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Book Review of Unlucky 13 (Women's Murder Club, Bk 13)

Unlucky 13 (Women's Murder Club, Bk 13)
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The Women's Murder Club seems to have the tables turned on them. It seems that they are turning into the victims this time as 3 stories become entwined in their lives. The women seem somewhat oblivious to the dangers until they are knocked over the head with the evidence yet the characters seem real enough to forgive their obvious mis-steps.

A cop, a lawyer, a journalist and a medical examiner. These 4 women are both extremely loyal to each other and totally missing the empathy to be available to assist in each other's needs until it is nearly too late.

This is my first read in this series of books by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. The main tale turns on a brilliant concept they call the 'belly bomb'. However the pace and happenstance that help solve the crimes in this story turn it into an hour tv show style book. A little bit more realism in the investigation and less blonde-ness in the time-off decisions would help the plausibility factor, but I am sure would slow the story down.

Fast-pasted and able to involve a cast of characters, this book is a quick and easy read with PG rated violence. Any one who likes a detective story should enjoy this book, despite it weaknesses.