9th Judgement by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro {Book Review}

And so it’s time for the 9th installment of the Women’s Murder Club.

I actually enjoyed this book more than the others, as it had some good twists and turns that the killer laid out, although his targets were heartbreaking and difficult to read about.

This book did draw out some emotions towards the victims. All the books do because innocent lives are wiped out, but this book was just a little extra.

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

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Detective Lindsay Boxer is called to a scene where a mother and her infant child have been gunned down in the garage of a shopping mall.

There are no witnesses and only a cryptic message left in blood red lipstick.

The same night, the home of an A-list movie star is targeted by a cat burglar. The actor’s wife awakens to a sound and in the end, the police have to deal with an empty safe and a murder.

On top of all, spending every hour working with her partner Rich, Lindsay is struggling to understand the feelings she has, and it could drive a wedge between her and another member of the Women’s Murder Club.

Before the killer is caught, he sets a trap for Lindsay, forcing to her to put her life on the line.


I’m still enjoying the short chapters, with easy language and a fast pace.

The killer from the main plot had a pretty interesting plan of getting what he wanted, and I love how detailed it was written with turns within just one setting.

He easily outsmarted everyone, especially Lindsay, who didn’t consider her very famous face being recognized by him. I know I should be rooting for her, but her stupidity there failed her miserably.

The sub-plot of the movie actor lacked depth and could’ve been written better. It was a necessary addition for the main plot to make ever better sense, but needed more.

While I found Claire’s media outburst unprofessional in the moment, it served a good purpose.

Lindsay’s inability to make a decision continues and frankly, it’s getting old! She needs to get herself in order.

The last dinner party was exaggerated and the ending really didn’t need the drama. I honestly have no idea how she hasn’t had a complete meltdown yet. She did in the first book, sort of, but looking at everything that has happened since, she’s due for one anytime now.

Yuki was missing quite a bit from this book, which is odd considering she’s already such a big part of the series.


I liked the idea of how all the characters were linked together by their own stories.

One of the biggest mysteries in the book was the cryptic message the killer was leaving behind, but when it was revealed, it was disappointing and his personal motivation for his crimes made no sense.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 4.11 on GoodReads. I gave it a 4.

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Have you read 9th Judgement?

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
8th Confession – James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

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