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Detective Lindsay Boxer has everything she could possibly want. Her marriage and baby daughter are perfect, and life in Homicide in the San Francisco Police Department is going well. But all that could change in an instant. Lindsay is called to a crime scene at the Four Seasons Hotel. There is a dead man in one of the rooms, shot at close range. The man checked in under a Detective Lindsay Boxer has everything she could possibly want. Her marriage and baby daughter are perfect, and life in Homicide in the San Francisco Police Department is going well. But all that could change in an instant. Lindsay is called to a crime scene at the Four Seasons Hotel. There is a dead man in one of the rooms, shot at close range. The man checked in under a false name with no ID on him, so the first puzzle will be finding out who he is. In the room next door are a dead young man and woman, also shot. They are surrounded by high-tech surveillance equipment. Could they have been spying on the man now dead in the room next to them? And in the utilities cupboard down the hall is the dead body of a house maid. The murders are all clearly linked and professionally executed. But what is the motive behind it all? Lindsay will need to risk everything she has to find out.


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Detective Lindsay Boxer has everything she could possibly want. Her marriage and baby daughter are perfect, and life in Homicide in the San Francisco Police Department is going well. But all that could change in an instant. Lindsay is called to a crime scene at the Four Seasons Hotel. There is a dead man in one of the rooms, shot at close range. The man checked in under a Detective Lindsay Boxer has everything she could possibly want. Her marriage and baby daughter are perfect, and life in Homicide in the San Francisco Police Department is going well. But all that could change in an instant. Lindsay is called to a crime scene at the Four Seasons Hotel. There is a dead man in one of the rooms, shot at close range. The man checked in under a false name with no ID on him, so the first puzzle will be finding out who he is. In the room next door are a dead young man and woman, also shot. They are surrounded by high-tech surveillance equipment. Could they have been spying on the man now dead in the room next to them? And in the utilities cupboard down the hall is the dead body of a house maid. The murders are all clearly linked and professionally executed. But what is the motive behind it all? Lindsay will need to risk everything she has to find out.

30 review for 15th Affair

  1. 5 out of 5

    Ilene

    I use to love this series. The mysteries and team up of the ladies should be the focus of these. That's how this series started. What made it a bit different from other series. But the ladies now are hardly ever together and the mystery is a side not taken over with Lindsay and Joe relationship. For the last couple of books it's been toyed around if Joe is cheating on Lindsay or not. Nothing new in this book we already didn't know. For a $14.99 ebook there should have been more story/ character I use to love this series. The mysteries and team up of the ladies should be the focus of these. That's how this series started. What made it a bit different from other series. But the ladies now are hardly ever together and the mystery is a side not taken over with Lindsay and Joe relationship. For the last couple of books it's been toyed around if Joe is cheating on Lindsay or not. Nothing new in this book we already didn't know. For a $14.99 ebook there should have been more story/ character development.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Li'l Owl

    Lindsay and Richie are on scene at the Four Seasons Hotel where four people have been gunned down in cold blood. It's a professional hit, leaving behind no witnesses, no evidence of any kind. One of the victims, Michael Chan, is a college history teacher with a wife, two small kids, and no record. The only lead comes up on the surveillance cameras in the hotel. One camera catches a blond woman crossing the lobby, and another shows the same woman entering Michael Chan's room. She's been Lindsay and Richie are on scene at the Four Seasons Hotel where four people have been gunned down in cold blood. It's a professional hit, leaving behind no witnesses, no evidence of any kind. One of the victims, Michael Chan, is a college history teacher with a wife, two small kids, and no record. The only lead comes up on the surveillance cameras in the hotel. One camera catches a blond woman crossing the lobby, and another shows the same woman entering Michael Chan's room. She's been identified as Allison Muller. And she has vanished into thin air. A Boing 747 from Beijing approaches the runway at San Francisco airport, on time and for a seemingly normal, routine landing when it explodes into incalculable pieces, killing all 430 people on board. On the passenger manifest is the name Michael Chan. The same Michael Chan who was just found murdered at the hotel. Clair and Lindsay go to the morge at the hospital where Chan's body was sent. The ME, buried in bodies and body parts from the explosion, says she'll call when she finds said body of Michael Chan but it's obviously not high on her to-do list. Days later, after some of the chaos dies down, Michael Chan's second body still can't be located. Then, while Lindsay and Richie are in Chan's home notifying Michael's wife, Shirley, of his death, a camera from the SFPD's surveillance van across the street catches a car slowly driving by. The driver behind the wheel is clearly identified. It's Joe. And that was the last time anyone, including Lindsay, saw or heard from Joe. 15th Affair is a three ring circus of the biggest cases Lindsay, Richie, and the Woman's Murder Club have ever faced before. It begins with a cold blooded, quadruple homicide in a ritzy hotel in San Francisco. Adds in an unnamed terrorist who brings down a passenger plane, killing all 430 souls on board. Then a deadly serious ring of Chinese spies turns up with motives unknown. It all gets thrown into a giant caldron thus creating a toxic brew of alphabet soup including the SFPD, CIA, FBI, and who knows what else. And Joe is up to his neck in the middle of it, bubbles, witch, and all. This is another brilliant edition in the Woman's Murder Club series by *Maxine Paetro. Each book in the series continue to be bigger, better, and more nerve jangling than the one before! I highly recommend listening to the books in audio book format because as the books get better and better so does narrator January LaVoy! This is a series not to be missed! Nearing the end of the story with Lindsay facing the biggest decision of her life when....... I must have sat there for several minutes not breathing, waiting eagerly to hear what would happen next. What I heard was this. "Please continue listening to hear an excerpt from James Patterson and Mark Sullivan's The Games." * Woman's Murder Club novels from the fourth in the series through the most current book are published under James Patterson and Maxine Paetro Many of James Patterson's books are primarily written by his coauthors so that's who I give the credit to. It's a personal preference.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne the Bookaholic and Proud

