8th Confession by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro {Book Review}

I made it to book eight of the Women’s Murder Club series, and still going strong.

So far I haven’t read any of the books that stand out enough to receive a five-star rating, but I’m not a quitter and I’m hoping that I’ve eventually read one book from the series that will blow my mind.

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

Book Review: 8th Confession by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro #bookreview

Plot:

At an exclusive party for the rich and famous, a couple is found murdered. There’s no trace of the killer and no understanding around how the deaths occurred.

As the murders start piling up, Lindsay Boxer and her friends from the Women’s Murder Club need to solve these cases quickly, the killer brought to justice.

As links are made between the murder victims, suspicions arise about an old case and a killer who was never caught. Is there a reason that ties all of it together?

Reporter Cindy Thompson has a case of her own: solve the forgotten murder of a street hero; who was he and why did someone want him dead. Some leads will talk for a price while others hide. Is there danger lurking for Cindy as she tries to get to the bottom of it?

Positive Thoughts:

Sticking to the fast-paced writing and short chapters, reading the book along with the easy language feels like a breeze.

I enjoyed the main plot of the book, and it was interesting to see how the killings were done in a unique way – I’m hoping this doesn’t make me sound like a bad person, but sometimes these plots in books have very standard murder plot and it’s good when it’s mixed up a little.

Cindy Thompson had some limelight in this book as well, covering the forgotten murder of a street hero. The sub-plot did look promising as it took off and there was some good mystery around it. Then it stopped at some point.. and I’ll continue this reasoning in the next section.

Negative Thoughts:

As I said, the sub-plot with Cindy started off well, and then became boring. She made so many silly decisions that brought absolutely no rewards yet she continued on the same pattern, not learning from her mistakes. As with all the books, there’s a pattern on one character, excluding Lindsay, that grinds my nerves with actions, decisions and dialogues, and Cindy takes the trophy in this one.

Lindsay’s triangle of confused emotions spirals and she reaches a new low with her reactions to personal situations and feels no remorse for them. All I can say is poor Joe and poor Rich. They deserve better, man!

Overview:

The main plot of the book was good and carried the rest of the story, even with Cindy’s boring sideline plot trying to grasp onto something and failing.

Overall, it was a good read. I just have one request, can we stop with the falling head over heels in love sub-sub-plot that’s been happening with pretty much all of the female characters in the book? Expect Claire, the only one capable of holding onto a stable relationship.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 4.05 on GoodReads. I gave it a 4.

8th Confession by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro {Book Review} #bookreview

Have you read 8th Confession?

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
7th Heaven – James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

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