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A terrible fire in a wealthy suburban home leaves a married couple dead and Detective Lindsay Boxer and her partner Rich Conklin searching for clues. And after California's golden boy, Michael Campion has been missing for a month, there finally seems to be a lead in his case--a very devastating lead. As fire after fire consume couples in wealthy, comfortable homes, Lindsay A terrible fire in a wealthy suburban home leaves a married couple dead and Detective Lindsay Boxer and her partner Rich Conklin searching for clues. And after California's golden boy, Michael Campion has been missing for a month, there finally seems to be a lead in his case--a very devastating lead. As fire after fire consume couples in wealthy, comfortable homes, Lindsay and the Murder Club must race to find the arsonists responsible and get to the bottom of Michael Campion's disappearance. But suddenly the fires are raging too close to home. Frightened for her life and torn between two men, Lindsay must find a way to solve the most daunting dilemmas she's ever faced--at work and at home.


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A terrible fire in a wealthy suburban home leaves a married couple dead and Detective Lindsay Boxer and her partner Rich Conklin searching for clues. And after California's golden boy, Michael Campion has been missing for a month, there finally seems to be a lead in his case--a very devastating lead. As fire after fire consume couples in wealthy, comfortable homes, Lindsay A terrible fire in a wealthy suburban home leaves a married couple dead and Detective Lindsay Boxer and her partner Rich Conklin searching for clues. And after California's golden boy, Michael Campion has been missing for a month, there finally seems to be a lead in his case--a very devastating lead. As fire after fire consume couples in wealthy, comfortable homes, Lindsay and the Murder Club must race to find the arsonists responsible and get to the bottom of Michael Campion's disappearance. But suddenly the fires are raging too close to home. Frightened for her life and torn between two men, Lindsay must find a way to solve the most daunting dilemmas she's ever faced--at work and at home.

30 review for 7th Heaven

  1. 5 out of 5

    Li'l Owl

    7th Heaven is the seventh book in the Detective Lindsey Boxer Woman's Murder Club series by Maxine Paetro and it's a beauty! Lindsey and her partner Rich Conklin are trying to solve a series of deadly arson fires occurring around San Francisco. Someone is targeting beautiful mansions in the bay area, setting them on fire and leaving the owners alive but bound up, unable to free themselves before viciously succumbing to the smoke and flames. Then the flames get too hot for Lindsay and they are fo 7th Heaven is the seventh book in the Detective Lindsey Boxer Woman's Murder Club series by Maxine Paetro and it's a beauty! Lindsey and her partner Rich Conklin are trying to solve a series of deadly arson fires occurring around San Francisco. Someone is targeting beautiful mansions in the bay area, setting them on fire and leaving the owners alive but bound up, unable to free themselves before viciously succumbing to the smoke and flames. Then the flames get too hot for Lindsay and they are forced to wonder if the arsonist is one of their own. Michael Campion, the teenage son of a former governor, has mysteriously disappeared without a trace. He's known by the adoring public as California's "boy with the broken heart" as he was born with a severe, incurable heart condition that could prove fatal at any moment. He's been missing for months and the trail has grown cold but now a new lead comes in. Someone reports that he saw Michael go into the house of a prostitute named Judy Moon. Could Michael still be alive? When Judy confesses that Michael died in her arms all hope is dashed and his parents are crushed. But soon after, Judy recounts her confession saying it was coersed and that she's never even seen Michael. And there's no body. Judy is still indicted for his murder and ADA, Yuki Castellano, must get justice for Michael's parents and win the trial against Judy Moon. It's the biggest challenge Yuki has been up against in her career. As if the pressure from the trial isn't enough, Yuki is being dogged by a reporter who wants a best seller ending to his book, and he won't stop until he gets one. Then there is always the rich atmosphere surrounding Joe and now there's Rich, too, making things difficult for Lindsay. (I don't mind a little zing added in with my intense crime mystery, thrillers as is the case in this series!) 7th Heaven is one of the best in the series yet! The heart pounding tension creeps in from the start and keeps you guessing all the way through. The twists in the plot are original and the closer to the end you get the more hellish and intense the story becoms. Every emotion the characters perceive is palpable as always! The cases come to a close but not always the way you want them to. If you've been reading this series you'll know what I mean! I dare you to try to anticipate what happens in the end! I had no idea!! Quite a shocker this one was! Even though the series is up to seven, the characters remain fresh and there's always more insight into the rich and complicated individual characters and something new happening among them. I love Maxine Paetro's Woman's Murder Club series and I can't wait to see what will happen to the friends in book 8, The 8th Confession! I highly recommend this series!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Krystin Rachel