    another great book, by the master of crime, Mr patterson never fails to keep you gripping the book by both hands and never taking your eyes away for a second, the women's murder club series is fantastic, and this book fails to disappoint you, sergeant lindsay boxer is a SFPD officer, and does everything by the book (well nearly everything), and if you need the job doing, she's the woman to do it, and all the while of a hectic job, she's also a mother, and that's not easy either, but either way, another great book, by the master of crime, Mr patterson never fails to keep you gripping the book by both hands and never taking your eyes away for a second, the women's murder club series is fantastic, and this book fails to disappoint you, sergeant lindsay boxer is a SFPD officer, and does everything by the book (well nearly everything), and if you need the job doing, she's the woman to do it, and all the while of a hectic job, she's also a mother, and that's not easy either, but either way, she's gets it all done in the end I don't think this is the last of the women's murder club, and definitely can't wait for the next one xx

  4. 5 out of 5

    Krystin Rachel

    "He's a terrible writer, but he's very successful." - Stephen King on James Patterson. This series has officially jumped the shark. Absolutely fucking ridiculous. This was a Lindsay Boxer Made-for-television-Movie in novel form. Plane crashes and the CIA and ruining anything good about Lindsay and Joe's marriage. Just absurd, absurd story lines. Ugh...I'll give it this though - it was fast paced. This is no longer a thriller/mystery series about badass ladies getting together to solve crimes. "He's a terrible writer, but he's very successful." - Stephen King on James Patterson. This series has officially jumped the shark. Absolutely fucking ridiculous. This was a Lindsay Boxer Made-for-television-Movie in novel form. Plane crashes and the CIA and ruining anything good about Lindsay and Joe's marriage. Just absurd, absurd story lines. Ugh...I'll give it this though - it was fast paced. This is no longer a thriller/mystery series about badass ladies getting together to solve crimes. Now it's just about babies and crying over relationships and it couldn't get anymore terrible or further away from the original point - though I dare not tempt Patterson and Paetro lest they take me up on the challenge. Looking forward to number 16 of this garbage! LOL.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Monnie

