When three female school teachers go missing in San Francisco, Detective Lindsay Boxer must unravel the mystery of their disappearance. But what starts as a missing person case quickly escalates to a troubling murder investigation.
As pressure at work mounts, Lindsay must rely on her husband Joe to support her at home. Yet Joe is pursuing a mysterious case himself, as a woman running from her past brings him terrifying information – the notorious war criminal from her Eastern European home country has appeared on the streets of San Francisco.
As Lindsay searches for the three missing women, a frightening new twist forces her and Joe's investigations to collide. His mystery informant has gone missing, and all four abducted women are in grave danger. As shocking revelations emerge, Lindsay and Joe find themselves caught up in an international crime operation unlike anything they've seen before.
With the help of her fierce and courageous friends in the Women's Murder Club, Lindsay and Joe fight to save their city from the corrupt clutches of a monster.
There’s something so comforting about jumping back into a
series that you love and getting to hang out with your favorite characters
again. That’s what reading a Women’s Murder Club book feels like.
This is book number 18 and I still love reading them as much
as I did with the first few.
This book was a wild ride from beginning to end and has a
little bit of everything you love from Lindsay Boxer and the crew. It’s high
intensity and will keep you turning the page. The ladies (and Joe) come through
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She was one of the FBI’s top agents until she became the nation’s most-wanted fugitive. Now Jane Hawk may be all that stands between a free nation and its enslavement by a powerful secret society’s terrifying mind-control technology. She couldn’t save her husband, or the others whose lives have been destroyed, but equipped with superior tactical and survival skills—and the fury born of a broken heart and a hunger for justice—Jane has struck major blows against the insidious cabal.
But Jane’s enemies are about to hit back hard. If their best operatives can’t outrun her, they mean to bring her running to them, using her five-year-old son as bait. Jane knows there’s no underestimating their capabilities, but she must battle her way back across the country to the remote shelter where her boy is safely hidden . . . for now.
As she moves resolutely forward, new threats begin to emerge: a growing number of brain-altered victims driven hopelessly, violently insane. With the madness spreading like a virus, the war between Jane and her enemies will become a fight for all their lives—against the lethal terror unleashed from behind the forbidden door.
If you’ve been keeping up with my reviews, you know I’ve
been attached to this series. So, imagine my disappointment when I felt like
this installment wasn’t necessary to the series. There were a few bits a pieces
that definitely added to the series, but this book could have been cut in half,
and I would have been totally fine with it.
It was slow-moving. There was not nearly enough Jane in this
one. I really don’t care about getting full character arcs for characters that
just end up dying – not at the hand of Jane. Maybe the first three books were
just too good that getting a mediocre one made me seem worse than it was.
There was a steady building sense of dread while I read the
first three. I had that sense of dread going into this one, but nothing really
. . . happened. It kept building up like something was going to, and it just
didn’t. Here is where I feel conflicted. I usually enjoy books more when my
favorite characters make it out safe and alive. I still wanted that in this
book, but I could have used some more action too.
I will say, The Forbidden Door which the title of the book
references is very interesting, and I would like to hear more about how it
happened all of a sudden.
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