    This was a step up from 6th Target, but barely, and we took that step like this: We got there, but it wasn't easy. (this is my most favourite gif on all of the internet, B-T-Dubs) There's a lot of personal drama/love triangle vomit in this one between Lindsay, Joe and her partner Rich. Granted, if it was Joe and Rich who wanted to bang I'd probably be more interested. Alas, I found it all to be kind of hokey and lame. So much so that I assume Maxine Paetro used to write for One Life to Live???? I m This was a step up from 6th Target, but barely, and we took that step like this: We got there, but it wasn't easy. (this is my most favourite gif on all of the internet, B-T-Dubs) There's a lot of personal drama/love triangle vomit in this one between Lindsay, Joe and her partner Rich. Granted, if it was Joe and Rich who wanted to bang I'd probably be more interested. Alas, I found it all to be kind of hokey and lame. So much so that I assume Maxine Paetro used to write for One Life to Live???? I mean, at one point in this series Lindsay was a level-headed, strong, successful boss bitch. That's why I started reading these books in the first place. Strong females in charge is my fucking JAM! But, now she's morphed into a love sick, silly airhead who puts her career aspirations aside and can't make a decision to save her life. It's such a betrayal! Listen, I don't mind a bit of romance/personal drama in my crime novels (in fact I prefer it) but it has to be done realistically, and if at all possible, uniquely. These cliche romantic moments that we see over and over, that writers think they are supposed to use over and over, are crushing my very soul and it was already pretty gaunt so I can't necessarily afford this. I am the furthest thing from a prude - sex is listed as one of my interests on my profile here, which is just vulgar! - but sex needs to be handled in a certain way within a police procedural novel. I just do not need to read all about the ins and outs, quite literally, involved in riding someone's dick while people are being murdered. No, NO, get that nipple out of your mouth and solve some crimes! Because this part of the story telling was so heavy handed, the rest of the story suffered from lack of depth (but really, who are we kidding? I didn't expect depth.) Earning marks over the last book, there are less crime plot lines to follow. Wealthy couples are being burned to death and a new breaking lead in the disappearance of a Governor's son gives Yuki a chance to be the lead prosecutor on a huge case, but I use the term "huge" very loosely. Because that case was WIZZ-EEAK, weak The weird truth is that people confess to crimes they didn't commit all the time. And if cops believed every confession and presented every case to DAs without any forensic evidence or corroborating witnesses, and every confession was then tried, there would be no time to try actual guilty people. If Yuki really thought her case against Junie Moon in the murder of the governor's son was going to be a good case to make her mark with, she's an idiot and she should stop being an attorney. Please. I'm asking. Stahp! This plot line did give me hope that the crazy true crime writer stalking Yuki might actually kill her, but no such luck. ...Hmmm, I should work on how often I'm wishing death of fictional characters... Anyhooters, the arson plot line had some promise, but it was mostly sidelined in favour of Lindsay struggling to make a decision about what man she wants to be with (because in the end, that is what's really important to us hetero ladies right???) And I didn't quite understand the motivation the arsonists had. When the one dude said to his buddy about his outfit "You look awesome, totally rockin' dude!" like some moronic frat boy, my interest evaporated. In each review of this series, I come back to my biggest problem being that the dialogue and exchanges between characters isn't how real people act or speak to each other. I have such a hard time taking the plot seriously when the characters moving it along feel like they were written by aliens who have been watching humans for a while and think they finally get it. "Women hug all the time. And call each other honey while drinking margaritas. Nice work, guys, I think we've got it!" I'm moving on to number 8 but after that I'm taking a break from this series for a while. And if I don't, I will need my GR friends to finally hold an intervention because all these 1 and 2 star reviews are making me look like a monster.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Anna

    I must say, Yuki is really getting on my nerves right now. The books seem to get more boring ever since there is that co-author. I can't help it. I liked Yuki at first but by now I really dislike her. When Jill was still there, you wouldn't spend half of the book reading about the things in court and all that stuff. So I really dislike that. I mean, if I wanted to read about court stuff, I'd buy a book about that. But these books are, in my opinion, about homicide cases and therefore I really di I must say, Yuki is really getting on my nerves right now. The books seem to get more boring ever since there is that co-author. I can't help it. I liked Yuki at first but by now I really dislike her. When Jill was still there, you wouldn't spend half of the book reading about the things in court and all that stuff. So I really dislike that. I mean, if I wanted to read about court stuff, I'd buy a book about that. But these books are, in my opinion, about homicide cases and therefore I really dislike that there is so much book-time spent in court with Yuki and less time with Lindsay and her team trying to find the killer. Also, the cases seem to be more boring. They used to be with twists that would turn the entire case upside down. Now it's just from one dead end to the next until they happen to find one clue that leads to the big bang. Meh.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Emily

