Sunday, April 5, 2009
TITLE: 8TH CONFESSION
AUTHOR: JAMES PATTERSON
Details: no. 8 Women Murder Club Mystery
Two mysteries are at the centre of this novel, as well as issues of the heart variety for three of our four friends.
Cindy, the journalist, decides to investigate the brutal murder of a homeless man known as "Bagman Jesus" when the police have neither the time nor the resources to look into it, receiving some assistance from Lindsay and her partner.
Meanwhile, Lindsay herself is investigating the suspicious but for a long time unexplained deaths of San Francisco's rich and famous. Deaths that only get explained when they're linked to an open case from the 1980's.
Meanwhile, Lindsay is still struggling with commitment to Joe, Cindy finds a new love interest that puts her on a potential collision course with Lindsay, and Yuki falls for a man who turns out not to be what he appeared to be.
This was an easy read, but not really anything special. While Patterson's writing did keep me turning the pages, this story didn't really count as a thriller for me, and could have done with one or two surprises.