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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
Unlucky 13 was written by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. This installment in the Women’s Murder Club is a breathtaking thrill ride. Unlucky 13 opens with a traffic accident on the Golden Gate Bridge; the victims died a terrible death. Death by hamburger! The bomb was ingested in a hamburger and when it is digested it explodes. Claire is on the scene and calls in Lindsay and Rich. The bomb was so strong it destroyed the car. San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer once again faces Mackie Morales, a treacherous and unbalanced murderer. Mackie is a beautiful psychopath. Newlyweds Yuki and Brady are on their honeymoon when pirates take over the ship and begin murdering the passengers. Cindy goes out on her own by stalking a known psychopathic serial killer.
Unlucky 13 is my favorite installment in the Women’s Murder Club! It grabbed my attention from the beginning and held it to the end. The format of this book is a bit different than previous WMC tales. The ladies are not as dependent on each other. There are basically three separate stories. My copy is audio format and read by January LaVoy. She has a lovely voice that resonates with the character of Lindsey. I was on the edge of my seat throughout this tale. The writing was exquisite. Part of what I enjoyed about this book was its ability to show the humanness of the characters. They have weaknesses and imperfections. While I have been disappointed in a few of the Women’s Murder Club books recently, this one has restored my faith in the series.