    I have to tread lightly when reading James Patterson books. I have really liked the Women's Murder Club series, but after the first one, they were almost unreadable. Crazy amounts of sex and bad language, they just weren't for me. The stories were always entertaining but I just hated those other parts. This is by far the best in the series. Hardly any cussing (although there is some) and sex (ditto), it's much more tame than the others. The story was intriguing and tense, made even more so by th I have to tread lightly when reading James Patterson books. I have really liked the Women's Murder Club series, but after the first one, they were almost unreadable. Crazy amounts of sex and bad language, they just weren't for me. The stories were always entertaining but I just hated those other parts. This is by far the best in the series. Hardly any cussing (although there is some) and sex (ditto), it's much more tame than the others. The story was intriguing and tense, made even more so by the fact that I was in San Francisco while I read about a killer loose in San Francisco. I was bummed that she didn't resolve whether or not she was going to marry Joe. I like her partner, but Joe is the man for her and I will be devastated if she breaks up with him. He gave up his job with Homeland Security to move to San Francisco and be with her, and he is soooo great. My hope for the next one is that she'll marry Joe and keep solving crimes!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Erica Henry

    I absolutely loved the plot twist at the end.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Bunny

    I don't know why I persist in reading these awful things. I think I originally liked them, back when Patterson was actually writing them, as opposed to putting his name on other people's work. But Maxine's writing style is so mediocre, you just know she would never be published on her own merit. Seriously, she makes it absolutely impossible to like these characters. There isn't a one I give a crap about, and I hope for at least one of them to bite it each book. This time it was Clare. Did you kno I don't know why I persist in reading these awful things. I think I originally liked them, back when Patterson was actually writing them, as opposed to putting his name on other people's work. But Maxine's writing style is so mediocre, you just know she would never be published on her own merit. Seriously, she makes it absolutely impossible to like these characters. There isn't a one I give a crap about, and I hope for at least one of them to bite it each book. This time it was Clare. Did you know Clare is pregnant in this book? Well, just in case you might forget, every. single. time. Clare's name is mentioned, you'll get to hear how huuuuuuuuuuuuge she is. How big that belly is. How Ruby is a giant watermelon of fat on her stomach. We get the fucking message. She's knocked up. Shut up. As usual, no one gives two shits about Lindsey's love life, and yet it fills up 1/4 of the book. Joe is so wonderful I love him, oh, but we can't talk about my quickie with my partner. I am sooooo not interested in him, but he's attached because I'm such a vixen in the sheets. No, no, no, won't happen. What do you MEAN you're going away for the weekend to see another woman that is such a slight on ME I THOUGHT YOU LOVED ME BEST. How the fuck is anyone supposed to concentrate on the MURDER part of the WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB series?! As for the murders? Was anyone brain dead enough to think that Junie Moon was going to be found guilty? That was the shittiest plot yet in this series. I can walk into a police station tomorrow and say "I did it. I killed that little old lady found dead in her living room." And you know what? The police will interview me, they'll search my house, they'll check my alibi. And when they find no forensics, no proof at all that I did it? They're not going to arrest me and try me. That's not how police work goes. Not even for "famous" people. Give me a goddamn break. And in all of this, I couldn't care at all about the A plot. Fires being set, rich people toasted alive? Awesomely fascinating. But nope. The rest of this tripe ruined it for me. I will eventually forget how much I hate this writer and read the 8th book. Thank god for libraries, because I would never pay money for this garbage.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Lucy

    3 Stars (that’s being generous because I so invested in this series) Patterson teams up with Paetro again in the 7th book in the Women’s Murder Club series This was a let-down for me – I read James Patterson for thrill suspense and speed reading. This book mostly felt like a clingy romance and really not my cup of tea! “I’m not going to do anything,” he insisted. “I would never do anything—I’m just not good at keeping what I feel to myself, Lindsay. I know you’re with Joe. I get it. I just want 3 Stars (that’s being generous because I so invested in this series) Patterson teams up with Paetro again in the 7th book in the Women’s Murder Club series This was a let-down for me – I read James Patterson for thrill suspense and speed reading. This book mostly felt like a clingy romance and really not my cup of tea! “I’m not going to do anything,” he insisted. “I would never do anything—I’m just not good at keeping what I feel to myself, Lindsay. I know you’re with Joe. I get it. I just want you to know that I’ve got this arrow through my heart. And I would do anything for you.” (YAWN) The story focuses on a love triangle with Lindsey and I feel doesn’t add to her character and if anything makes her seem weak and love sick! I don’t mind a little romance – but this just wasn’t believable and didn’t have any depth. The plotline of the fire-starters was side-lined massively by Lindsey deciding what man she ‘NEEDED’ in her life (EYE-ROLL). I really hope this isn’t a reflection of what James Patterson thinks of women. Also can someone kill off Yuki now? I just aren’t feeling this character at all for some reason I find her annoying and I don’t think she brings much to the murder club. Another easy read – but I did find myself skimming through the love-sick chapters I will be reading the next – it’s too late to stop but I hope they start to focus more on the crime than the characters love lives! On to the next!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Mahoghani 23

