The 18th Abduction

The 18th Abduction

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For a trio of colleagues, an innocent night out after class ends in a deadly torture session. They vanish without a clue -- until a body turns up. With the safety of San Francisco's entire school system as stake, Lindsay Boxer has never been under more pressure. To solve the School Night case, Lindsay turns to her best friend, investigative journalist Cindy Thomas, as the chief of police and the press clamor for an arrest. Together, Lindsay and Cindy take new approaches, and unexpected facts about the victims leave them stunned.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2019.
ISBN: 9780316420266
0316420263
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Patterso James 04/2019
Characteristics: 386, 16 pages ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Paetro, Maxine - Author
Alternative Title: The eighteenth abduction

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rrd6930
Oct 08, 2019

DO NOT READ THE PROLOGUE!!!! It ruined the book for me. I hate when a prologue is five years in the future and gives away that certain people have lived or dies, then the book tries to create suspense when you already know the result.

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billhorton11
Sep 28, 2019

A good read. Unfortunate that so much of what was written about the ethnic cleansing that went on in that part of the world is true. Not so far fetched that some of the monsters made it to North America. Probably better that Sgt Boxer and FBI hubby handled this within the confines of the law enforcement community.

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Zoelexi777
Aug 26, 2019

This was a pretty dark book for the Women’s Murder Club. Usually they are a little lighter. The story starts off five years ago when Lindsay and Joe are newlyweds and works up to the present. Lindsay and Joe are working on two different investigations until they realize the two are connected and start working it together. The women in the Women’s Murder Club don’t make much of an appearance. It centres on Lindsay and Joe.

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muffinmkd
Aug 15, 2019

James Pattersons other books are violent. The women’s murder club books have been a relief from that, until this book. There is very little of the women working together in this one. It is more of James Pattersons violence of his other books. 2 stars for this one.

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marywestcott_1
Aug 08, 2019

Dectective Lindsay Boxer was investigation of three missing teachers, Her huband Joe had met Anna who had seen a war criminal that had tortered her and raped her. Both cases became one. They captured him and depurted him, When at his trial he was found guilty, he swalled cyanide, he was dead. Two of the teachers were found alive, the killed the other one. Strange book not a world of Linsay and Joes baby. And the womens club didnt have much reading.

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iluv9cats
Aug 02, 2019

If you are triggered by sexual assault and/or torture, be prepared. This one is dark.

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poppery18
Jul 19, 2019

Why, in this book, are Lindsay and Joe suddenly childless?

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marsupial24
Jul 15, 2019

I gave up on Patterson books years ago since he wasn't writing them anymore. They just were getting worse & worse, bit I just couldn't put this one down! I read it in 2 short days, I couldn't put it down. The epilogue wasn't that exciting or surprising, but the rest of the book was great!! I highly recommend!

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DT_kcls
Jun 30, 2019

'The 18th Abduction' departed a bit from the usual gang of girls solving murders while giggling and drinking all the way to the solution. I found the conversation between the girls, and sometimes those with/of Joe, to be too simple, too juvenile, for professional adults. However, I found the story line to be complex, horrid and heartbreaking. I was shocked at the ending. The women of the "Women's Murder Club" were mostly support players to the police and the FBI. I found that more believable and refreshing.

High 3, almost 4 stars

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JKozik
Jun 28, 2019

The typical Women's Murder Club tale - no real surprises. Enjoyable - a Summer beach read.

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