    Let me say this at the start: I don't like cliffhangers, mostly because by the time the next book in a series comes out I've totally forgotten how the previous one ended. In this case, it's even worse because I absolutely hate the circumstances (an emotion that is exacerbated, of course, because I can't reveal anything specific in a review without spoiling the book for others). That, and a plot that's a titch on the far-fetched side, puts my actual rating somewhere between 3.5 and 4 stars. All in Let me say this at the start: I don't like cliffhangers, mostly because by the time the next book in a series comes out I've totally forgotten how the previous one ended. In this case, it's even worse because I absolutely hate the circumstances (an emotion that is exacerbated, of course, because I can't reveal anything specific in a review without spoiling the book for others). That, and a plot that's a titch on the far-fetched side, puts my actual rating somewhere between 3.5 and 4 stars. All in all, though, this is another relatively solid entry in the Women's Murder Club series; I've maintained for years that Maxine Paetro is my favorite in Patterson's stable of co-authors, and I'll give her another pat on the back for the better parts in this one. For those who might be unfamiliar, the informal club is a group of four women, all good friends with successful careers that are different, but overlap: Lindsay Boxer (the centerpiece), a San Francisco Police Department detective; Claire Washburn, the San Francisco chief medical examiner; Yuki Castellano, an attorney who's married to Lindsay's boss Jackson Brady; and Cindy Thomas, a journalist for the San Francisco Chronicle. In all the books, some facet of the plot touches on all of them to some degree or another - and there's always at least one heart-to-heart get-together, usually at the table of a local pub. Also usually, one of the four draws the short straw. In this one, Yuki pretty much gets lost in the shuffle, while Cindy, who is chasing down the story of multiple murders in a luxury hotel and a major disaster affecting hundreds of people, plays a larger role. Claire does her usual thing while conducting autopsies of the damage, and once again, there's a mention of assistant Dr. Germaniuk. The real one, for the record, is the long-time medical examiner and coroner of Trumbull County, Ohio, where I live; he's also a long-time consultant to Patterson on medical issues. Lindsay, married to former cop Joe Molinari (with whom she has a baby daughter), is called to that hotel to investigate four murders: An Asian man, two young people occupying the room next door and a hotel maid. Judging from security tapes, the murders seem to involve a beautiful blond woman who has performed a disappearing act. Clues are elusive, and adding to the mystery is Joe, who seems to have gone missing as well. Not long thereafter, the city is hit with bombshell news and, as a result, another case that could well be tied to the hotel murders - and quite possibly Lindsay's missing husband. And therein lies my biggest issue with this book: Given the circumstances, Lindsay understandably is worried about her missing husband. But calling his cell phone (to no avail) is about the only thing she does to track him down; surely a top-notch detective like her would do more. And as details about the two cases begin to unravel, so does Lindsay; her emotional roller roaster is really hard for me to take, especially when it threatens to run her marriage (to a guy she supposedly loves with all her heart) into the ground.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Suzanne

    4.5* Loved the spy angle of this installment but now I have so many questions about shady Joe at this point. I cannot wait to read 16th Seduction tomorrow. There is so much on the line for Lindsay and her family. Intriguing plot and very fast paced. Took only a few hours to read but it was one curve ball after another! My quick and simple overall: thoroughly enjoyable with spy/double agent content!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Carianne Carleo-Evangelist

    I was very very close to giving this one star, but I can't do it. I love(d) Women's Murder Club. But this wasn't Women's Murder Club. It was the Lindsay Boxer soap opera and while I love Boxer, this was too much. I think we saw the Club all of three times and aside from a throwaway about Cindy trying on Julie for size, we really got no information. The high point of this series is them working together, not Linday's unraveling love life. I also seriously think the character has gone down hill I was very very close to giving this one star, but I can't do it. I love(d) Women's Murder Club. But this wasn't Women's Murder Club. It was the Lindsay Boxer soap opera and while I love Boxer, this was too much. I think we saw the Club all of three times and aside from a throwaway about Cindy trying on Julie for size, we really got no information. The high point of this series is them working together, not Linday's unraveling love life. I also seriously think the character has gone down hill since the ill-fated casting of Angie Harmon as her. I love Angie, but Boxer is blondie and that's a no. This book was so poorly written I wonder if Patterson actually wrote it since I like Maxine Paetro's writing and this one is just such a poor chapter in this series. It's also a horrible mish mash of British and American English. Maybe after 15 it's time for the series to go to bed as I also eventually thought Alex Cross ran out of gas. Really? A SFPD Sergeant's husband is missing and she's not going to at least sort of look for him? Not a chance for the crusader of justice Boxer. The whole soap opera with Muller was pointless if you're not going to resolve it. The whole Four Seasons case was mostly left unresolved despite the bandaid they attempted to put over it during the girl talk in the car in Vancouver. Nope. Not buying it - and glad I didn't buy this book.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Louise Wilson

    3.5 rounded down to 3 This time, Lindsay Boxer is dealing with a triple homicide at the Four Seasons. Then there is a plane crash. What is the link between these two cases? One name - the name of one of the men who was shot at the Four Seasons was also on the list of passengers from the air crash. To add to Lindsay's frustrations, Joe has gone missing. Lindsay is finding out that she doesn't really know her husband at all. The Women's Murder Club are back. I do like this series and its regular 3.5⭐️ rounded down to 3 This time, Lindsay Boxer is dealing with a triple homicide at the Four Seasons. Then there is a plane crash. What is the link between these two cases? One name - the name of one of the men who was shot at the Four Seasons was also on the list of passengers from the air crash. To add to Lindsay's frustrations, Joe has gone missing. Lindsay is finding out that she doesn't really know her husband at all. The Women's Murder Club are back. I do like this series and its regular list of characters. But there were just some things that did not ring true to me. Some might have just been an oversight. But when your husband is missing, do you just keep trying to phone his mobile? Surely a policewoman of Lindsay's rank has the power at her fingertips to track Joes phone. I'm really not keen on cliff hanger endings and this seems to be happening more and more in this series, Library Book

