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16 May 2018

2017 Book Review #17: 16th Seduction

Finally had a chance to read the latest novel in the Women's Murder Club series. Love this series!


Lindsay Boxer has to learn to love...and trust...again. Her husband, Joe Molinari, left their home 6 months ago per her request after discovering he had some secrets concerning his spy job with Homeland Security.  Their daughter Julie is now 2 years old and learning to talk. Lindsay is determined to put her life back together again.

Joe asks her to go with him on a dinner date and she does accept....but their date is interrupted by a huge bomb blast at San Francisco's SciTron museum.  25 people are dead and Joe is injured in the blast!  He is on a breathing tube and Lindsay is unsure if he will survive his injuries.

Meanwhile, because she is one of SFPD's finest homicide detectives, she begins to try to unravel the mystery of Connor Grant, the man who first admitted to blowing up the museum.  Of course, now that he is in prison, he is changing his story.  Connor Grant goes on trial and ends up being his own lawyer.  And...the jury finds him NOT GUILTY! Yet his home is found with explosives, a book about how to make bombs, his own research regarding bombs and witnesses (current high school students he teaches) who testify that he has an obsession with bombs! That doesn't seem to matter.

 He then serves Lindsay with papers claiming she is going to get fired for defamation of his character.  Lindsay is fearful for her marriage, her husband, and her career.  But, along with trying to find out the truth regarding Connor Grant, she is also investigating a string of serial murders involving a toxic drug and a needle.  This leads her to a psychiatric center where she discovers a very strange man. 

Will Lindsay and her friends solve the mystery of who planted the SciTron bomb and why??  And just who is this strange man at the Center??  Will Joe pull through this injury and will her marriage be saved??


This is another fast moving, gripping mystery with plenty of drama, romance, and character development.  In fact, I think it's one of the best in the series.

The setting is fun to read about if you've been to San Francisco before and the details of the bomber's background are quite fascinating.

I loved how the authors wrapped up this story and I can't wait to see what happens to Lindsay and her family in the next novel.

In my opinion, this book is appropriate for ages 17 and older due to some content.

On a scale of 1-10, I rate this a 9.

1 comment:

Susanne said...

Sounds like a good one