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James Patterson - 2nd Chance. Home · James Patterson - 2nd Chance Author: Patterson James James Patterson - WMC 02 - Second Chance. Read more. 2nd Chance: The Women's Murder Club, Book 2 James Patterson, Andrew Gross . Master of suspense, James Patterson, takes us into a terrifying underworld with this second thriller in his dazzling Women's Gross ebook PDF download. 2nd. Editorial Reviews. musicmarkup.info Review. 2nd Chance reconvenes the Women's Murder Club, four friends (a detective, a reporter, an assistant district attorney.
James Patterson has created a suspenseful, twisty, and easily readable tale of crime, revenge, and the inevitable conflict between a mentally ill and obsessed serial killer and those in law enforcement who are driven to identify and stop him before his rampage continues. Seemingly unrelated crimes in two separate communities are quickly linked by the killer's "calling card," the insignia of Chimera, a Greek mythological two-headed monster, which is eventually identified as the symbol of a vicious, white supremacist group, operating both within and outside of prisons. The killings continue and the eventual connection to police officers is made. As Lindsay Boxer, Lieutenant in the San Francisco homicide department sets out to bring the killer to justice, she is joined by three friends, an Assistant District Attorney, the Medical Examiner, and a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, all four of whom have recently solved another vicious serial murder spree. Each has a part to play in the investigation, including dogged police work, research into police personnel files and newspaper archives, and autopsies that provide valuable clues regarding the killer's weapons, marksmanship abilities, and the existence of a tattoo on his chest. Lindsay and fellow officers follow the trails of evidence, but the killer is always one step ahead, and the frustration only ends when thorough analysis of the few clues leads to a former police officer, Frank Coombs, who, twenty years earlier, had been convicted of manslaughter in the murder of a young black boy.
Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — 2nd Chance by James Patterson. Andrew Gross Goodreads Author. The Women's Murder Club returns for another thrilling crime investigation.
Will their skills be enough to take down a brutal madman? A brutal madman sprays bullets into a crowd of children leaving a San Francisco church. Miraculously-or was it intentionally? Then an elderly black woman is hung. Police homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer senses a connectio The Women's Murder Club returns for another thrilling crime investigation.
Police homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer senses a connection and together with medical examiner Claire, assistant D. Jill, and Chronicle reporter Cindy, finds a link that sends a chill through the entire nation. This killer's motives are unspeakable. In this "inventive" installment of the Women's Murder Club, James Patterson proves once again why he is the 1 master of the murder mystery Sunday Times. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Women's Murder Club 2.
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Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Dec 18, Marie rated it it was ok Shelves: Chapter 1 I drove up to the library in my black Miata. Walking in, I thought, "Hell, I deserve a book, I've had a rough couple of days. I sighed.
Oh but what did I see? A James Patterson, I couldn't wait to tell the girls. I grabbed it and went to check out. The clerk told me I owed a fine; I exhaled. I must have gotten distracted from returning books before - when I was on the job of my lifetime that catapulted me into the spotlight Chapter 1 I drove up to the library in my black Miata. I must have gotten distracted from returning books before - when I was on the job of my lifetime that catapulted me into the spotlight. Now look at me, I was back at the library, putting it all out on the table, ready to shake things up.
I paid the fine and left with 2nd Chance. Chapter I met the girls at the bar to discuss the book. Jill looked at me, took a deep breath and said, "Now listen lady, we've got to figure this out together.
We've been in tougher reads than this. I wanted to tell her that Patterson's introduction of how great his book was and that it would be unput-downable gave me cause to worry from the beginning.
That it seemed like the book version of "Charlie's Angels. I sighed and took a sip of my beer. View all 16 comments. Aug 25, Phrynne rated it really liked it.
Another excellent book from James Patterson. I am really enjoying working my way through his many books! This one is the second in his Women's Murder Club series and it was fun, easy reading. I read most of this on a train trip and its short chapters, good story, and lots of action and intrigue made it ideal reading for this purpose. This is a fun series.
I really enjoy the main characters even when I have to suspend belief over their actions and just enjoy the ride. View 1 comment. Feb 20, Taueret rated it did not like it Shelves: I can't stop reading them. It's like picking a scab. Someone help me!!
