Tuesday, July 23, 2013

12th of Never

I think I need to quit the Women's Murder Club series by James Patterson.  It had been probably two years since I've read the last one perhaps that is when the last one came out but I read it last week and ugh, so awful.  I mean yeah, there was a time when I read like all James Patterson one summer but his style of writing just annoys me now.  I think it's because I've moved on to better series and perhaps it's because James Patterson is writing towards a different crowd than I am, but ugh.  I kept noticing things that didn't make sense, the short chapters were really annoying me, the typical male chauvinist pigs were annoying me and per always, there really wasn't much of a surprise.

Description: It's finally time! Detective Lindsay Boxer is in labor--while two killers are on the loose.

Lindsay Boxer's beautiful baby is born! But after only a week at home with her new daughter, Lindsay is forced to return to work to face two of the biggest cases of her career.

A rising star football player for the San Francisco 49ers is the prime suspect in a grisly murder. At the same time, Lindsay is confronted with the strangest story she's ever heard: An eccentric English professor has been having vivid nightmares about a violent murder and he's convinced is real. Lindsay doesn't believe him, but then a shooting is called in-and it fits the professor's description to the last detail.

Lindsay doesn't have much time to stop a terrifying future from unfolding. But all the crimes in the world seem like nothing when Lindsay is suddenly faced with the possibility of the most devastating loss of her life

Okay, I'm even more annoyed after reading the description.  One, Lindsay is NOT forced into returning to work.  Her boss calls and asks and she and her husband decide she should.  There was no forcing and realistically, she should not have gone back to work because she barely worked and spent more time worrying about her child than solving the murders, which was very fine because she was a new mom and umm that is her new job and she is supposed to be on maternity leave.

And two, Lindsay was NOT confronted by an eccentric English professor, Conklin was.  The English professor storyline is basically ALL Conklin and his summer intern Mackie Morales.  Lindsay may kind of help out but it is so not her case.

The description definitely makes it sound more dramatic than it was.  I say I may give it up, but lets be honest, I have a hard time stopping series.  I was just really disappointed in this one.

Has a familiar/favorite author let you down?

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