May 27, 2012

Review: James Patterson and Maxine Paetro - 11th Hour

James Patterson and Maxine Paetro - 11th Hour
Women's Murder Club #11

Pub Date: May 7, 2012
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Format: Audio 6hr 47min
Age Range: Adult

Your best friend

Lindsay Boxer is pregnant at last! But her work doesn't slow for a second. When millionaire Chaz Smith is mercilessly gunned down, she discovers that the murder weapon is linked to the deaths of four of San Francisco's most untouchable criminals. And it was taken from her own department's evidence locker. Anyone could be the killer--even her closest friends.

Or a vicious killer?

Lindsay is called next to the most bizarre crime scene she's ever seen: two bodiless heads elaborately displayed in the garden of a world-famous actor. Another head is unearthed in the garden, and Lindsay realizes that the ground could hide hundreds of victims.

You won't know until the 11th hour

A reporter launches a series of vicious articles about the cases and Lindsay's personal life is laid bare. But this time she has no one to turn to--especially not Joe. 11TH HOUR is the most shocking, most emotional, and most thrilling Women's Murder Club novel ever.

The first thing I noticed about this new addition to the Women's Murder Club series was that there was a new narrator. Usually I'm not a fan of audio books in a series switching up narrators, but I LIKE this new narrator. Her name is January LaVoy. She's pretty great! If you've listened to these in the past, you're in for a treat. While I liked the previous narrator, January does a fabulous job. I wonder why they switched though.

Other than that, I definitely enjoyed this book. I love Lindsay Boxer, and I always want the best for her. I was getting irritated with her over-reaction, but she IS pregnant. I was very emotional by all the stuff going on her life because it always seems to be falling apart until the end. I hope she has the freaking baby in the next one. Goodness. :o)

I also didn't think there was a lot of the other characters like the other novels. Claire had one or two chapters, Yuki had one or two.. Cindy actually had a couple, but I didn't feel like there were enough chapters for the other WMC ladies. Oh well. No big deal. They were in the story enough I suppose.

Can't wait for the next one. Once a year isn't enough.

Bottom line: I really enjoy this series. This one was easy to listen to and always kept me wondering.


3.5 / 5 book sharks!


  1. It reminds me a little bit of Run Rabbit Run by Kate Johnson - at least plot-wise. :) I'm not a fan of audio books but I'll check this series out! Thanks for the recommendation.

  2. @Vicky...I'm also not a huge audiobook fan, but January does seem to do a good job. I heard an excerpt from the book on last week's Book Report radio show, so if you want to get an idea of it for yourself, you can listen to a recording of the show in the archived section of their site(bookreportradio(dot)com). They also list all the stations and schedules the show is aired on if you decide to become a regular. I've ended up reading some good books from there, that I would probably not have picked up otherwise! Thanks Mickey for the amazing blog!


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