Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
12th of Never (Women's Murder Club) Hardcover – April 29, 2013
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Discover what to read next through the Amazon Book Review. Learn more.
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
FANS LOVE THE WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB!
"Those who haven't read any of the novels in the Women's Murder Club series are cheating themselves."―BookReporter.com
"I can't believe how good Patterson is....He is always on the mark. I have never begun a Patterson book and been able to put it down."―Larry King, USA Today
"Patterson and co-author Paetro spin a fast-paced triple mystery that expertly weaves the stories together. It is the distinct yet complementary personalities of the WMC members that make the story's heart beat."―Library Journal
About the Author
James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top Customer Reviews
No major spoilers here, but the stories were disjointed, some chapters seemed out of order and there were things written about the baby that seemed like nobody involved in the writing or editing had ever had a baby or spent the time reading about baby development or even understanding the mindset of a working mom. The baby develops a fever on Lindsay's first day back at work and when she arrives home the house is filled with the Murder Club Women! And they are passing around the baby! And nobody mentions that she had a fever or asks how the baby is doing!! And the reader feels like she missed something...only the fever comes back! Ultimately, the baby is admitted to the hospital for testing and Lindsay and Joe leave a days-old baby at the hospital! The next day, there is concern shown and there is a passage from Lindsay about how Joe is going to the hospital and not leaving Julie's side. Huh?!
That's just one example. As another reviewer said, usually Patterson and Paetro wrap everything up in a nice bow, but there were many story lines happening and several loose ends were left hanging.
Cindy was barely there and very missed by this reader. The beginning actually seemed like it was written by another author. I didn't think the characters seemed like themselves, especially Claire at the beginning right as she was going to take law enforcement through an autopsy.
As with all Patterson novels, I read the book quickly, but I was annoyed through most of it and wish it had more focus and more depth with all the characters we have come to know and want to spend time with.
Is the old Patterson writing style back? Not in the slightest. It is more apparent than ever that he is not writing this series alone.
It is too bad that a writer is so interested in cranking out books to make money he no longer care about the quality of the product he puts his name on.
12th of Never finds the Women's Murder Club members in personal and/or professional trouble as usual. Lindsay is ready to pop out her first child, and Joe is out of town. Yuki is trying a case against an attorney who has allegedly murdered his wife and child. Claire's ME office loses a body. And Cindy, well, she apparently has no idea what is going on in her relationship with Lindsay's partner, Rich.
How bad is it? Imagine you're reading a book and every 4th word is missing. That's what it's like. There's an idea, it's stated at the beginning of each 2 page chapter. (Is it ever okay to write such short chapters? No, it's not.) It's explored for one or two paragraphs, and then it's dropped like third period French. You're left wondering, what happened? Why didn't that go anywhere? But the story moves on as though you were given the whole plot. I mean, the woman that Lindsay thought Rich was having an affair with in the last book shows up for 2 paragraphs and then it's never dealt with again.
So frustrating. Don't read it unless your only choices are this and any entry in the Twilight series.