  9. 5 out of 5

    Terri Wino

    This definitely was one of my least favorite books in the series. It just seemed like too many plot twists were attempted that ended up falling flat for me. I don't want to say any spoilers here, but I can state that the dynamic between Lindsay and Joe in this book seemed like a 180 from previous stories and, thus, that part of the storyline ended up feeling contrived to me. I also missed the typical contributions from the other members of the Women's Murder Club. Their lack of story in this book This definitely was one of my least favorite books in the series. It just seemed like too many plot twists were attempted that ended up falling flat for me. I don't want to say any spoilers here, but I can state that the dynamic between Lindsay and Joe in this book seemed like a 180 from previous stories and, thus, that part of the storyline ended up feeling contrived to me. I also missed the typical contributions from the other members of the Women's Murder Club. Their lack of story in this book was a little disappointing. Oh well, perhaps I'll enjoy the next book more. (2017 reading challenge category: a murder mystery)

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jeanette Bowyer

    This book has more twists and turns than the Amalfi Coastline! I started the book in the afternoon and before I knew it was late night when I finished it. I couldn't put the book down as I had to keep reading to find out what happens next. Just about every character carried a secret that intertwined with Lindsay's investigation. A gripping read filled with non stop action.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Brenda

    Detective Lindsay Boxer and partner Detective Richie Conklin arrived at the luxury hotel to find four bodies – all ruthlessly gunned down, execution style. This horrific attack was the beginning of weeks of terror which settled into the hearts of the San Francisco people and their police – the culmination was being compared to the atrocities of 9/11… Boxer and her friends in the Women’s Murder Club had no ideas – no clues to help solve the mess. And when Joe, Lindsay’s beloved husband and father Detective Lindsay Boxer and partner Detective Richie Conklin arrived at the luxury hotel to find four bodies – all ruthlessly gunned down, execution style. This horrific attack was the beginning of weeks of terror which settled into the hearts of the San Francisco people and their police – the culmination was being compared to the atrocities of 9/11… Boxer and her friends in the Women’s Murder Club had no ideas – no clues to help solve the mess. And when Joe, Lindsay’s beloved husband and father to their one year old daughter Julie went missing and Lindsay was brutally attacked more than once, Lindsay’s emotions ranged from worried, terrified and incredibly angry. What was going on? Where was Joe – how could he abandon them and not be in contact? With many more bodies, and more complications than ever before in a case that made no sense, Lindsay wondered if she and her team would find answers before it was too late. Included in that was her despair of ever finding Joe - it was overwhelming her... 15th Affair by James Patterson was filled with twists and turns, and was another gripping, riveting thriller which kept me enthralled until the end. I’ve enjoyed each and every one of the Women’s Murder Club series, and look forward to the 16th. Highly recommended.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Escape into a Booksite

    *3.5 Stars* I liked this one, but I didn't love it like some of the previous books. I think in a way I preferred how we didn't get too many POV's from the other girls (I know, I know, that's part of the whole Women's Murder Club we've come to expect), because sometimes I get frustrated when POV's change too often in books. I did enjoy reading this, and trying to get to the bottom of the whole big mystery surrounding Joe and all the cases that were going on. There's still not a lot of closure *3.5 Stars* I liked this one, but I didn't love it like some of the previous books. I think in a way I preferred how we didn't get too many POV's from the other girls (I know, I know, that's part of the whole Women's Murder Club we've come to expect), because sometimes I get frustrated when POV's change too often in books. I did enjoy reading this, and trying to get to the bottom of the whole big mystery surrounding Joe and all the cases that were going on. There's still not a lot of closure at the end of the book though, so I will be curious to see how things continue. Hopefully this series doesn't go down the way of the Alex Cross series, because I used to love those but gave up on the them in the end as they just weren't the same. So far I am still enjoying this series though and will continue to read it. I really like Lindsay as a character and I love most of the other characters as well, so let's see how things continue when the next book is released. I would still recommend this if you're a fan of the series.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jane Russo

    Another series that now sucks! I used to enjoy the lady's getting together and solving cases. But the books are now all about the relationships and a few absurd crime storylines. Patterson doesn't even try to fake it anymore. He is a greedy greedy man that has other churn out this drivel to make him rich. I'm done!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Book Addict Shaun