    San Francisco is Hot! There's so much going on that James Patterson keeps it simple but complicated simultaneously. Lindsay finally has a man that loves her to death but can't say yes to his marriage proposal. Now she's battling feelings about her partner and it may lead to problems at work and at home further down the road. The previous governor's son, Michael Campian, has disappeared without a trace and a young prostitute has admitted to killing him. Did she? On trial for murder and being prose San Francisco is Hot! There's so much going on that James Patterson keeps it simple but complicated simultaneously. Lindsay finally has a man that loves her to death but can't say yes to his marriage proposal. Now she's battling feelings about her partner and it may lead to problems at work and at home further down the road. The previous governor's son, Michael Campian, has disappeared without a trace and a young prostitute has admitted to killing him. Did she? On trial for murder and being prosecuted by one of the best lawyers, Yuki Castellano, and member of the women's murder club, the prostitute recants her admission. There's a fire starter that's going around robbing wealthy people, binding them up and setting their homes on fire......murder! The calling card left behind is written in Latin and describes the reason for the murder. Truly will keep you reading and wanting to get to the end. Good read.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    It has been awhile since I read any of the Women's Murder Club (I'm hereby referring to it as WMC) books by James Patterson. I was waiting for this 7th book to come out in paperback, and even though it's been sitting on my shelves for awhile, I only recently got around to reading it. Don't ask me why, because as I always find out when I start one of Patterson's WMC books, I can't put them down! While he may not be a literary genius, I do find Patterson's books to be enjoyable, not to mention very It has been awhile since I read any of the Women's Murder Club (I'm hereby referring to it as WMC) books by James Patterson. I was waiting for this 7th book to come out in paperback, and even though it's been sitting on my shelves for awhile, I only recently got around to reading it. Don't ask me why, because as I always find out when I start one of Patterson's WMC books, I can't put them down! While he may not be a literary genius, I do find Patterson's books to be enjoyable, not to mention very easy, to read. Short chapters can do wonders for a book, especially when one is busy and often interrupted from reading. (Because as much as I didn't want to put this book down, there were times I had to.) Another big reason I like this series of books in particular is that we get to know a set of characters and revisit them over and over and see what is new in their lives. I think that adds to the appeal of the WMC books. One of Patterson's strengths is his ability to weave together separate mysteries and crimes and yet still tie it all together into the story. For me, that really helps with the pacing of the story and keeps me turning the pages--you get a fresh look into one of the crimes every few chapters. With 7th Heaven, one of the side plots did bug me a little bit, and that was the problems that Yuki had when trying to date true crime writer Jason Twilly turned creepy. Initially it just didn't seem to fit, though by the end of the book it did make more sense in relation to the story. In my opnion, this little piece of the puzzle just felt almost as if it had been added in after the fact. Other than that, I really thought the ending was well-done, and I honestly didn't see it coming. I'd say more but I'm afraid of giving too much away to those of you who haven't read this book. If you like mysteries and suspense/thrillers, I think you would enjoy Patterson's Women's Murder Club books. It's not absolutely necessary to read them in order, but I do think it's preferable to do that so that you can see the main characters develop.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Anastasia

    7th Heaven by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro is the 7th book in the Women's Murder Club Mystery series. Arsonists are targetting wealthy couples, burning them alive after robbing them, and the disappearance of the son of a former governor keep Sergeant Lindsay Boxer and the members of the Women's Murder Club busy. Fast paced with a few twists. It was nice to be introduced to Clare's new baby daughter at the end but disappointing that Lindsay has still not committed to Joe. The back and forth 7th Heaven by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro is the 7th book in the Women's Murder Club Mystery series. Arsonists are targetting wealthy couples, burning them alive after robbing them, and the disappearance of the son of a former governor keep Sergeant Lindsay Boxer and the members of the Women's Murder Club busy. Fast paced with a few twists. It was nice to be introduced to Clare's new baby daughter at the end but disappointing that Lindsay has still not committed to Joe. The back and forth between the two cases made it confusing at times, but overall an interesting, quick read.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Amberb03

    Soooo good!!!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jodie (whatjodiereads)

    I love that James Patterson’s books have more than one storyline. It makes the book more interesting and luckily they’re written so well that it doesn’t get confusing. There was a lot of twists in this one and I didn’t predict any of them! Again you get to meet some new characters and I really liked them. I don’t think I’ve ever read crime books that make me this emotional! There’s something in every book that makes me feel sympathy for the characters. This is definitely one of my favourite seri I love that James Patterson’s books have more than one storyline. It makes the book more interesting and luckily they’re written so well that it doesn’t get confusing. There was a lot of twists in this one and I didn’t predict any of them! Again you get to meet some new characters and I really liked them. I don’t think I’ve ever read crime books that make me this emotional! There’s something in every book that makes me feel sympathy for the characters. This is definitely one of my favourite series and I love every book. I’m reading book 8 straight away and I can’t wait!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Nick Duretta

