Sunday, October 10, 2010

1st to Die, by James Patterson

Book Name: 1st to Die
Author/s: James Patterson
Language English
Publisher, year: Headline, 2009
Page total: 480
Date Read: September 19th-23rd 2010
Genre/s: Adult, Mystery, Crime, Romance
Synopsis/Description: Imagine a killer who thinks, "What is the worst thing anyone has ever done?"--and then goes far beyond it. Now imagine four women --a police detective, an assistant DA, a reporter, and a medical examiner --who join forces as they sidestep their bosses to track down criminals. Known as the Women's Murder Club, they are pursuing a murderer whose twisted imagination has stunned an entire city. Their chief suspect is a socially prominent writer, but the men in charge won't touch him. On the trail of the most terrifying and unexpected killer ever, they discover a shocking surprise that turns everything about the case upside down
First line of Book:It is an unusually warm night in August, but I'm shivering badly as i stand on the substantial gray stone terrace outside my apartment.

Review: Crime books aren't really my thing. They usually don't get more than two, three stars max. So why did this get four?

Well, for once, it's really good. Good enough to make me keep turning the pages, good enough-unpredictable enough- to make me gag when some things happened, good enough so that I only knew what was happening when Mr Patterson wanted me to know them.

Yes, it was that good.

Patterson balances the main character's personal and work lives really well, and though it was mainly written from Lindsay's POV, the killer gets to speak too. In fact, another thing I loved so much was that we already knew who the killer was. Well, sort of, that's how good Patterson is.

I already knew The Women's Murder Club TV series (and I loved it-when I was still watching it) but I still didn't know it would be this good.

I've already ordered 2ND CHANCE and I'd recommend this one for those who either like the genre and want something good in it, or those, like me, who don't usually read this kind of books but want to get out of their comfort zone.
Rating: 4/5

2 comments:

Lu said...

I loved this book and the next one in the series! I need number 4 and 5, but I have the rest waiting on the shelf :D

Black Disaster Fairy said...

I love listening to James Patterson book's while I drive long distance. They are just so packed with action! 3rd Degree is a great one!

Nice Patterson Review!

Black Disaster Fairy
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