    James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club is my favourite series of his. I am fairly sure the first Patterson novel that I read was 1st to Die and I borrowed it from the library. I remember loving the short chapters, how quickly I got sucked in to the story and I can even remember what the plot was. I’ve read hundreds of books since then but this series remains a favourite. The fact that the seventeenth book is just around the corner is unbelievable. I love the women that make up the WMC however I James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club is my favourite series of his. I am fairly sure the first Patterson novel that I read was 1st to Die and I borrowed it from the library. I remember loving the short chapters, how quickly I got sucked in to the story and I can even remember what the plot was. I’ve read hundreds of books since then but this series remains a favourite. The fact that the seventeenth book is just around the corner is unbelievable. I love the women that make up the WMC however I was disappointed that Lindsay took the solo starring role here in 15th Affair. Some of the previous books have seen characters such as Cindy and Yuki playing bigger roles and I missed that in this story because Cindy is one of my favourite characters. That said, even though it’s been a while since I’ve read a WMC book, I find these books incredibly comforting as they remind me of a simpler time when all I had to worry about was what book to borrow from the library next. Then adult life arrived and, well... I very much enjoyed the plot here in 15th Affair and can’t allude to it too much except to say that it heavily affects Lindsay Boxer both professionally and personally. I often wondered why Patterson and Maxine Paetro decided to make Lindsay have a baby because, whilst she’s a great police officer, her and Joe are terrible parents. For someone who loves her daughter so much there’s a lot of abandonment here with her precious little girl spending most of her time with the next door neighbour. The WMC, Alex Cross and Michael Bennett novels all feature strong family values and yet the detectives at the heart of these novels can’t achieve the balance between work and home life and so I sometimes find it a bit annoying seeing this abandonment but at the same time knowing that it’s because they have demanding jobs. To be honest I would read these books regardless of what the main story was because having spent fifteen books (so far) reading about these characters (and some who are no longer with us), I feel like I know them and I absolutely love reading about them. That said, I felt the plot here was fantastic and had enough suspense and twists to keep me intrigued. I do find the writing style and speech between some of the characters to be a little sickly sweet at times, but overall there aren’t many crime series that I enjoy as much as this one and as said earlier, they are my go-to comfort reads. Patterson is often slated, even by myself at times, but this series of books is fantastic and I hope that there’s many more to come after the release of the seventeenth book very soon.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Skip

    A Chinese husband is murdered in the Four Seasons, in the middle of a tryst with a married blonde woman. The hotel tapes are mysteriously wiped as are some sleuths recording next door. Lindsay Boxer is called to investigate. Then there is a horrific plane crash diverting resources and attention. Then her own husband, Joe Molinari, disappears without a trace, but turns out to be involved in the two stories. Sadly, Patterson and Paestro really neglect the other members of the Women's Murder Club, A Chinese husband is murdered in the Four Seasons, in the middle of a tryst with a married blonde woman. The hotel tapes are mysteriously wiped as are some sleuths recording next door. Lindsay Boxer is called to investigate. Then there is a horrific plane crash diverting resources and attention. Then her own husband, Joe Molinari, disappears without a trace, but turns out to be involved in the two stories. Sadly, Patterson and Paestro really neglect the other members of the Women's Murder Club, and this one focuses almost solely on Lindsay, who is feeling insecure and beaten down. Even stooping to calling Joe's ex-girlfriend in Washington D.C. for help. The action was decent, but Lindsay's sappy stuff left me feeling slightly ill and the ending was unfulfilling and not just the cliffhanger either.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Marcia

    I usually like the Women's Murder Mystery Club books. This was was mediocre at best. While there was one subplot about multiple murders and the shooting down of a plane, what actually took over center field was the marriage of Lindsay and Joe. The book deteriorated into a should I leave him soppy melodrama.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Carol

