Wednesday, October 23, 2013

[Review] 3rd Degree by James Patterson

3rd Degree by James Patterson 
Publisher: Warner Books
Publishing Date: 2004
339 Pages


The Women's Murder Club returns in a shockingly suspenseful thriller. Plunging into a burning townhouse, Detective Lindsay Boxer discovers three dead bodies....and a mysterious message at the scene. When more corpses turn up, Lindsay asks her friends, Claire Washburn of the medical examiner's office, Assistant DA Jill Bernhardt, and San Francisco Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to help her find a murderer who vows to kill every three days. Even more terrifying, he has targeted one of the four friends. Which one will it be?

My Review

James Patterson's novels never fail! I'm always sucked into the story in the first page and sit and think about it long after I've finished the last. Every time I open up a Patterson novel, I know that I will be in for a wild ride! I really enjoy this series of his, especially since the main characters are female, which you don't find too often in crime novels.

This story of the series was just as good as the previous two! Lindsay Boxer is a funny and smart detecting that I like reading about. She's humble and human enough not to have all the answers, and vulnerable enough not to fall in love with the first guy she meets. However, the love interest that did play out in this story was perfect. Just enough to keep me wanting to find out what happens between them without the suspense/mystery turning into a romance novel. Highly recommend this series to anyone!


  1. The only Patterson books I've read that adult on with the kids being turned into birds. Can't remember the name. And a couple of the YA books that were part of that book. I don't know why I haven't read more, because I really enjoyed his writing.

    1. I really love his writing too and I don't know why I waited so long to start reading his work. I haven't read any of his YA books yet, but they're on my list.