Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Audiobook Review and Giveaway: The 9th Judgement by James Patterson

**Possible spoilers for earlier books in this series below**

Details on how you can win a copy of The 9th Judgement after my review.

Title: The 9th Judgement (Audiobook)
Authors: James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Read by Carolyn McCormick
Available: Now
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Reading level: Adult
3.5 out of 5 Stars

I received a review copy in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis from Hachette Book Group:

During an intimate dinner party, a cat burglar breaks into the home of A-list actor Marcus Dowling. When his wife walks in on the thief, the situation quickly teeters out of control, leaving an empty safe and a lifeless body. 

The same night, a woman and her infant child are ruthlessly gunned down in an abandoned garage. The killer hasn't left a shred of evidence, except for a foreboding and cryptic message: WCF, the letters written in blood-red letters. 

With two elusive criminals on the loose, Detective Lindsay Boxer calls on the Women's Murder Club to help her stop them before they continue their spree. But before they can break either case, the Lipstick Killer changes his act and demands a ransom--not for a single victim, but for all of San Francisco. Lindsay puts her own life on the line--but will it be enough to save the city from this deranged killer?

My thoughts:

This is the 9th book in The Women’s Murder Club series. I have been a fan since the beginning, and enjoyed catching up with Lindsay and her pals. James Patterson has created a diverse group of female characters, and most readers will relate to at least one of the ladies that make up The Women’s Murder Club. Whether it be Detective Lindsay Boxer, reporter Cindy Thomas, medical examiner Claire Washburn, or district attorney Yuki Castellano.

The crimes that take place in The 9th Judgement are gruesome. This is definitely not a book for the faint of heart. I was actually hesitant to pick this one up because of the violent nature of the crimes. I tend to avoid books with brutality against children. I am so invested in the lives of these characters that I couldn’t skip this installment, even though I was concerned the plot might be too heavy for me. I wasn’t thrilled with the serial killer story line, but the cat burglar part was interesting. While I wouldn’t consider this the best book in the series, it also wasn’t the worst.If you’ve read the previous books you’ll most likely enjoy The 9th Judgement, but I don’t feel it would be strong enough to hold the interest of a newbie to the series. The ending was a cliffhanger, and left me wanting more.

Other books in this series:
1st to Die
2nd Chance
3rd Degree
4th of July
The 5th Horseman
The 6th Target
7th Heaven
The 8th Confession

Listen to an excerpt of the book here.

James Patterson’s Website

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Contest ends midnight CST on June 11th
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The audiobook will ship from the publisher
Thank to Anna from Hachette for providing the audiobooks for the giveaway!


  1. Sweeet! An audiobook I can listen to with Mr. Whimsy. Please enter me :)

  2. Thanks for the contest, this book sounds great!

  3. Great contest! I'd love to win this for my hubby :)

  4. I would love to win this audiobook. Patterson is my favorite author.
    Was there a way to submit that form to enter? I did not see a 'Submit' button.

  5. pderi11, If you scroll down through the form it should be there. Let me know if it doesn’t work for you so I can make sure I add an entry for you :)

    Thanks everyone that entered :)

  6. hi, new to the site, thanks.