    FIRST READ: It’s been quite a long time since reading the two first few books in the Women’s Murder Club series, and I read whatever showed up in the library, so not in a direct order. So now I have them all read except 3 and 17. Making progress. Was thinking of memorable moments in this series that have stayed with me. Can you remember Lindsey walking across the Bridge carrying I think it was a bomb, buck naked. Or the wonderful and romantic night she and Joe had getting engaged, and their FIRST READ: It’s been quite a long time since reading the two first few books in the Women’s Murder Club series, and I read whatever showed up in the library, so not in a direct order. So now I have them all read except 3 and 17. Making progress. Was thinking of memorable moments in this series that have stayed with me. Can you remember Lindsey walking across the Bridge carrying I think it was a bomb, buck naked. Or the wonderful and romantic night she and Joe had getting engaged, and their marriage day and night. Her getting prego with Julie and the joy she has brought to them. At the moment I am ready to throw Joe down the garbage disposal. I have little tolerance for him even though I've fallen in like with him time after time. They were from the library and oddly enough, I never thought of picking up the rest of the series, although I truly enjoyed those first reads. Here, I reacquainted myself with the main player, Lindsay Boxer, SFPD Homicide detective, now married and with a year old daughter. Apparently she has gone through some changes in her career and personal life and I think I might want to start this series again from the beginning. I will admit this was a thrilling and effortless read, especially because the short chapters give the reader the feeling of flying through this book. Personally, I think that is the catch with these books; they don’t dig too deep, but they also aren’t absolutely shallow that you want to stop reading either. Clever. I like her Murder Club Friends. They have been an important part of the story. Yuki has been a good addition and professionally they are a great group. The thrill here was in Lindsay’s personal dilemma, discovering things about her husband she didn’t know because he never told her. I thought those emotions and that sense of deception she felt, were absolutely spot on and I totally sympathized with Lindsay. Too bad we don’t know what decision she makes in the end. In all honesty, in her place I wouldn’t know either, especially as the authors don’t let us in. I wanted to be a fly on the wall to hear that conversation. SECOND READ: This book opens with San Francisco Homicide Detective Lindsay Boxer about to go home for the day only to be called to a crime scene at a hotel. A man has been gunned down in his hotel room. And two people were also murdered next door. What makes it really weird is that the security cameras completely failed when this attack took place. What was happening? Lindsay gets the shock of her life when she is reviewing surveillance related to this case and discovers her husband Joe has crossed paths with their investigation. But Joe has vanished. Did he have anything to do with this? I’m just scratching the surface of this book that brings in some other plots to keep things complicated and keep the pages turning. The mystery aspects of this book actually worked well, I thought, and I enjoyed them. The pace was fast, and the climax was logical with the other storylines brought in all playing off each other for one complex case. But here’s where things start to go downhill, and they actually crash fast. First of all, the previous book ended with a cliffhanger. Remember it? A drug dealer has decided that Lindsay has the drugs or money he was cheated out of when one of his underlings got arrested by the cop. So he is going to go after her. I was expecting that to be a major part of the book. Instead, it’s like the authors decided they had a new idea that was better and wrapped that up in a paragraph. No, I’m not kidding. Why even introduce it then if you aren’t going to deal with it now? While there is one case with several prongs being worked on, the rest of the Women’s Murder Club only get cameos at best. Yuki literally has nothing to do. I’m trying to remember if she even gets a line of dialogue. Of course, considering some of the storylines she’s had over the series, that’s actually an improvement for her. Claire and Cindy do fair better since they provide some clues along the way. But there is no real character development for these three characters or anything new in their various relationships. THIRD READ: Which brings us to Lindsay and Joe. I get that Joe did some things that upset Lindsay in this book. I truly do. But Lindsay blew them way out of proportion. She went some places she never should have gone emotionally, and let those emotions drive her to make some decisions that drove me crazy. And here’s a tip for you, you will never work anything out if you aren’t willing to talk about your issues with the other person and listen to each other. And, frankly, the explanations for what happened with Joe are fairly logical and only make Lindsay seem even worse in her overreactions. Plus they end with another cliffhanger. But after how they handled the one from the previous book, I don’t know if I trust them to resolve this one at all. Recommend Big Time.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Ashley (bookworm84)

    Did not enjoy this book at all. I miss the old Women's Murder Club where we actually saw the ladies gather together and work a case together. This book was 90% narration about what Lindsay did in her day and calling Mrs. Rose to take care of the baby, 8% complaining about her husband and 2% plot. Jury is still out on whether I'm through with this series.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Marla Madison

    This Women’s Murder Club story drew me in from page one and I had a hard time putting it down. When a disturbing double murder takes place in an exclusive San Francisco hotel, Lindsey Boxer is drawn into a case with far-reaching, even global implications. When she sees a man who looks remarkably like her husband on a surveillance tape from the hotel, she becomes personally drawn into the case. Halfway through the book, I was weary of hearing about Lindsey’s devotion to her infant daughter: the This Women’s Murder Club story drew me in from page one and I had a hard time putting it down. When a disturbing double murder takes place in an exclusive San Francisco hotel, Lindsey Boxer is drawn into a case with far-reaching, even global implications. When she sees a man who looks remarkably like her husband on a surveillance tape from the hotel, she becomes personally drawn into the case. Halfway through the book, I was weary of hearing about Lindsey’s devotion to her infant daughter: the descriptions of the child’s every expression, diaper change, and mood became extremely tiresome. Patterson claims to write this series for women. But as a woman and a mother, I don’t need a reminder of maternal love and the cuteness and demands of babies on every other page. Enough is enough. I read suspense for the plot, not to read every motherly detail of the protagonist’s life. And it didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that despite the many clues to the contrary, Lindsey’s husband would turn out to be on the side of the good guys. How could he possibly be a villian when he had fathered a baby worthy of so much adoring description? We don’t see much of the Murder Club in this book. It was mainly all about Lindsey and her frustration with her husbands (possible) betrayal and her dedication to a case that kept her child constantly in the hand of an always-available sitter. Yes, the second half of the 15th Affair was a letdown, and the ending predictable. Hard to recommend this one.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Ed

