Friday, April 24, 2009

1st to Die by James Patterson

So after finishing my last book, The Other Woman, almost a week ago I have finally finished another one! I was reading a book that held a lot of promise, 28 Bones by Johnathan Nasaw, but I got sick on Sunday with the worst migraine I have had in a long time and left me bed ridden for 3 days. Finally on Tuesday I decided I wanted to read but needed something that I could read in small bursts when I was feeling a bit better so I picked up a James Patterson book. 1st to Die was a good read and a nice introduction to the Womens Club and I give it a B+.

Back cover:
In San Francisco newlyweds are being stalked- and slaughtered. Enter four unforgettable women, all friends... Lindsay, a homicide inspector in the city's police department... Claire, a medical examiner... Jill, an assistant D.A... and Cindy, a reporter who has just started working the crime desk of the San Francisco Chronicle. Joining forces, pooling all their talents, courage, and brains, they have one goal. To find, trap, and outwit the most diabolical and terrifying killer ever imagined.

I really liked the idea of having four women coming together to solve some of the craziest and scariest killers. The idea of newlyweds, barely newlyweds, who have only been married for hours being hunted down was very different and scary. As always, Mr. Patterson writes nice, short chapters that keeps the action moving and I thought he did a great job writing from a woman's point of view. There was even a little bit of romance through in to add to the story. I look forward to reading more of the Women's Murder Club in the future though I do have a question for those that have read more of this series. Does Patterson always have the main character be Lindsay, or are we treated to more of the other characters' personal lives as well? Thanks in advance for your help!

This weekend is planning on being beautiful and in fact today it was in the mid-80s! I absolutely love this weather and can't wait for summer to be here for good! My beloved Red Wings clinched the first round of the playoffs yesterday and off for the next week or so, so I am going to plan on spending some time reading and hanging out outside. I picked up the newest Joy Fielding book from the library yesterday and plan on getting that one in this weekend hopefully. I am still very nauseous at times, but I am popping Pepto Bismal and it is helping a bit. My DH and I are trying to get pregnant, so I am somewhat hopeful that this nausea isn't left over from my migraine but something totally different. I don't want to focus and dwell on it though, so all the more reason to pick up some great books and get lost in some wonderful stories! Happy Reading everyone!


Thoughts of Joy said...

I just listened to this not long ago and enjoyed it, too. I look forward to #2.

Kristie said...

Have you read others in the series?

Thoughts of Joy said...

Nope, I'm looking forward to listening to #2.