View all 6 comments. Having read and thoroughly enjoyed the first one 1st to Die I had high expectations for this. In the usual James Patterson style the story starts off with full on action and emotion and continues through the whole book at a fast pace, tension and twists abound with a final turn in the story I really hadn't thought of. Nice short chapters keep you reading 'just one more' until you realise you've nearly finished the "2nd Chance" by James Patterson is the second in the Women's Murder Club series.
Nice short chapters keep you reading 'just one more' until you realise you've nearly finished the book. I know Patterson's books have slightly lost their way of late but these earlier works are just class and I highly recommend them, I can't wait to start the 3rd in the series - I'm quite taken with the female characters and look forward to reading more.
Mar 24, Rachel C. It looks like James Patterson has fobbed this series off on a "co-author. The plot has almost exactly the same structure as "1st to Die," in the style of "We definitely have the killer! The case is airtight!
Lindsay Boxer also suffers not one but TWO acute attacks of Lois Lane Syndrome and charges into dangerous situations with the sort of recklessness only a fictional character who obviously must survive to co It looks like James Patterson has fobbed this series off on a "co-author.
Lindsay Boxer also suffers not one but TWO acute attacks of Lois Lane Syndrome and charges into dangerous situations with the sort of recklessness only a fictional character who obviously must survive to continue the series can afford.
I'll give it another book or two, but will abandon the series if they continue in this vein.
View all 4 comments. Dec 07, Diana rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lindsay once again is proving to be at the top of her game as lead detective on the case. That is, of course, with the help and support of her close friends, Jill, Claire and Cindy. Looking forward to book 3! This is a high paced very enjoyable book with lots of drama, suspense, and plot twists. Plus my favorite four women characters that make up this the Women's Murder Club series. There were a couple of things regarding prison procedure, evidence and a forensic improbability that caught my attention, but they are few and far between and they are pretty insignificant.
It didn't make the book any less enjoyable. Just thought I'd mention it for those of us who eat, sleep, and read this genre and are very sensitive to things like that.
You know who you are ; On to what I didn't like. The biggest problem for me is with the narrator's, Melissa Leo and Jeremy Piven. Both were pretty bland and it was hard to tell when the women narrator changed between the women characters and also when the male narrator changed between the male characters. It took a lot away from the excellent writing. That's the reason I dropped one star. Having said that, this is the only audio book in the series with these narrators.
From here on, books are narrated by someone else who does a much better job and I know that it makes a tremendous difference in continuing on with the remaining audio books. The remaining books, , are narrated by yet another person and I think she's the best! They will be included in my reviews for this series going forward. I know this because this is my second trip through these audio books. I listend to them about ten years ago and loved them so much that I listened to them back to back, one right after another!
I've decided to start over since it's been so long and the sixteenth in the series, 16th Seduction , has just been published. This one 2 as well as book 3 are coauthored by James Patterson and Andrew Gross. Both coauthors did an outstanding job so it wasn't the writing of the book itself that I didn't like.
The problem for me lies in with the narrators. So my recommendation for this particular book is to read the written format. Then, after this one, the narrating is much improved for the Audio format from here on out.
Jul 24, Jerry B rated it liked it. Except for no sex, this book is a cross between "Sex and the City" and John Sandford's " Prey" series about detectives against serial killers. But unlike the TV show, neither Patterson nor co-author Andrew Gross seem to have a clue about how women think, act, "5" for entertaining plot, "1" for stereotyping the women But unlike the TV show, neither Patterson nor co-author Andrew Gross seem to have a clue about how women think, act, or interact with each other.
While some might view Lindsay's rash actions in chasing the killer "to the death" as heroic, she violated every standard police procedure several times: That action seems unrealistic, as does Lindsay just dodging serious injury on each of those instances. The other three of "my girls" do exhibit really girlish behavior and dialogue, hardly what you would expect of any post-adolescent let alone these supposedly high-achieving experts in their respective posts of District Attorney, Reporter, and Medical Examiner.
On the other hand, the identification and capture of the "Chimera", who seems to be targeting police or their relatives with a variety of deadly sharp shooting although conveniently not as "sharp" when it comes to our protagonists!
Even if one suspects a rat early, it's still a well-crafted story, Patterson's strength. Lindsay's father, gone since childhood, shows up for some interesting sub-plot material along the way If you like short chapters, this book's for you, as a span of two to three pages is the most we can muster.
