This Blog is Dedicated to our dear friend Karen.
When she left this life she left a hole in our hearts as well as several to be read books.
We, her friends, will read these books for her.
This blog will be a sort of book club for us to post our thoughts and feelings about the stories and feelings we have of Karen while we read.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

#296 The 5th Horseman by James Patterson

The 5th Horseman (Women's Murder Club, #5)

I didn't get the same feeling of cheesy dialog I had from the last couple of Patterson books I've read. In fact, I haven't really felt the dialog in these Women's Murder Club books was bad at all. Yes, I think that sometimes there's an attempt to make the female cops and lawyers/prosecutors sound over-the-top tough, but that's a problem with a lot of stuff in this genre - it's like the authors think people won't take a woman in law enforcement seriously if she's not a ballsy tough-as-nails broad.

I had a couple minor complaints about the book. It's a women's murder club, and the concept is that these women pool their skills and resources to figure out whodunit. But that wasn't the case in this book. Claire was there, of course, being the chief medical examiner, but Cindy, the reporter, and Yuki, the lawyer, don't contribute much at all to working out the mystery. They're there, but mostly as supporting characters (especially Cindy).


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