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When a horrifying attack leaves one of the four members of the Women's Murder Club struggling for her life, the others fight to keep a madman behind bars before anyone else is hurt. And Lindsay Boxer and her new partner in the San Francisco police department run flat-out to stop a series of kidnappings that has electrified the city: children are being plucked off the streeWhen a horrifying attack leaves one of the four members of the Women's Murder Club struggling for her life, the others fight to keep a madman behind bars before anyone else is hurt. And Lindsay Boxer and her new partner in the San Francisco police department run flat-out to stop a series of kidnappings that has electrified the city: children are being plucked off the streets together with their nannies--but the kidnappers aren't demanding ransom. Amid uncertainty and rising panic, Lindsay juggles the possibility of a new love with an unsolvable investigation, and the knowledge that one member of the club could be on the brink of death. And just when everything appears momentarily under control, the case takes a terrifying turn, putting an entire city in lethal danger. Lindsay must make a choice she never dreamed she'd face--with no certainty that either outcome has more than a prayer of success....

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ISBN : 9780446179515
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Number of Pages : 416 Pages
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The 6th Target Reviews

  • Miriam Smith
    2019-03-02 04:47

    Apart from one or two that I haven't totally enjoyed, the Women's Murder Club series are a really good read. This "The 6th Target" written by James Patterson together with Maxine Paetro is a fast moving, edge of your seat thriller in the usual Patterson style, quick tense chapters, an excellent storyline running alongside smaller plots that all come together successfully at the end. Ive collected all these books to the series over the years but just never got round to reading them, I'm glad I've started to now - I really feel like I personally know Lindsay Boxer and the girls and look forward to reading the 7th in the series.

  • Phrynne
    2019-03-02 05:53

    I have decided I am a fan of this series. They are all so easy to read and always have sufficiently intriguing mysteries and a nice batch of friendly characters. Add to this short chapters which keep the pages turning , and you have books which are always good to have at hand for when you need something neither heavy nor demanding. The 6th Target is typical of the series. It has a couple of different police cases going on, one involving a mass murderer and the other child abduction. All four members of the Women's Murder Club are involved to varying degrees although Lyndsey has the most significant role. Much of the story revolves around police work with its necessary failures and successes. Time is also spent in the court room and these chapters are written well.So a perfect book to read in a doctor's waiting room, on a plane or as light relief between other more onerous books. I am sure James Patterson writes to entertain his readers and he succeeds.

  • Angeld01
    2019-03-09 06:06

    I have to keep reading these because I started them...but wow are they getting bad. The latest left it wide open for the 7th book. Also, my bf - a psychatrist took one look at the "Insane" killer and noted it wasn't even described correctly. also, I was left to wonder, if this person was doped up as strongly as he was...how was he still so clever?I am tried of Lindsey's whinning. I don't buy the friendships between the women, totally falls flat. More then anything, I don't see the appeal of Lindsey's hardly-seen boyfriend Joe...why is she pinning for him again? Beats me. Apparently beats her too since she keeps breaking up with him. Am I supposed to be rooting for them? Whoops, my bad. And again this book had 3 different plots...confusing and frustrating.I will read 7 just to be done! But I don't expect to like it...

  • Rosie
    2019-03-20 00:59

    I usually enjoy James Paterson's books definitely not for his writing, but at least for his suspensful stories, but The 6th Target fell a little short for me. There was hardly any character development and I felt like he wrote the book just to get another "Best Seller" under his belt. As far as the Women's Murder Club series goes, I have only read the first one, which I really enjoyed. This being the 6th book in the series, I got the impression that James Paterson really has no idea how to write about women. Both his character's inner monologue and dialogue seemed extremely far fetched and almost stupid to me. Parts of the book were gripping and like his others it is a nice fast read, but I just wasn't a big fan. I felt like he started off with a pretty good story and then put no effort into developing his villains. At the end I really feel like he just gave up and wanted to finish the book.

  • Li'l Owl
    2019-03-25 01:05

    On a bright sunny morning a madman with a gun has made a trip on a ferry boat deadly for four innocent people, one of whom is a young boy. Lindsay Boxer's best friend, Claire and her son William were also caught up in the attack and Claire has been shot in the chest. While Claire fights for her life Lindsay and her new partner, Rich Conklin, pick up the case, and solving this one is personal. Then the shooter inexplicably turns himself in but he's says that he 'didn't mean to hurt anyone', and claims that 'the voices in my head made me do it.' Now it's up to prosecutor Yuki Castellano to prove that not only is the man NOT legally insane, but that he's guilty of murdering four people, attempted murder of a fifth, and recklessly endangering the lives of everyone else on the farry. He has been deemed sane and capable of being tried in court and Yuki is determined to prove that he knew full well what he was doing, that he purposely took aim and starting shooting people, and that he should be found guilty and be punished to the full extent of the law in prison for murder, not in a psychiatric hospital. At the same time, parents all over the city are terrified when someone begins kidnapping young children and their nannies in full daylight. Then the case takes a terrifying turn when the kidnappers don't contact the families with a ransom demand. With very little to go on, Lindsay and Richie fight to find even the smallest thread of a lead, knowing that time is of the essence, and the clock is ticking. And, as if things weren't bad enough, people living in Cindy Thomas's apartment building are panic-stricken as someone is killing people at random and no one has any idea who would do such a thing to innocent people. This is the sixth novel in the Woman's Murder Club series and the books continue to thrill me with the suspenseful story lines while keeping me hooked as to the happenings of the four friends, Lindsay, Claire, Yuki, and Cindy. The 6th Target is an edge of your seat ride from beginning to end. The brilliant twists in the plot took me completely by surprise and I couldn't foresee what would happen next, only making the tension rise higher and higher. Maxine Paetro masterfully blends the three cases together while adding a few personal romantic sparks among the characters along the way. Even with everything happening it's easy to follow and even though it's the sixth in the series the story lines and crimes remain new and original, the characters are as fresh and interesting as ever. There seems to be endless excitement among the four friends, each one with individual twists that pop up unexpectedly, thus keeping me on the edge of the cliff in anticipation of what the next book, 7th Heaven, has in store. If you've been following my reviews of this series you'll know that this is the second time I've listened to these audio books. The first time was so long ago that I don't recall very much other than that I loved them and I'm enjoying them as much as I did the first around. Note - This novel is in audio book fomat. As is always the case, narrator Carolyn McCormick does a seemingly effortless job of bringing the story to life from the written words on the pages. Her enthusiastic story telling is additive and I always have difficulty turning it off.

