Book Review: “Unlucky 13” by James Patterson (Women’s Murder Club #13)



Title:  Unlucky 13

Author:  James Patterson

Series:  Women’s Murder Club #13

Synopsis (from

The Women’s Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose.

San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. With an attentive husband, a job she loves, plus best friends who can talk about anything from sex to murder, things couldn’t be better.

Then the FBI sends Lindsay a photo of a killer from her past, and her happy world is shattered. The picture captures a beautiful woman at a stoplight. But all Lindsay sees is the psychopath behind those seductive eyes: Mackie Morales, the most deranged and dangerous mind the Women’s Murder Club has ever encountered.

In this pulse-racing, emotionally charged novel by James Patterson, the Women’s Murder Club must find a killer—before she finds them first.


My thoughts:  Well, perhaps I am in a reading slump, but I normally love, love this series, but this one just didn’t it for me.  Here’s why.  During this particular series, the author always sets up a series of three separate plot lines and normally weaves them together in some connected way or at least adds some excitement to the reading.  Not this time.  The three separate plot lines – Yuki’s cruise experience, the Morales returns plot, and then the random belly bomber storyline – were all seemingly disparate and had absolutely no connection with one another.  The belly bomber story line didn’t even really end and had absolutely no purpose in the book at all.

Overall a disappointing fail for this one . . . ugh, I hate when books fail me.

But there are always a thousand more books just waiting to be read,

And remember,

Books Are Life,


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