15TH AFFAIR – James Patterson & Maxine Paetro.

15th AffairAnother Women’s Murder Club thriller. This one is taught, and the grip tightens steadily. I found it to be more gripping and unputdownable than some others in this series and I enjoyed it. Lindsay Boxer, of the four friends who are members of the club, as usual is the main protagonist.

We feel for her as her normal heavy workload is especially backbreaking with the added concern about her missing husband, Joe Molinari. A fact that shakes her faith in her marriage is his history with a woman, Alison Muller, who just might be a ruthless killer.

Not only is Muller’s image there in the hotel security camera footage where four bodies are found executed, but a figure that just might be Joe is, as well. And nobody can find her either. It seems, too, that the CIA knows something about it about which they are not entirely forthcoming.

Maxine Paetro

Maxine Paetro


James Patterson

Fortunately for Lindsay, she has a willing babysitter in the shape of her friend and neighbour to look after their baby daughter as she sallies forth to joust with these mysteries and figure out just what Joe is up to. These domestic concerns give a more realistic feel to the tenacious detective sergeant.

This copy sent to the crime scene investigators of the BOOK POSTMORTEM by Penguin Random House, South Africa.

About peterjearle

Writer of thriller novels. 6 Published: 'Purgatory Road', 'The Barros Pawns', and the Detective Dice Modise Series:'Hunter's Venom - #1' 'Medicinal Purposes Only - #2', and 'Children Apart - #3; and 'Tribes of Hillbrow'; all from Southern Africa.
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