    I always feel guilty tearing through a James Patterson book. They're fast-paced, marginally violent, kind of creepy, and more than a little ridiculous. Yet they're certainly addictive. They're the literary equivalent of TV shows like CIS. This one was typical -- empty calories but a lot of fun!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kristen Merke

    I'm just going to pretend the last chapter of this book didn't happen because that honestly would bring my rating down to 2 stars. The rest of the book was great, really thrilling plot lines involving arson and some great heartfelt moments with the Murder Club. I'm a bit sad Cindy took a back seat in this one, but I enjoyed Yuki's plot line a lot so I can't complain too much. My only complaint is what kind of name is "Junie Moon" for a suspect. I couldn't take her seriously (bambi-eyed prostitut I'm just going to pretend the last chapter of this book didn't happen because that honestly would bring my rating down to 2 stars. The rest of the book was great, really thrilling plot lines involving arson and some great heartfelt moments with the Murder Club. I'm a bit sad Cindy took a back seat in this one, but I enjoyed Yuki's plot line a lot so I can't complain too much. My only complaint is what kind of name is "Junie Moon" for a suspect. I couldn't take her seriously (bambi-eyed prostitute named JUNIE?). Can't wait for the next adventure with Lindsey, she's like my best friend only she's not real and is a cop.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Tara

    This one is getting closer... This book rated more of a 3.5 instead of barely a 3 like the last 2 books. There were several crimes but they were at least a little more focused, although we never really get the reasons behind the crimes anymore. (Although one did have a nice twist that I didn't know for certain, but I felt/hoped it was something like that). Lindsay is was less of a crazy lady in this book, and now I think I understand what was happening in the last few books, especially the last o This one is getting closer... This book rated more of a 3.5 instead of barely a 3 like the last 2 books. There were several crimes but they were at least a little more focused, although we never really get the reasons behind the crimes anymore. (Although one did have a nice twist that I didn't know for certain, but I felt/hoped it was something like that). Lindsay is was less of a crazy lady in this book, and now I think I understand what was happening in the last few books, especially the last one. (view spoiler)[ I think the authors were attempting to make a love triangle, but it's not really well done. Love triangles work better when they are set up almost simultaneously AND when they are set up a little fairer. What I mean is two men are there and they each have different pros and cons, but at the end of the day they are on equal footing in some way. In this triangle Joe was there for at least 2 books prior to Rich becoming a contender. And Joe gave up a lot to to be with Lindsay and made big romantic declarations which just makes the readers root for him. All Rich has is being young and sexy. And he was around for a while but with absolutely no indication that he was ever interested, and now he is declaring he has been in love with Lindsay since he first saw her... it just doesn't ring true. I mean it's not exactly celibate and pining away for her, it's more like he's young and hot and used to getting what he wants and he it's frustrated that he can't get it. Plus, with Joe and Lindsay so advanced, it doesn't feel like a triangle, it feels like Lindsay being unfaithful and dishonest with Joe. I mean it makes my skin crawl as she thinks about him while having sex with Joe, while acting like a jealous girlfriend when he pays attention to someone else, and when she goes on about him to Joe. It really urkes me that she is just keeping Joe dangling and when confronted by Joe about Rich, she kind of lied. Now that she's literally living with Joe, I hope they just get together permanently and this whole Rich thing goes away. And I want it to go away because Lindsay comes to her senses, not because he starts dating someone else, which is what is seeming to happen in this book as he is getting together with his former girlfriend. Ok, just one more gripe about this- Rich is supposed to be this total hottie, and I just don't understand why he's drooling behind Lindsay. (hide spoiler)] I hope the storyline that makes Lindsay seem crazy gets resolved soon. And I really hope they get back to the Woman's Murder Club being more than 4 friends getting together and drinking margaritas.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    7th Heaven had a lot of false starts that got my hopes up only to immediately dash them. The first scene was set at Christmas time, but this was not to be a Christmas mystery. Soon after, the Women's Murder Club embarked on their first annual getaway, only to turn around and come right home. Two exciting premises, nothing more than teases. The real mystery, a high-profile missing teen cold case, has a reliable lead. Three months after the fact, an anonymous tipster claims to have had seen the tee 7th Heaven had a lot of false starts that got my hopes up only to immediately dash them. The first scene was set at Christmas time, but this was not to be a Christmas mystery. Soon after, the Women's Murder Club embarked on their first annual getaway, only to turn around and come right home. Two exciting premises, nothing more than teases. The real mystery, a high-profile missing teen cold case, has a reliable lead. Three months after the fact, an anonymous tipster claims to have had seen the teen entering a prostitutes house the night he disappeared. The prostitute confesses and Yuki begs for the chance to prosecute the case. We see Lindsay investigate the second mystery, serial double homicide by arson. The book doesn't actually get interesting until after the trial is over. Yuki finds herself in danger and it's the first real thing of note to happen in the whole book. That and Claire going into labor. In the background, Lindsay deals with live-in boyfriend Joe and partner Rich. Both men want to be with her and she must choose. Ultimately the decision is taken out of her hands and she is only left with one man, but is it the man she would have chosen for herself? Things don't feel completely settled in Lindsay's love life. 7th Heaven wasn't the best book in the series. I expected more action, more surprises and more thrills than the book contained. The minor series story lines progress a little, but the stand alone mystery and plot lacked the excitement a reader expects from James Patterson.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Brooke ♥booklife4life♥