    #15 in the Women's Murder Club series. #12 by author Patterson with co-author Maxine Paetro; Patterson wrote the series debut and Andrew Gross co-authored #2 & #3. This series entry jerks around in a confusing manner and then as the parts come together into an unconvincing narrative, there is a slam bang finale and epilogue and a still unresolved issue that will lead to a #16. Women's Murder Club series - As she settles into motherhood and a happy marriage, Lindsay Boxer thinks she has found #15 in the Women's Murder Club series. #12 by author Patterson with co-author Maxine Paetro; Patterson wrote the series debut and Andrew Gross co-authored #2 & #3. This series entry jerks around in a confusing manner and then as the parts come together into an unconvincing narrative, there is a slam bang finale and epilogue and a still unresolved issue that will lead to a #16. Women's Murder Club series - As she settles into motherhood and a happy marriage, Lindsay Boxer thinks she has found domestic bliss. But when a beautiful, alluring blonde woman with links to the CIA disappears from the scene of a brutal murder at a downtown luxury hotel, Lindsay's life begins to unravel. Before she can track down the woman for questioning, a plane crash plunges San Francisco into chaos and Lindsay's husband Joe vanishes. The deeper she digs, the more Lindsay suspects that Joe shares a secret past with the mystery blonde.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Steven Walle

    This was a very good exciting read. Filled with a lot of twists and turns. I would recommend it to all. Enjoy and Be Blessed Diamond

  22. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    Eh, not a great book. Loved all of the previous Women's murder club series. This one just showcases Lindsays struggling marriage. I never got the feeling that she truly loved Joe. I always felt she loved Rich. There's a "cliffhanger", which I will forget about by the time number 16 rolls around. The "crime" is kind of dumb. Not a fan of this one

  23. 4 out of 5

    Mike

    A decent police procedural with character development. The first person focus and narrator was Detective Sergeant Lindsay Boxer, one of a "Law & Order"-like group of frineds, professional women nicknamed the "Women’s Murder Club". There were a few flaws in the story, enough that I am not gripped by the authors' mystery writing capability (although it far exceeds anything I can do, don't get me wrong!) There were clues kept out of sight so they could be better used in the denouement, A decent police procedural with character development. The first person focus and narrator was Detective Sergeant Lindsay Boxer, one of a "Law & Order"-like group of frineds, professional women nicknamed the "Women’s Murder Club". There were a few flaws in the story, enough that I am not gripped by the authors' mystery writing capability (although it far exceeds anything I can do, don't get me wrong!) There were clues kept out of sight so they could be better used in the denouement, over-reactions stubbornly carried along past the time the cause was corrected. Just enough flaws that I look forward to catching up on the old installments in the series, but not enough to rave about the book. Got on audio for travel. Using for an SRC reading task involving "15"

  24. 5 out of 5

    Meryl

    I didn't like the ending.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Judy

    Very fast read and good, fast paced.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Darchelle

    Pop sugar reading challenge: a book by two authors I’m beginning to think that Lindsay Boxer is the unluckiest person ever. Something is always happening in her personal life along with her crazy work life. This book was more depressing than some of the others but it was a page turner. I definitely felt Lindsay’s anxiety & wanted all of the answers, too!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Tiffany PSquared

    I'm not sure exactly what bugged me about this book. It followed suit with other Women's Murder Club series stories, so there wasn't a major departure from previous books. Maybe I was missing more involvement from the other members of the club as this book centered mostly around Lindsey and Joe. I enjoyed the book, however, and will definitely continue with the series.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Matt

