Title: 9th Judgment
Author: James Patterson
Finished: August 8, 2010
Pages: 355
Published: 2010
Format: first edition

The most recent Women’s Murder Club book had me on the edge of my seat from the moment it began. A inconspicuous and deadly killer is targeting women and children first. He is so ordinary, no witnesses can help them.

At the same time the Hello Kitty burglar is targeting the rich during parties and stealing all their treasured jewels, and there are no clues as to who it is. A simple night of theft turns into terror as Hello Kitty soon finds itself accused of a murder they did not commit.

Through it all, Lindsay seems to be slowly accepting the life she has chosen and settling into the possibility of marriage and cohabitation with Joe. Her fears may slowly be subsiding about her official decision between the two men in her life, but seeing Rich everyday still sends tingles and second thoughts – threatening to wreck everything she has good in her life.

The ending was quite a roller coasted and I began to wonder if Patterson was going to spend the entire series torturing Lindsay from finding happiness. Secretly, I’m hoping for the least likely of situations and then Patterson gives Lindsay at least a small chance at seeing “what could be”.

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