    Basic Info Format: E-book Pages/Length: n/a Genre: Murder Mystery At A Glance Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?: No Cliff Hanger: No Triggers: n/a Rating: 3.5 stars Score Sheet All out of ten Cover: 7 Plot: 7 Characters: 8 World Building: 7 Flow: 7 Series Congruity: 8 Writing: 7 Ending: 7 Total: 7 In Dept Best Part: I can't tell ;) Worst Part: I don't believe it much. Thoughts Had: Eh. Conclusion Continuing the Series: Yes Recommending: Yes Short Review: Why would this random two kids just decided to follow this com Basic Info Format: E-book Pages/Length: n/a Genre: Murder Mystery At A Glance Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?: No Cliff Hanger: No Triggers: n/a Rating: 3.5 stars Score Sheet All out of ten Cover: 7 Plot: 7 Characters: 8 World Building: 7 Flow: 7 Series Congruity: 8 Writing: 7 Ending: 7 Total: 7 In Dept Best Part: I can't tell ;) Worst Part: I don't believe it much. Thoughts Had: Eh. Conclusion Continuing the Series: Yes Recommending: Yes Short Review: Why would this random two kids just decided to follow this comic or book or whatever and burn down houses?! I was very upset that Lindsay was affect by poor workmanship. Then that ending. That son of a bitch. Really?! Ugh. Men are pigs, just saying. I wish Lindsay would just give Joe a freaking answer already. Misc. Book Boyfriend: Joe Best Friend Material: Clair Review in GIF Form:

  18. 4 out of 5

    Stacy

    3.5 stars I know I complain about this series every time I write about it, so I am taking this book off. As a matter of fact, this was my favorite book of the series (so far). I thought there was more mystery and surprise in this one than in the others and the relationships of the women moved along nicely. A poster child for goodwill vanishes and after six months the police finally have a lead and they bring in an angelic looking prostitute for questioning. Lindsay and Conklin are able to get a c 3.5 stars I know I complain about this series every time I write about it, so I am taking this book off. As a matter of fact, this was my favorite book of the series (so far). I thought there was more mystery and surprise in this one than in the others and the relationships of the women moved along nicely. A poster child for goodwill vanishes and after six months the police finally have a lead and they bring in an angelic looking prostitute for questioning. Lindsay and Conklin are able to get a confession and Yuki, is awarded the case for the district attorney. She thinks it is an open and shut case, but things start to go south in court and at home as she is stalked by a writer covering the story. There is also a number of arson and murder cases that claim some of San Francisco’s wealthiest as victims. Things turn personal when Conklin must tell an old flame that her parents have been burned to death. Lindsay is still conflicted about her feelings for Joe and Conklin. It makes you want to sit down and talk to her about what is going on in her head! There is also a baby to one of the women in the club and a surprise in the plot at the end that left the book ending on a high note.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Tina

    I really love this series and it keeps getting better with each one! In my mind, James Patterson can rarely go wrong in his storytelling. There's always something new going on in his work and twists and turns that I never expected. I especially love following the lives of Lindsay Boxer and her friends, Yuki, Claire, and Cindy. They all bring so much to the story and their characters are really well developed. 7th Heaven is a fast paced story that sucked me in from the first page. California's go I really love this series and it keeps getting better with each one! In my mind, James Patterson can rarely go wrong in his storytelling. There's always something new going on in his work and twists and turns that I never expected. I especially love following the lives of Lindsay Boxer and her friends, Yuki, Claire, and Cindy. They all bring so much to the story and their characters are really well developed. 7th Heaven is a fast paced story that sucked me in from the first page. California's golden boy has gone missing and the police don't have any leads... until an anonymous tip comes it. It sets off a whirlwind investigation and trial that keeps you on the edge of your seat. On top of all that, there's mysterious fires that are killing innocent families. What I loved about this book was that every couple chapters we read from Pidge and Hawk's point of view - and they're the ones setting the fires! It's not easy to figure out who they are or if they have any connection to the Michael Campion disappearance, but its sure interesting to try to find out! I highly recommend not only this book, but this entire series as well! Pagesofcomfort.blogspot.com