    Patterson and Paetro offer up a wonderful story in this 15th instalment of the Women's Murder Club series, showing the true vulnerabilities of protagonist, Lindsay Boxer. While finally enjoying a life of bliss at home, Boxer is soon rattled when she attends a crime scene of a man slain in bed and an elusive blond slinking into the room minutes before the crime. Upon further digging, she learns that the woman is one Alison Muller, a name which means nothing to her at the time. However, Patterson and Paetro offer up a wonderful story in this 15th instalment of the Women's Murder Club series, showing the true vulnerabilities of protagonist, Lindsay Boxer. While finally enjoying a life of bliss at home, Boxer is soon rattled when she attends a crime scene of a man slain in bed and an elusive blond slinking into the room minutes before the crime. Upon further digging, she learns that the woman is one Alison Muller, a name which means nothing to her at the time. However, surveillance also catches Boxer's husband, Joe, on the scene, for no particular reason. When a flight arriving from China explodes on approach to San Francisco's airport, one passenger in particular act as a red flag for Boxer, tied in nicely to her hotel murder scene. Scrambling to make sense of it all, Joe disappears and will not communicate with her. Soon there is a strong tie between Joe and the mysterious Muller, as well as a long history between them. As the story progresses, Boxer learns more about Joe than she ever knew, putting her trust in him and their family unit in jeopardy. With a terrorist plot at the centre of the case at hand, Boxer must use all her resources while trying to keep calm as her life comes crashing down around her. Who is Alison Muller and can she be the key to solving both the professional and personal mysteries hanging over Boxer's head? Wonderful addition for series fans with just enough suspense to keep the reader guessing. This story shows that James Patterson has not lost his lustre, though one might posit it is Paetro that acts as the literary glue in this book. I have long struggled with subpar writing by the formidable writer, though he seems to have come back to his writing of old. The characters continue their forward progression with respective backstories as they play the needed roles in this storyline as well. The short chapters invite reading just a little more while continuing to push things in a forward momentum and allows the reader to devour large portions in a single sitting. Patterson and Paetro do well to inject some drama and a little uncertainty into the story, keeping Lindsay Boxer from getting too comfortable in her life and allowing readers to revel in what will happen next. Alas, it will be a year until the next full-fledged novel, but speculation never hurt anyone. Kudos, Mr. Patterson and Madam Paetro for this refreshing novel in the series. You have a great handle on things and I hope to see more progress amongst Women's Murder Club characters. Like/hate the review? An ever-growing collection of others appears at: http://pecheyponderings.wordpress.com/

  29. 4 out of 5

    Amber Garabrandt

    *Spoiler alert* James Patterson has come out with another crazy adventure. Lyndsay Boxer is back, dealing with a triple homicide at the Four Seasons where the only known witness is MIA… or perhaps the killer? Then there’s a plane crash that has rocked the news with the sheer number of fatalities. What brings these two together? One name- a man who is both shot at the Four Seasons and the plane. Boxer and friends have their work cut out for them and very little to go on. Through all this, on a *Spoiler alert* James Patterson has come out with another crazy adventure. Lyndsay Boxer is back, dealing with a triple homicide at the Four Seasons where the only known witness is MIA… or perhaps the killer? Then there’s a plane crash that has rocked the news with the sheer number of fatalities. What brings these two together? One name- a man who is both shot at the Four Seasons and the plane. Boxer and friends have their work cut out for them and very little to go on. Through all this, on a personal level, Joe’s gone missing. Her husband doesn’t return calls, doesn’t check in. While she tries to find her husband, Lyndsay learns more and more about a life she didn’t know he had. Are we keeping up? Three murders, witness/killer MIA; husband gone and plane crash. Let’s add to this. Remember the name that links the plane and the hotel? When Lyndsay goes to talk to the wife a second time, she finds another murder. So this is not a quadruple homicide. There are others interested in the victims as well- enough to beat up boxer and push her into a shootout. Working these cases, Lyndsay sees Joe- her Joe- first on footage from the hotel and then the widow’s house. What is he doing there? Where has he been? And, perhaps the saddest question, could he be the killer? How well does she really know the father of her child? Personally, this was my favorite book in the series. The action started immediately and the plot was amazing. The play between characters is lively, something I love about the series. Each of the girls have their own thing to add to the table, and bring the story along. While I highly recommend reading the whole series, you could pick this up on its own and know enough about each character to make a very enjoyable book. This book came out May, 2nd, 2016. Go get it! On the Adult Content Scale, I have to rate it fairly high. An eight, I think. Language, violence, sexual content, violence…. Yeah, lots of violence.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

    So I truly loved this one. Best one in this series in awhile. I felt so bad for Boxer when it came to Joe. Although I think at some points she acted crazy. Like yes he lied but he had a reason to and when she found the deposit box it proved it wasn't all a lie. But yet she didn't let him back in her and Julia's life. Seems a little stupid to me. But overall I really loved this whole book. The crimes, the part with the CIA. Action packed and it showed how well Boxer can take care of herself.

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