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4th of July by James Patterson

4th of July (2005)

by James Patterson

Other authors: Maxine Paetro (Author)

Series: Women's Murder Club (4)

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When I was in college, I loved James Patterson's books. They were fast paced thrillers that I thought were really fun reads. A decade plus later, I decided to pick up on where I left off with the Women's Murder Club and...yeesh. It's been so long since I last read a Patterson book that I have no idea if they were always this bad. This appears to be the first co-written book in this series, did the co-writer (likely the only one actually writing the book, knowing what a book factory Patterson is) drop the ball? I don't know! All I know is that I may revisit the old Alex Cross books but I'm completely cured of reading anything newer. There were a lot of interesting ideas in this book, but the completely superficial writing, 1-page chapters, and completely underdeveloped plot without any foreshadowing or depth just killed it. ( )
1 vote BrookeAshley | May 23, 2015 |
The best of the 'Women's Murder Club' series so far. Great storyline ( )
  Tony2704 | Mar 3, 2015 |
After losing one of its own, Lindsay Boxer and the Women's Murder Club make a courageous return for their fourth and most chilling case ever-one that could easily be their last. A young girl is killed in crossfire after a routine arrest goes terribly wrong, and Lt. Lindsay Boxer has to defend herself against a charge of police brutality. In a landmark trial that transfixes the nation, Lindsay fights to save her career and her sanity. While awaiting... ( )
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  Tutter | Feb 28, 2015 |
This book was different than any of the other books in the series. The plots of the first three were "Here is the problem, let's solve the problem, let's introduce the killer, let's find the killer, found the killer, the end." I love books like that, but this one was different and it so far my favorite book in the series. Within the first 20 pages in this book we knew who the killer(s) was/were for the particular crime they were trying to solve. So what did they do with the other 400 pages? They created a problem out of the solution of most other mystery novels. Easy read but also had lots of twists and turns which made it a nearly impossible book to put down. ( )
  beearedee | Feb 16, 2015 |
A completely unbelievable story with one-dimensional characters. It is a quick read- I wasn't expecting a work of any profundity- but it was truly dire. ( )
  martensgirl | Feb 14, 2015 |
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A young girl is killed in the crossfire after a routine arrest goes terribly wrong, and Lt. Lindsay Boxer has to defend herself against a charge of police brutality. In a landmark trial that transfixes the nation, Lindsay fights to save her career and her sanity.
While awaiting trial, Lindsay escapes to the tranquility of the beautiful town of Half Moon Bay. But the peaceful community there is reeling from a string of unspeakable murders. Working with her friends in the Women's Murder Club, Lindsay finds a link between these killings and a case she worked on years before - an unsolved murder that has haunted her ever since. As summer comes into full swing, Lindsay battles for her life on two fronts: before a judge and jury as her trial comes to a climax and facing unknown adversaries who will do anything to keep her from the truth about the killings. It all comes to a head before the big annual 4th of July celebration on the waterfront at Half Moon Bay.

"Patterson knows where our deepest fears are buried. There's no stopping his imagination."
-New York Times Book Review

"Patterson's skill at building suspense is enviable." -Kansas City Star

"When it comes to constructing a harrowing plot, author James Patterson can turn a screw all right."
-New York Daily News

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Charged with police brutality after a routine arrest goes wrong, Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer waits for her trial in the town of Half Moon Bay, where she discovers a link between a string of murders and a case she worked on years earlier.

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