  20. 4 out of 5

    Suzy Turner

    This is the first time I've read a James Patterson book. In fact, it's probably the first time I've ever read anything in this genre (crime drama, I'm guessing??!). It was given to me by a friend who assured me I would like it. She had read it, her husband had read it and they'd thoroughly enjoyed it. Well... I guess I did like it but I was surprised by the style. To be honest, I expected something a lot more intricate, if that's the right word. No, it's not really. Something more impressive by a This is the first time I've read a James Patterson book. In fact, it's probably the first time I've ever read anything in this genre (crime drama, I'm guessing??!). It was given to me by a friend who assured me I would like it. She had read it, her husband had read it and they'd thoroughly enjoyed it. Well... I guess I did like it but I was surprised by the style. To be honest, I expected something a lot more intricate, if that's the right word. No, it's not really. Something more impressive by a writer who has sold so many thousands (or millions) of copies. But then, on the other hand, the style is easy to read and straight to the point. In fact, it's a style I prefer. I know, I know, I'm kind of contradicting myself here! I wasn't disappointed with the writing, I just expected something different. I will probably read more James Patterson in the future. This book has certainly opened my eyes to more genres than I usually read so I am grateful for that.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Pam

    02/14/08 TITLE/AUTHOR: 7th Heaven by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro RATING: 4/B GENRE/PUB DATE/# OF PGS: Suspense/2008/396 SERIES/STAND ALONE: #7 in Women's Murder Club TIME/PLACE: Present/San Francisco, CA CHARACTERS: Lindsay Boxer/Detective; Yuki Castellano/Asst DA Cindy/Journalist; Claire/doctor FIRST LINES: Tiny lights winked on the Douglas fir standing tall & full in front of the picture window. COMMENTS: library book. Two storylines keep you turning the pages. The teenage son of recent governor 02/14/08 TITLE/AUTHOR: 7th Heaven by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro RATING: 4/B GENRE/PUB DATE/# OF PGS: Suspense/2008/396 SERIES/STAND ALONE: #7 in Women's Murder Club TIME/PLACE: Present/San Francisco, CA CHARACTERS: Lindsay Boxer/Detective; Yuki Castellano/Asst DA Cindy/Journalist; Claire/doctor FIRST LINES: Tiny lights winked on the Douglas fir standing tall & full in front of the picture window. COMMENTS: library book. Two storylines keep you turning the pages. The teenage son of recent governor is missing. He has a congenital heart defect and he has been highlighted in the media over the years. Another "hot" case in the San Francisco area are the serial arsons taking place in upper-end homes that include taking the lives of the owners. Good suspense.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Cláudia

    A fast paced read, as usual in James Patterson books, with 2 stories that we don't know if are connected or not - this is one thing that's irritating me in some of Patterson latest books, it seems he's not capable of writing just one story line and so we are pushed from one scenario to another, sometimes a little lost and trying to find a link that most of the times isn't there. The big story here are the arson attacks, and though I found it compelling throughout the book, the ending was a littl A fast paced read, as usual in James Patterson books, with 2 stories that we don't know if are connected or not - this is one thing that's irritating me in some of Patterson latest books, it seems he's not capable of writing just one story line and so we are pushed from one scenario to another, sometimes a little lost and trying to find a link that most of the times isn't there. The big story here are the arson attacks, and though I found it compelling throughout the book, the ending was a little disappointing. As for the real big mystery that follow us all the book, what happened to Michael Campion, that I wasn't expecting. Nice surprise at the end :)

  23. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    (Women's Murder Club,#7) Loved the Michael Campion murder trial back-story! Lindsay and her "partner" Rich scramble to bring down a serial arsonist. This might have been one of my favorites, but I was lost with the Yuki trial and her psycho stalker, and annoyed with Lindsay's relationship issues. Not seeing the "Murder Club" working together on any murders... only margaritas, lol. Definitely taking a break from this series.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Reveau

    Love Patterson. I've read everything he has ever written. Would love to meet him and pick his brain someday. Good mystery series. Finished in 4 days. Love the short chapters he always uses. Ready for the next one.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Erika

    This might be my favorite of this series, although I'm ready for Lindsay to figure out she wants Joe. That said, and without any spoilers.... Great ending!!! Very satisfying. :-)

  26. 5 out of 5

    *Stani*

    Lindsay and the Murder Club gang are back at it again and with a bang. A rich senator’s son, Michael, with a heart defect goes missing. He is never heard from again. Then a few months later an anonymous caller gives a tip to the SFPD that he saw Michael at a call-girl’s house. She confesses to killing him and disposing his body with her boyfriend and then recounts her story. The trial begins. Meanwhile too college guys are killing well off couples in their lavish homes, burning the houses to the g Lindsay and the Murder Club gang are back at it again and with a bang. A rich senator’s son, Michael, with a heart defect goes missing. He is never heard from again. Then a few months later an anonymous caller gives a tip to the SFPD that he saw Michael at a call-girl’s house. She confesses to killing him and disposing his body with her boyfriend and then recounts her story. The trial begins. Meanwhile too college guys are killing well off couples in their lavish homes, burning the houses to the ground. Lindsay and the team are grasping at straws as bodies pile up. ******** Really good ratio between personal stories of our murder club gals, Lindsay is having romantic issues, Yuki is being stalked, Claire is having a baby....this time missing story about Cindy. All in all the investigation and the court room proceedings were good but at the end we don’t get the resolution and motive about the fire killings, which is really frustrating to not get the final piece of the story. The end about Michael and what really happened to him was a nice bit - really far fetched piece of fantasy - but kinda cute and funny. It didn’t make any sense, mind you, why Joonie Moon would confess and all that, but oh well. Can’t have everything, I guess.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Marleen

