[Reading] ➽ 1st to Die Author James Patterson – Saudionline.co.uk

1st to Die txt 1st to Die, text ebook 1st to Die, adobe reader 1st to Die, chapter 2 1st to Die, 1st to Die 5f647a James Patterson, Bestselling Author Of The Alex Cross Novels Along Came A Spider, Kiss The Girls, And Pop Goes The Weasel, Offers The First Of A New Series Dubbed The Women S Murder Club, Featuring A Four Woman Team That Occasionally Works Outside The System None Of The Gritty Darkness Or Frenzied Action Is Lost In St To Die, Although The Female Protagonists Offer An Even Deeper Emotional Context To This Suspense ThrillerInspector Lindsay Boxer Of The San Francisco Police Department Suddenly Finds Herself In The Middle Of Two Horrifying Situations The First Is That She S Just Learned She Has An Often Fatal Blood Disease The Second Is A Double Homicide Case She Is Now Heading Up That Involves The Murder Of Newlyweds On Their Wedding Night Burdened With Chris Raleigh, A New Partner Reassigned From The Mayor S Office, Lindsay Finds That She Has Too Much To Deal With And Turns To Her Best Friend, Claire, The Head ME On The Case Claire Offers Helpful Advice And Human, Friendly Contact Amid A Job Filled With Violence, Cruelty, And FearSoon A Fledgling Newspaper Reporter, Cindy, Makes Contact With Lindsay Looking For A Career Making Story Although Lindsay Can T Officially Comment On The Case, The Two Women Form A Rapport, And Cindy Joins Lindsay And Claire For Their Weekly Meeting When A Second Pair Of Newlyweds Is Murdered, And Later A Third, The Investigation Leads To A Prominent Crime Writer, Nicholas Jenks, Who Has A History Of Spousal Abuse And A Predilection For Kinky, Dangerous Sex Games With The Help Of An Understanding Assistant DA Jill Bernhardt, Lindsay Tries To Make A Case Against Jenks, Who Even Had An Affair With One Of The Slain Women Eventually Jill Joins The Murder Club, And The Four Ladies Share Private Interdepartmental Information In An Effort To Track And Stop The Killer Before He Strikes AgainThe Major Subplot Lindsay S Facing Up To Her Illness Even While She Learns To Fall In Love Again Carefully Compensates For The Novel S Coarse Scenes Of Brutality Lindsay Boxer Is T Merely An Obsessed Cop Trailing A Maniac She S Also A Terrified Woman Confronting The Onslaught Of Disease The Story Lines Balance Out To Show Us The True Mettle Of Someone Who Puts The Safety Of Others Before Her OwnAgain, Patterson S Skill For Producing Furiously Paced Fiction Are Evident As The Novel Breezes By Rapidly The Short Chapters Keep The Narrative Leaping With Increasingly Taut Plot Elements, But There S An Emotional Commitment That Makes Our Protagonist Even Amiable And Involving St To Die Is A Novel That Works As An Intense Series Of Character Portraits That Will Leave The Reader Touched And Delighted Tom Piccirilli

10 thoughts on “1st to Die

  1. says:

    How in the world is he a best selling author His characters are shallow, his writing is mediocre, and when he writes about romance it feels mechanical and formulaic This book had a twist at the end, but it was the worst sort of twist the kind that you can t really predict because he probably didn t think to add it until after the book was already written leaving out any traces of foreshadowing I haven t read any of his other books and don t plan to now When you have as little time for leisure reading as I do, you waste as little time as possible reading crap.Also, he uses too much vulgarity and too much sex It isn t even romantic sex it s cheap.I recommend this book only to people who have already read every other book in the world and would rather read something they haven t read then reread a good book.

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    Am I the only one that thinks that Women s Murder Club sounds not only hokey but juvenile and begging mockery The story a psycho serial killer begins murdering newly married couples 4 women, each with their own stake in cracking the case, are determined to nail the killer, and so band together outside of official channels to pool their resources and figure it all out There is a red herring if one could call it that and a vaguely surprising twist at the end, but I read this with an unusual level of detachment and disinterest, and so was not impressed by anything.I just wasn t hugely impressed with this book Patterson s handling of the female characters and their relationships with each other were stilted, forced, and lacked nuance from beginning to end I get the impression that Patterson does not truly grasp how women operate, and how their relationships develop.As for the plot itself, well, it was vaguely diverting, but not much The only halfway compelling facet of this mystery was the main character s struggle with an illness of which she has just learned an illness that is potentially fatal, can advance rapidly and in fact does , and that begins to make her realize her own sense of mortality, and how time might be running out I love books in which the female characters are young, put together, strong, successfulI think what is the most disappointing about this book is that there is SO MUCH unrealized potential Grrrr.

  3. says:

    This is my first Patterson experience The book was quite captivating and enthralling.There are half a million detective serial killer novels out there Patterson s are by far near if not at the top of the list His chapters are so brisk you ll find your self half way through the book before you know it As well, the suspense is so well paced, and he also tosses in so many possibilities and clues to murderer s identity into the mix, there s no way you ll be able to set the book down until you have reached the finale In addition to top notch suspense, Patterson gives deep insight into the minds of our four heroine s, we know their dark secrets , and sympathize with them especially Linday with the rare blood disorder, an original sub plot therefore we truly care about what happens to them And as you approach the end of Patterson s 1st to Die, you breath of sigh of relief, only until the last page where Patterson chucks another twist at you, you nearly fall out of your seat in cardiac arrest Never have I read a novel with a final twist so near the end of the book I can t help but applaud Patterson for being so clever Reading it was like driving a car, through beautiful countryside relaxing and enjoying it UNTIL you suddenly see the road sink below the horizon realizing your approaching a cliff at rapid speed Kudos to Patterson, this book Thrills

  4. says:

    I tend to read Patterson s books when I don t want my brain to work that hard 1st to Die fits that bill perfectly I loved the concept of a group of extraordinary females including a detective, a lawyer, and a journalist working together to solve crimes It was an easy to read, page turning thriller featuring a complicated, gruesome killer of newly weds, and twists and turns than a twisty turny thing.

