10th Anniversary by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro {Book Review}

I made it to the 10th book of the series, and I do like the name that the authors chose, because it’s a milestone reached.

Not many book series keep going for such a period of time without failing at some stage.

While I still haven’t found one that reached the top of my rating system, I’m still curious to know what happens next.

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

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Plot:

Detective Lindsay Boxer and Joe have finally tied the knot, but there’s just no time for a honeymoon.

When a fifteen-year-old girl is found unconscious in the street, wearing nothing but a cheap plastic, Lindsay is on the case. Not only is the girl bleeding heavily after giving birth but her baby is missing.

Reporter Cindy Thomas is investigating a terrifying case: two women have reported sexual assaults but none can remember anything about them. As she digs deeper, she might be leading herself into danger.

Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano is busy with a major case too, putting a renowned heart surgeon accused of murdering her husband in front of their young children behind bars. With all the evidence present, it doesn’t seem like a conviction will take too long to reach, but when Lindsay finds new evidence that could destroy Yuki’s case, Yuki faces a terrible choice.

Thoughts:

I’m still enjoying the short chapters and the fast pace, moving forward doesn’t feel like a challenge.

The cases were wrapped up pretty much by the halfway mark of the book.

The book seemed to focus more on the personal lives of the characters than actual crimes. There was a lot of crying to sit through, and not from the reader’s side.

One of the sub-plots started off really strong but quickly collapsed with a shallow ending. The potential was lost.

The crimes theme was constant in the book throughout the three sub-plots, even though they weren’t directly related.

Character irritation in this book was Yuki, whose personal vendetta clouded her judgement to listen to common sense. The intensity of winning instead of possibly doing the right thing was overbearing with irritation.

Cindy’s ordeal was damn terrifying and made me wonder if this was her possible exit from the serious.

I was also expecting to see more of Joe in the book now that things are more official between him and Lindsay, but his lack of presence was disappointing. Also, Rich’s action were an eyebrow raiser and I don’t believe what he did was the right decision.

Overview:

I tried figuring out the main plot of the book, and came to the conclusion that it was all the personal drama of the characters and the focus wasn’t on the crimes as in the previous books. The friendship between the women in the Club were wonky and I wonder if this is a set-up maybe for some drifting apart in the next book. It would be good to see some of that drama happening.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 4.09 on GoodReads. I gave it a 4.

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Have you read 10th Anniversary?

You can purchase it here.

More reviews from the Women’s Murder Club series

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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
9th Judgement – James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

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