7th Heaven by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro {Book Review}

Another instalment of the Women’s Murder Club series, 7th Heaven rolls out with fire.

The plot wasn’t too bad, even though one of them reminded me of a brilliant movie I love watching. That was a little sad, considering the creativity behind it being used.

Maybe one day, I’ll start liking Lindsay? No promises though.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

Book review: 7th Heaven by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro #bookreview


Fatal arson attacks have broken out in San Frascisco. They seem to be targeted: all the victims are rich and successful couples. As the count reaches the fourth couple, Lindsay Boxer is determined to stop the person behind them.

Then Michael Campion, a people’s hero disappears without a trace. He’s the governor’s son and the pressure is heavy to get to the bottom of his disappearance and finding him. His disappearance hits the public eye quickly and an urgency is felt to find him, dead or alive. As soon as there’s some hope to continue on the trail, it quickly goes cold.

Juggling cases, Lindsay and the Women’s Murder Club need to come together once again to solve the cases.

They soon start to suspect there is a link between Michael Campion case and the arson attacks, but the question is why?

My Opinion: Positive Thoughts

Sticking to short chapters and a fast pace, there’s enough suspense to keep you turning the page to find out what happens next and how the plot is going to unfold.

I didn’t see the plot twist coming, which was a big help to the story starting to burn out at some stages of the book.

My Opinion: Negative Thoughts

The theme of inappropriate and unprofessional crime scene behaviour continues with no one batting an eye.

The love triangle saga continues with Lindsay not being able to make up her mind, and her childish behaviour is enough to show it.

There is still lack of proper female communication coming through, and I feel like I should just let the matter rest and accept that that might not ever change.

The arson plot reminded me a lot of the plot in the Murder by Numbers movie, which was good and sad at the same time.

I don’t know how Michael Campion was considered as a golden boy since his behaviour was constantly selfish, especially towards the end of the book when you reach the revelations about him.

Junie being such a criminal mastermind seemed far-fetched given how perfectly everything was done-it didn’t seem realistic enough to make the plot go along.


The plot wasn’t as great as it could’ve been with some unrealistic scenarios and not very well thought through characters.

The plot twist was a big help to not giving this book a lower rating.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 4.09 on GoodReads. I gave it a 3.

7th Heaven by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro {Book Review} #bookreview

Have you read 7th Heaven?

You can purchase it here.

More reviews from the Women’s Murder Club series

1st to Die – James Patterson
2nd Chance – James Patterson and Andrew Gross
3rd Degree – James Patterson and Andrew Gross
4th of July – James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
The 5th Horseman – James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
6th Target – James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

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