  5. says:

    Slabo je poznata injenica da sam prva dovela Patersonove knjige u Srbiju i bila sam godinama urednik njegovih knjiga za razli ite izdava e i da verovatno najbolje poznajem njegov bogati opus Od svih raznovrsnih njegovih knjiga i serijala ovaj mi je najdra i, koji sam uporno gurala godinama Ovde ne mo emo pri ati o velikoj knji evnosti ali zato mo emo govoriti o pravom kvalitetnom komercijalnom autoru, koji vas uhvati i ne pu ta od po etka do kraja svake knjige ak i one koju biste ocenili sa samo dve ili tri zvezdice I mo ete pro itati i po tri knjige zaredom i tra iti jo Zato on pi e i po 8 naslova godi nje po jedan iz svakog serijala plus poneki stand alone naslov

  6. says:

    While I greatly enjoyed this and the next 2 books in the Women s Murder Club series, I was unable to continue reading the series with the same enjoyment due to comments that Patterson himself made in regards to it He basically said that they were crap, that he just wrote them because he knew that they would sell, and he basically made me feel as if by reading them, and enjoying them, he was belittling me I know it might be a bit extreme, but he ruined this series for me, as well as other series, such as those involving Alex Cross Hard to enjoy work from an author who condescends to write for the masses.

  7. says:

    My impulse as I read 1st to Die was to start editing Overwriting, reduncancy, and sentimentality took the place of plot structure, character development, and freshness Each of the four women was described in terms of her profession and ethnic background sassy Black woman medical examiner with a faithful musician husband, sleek, sophisticated put upon woman DA who gets no respect from her male superiors, perky newspaper reporter whose risk taking allows her to get the scoops that seasoned newspaper people are afraid to go after, and, of course, our depressed, troubled, obsessed main character who gets her life back just to lose everything and speaks in cliches throughout the narrative This book was a fast read, but I won t bother reading any of the other books in the series I wonder if the TV show is any better If so, it s only because some decent writers turned the script into something better than this book.

  8. says:

    I was curious about this series because it s obviously very popular, but I can t say I m terribly impressed by it First of all, the sappy you go girl female characters didn t seem very true to life to me Patterson seems to think that name checking Sarah McLachlan and Tori Amos, plus a lot of hugging and randomly saying I love you, girl , means he has created believable female characters Not so much Also, I thought the plot was melodramatic, and the continual twists were tedious than shocking or surprising.

  9. says:

    I ve been having trouble concentrating enough to read anything involving thought and effort so mindless mysteries thrillers are just what the doctor ordered This one, though No thanks.By page 45 I decided I hated James Patterson writing women The head of the homicide division and the chief medical examiner of San Francisco are disgusted, sickened, and have to turn away from a body What atrocity can these two strong, experienced, professional women not handle A body with a single stab wound What Oh, but the male detective He s just fine He even steps in to offer our lead homicide investigator an arm to lean on Seriously You ve got to be kidding me.I found the interactions between the female friends not realistic in the slightest I actually snorted with laughter a few times at how ridiculous and clich they were Overall I found the writing to be stilted and not especially engaging I can t say I enjoyed it much at all And I don t normally notice these things but the man used the word, chilling so many times that, not only did I notice, but was really annoyed by it Good writers don t need to tell their readers how to react to their writing I should find your descriptions chilling without being told to over and over and over again.And my most petty complaint The Women s Murder Club Four intelligent, urbane professionals and that s the name of their group Couldn t he have come up with a name that wasn t so hackneyed and immature It might as well be The Four Females Who Find Killers Club or The Four Awesome Chicks Hunting Bad Guys Club Would a homicide investigator, coroner, prosecutor, and reporter who were male have to create a club and name it something so hokey Again, I think it goes back to Patterson s inability to write women with any realism or truth And his desire to create a series and characters that could easily be marketed and turned into a movie and or TV show I enjoy gruesome, bloody thrillers but really doubt I can bring myself to skim through the rest of these books based solely on how poorly written I find the characters.ETA I just found out that James Patterson earned 50 million from June 2007 to June 2008 No, that s not a typo I m equal parts horrified and inspired to write something that my biggest fans will excitedly describe as a quick and easy read.

  10. says:

    The first James Patterson book I ever read, and one of the best I read this year It has exceeded my expectations Honestly I didn t know serial killer novels could be this fun It s filled with suspense and thrill, and Just when you thought you ve seen the last of the twists, another one jumps at you in the final pages The plot revolves around a serial killer who targets newlyweds at their wedding night, and it s up to the homicide inspector, Lindsay Boxer to track him down However, in order to do that she needs the help of her friends in the women s murder club Claire Washburn, Cindy Thomas, and Jill Bernhardt Together they work hard in order to bring the killer to justice before he strikes again.

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