Book Review: The 19th Christmas by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro @JP_Books @littlebrown

The 19th Christmas
Women’s Murder Club #19
James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Little, Brown and Co., October 2019
ISBN 978-0-316-42027-3

Lindsay Boxer has only one Christmas wish: to spend the day with her husband, daughter and their beloved Border Collie. She’s been with San Francisco Police Department long enough to know that “wish” is the right word.

Accustomed to the typical increase in crimes during the holidays, Boxer and her partner fully expect a frenzy the few days before Christmas. But, even their combined experience in law enforcement did not prepare them for the full-out chaos created by the most unassuming of men.

This recent addition to The Women’s Murder Club Series by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro embodies everything I’ve come to expect from this righteous writing team.  Flipping pages fast enough for paper cuts, I was mentally juggling the balls being hurled at Boxer—not in a confused way, but in a wholly engrossed, moral-support sort of way.

If you are already a fan of the four brilliant, hard-working women that make up the self-dubbed Murder Club, The 19th Christmas is sure to hit the spot when you reach for your next fast-paced, suspense-filled read. But, there’s no need to have read the previous stories, this series can be started at any point…but you may not be able to stop.

Huge thank-you to Goodreads First Reads & Hachette Book Group for this copy!

Reviewed by jv poore, January 2020.

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