In The 23rd Midnight, after Detective Lindsay Boxer arrests serial killer Evan Burke, reporter Cindy Thomas writes a bestseller that put him on the bestseller list. But someone is using the book as a guide for their own twisted crimes, putting Lindsay and her Murder Club in danger.
Book review of The 23rd Midnight
The 23rd Midnight is the latest addition to James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club series, co-written with Maxine Paetro. As a fan of the series, I can confidently say that it did not disappoint. The story kept me hooked from start to finish, and I found it difficult to put the book down.
The plot of The 23rd Midnight is one of the best in the series, in my opinion. It had me emotionally invested to the point where I found myself in tears at times. The book follows Detective Lindsay Boxer as she and the rest of the Murder Club investigate a series of murders that seem to be connected to a disturbing true-crime story written by a reporter. The storyline was complex and kept me guessing until the very end.
James Patterson’s writing style is always gripping, and this book was no exception. I was on the edge of my seat throughout the entire story, and the pacing was just right. It was fast-paced enough to keep me engaged, but not so fast that I felt like I was missing important details. The characters were well-developed and felt like old friends.
However, not everyone may share my enthusiasm for this book. Some readers may find themselves disappointed, particularly those who prefer Patterson’s original formula without co-writers. While the collaborations have been successful for the most part, some may argue that they do not live up to the standards set by Patterson’s solo works.
Overall, The 23rd Midnight is a must-read for fans of the Women’s Murder Club series. The plot is intricate, the characters are well-developed, and the pacing is just right. While it may not appeal to those who prefer Patterson’s solo works, I would still highly recommend it. It’s a fantastic addition to the series and a testament to Patterson’s talent for crafting gripping crime thrillers.
|Publisher : Little, Brown and Company (May 1, 2023)|
Language : English
Hardcover : 352 pages
ISBN-10 : 0316402788
ISBN-13 : 978-0316402781
Item Weight : 1.22 pounds
Dimensions : 6.35 x 1.5 x 9.55 inches