Title: 16th Seduction
Authors: James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Genre: thriller, mystery, action.
Is this part of a series? Yes, book 16 of the Women’s Murder Club.
Published: March 9th, 2017
Lindsay and Joe are having dinner on the pier, and she is seriously considering reconciliation. Can they have a relationship together now? Still, there’s good wine, great food, and…. a huge explosion across the way. When they run over to assess the damage, Lindsay notices one man acting strangely. Connor Grant isn’t running away. In fact, he seems happy. When she goes to talk to him, Grant takes credit for the bomb and Lindsay has him taken into custody. Meanwhile, Joe goes into the museum to see if he can help anyone. A second explosion hits, and he is badly wounded.
The next morning, Grant is in interrogation denying ever having admitted to anything. As the case goes to trial, he decides to defend himself and Lindsay finds that it is her- her word, and her integrity- that is on trial. In order to protect her job and put Grant away Lindsay must get all her friends together and they have to figure out the mystery of what really happened and who Grant really is before it’s too late.
For me, this was a very fast paced but emotionally taxing book. Over the years I have come to love these characters, and the pain Lindsay is in- both on a job level and in her romantic life- hurts. These are amazing, multifaceted characters that you cannot help but root for; and each one has their own issue in this book as well as trying to help Lindsay through hers.
Grant is an interesting villain. Smart, savvy chameleon that he is, it was interesting to see what he would come up with. The premise was intriguing and the story line had a nice, fast flow. It tied in well with 15th Affair, James Patterson, but seemed to ignore the bookshot in between these two. I have to admit, I was a bit put off by that. I had been waiting to see how they would address the added content in the paper copy of The Trial, James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.
That said, I still loved the book and thought it was a great addition to the series. Five stars!
On the adult content scale, there was violence, language and some sexual content. I give it a five.
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