pulled in to this crime when the shooter attacks her home.

And then the chief of police is gunned down outside his home.

Lindsay's father makes an appearance and is somehow tied in to this whole thing. Is he there to cover his own back and make sure the investigation moves away from him - or is he there to keep Lindsay safe??

This is another page turner and a fast read. My only complaint is the epilogue again...is this a pattern? But that won't keep me from reading the 3rd one and then moving on to the 4th!!
I love a good series!!

Costa Rica book #4! ( )
  kebets | Feb 8, 2017 |
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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
Please do not combine the abridged audiobook with this full-length novel since they are not the same work. Thanks.
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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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