Review; 10th Anniversary

James PattersonMaxine Paetro

Women’s Murder Club #10

Wedding Bells and Crime Scenes: A Rollercoaster Ride with Lindsay Boxer"

Title: “Wedding Bells and Crime Scenes: A Rollercoaster Ride with Lindsay Boxer”

Blurb: When it comes to crime thrillers, James Patterson and Maxine Paetro are a dynamic duo that never fails to deliver. With a solid 4.12 rating from 51,359 readers and 2,235 reviews, their latest collaboration takes Detective Lindsay Boxer on a wild ride that turns her long-awaited wedding celebration into a distant memory. A badly injured teenage girl, a missing newborn, and a trail of secrets set the stage for a riveting mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano is simultaneously juggling the biggest case of her career—a woman accused of murdering her husband in front of her children. As the pressure mounts, Lindsay stumbles upon evidence that could change the course of the trial, forcing Yuki to make a gut-wrenching choice between friendship and justice. Meanwhile, Lindsay’s every move is under the watchful eye of her new boss, Lieutenant Jackson Brady, and the pressure to solve the case begins to interfere with her newlywed bliss.

My Two Cents: Now, let’s talk about my two cents on this rollercoaster of a read. Lindsay Boxer and her entourage of strong, independent women have managed to grow on me. These stories might be pure escapism, but I found myself rooting for the killer in this particular installment. Shocking, right? Well, the truth is, the killer did what many of us would and, dare I say, what more of us should do.

This isn’t the kind of book that leaves you pondering life’s mysteries or questioning the meaning of existence. No, my friends, this is a romance cleverly disguised as a crime thriller. And you know what? That’s not a bad thing at all. In fact, it’s a refreshing change of pace. Patterson and Paetro have managed to blend the excitement of a crime novel with the warmth of a romance, creating a literary concoction that’s both entertaining and surprisingly satisfying.

Sure, it may not be the deep philosophical journey some readers seek, but who needs that all the time? Sometimes, you just want a book that grabs you by the collar and says, “Hang on, we’re going for a ride!” Lindsay Boxer’s chaotic life, filled with crime scenes and wedding bells, is the perfect escape from reality.

In the end, I’d give this book a solid three stars. It’s not trying to be something it’s not, and it succeeds in delivering exactly what it promises—a thrilling, humorous, and engaging tale that keeps you entertained from start to finish. So, if you’re in the mood for a crime-thriller-romance mashup, grab a copy, buckle up, and enjoy the whirlwind that is Lindsay Boxer’s world. Wedding bells and crime scenes have never been this much fun!