This was not a Woman’s Murder Club book. It was Lindsey and Joe and it wasn’t even good. When I finished I was mad that I had spent my time and money on this. You need to do better next time or I’m done.
I have read all of this series and so anticipated this one. What a major disappointment. Too much of Joe, and all the women’s club did was meet for coffee. Did her baby vanish and what happened to Lindsay’s pregnancy? Far too cosy coincidences like having the same bad guy for both Joe and Lindsay.Next time I will read the book reviews first and not pre-order.
Many of Patterson’s books have been utter disappointments. His so-called partners just can’t write and Patterson does not have the sense to kill the book.
This book, however, is excellent. He’s co-writer can tell a story. More, please.
Banal, not a lot of continuity. Where is their daughter Julie, at least the the current day part of the story!
As a dedicated reader of all things Patterson, I am particularly fond of the Patterson and Petro collaboration . They always deliver a good story. However, for me, The 18th Abduction was not true to the character interactions that make the Women’s Murder Club my favorite series. The 18th Abduction focused on Joe and Lyndsey, but barely touched the other characters that make this series such a good read.
This story should have been a novel apart from the Murder Club series. The characters, other than Lindsey, were thrown in, almost because they had to, but were not crucial to the story.
The Women’s Murder Club series thrives on the chemistry between the women involved. Even though The 18th Abduction was an interesting story, I did not feel it met the series’ true nature, and therefore I could not give it 5 stars.
Dee M Kramer
Disappointed. I was expecting more from this book. I loved all the others. Needed to be more about the girls and less about Joe.
Probably my least favorite book in this series!
Plant lady from the west
Characters were omitted from this book. Not enough personal interaction between Joe, Lindsey, Conklin and Cindy. Hope book 19 is better than this one.