Book Review: 1st to die

This is the very first book I have read by James Patterson. Yes I know I’m very behind on his titles but I’m glad I finally got round to it.

1st to die is the first book written in the Women’s Murder Club. The WMC is made up of Lindsay Boxer a Sans Francisco Police Inspector, Jill Bernhardt a District Attorney, Claire Washburn a medical examiner and Cindy Thomas a newspaper reporter.

The book starts with Lindsay Boxer preparing to commit suicide as she places her gun against her head then she thinks back to what brought her to this point, The Honeymoon murders.

I liked the fact that you read from the killer’s point of view as well as those investigating the murders. Most of the book is from the point of view of Lindsay Boxer and how she investigates the murders and the relationship she develops with her partner for the cases, Chris Raleigh.

I don’t particular like books that have lots of detailed sex or gory scenes but this was at the right level for me. You know there is going to be not nice things going on when you decide to read a crime novel.

My only criticism is the twists and turns with finding out who was the killer. We know before Lindsay does that Nicholas Jenks didn’t do it as we read from the real killer’s pov but then when we go back to Lindsay it’s like for no reason what so ever she thinks they are wrong and starts to investigate again.

Even though it wasn’t perfect I will be getting his other titles and look forward to trying his Alex Cross series.

I give it 4/5


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Claire
    Apr 21, 2013 @ 20:11:52

    Im just reading all of his books too… brilliant stuff! Im starting with the Alex Cross series, and they are great! i kinda like the plot twists, as you do get some crime writers who have virtually told you who did it and why before the end of chapter 1, Patterson, almost tells you, and you think you know whodunnit, but then! aha!


  2. Eva
    Apr 29, 2013 @ 14:42:48

    I’m just getting ready to read 12th of Never his newest book in the series…they r fabulous and couldn’t put them down…enjoy


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