2nd Chance

2nd Chance

A Novel

Book - 2002
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2nd Chance reconvenes the Women's Murder Club, four friends (a detective, a reporter, an assistant district attorney, and a medical examiner) who used their networking skills, feminine intuition, and professional wiles to solve a baffling series of murders in 1st to Die . This time, the murders of two African Americans, a little girl and an old woman, bear all the signs of a serial killer for Lindsay Boxer, newly promoted to lieutenant of San Francisco's homicide squad. But there's an odd detail she finds even more disturbing: both victims were related to city cops. A symbol glimpsed at both murder scenes leads to a racist hate group, but the taunting killer strikes again and again, leaving deliberate clues and eluding the police ever more cleverly. In the meantime, each of the women has a personal stake at risk--and the killer knows who they are.
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, 2002.
ISBN: 9780446696630
Branch Call Number: PAT
Characteristics: 390 p.
Additional Contributors: Gross, Andrew 1952-
Alternative Title: Second chance


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DBRL_KrisA Jan 09, 2017

It's weird, the first Patterson book I read was Kill Me if You Can, and I really didn't like it. The dialog was stiff, the action was formulaic, and the "surprises" weren't very surprising. I was sure I wasn't going to like any of his other work. But since I'm reading these for our project where we're working through my sister's to-read list, I soldiered on. And I'm glad I did, because I'm really enjoying the Women's Murder Club series so far. The characters are interesting, the dialog is authentic (and fun!) and the plot twists at the end really do catch me by surprise.
I note that, as he often does, Patterson has cowritten this book with someone else; in fact, it looks like all the rest of the Women's Murder Club series so far have been cowritten with other authors. I assume that Patterson writes the skeleton of the story, and lets his cowriter flesh it out. If they continue to be as entertaining as this one, I have absolutely no problem with that.

Aug 07, 2016

A very good read. Really liking the character development in this series and I'm excited to keep going!

Jul 11, 2016

As always James Patterson keeps you hooked from the second you open the book. This is a very quick read with plenty of suspense. I would highly recommend this book to fans of a good murder mystery.

Jan 19, 2016

A good police procedural but "R" for language.

Sep 29, 2015

great book lots of twists but not as great as the first book but over all pretty good

Sep 04, 2014

Quick, engaging read. Plot twist in the end of was interesting. Like this series.

Nov 18, 2013

It was okay but not nearly as good as other books by Patterson. There are only so many times that luck can intervene to save Lindsay Boxer's life when she decides to play Rambo before the book starts losing all its credibility

Jul 08, 2012

Great to read a series featuring a woman detective.

lfranz Jul 04, 2012

Love the series can't wait to start book 3 - great to see main character in action

B2K2rEaD Apr 08, 2012

The Series develops at great speed.
Am very ready to get to 3rd

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