Unfortunately I outgrew Detective Cross in much the same way I outgrew Detective Drew.
Actually, when James Patterson started amassing co-authors, I stopped reading most of his books. Interestingly enough, I really enjoy many of those co-authors when they write alone
(Andrew Gross and David Ellis are two of my favorite authors).
The one series that calls me back to Patterson is The Women's Murder Club. I love the girls and want to go out for drinks with them. They are all strong women with enough vulnerability to help us relate to them. This book, like all in the series, has multiple stories to keep us interested. Lindsey is tracking down the "belly bomber," while Cindy is going after an evil character from a past book. Poor Yuki shows us that even her honeymoon can be sidelined with disaster, and Claire is always around to add her clear head to the mix.
I also enjoy the men in each of their lives and was thrilled when Lindsey finally married Joe in a previous book. Her mothering skills are a bit suspect, but Joe saves the day when he gives up an amazing FBI career to be Mr. Mom. ( Okay...I never said it makes sense!).
As they always do, the authors solve most of the cases in this book but leave us wondering about the main one. It is a fast read with short chapters and lots of dialogue. If you are a Murder Club devotee, this book will not disappoint.
Publisher - Little, Brown and Company
Date of Publication - May 5, 2014