Unlucky 13 : Women's Murder Club

  • by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by January LaVoy
  • Series: Women's Murder Club
  • 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Women's Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose.
San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. With an attentive husband, a job she loves, plus best friends who can talk about anything from sex to murder, things couldn't be better.
Then the FBI sends Lindsay a photo of a killer from her past, and her happy world is shattered. The picture captures a beautiful woman at a stoplight. But all Lindsay sees is the psychopath behind those seductive eyes: Mackie Morales, the most deranged and dangerous mind the Women's Murder Club has ever encountered.
In this pulse-racing, emotionally charged novel by James Patterson, the Women's Murder Club must find a killer - before she finds them first.

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What the Critics Say

"I can't believe how good Patterson is, whether he's doing a Washington police yarn or traveling a different road with a female narrator. He is always on the mark. I have never begun a Patterson book and been able to put it down." (Larry King, USA Today )

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three novellas

This book #13 in the Women’s Murder Club series is different than the others in the series. The group usually works together to figure about a case. This time, they all had their own cases to worry about. The exception was Claire she was working with Boxer. There are three different storylines that are all intertwined and affected each partly differently. Lindsay Boxer is trying to balance her work with her home life with new child Julie. She and Conklin are assigned to a case of people being blown up randomly by “belly Bombs.” Yuki and Brady were married and are off on their honeymoon. The cruise ship they are on was taken over by pirates. The pirates are killing some passengers every hour until the cruise line pays them ransom. Cindy is after Mackie Morales, you will remember her as a psychopath that got away in a prior book in the series. Morales is on the FBI most wanted list. Cindy finds out that Morales is back in San Francisco and she believes she is after Lindsay. Cindy has been unable to warn Lindsay so Cindy sets out to track Morales. All these stores are developed well and kept me listening wanting to know what would happen in each of them next. One of the stories gets a rather short climax as a result of trying to cram so much into the novel. This book is like reading three separate novellas rather than one unified book. Maxine Paetro and James Patterson should have published three separate books, rather than jamming them together. January LaVoy does a good job narrating the book.
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- Jean "I am an avid eclectic reader."

What Happened to the Women's Murder Club?

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A different narrator. The narrator made this group of professional women sound like giddy teenage girls, excited about everything. Was really hard to listen to.


What could James Patterson and Maxine Paetro have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Better writing. Dialogue was silly at times. Homicide detective at a murder scene comforting the victim's relative and discovers she's late to an event so her hubby drops by with her dress. And OMG he remembered to bring her shoes! Really?!!


Who would you have cast as narrator instead of January LaVoy?

Susan Erickson, who narrates J.D. Robb's In Death series.


What character would you cut from Unlucky 13?

Yuki - her storyline didn't add anything to plot.


Any additional comments?

This is the first book out of the Murder Club series that I didn't enjoy. The characters seem to have lost their edge.

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- Jaci

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-05-2014
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio