Monday, May 04, 2009

7th Heaven

7th Heaven by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro is the seventh book in The Women's Murder Club series. From the back cover.~

The Women's Murder Club pursues two cases in an electrifying new thriller-chasing a deranged killer and searching for a murderer with a taste for fire.

A Very Public Disappearance

California's "Boy with a Broken Heart," the teenage son of a recent governor, has disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Michael Champion, born with an incurable heart defect, has grown up under the watchful eye of an adoring public. The pressure on detective Lindsay Boxer to learn what happened to Michael is overwhelming. When she finally does get a lead, it's devastating-and for Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano it leads to the biggest trial of her life.

A Deadly Rash Of Arsons

While working on the Campion case, Lindsay and her partner, Rich Conklin, also try to catch whoever is setting fire to some of the most beautiful homes in San Francisco, leaving their owners to perish in the flames. Lindsay enlists her friends in the Women's Murder Club to help her find the arsonist-and suddenly the fires start raging much too close to home.

A Chance at 7th Heaven

These two intense cases bring Lindsay and Rich closer together than ever-and put Lindsay on the brink. Torn between two men and close to an emotional breakdown, she has to draw on every resource to keep from being pulled under.

7th Heaven is another winner in The Women's Murder Club series. As in each of the previous books in the series, there are at least two tough cases and lots of personal drama in the lives of Lindsay and her friends. Lindsay and her partner Rich continue to grow closer as the work on both the disappearance of Michael Champion and the multiple arson cases. Lindsay, who is in a serious relationship with Joe, must fight her attraction to Rich while still working together to solve their open cases. Yuki is in court with the biggest trial of her life and dealing with an unwanted suitor, who doesn't know how to accept the word no. Claire is working long hours to help Lindsay with her arson cases, while being almost 9 months pregnant with her miracle baby, and Cindy is reporting the news and trying to get the Club to take a much needed weekend away together.

Patterson and Paetro gives the reader a roller coaster ride with 7th Heaven. The twist and turns of the plots kept me guessing through most of the book. The 8th Confession is the next book in the series and was released last week. I have my name of the list at the library and can't wait to get my hands on the 8th book in this series.

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