12th of Never by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
(Little, Brown, and Co., 2013, 397 pages)
It’s finally time! Detective Lindsay Boxer is in labor–while two killers are on the loose.
Lindsay Boxer’s beautiful baby is born! But after only a week at home with her new daughter, Lindsay is forced to return to work to face two of the biggest cases of her career.
A rising star football player for the San Francisco 49ers is the prime suspect in a grisly murder. At the same time, Lindsay is confronted with the strangest story she’s ever heard: An eccentric English professor has been having vivid nightmares about a violent murder and he’s convinced it’s real. Lindsay doesn’t believe him, but then a shooting is called in-and it fits the professor’s description to the last detail.
Lindsay doesn’t have much time to stop a terrifying future from unfolding. But all the crimes in the world seem like nothing when Lindsay is suddenly faced with the possibility of the most devastating loss of her life.
I have read all of the Women’s Murder Club books and I look forward to each one. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book. Out of all of James Patterson’s thriller series books, this is my favorite. If I’m being honest though, it didn’t have as much action and suspense as the previous ones had. It’s not the best of the series that I have read. But then the action did pick up some. The biggest letdown was the ending, the story just stops and ends ABRUPTLY! It leaves you hanging and thinking, WHAT!? The ending leads you to believe there will be a 13th book in the series, which I will read with the hope that J. P. once again, writes an awesome thriller that cannot be put down! If you enjoy the Women’s Murder Club books you will enjoy this one, it just wasn’t as exciting and suspenseful as the previous books in the series. I still enjoyed it though, and I will always be a diehard J.P. fan.