Are our authors maybe angling for a screenplay and book all wrapped up in one? We like the foursome in these stories, but we need a lot more credible womanhood than this on display to do themselves justice.
So, I wonder what input Andrew Gross had on the writing of this book? Just as Lindsay and Marty are being reunited the killings start.
Is it just a coincidence that the killing start as Marty makes his reappearance? With no clues, apart from an obscure mythical symbol that is present at each of the killings, Lindsay decides to get the girls back together to brain storm for solutions.
There are some twists and turns but for the most part its pretty standard fair. But that said, and to repeat myself, if have enjoyed reading James Patterson in the past then you will enjoy this.
For me this is a 3. View 2 comments. Oct 09, Elle's Book Blog rated it really liked it Shelves: I thought this one was really good. The killer was very unexpected.
Aug 10, Jacquelyn Simon rated it it was ok. This book is probably more of a 2. Compared to the first book, I found the conclusion to be somewhat confusing and a little far fetched. I am going to continue with the series. Jul 15, T. This is like Sex and the City , only the four women discuss murders instead of men over drinks.
Oh wait, they do talk about men, too! The story arc is almost identical to how the first book went down: I went off on a tangent there, so let's resume: She busts the killer, but no, it's not him, it was never him, because as we get to the end the author wants to give you another "surprise" twist that was unwarranted and unjustified, but you have to take it, and so we come to the last page where I am evidently disappointed and wondering why the hell did I read this when I had so much fun the last time.
Jun 30, Cary rated it did not like it Shelves: I usually read James Patterson books as a guilty pleasure and quick read, interspersed between "good" reads. I tend to prefer the Alex Cross books, but I recently received the 3rd book in the Women's Murder Club series, and decided I should probably read the first two. I'm kind of disappointed that I did, because I'm beginning to find these books tiresome and recycled, and even sort of irritating.
I really don't consider myself a book snob, and I can usually find some enjoyment in any book I fin I usually read James Patterson books as a guilty pleasure and quick read, interspersed between "good" reads.
I really don't consider myself a book snob, and I can usually find some enjoyment in any book I finish.
James Patterson, you have so many books out there. And I really honestly don't believe you write them all. And even if you do, I'm starting to feel like you have a template where you fill in the characters' names and details as if it were Mad Libs.
I'm also really intrigued and kind of want to do a psychological study on you. I believe that common themes in an author's books tend to say a lot about who that author is deep down. And that fact worries me. I'm sorry to say, but at least for now, I think I will be on a James Patterson hiatus. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. We have a serial sniper who seems out to get African Americans who are linked to San Francisco police officers. Lindsay who is now a lieutenant, doesn't seem to be doing a good job of actually tracking her people, and making sure things are moving forward on her other cases. She soon becomes focused on this case and brings in the Women's Murder Club to help her out.
Honestly I didn't like 2nd Chance because we find out what happened years ago when a police officer murdered a young black boy, and We have a serial sniper who seems out to get African Americans who are linked to San Francisco police officers. Honestly I didn't like 2nd Chance because we find out what happened years ago when a police officer murdered a young black boy, and we have Boxer and her friends just ignoring it.
I thought it was garbage and felt really upset that we had no repercussions for that part of the book that is just dropped on us. I also really loathed the Jill gets pregnant, but because she is dedicated to her job, loses her baby story-line.
It's gross and sexist as hell. There's not much for Cindy to do in this one besides decide she is in love with a local reverend. Lindsay was boring and her reconciliation with her father came out of nowhere, so you know it has something to do with the case she's on. Nothing was a surprise and was boring. The writing is still choppy and at this point, the two books seem to be doing the same thing. We catch a bad guy, but hey it's not the real bad guy and we get an ending with Lindsay ready to be killed, but she someone shoots the bad guy.
Nov 05, Erth rated it really liked it. Lindsey Boxer and her Women's Murder Club cohorts, Clare, Cindy and Jill are drawn together to solve a case involving a sharp shooter who's terrorizing the city. Anyone who has enjoyed this series will find this as worthy as the previous installments.
In the first book she continuously confesses her love for her group of friends. In this book she continuously confesses her love for her group of friends.
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