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16th Seduction (Women's Murder Club Series #16)

16th Seduction (Women's Murder Club Series #16)

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by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

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Detective Lindsay Boxer faces a heart-stopping threat in the newest Women's Murder Club thriller.

Fifteen months ago, Detective Lindsay Boxer's life was perfect—she had a beautiful child and a doting husband, Joe, who helped her catch a criminal who'd brazenly detonated a bomb in downtown San Francisco,



Detective Lindsay Boxer faces a heart-stopping threat in the newest Women's Murder Club thriller.

Fifteen months ago, Detective Lindsay Boxer's life was perfect—she had a beautiful child and a doting husband, Joe, who helped her catch a criminal who'd brazenly detonated a bomb in downtown San Francisco, killing twenty-five people. But Joe wasn't everything that Lindsay thought he was, and she's still reeling from his betrayal as a wave of mysterious, and possibly unnatural, heart attacks claims seemingly unrelated victims across San Francisco. As if that weren't enough, the bomber she and Joe captured is about to go on trial, and his defense raises damning questions about Lindsay and Joe's investigation. Not knowing whom to trust, and struggling to accept the truth about the man she thought she knew, Lindsay must connect the dots of a deadly conspiracy before a brilliant criminal puts her on trial.

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Library Journal
Things were looking up for Det. Lindsay Boxer, as husband Joe helped her catch a bomb-happy madman. Now, even as a wave of possibly provoked heart attacks hits San Francisco, Joe has betrayed her, the bomber's lawyer casts doubt on the investigation, and Lindsay might end up on trial. With a 750,000-copy first printing.
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"Behind all the noise and the numbers, we shouldn't forget that no one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent—which is what James Patterson has, in spades."—Lee Child

"It's no mystery why James Patterson is the world's most popular thriller writer: his uncanny skill in creating living, breathing characters we truly feel for and seamless, lightning-fast plots. I do this for a living, and he still manages to keep me guessing from the first to last page. Simply put: Nobody does it better."—Jeffery Deaver

"James Patterson is The Boss. End of."—Ian Rankin

Product Details

Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
Women's Murder Club Series , #16
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Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

James Patterson received the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community at the 2015 National Book Awards. Patterson holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers. His books have sold more than 325 million copies worldwide.

Brief Biography

Palm Beach, Florida
Date of Birth:
March 22, 1947
Place of Birth:
Newburgh, New York
B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971

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16th Seduction 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Was a good story but as of page 228 would not go any more kept repeating the same pages over and over and after paying 15 dollars i thougth this was hell what a way for them to get money last book i will buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!whatch what u do of u want to read this book to the end do not buy it from the nook What a rip
Anonymous 6 months ago
I am a big fan of womens murder club series but this one was really disappointing. Plots don't go anywhere. I don't recommend it
Anonymous 6 months ago
Not up to par
Anonymous 6 months ago
Not as good as the previous series. Seemed slow in pace then rushed to the ending.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Wished it was better :(
Anonymous 4 months ago
Queenbethanny 11 days ago
Better then the last few. Good suspenseful plot full of twists and turns. However, I felt that the book ended abruptly. Bring back more of the actual Woman's Murder Club.
Anonymous 12 days ago
It tis fun when places I know are mentioned. I give 5 brite, shiney stars.
Anonymous 24 days ago
All good
tschnitzler 26 days ago
Exceptional, quick read! Quick because I really never wanted to put this book down. My only regret was the conclusion. I would love to have read it a totally different way. Patterson and Paetro continue to make a great team with the Women's Murder Club. This story wasn't bogged down with too many personal, duel stories going on, and I found this refreshing. Looking forward to a 17th installment of this series!
Anonymous 26 days ago
Love that Lindsey and Joe are working things out. And things are not always what they seem.
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Anonymous 3 months ago
Mr. Patterson & Maxine have done it again! They have done it again. They have done it again.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Want more
Anonymous 3 months ago
This fell short of my expectations for a Women's Murder Club novel. The ending was too abrupt for my liking.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I think by now most of us know yhst Pattetson is only a consultant on this series at best. Paetro is doing a fantastic job and, while this book was far better than most of this genre, it was not quite ad good as previous books in this series. Can't wait for the next one. Stephanie Clanahan
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The_Kid-Sr 5 months ago
Good read. A little repeating in some areas. But no problems, enjoy WMC.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Enjoyed reading this book. Hope there will be more in the Women's Murder Club series.
Carstairs38 6 months ago
Did Lindsay Just Solve Her Easiest Case? I made no secret of how disappointed I was by the previous book in the Women’s Murder Club series. But after investing this far, I wasn’t quite ready to give up on them yet. It does help that I get them from the library and they are fast reads. But it was with some trepidation that I sat down to read 16th Seduction. I’m glad I gave the series another chance because I really enjoyed this one. The main action of this book opens six months after the previous book ends. San Francisco homicide detective Lindsay Boxer is still separated from her husband Joe, but she has agreed to go to dinner with him on their wedding anniversary. The two are enjoying their meal on one of the many piers in the city when there is an explosion at a neighboring pier. When Lindsay and Joe rush over to investigate, Lindsay finds a man standing watching the destruction. Something about him seems off, so she heads over to talk to him, and he confesses to setting the bomb. Naturally, after a night in jail, the suspect has not only recanted his confession, but he’s denying it ever happened. While Lindsay and Joe both witnessed the confession, neither one of them recorded it. As Lindsay leads the investigation to find evidence to convict their suspect, he demands a speedy trial. Will he be convicted? Is he even guilty? And just like that we are off and running on another compelling read. I couldn’t quite figure out what was going on, so I was hanging on for every twist and turn of the case. My biggest complaint about the previous book was Lindsay and Joe’s split. I’m glad to report that things happen here that make Lindsay think through her feelings, and we got to see some growth in her as a result. What about the rest of the women in the Women’s Murder Club? Claire finds a dead body she thinks fits the pattern of a serial killer that has been flying under the radar. Yuki returns to the DA’s office in order to try the bombing case. And Cindy gets the least amount of page time here although she does get more time near the end. The friendships are strong here, and what little conflict these friends have is resolved in an adult manner. My typical complaint with the series holds true here – pacing issues. In this case, it was pretty bad with the case Claire brings up not really getting any page time until the second half of the novel, which it takes over, sidelining the bombing case until the end. There are a few other hiccups in the storytelling, but all told this is a compelling read from start to finish. I wish this series weren’t so uneven, but when the books are good, they are well worth reading. That is certainly the case with 16th Seduction. Any fan of the series will be happy they read it.
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