    For me personally, reading the entire Women’s Murder Club series in a row make the various story-lines and plots flow from one into the other. Not that it matters much, because I have to admit that the plots are only used as a vehicle to carry the 4 women’s character development. The short chapters help the reader fly through these books. As I said before, Lindsay Boxer’s team of South SFPD detectives are not the sharpest in the bunch. Most of the time they are not capable of thinking outside the For me personally, reading the entire Women’s Murder Club series in a row make the various story-lines and plots flow from one into the other. Not that it matters much, because I have to admit that the plots are only used as a vehicle to carry the 4 women’s character development. The short chapters help the reader fly through these books. As I said before, Lindsay Boxer’s team of South SFPD detectives are not the sharpest in the bunch. Most of the time they are not capable of thinking outside the box and they only come upon the clues by accident towards the end of the story. Here two main plots are in play: the disappearance of the former Governor’s son; Michael Campion, an 18 year old golden boy, who suffered a terrible heart-disease; and on the other hand; two young grad students who set fire to houses of rich couples. Why the SFPD didn't pursue the college-angle from the start, I can’t say, but for me it was clear from the beginning that these rich couples all had children in college as well – that was super relevant. On the personal front, I was happy to read that Claire’s baby came into the world without a hitch. Notably, I’m always worried about the amount of gratuitous violence in these books.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Christine Campbell

    It was good. As usual it has you thinking one way and ten Then it switches gears

  29. 5 out of 5

    Berke

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. 7th Heaven was my second Patterson book. It is about Lindsay Boxer, a detective, to unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of a teenager named Michael Campion. Since he is the California's ex governor's son his case receives mass publicity which only amounts to more pressure on Boxer. The story is developed from different peoples' perspectives. These people are Boxer, Yuki(DA and Boxer's close friend), and two murder/arsonists. The varying story tellers and mental make-ups made the read mor 7th Heaven was my second Patterson book. It is about Lindsay Boxer, a detective, to unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of a teenager named Michael Campion. Since he is the California's ex governor's son his case receives mass publicity which only amounts to more pressure on Boxer. The story is developed from different peoples' perspectives. These people are Boxer, Yuki(DA and Boxer's close friend), and two murder/arsonists. The varying story tellers and mental make-ups made the read more enjoyable and offered a little more depth of information regarding the side characters. I especially liked the chapters that were told from the arsonists' perspectives. For a long time Boxer and her partner, Conklin, are unable to find any clues or leads to the arsonists' identities. Later they discover that the murderers are accomplished, shrewd Stanford students who are also interested in comic books. These boys used aliases that alluded to their comic book characters. This was the only but greatly critical clue that revealed their identities. Therefore even intelligent and highly educated students can become serial killers only for the enjoyment and exhiliration. However they were imprudent enough to find aliases that tied them to their creative work.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Laurel-Rain

    San Francisco Police Detective Lindsay Boxer and her Women's Murder Club friends are back with another mystery that had this reader staying up late and rapidly turning pages. It all begins with the mysterious disappearance of the ex-governor's teenage son, and then spins off into a series of mysterious arson fires of luxurious Bay Area homes, leaving the owners dead. Evidence seemingly leads nowhere. Meanwhile, lurking in the background, two young men who call themselves Hawk and Pidge are orchest San Francisco Police Detective Lindsay Boxer and her Women's Murder Club friends are back with another mystery that had this reader staying up late and rapidly turning pages. It all begins with the mysterious disappearance of the ex-governor's teenage son, and then spins off into a series of mysterious arson fires of luxurious Bay Area homes, leaving the owners dead. Evidence seemingly leads nowhere. Meanwhile, lurking in the background, two young men who call themselves Hawk and Pidge are orchestrating devastation everywhere they go. But who are these young men? What, if anything, do they have to do with these events? Are they also connected to the disappearance of young Michael Campion? And what does Junie Moon have to do with any of it? Just when I thought I'd seen enough to reach some conclusions, the writers threw a curve ball at the end. I'm a big fan of Lindsay Boxer and her gal pals. In "7th Heaven (The Women's Murder Club)," we also meet her partner Rich Conklin and her boyfriend Joe. There could be some future twists and turns. I can't wait for the next book. Four stars.

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