The 20th Victim

The 20th Victim

Book - 2020 | First edition
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Simultaneous murders in L.A., Chicago, and San Francisco leave the Women's Murder Club grappling with a case so fast-moving and wide-ranging that at first the crimes seem like a physical impossibility. The shooters' aim is as fearsomely precise as their target selection. When SFPD sergeant Lindsay Boxer realizes that the fallen men and women excel in a lucrative, criminal activity, she leads the charge in the manhunt for the killers. As the casualty list expands, fear and fascination with this suspicious shooting gallery galvanizes the country. The victims were no angels, but are the shooters villains...or heroes?
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2020
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780316420280
Characteristics: 402 pages, 16 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Paetro, Maxine - Author
Alternative Title: Twentieth victim


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Aug 11, 2020

5 good plots, fast moving, very enjoyable. In contrast I am also reading the latest Kathy Reichs which is slow, perseverative & tiresome.

Aug 07, 2020

Little plot development. Poor proofreading. The cover says that Yuki and Lindsay have "a brutal test of loyalty". It was not Yuki, but Cindy. In one chapter Dave and Joe were interchanged. In another someone named Brenda was in a single sentence. Ending was a let down.

Not sure why the silly assault and then false allegation were mentioned since it did not add anything to the story and was basically a weird side comment.

This book was two disconnected stories about separate serial killers. The only connection is one involves Lindsay and the other has Joe investigating.

Jul 21, 2020

I have been a big fan of James Patterson and Maxine Paetro's Women's Murder Club series. THE 20th VICTIM has an interesting story line and a pretty well crafted plot. It was a good read. But, like a number of authors of late, the ending of the book was way too hurried for my taste. Developing an engaging story and then crashing to the end with all the pieces coming together (almost miraculously) in 20 pages isn't very satisfying. I wonder how much of this quick ending stuff is driven by publisher's deadlines.

Jun 28, 2020

Like all Patterson/Paetro books, this is a very quick read. There isn't as much character development for the members of the Women's Murder Club as in earlier books. This novel has a sub-plot involving the husband of the SFPD detective which I found totally predictable (i.e. not much of a mystery). The main plot could have explored interesting, nuanced reactions some police might have had in response to the villains' motives. None of that was included. Not my favorite book in this series.


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