  • Jess
    2019-03-16 05:44

    I feel that there is too much going on in this book. It begins with a major shooting, where one of the women in this group gets shot. The trial of this murderer continues throughout the book, while other cases are happening, like some murders at an apartment building, and a kidnapping of little girl (who happens to be someone’s boss’ daughter). Everything is connected, making this a stressful time for the club, but they don’t seem concerned. Everything is treated lightly, never getting too deep into any one part. Patterson just skims these events. Makes me wonder if he wrote it or if Maxine Paetro wrote it. Is this series going to turn into a formula series, like Danielle Steel? Let’s just say that I am very disappointed, and if they continue the series in this manner, I will probably stop reading them. But, on the bright side, they created a T.V. show from these books that is pretty good!

  • Jaclyn
    2019-03-22 00:38

    Lindsey (main character) is an idiot! Throughout this whole series I haven't been able to decide if I like her or not and I have finally decided that I don't. I think that is part of the reason it has taken me so long to complete the series. I am half way through this book and I have found myself actually skipping over whole chapters just finish the dang thing. Not like the chapters are long, any one who has read James Patterson before knows that his chapters are only about a page long (seriously). And even with skipping whole chapters I still know exaclty what is going on. This series isn't horrible, but I would only start if there is nothing else to read. I just noticed that there is a 7th book! Will it ever end? I decided I don't want to contiue this series after all. In fact I didn't even finish this book, (skipped to the end and read the last couple of chapters). Hope someone else has a better experience with it than I did. It just wasn't worth my time.

  • Larry Bassett
    2019-03-09 03:50

    I just read another Women’s Murder Club so this is the second one in close order. The last one (4th of July) left me feeling a little iffy about this series – not really that good I thought. I wanted to try another one right away to see if I could just ditch this batch of books on my TBR shelf.The 6th Target rolls right out with a mass murder on a ferry by a crazy guy. Then, unexpectedly, the crazy guy turns himself in, making me wonder what we are going to do with the rest of the book. The last book turned into a slightly interesting but not exciting story of a trial and I thought this one was going to follow that same path. I was not thrilled. The role of the trial in this book is only slightly more interesting and thankfully shorter. The author seems determined to show that the tabloid realities of Rodney King and O.J. Simpson are not forgotten.With our prurient interest tested, suddenly, we get shifted into a child kidnapping case with a possible murder which gets our heroine back into the picture. Mostly it is not obvious to me that we are dealing with a heroine rather than a hero except when she is in bed with her boyfriend or pining after him. Other than that, the fact that this is a woman cop is barely discernible. (One of my reasons for selecting this series was the woman cop angle so I am disappointed.)But, let’s just see where this goes, OK? The chapters are notably short as in previous books and that in itself does keep things moving along relatively quickly. Several cases vie for attention: the crazy mass murderer, the child kidnapper and the apartment building noise vigilante all have their rambunctious moments of implausibility. And, of course, our heroine’s erstwhile romance. The cover of this sixth book in the series promises the “toughest case ever” but if the hype is not obvious the follow up seventh book offers the “most terrifying case ever”! These paper backs must scream off the supermarket racks as they are cranked out. I can but wonder if I should commend lead author James Patterson for openly sharing credit with Maxine Paetro who is also listed as a co-author on the cover or castigate him for taking the credit and royalties for a book written by someone else. I can only Google and grin querulously about the relationship of the writers as Patterson is given book jacket kudos and Maxine “lives with her husband in New York.” I am somewhat embarrassed to admit that I bought several books in the Women’s Murder Club series drawn in by the promised but ultimately disappointing “Women’s” connection. I have now read several and must consign the several remaining to the free library give away rack at the restaurant across the street. I gave my first encounter four stars a couple of years ago, a reprise three stats last week and this most recent offering two stars for its worn and predictable path. Time to make room on my groaning bookshelf for some more noteworthy offerings. Farewell, James Patterson. RIP, Maxine Paetro. I have been ever so gullible and desperate for diversion. But I must raise my sights.

  • Krystin Rachel
    2019-03-15 06:57

    I'm going to keep going with these because I'm addicted to the terribleness, and because I develop low-grade anxiety when I don't finish stories/series. But, PSA: THESE BOOKS ARE TEETH-MASHING, HAIR-PULLING-LY BAD. (But if you smoke a little, they become more bearable.)Lindsay is a whiny, unprofessional baby. Listening to her complain about being Lieutenant and asking to drop back down to her previous rank of Sergeant (I mean, just keep playing into that sexist idea that this job is too hard for the little ladies why don't you?), while running around trying to solve a slew of different plot lines (3 in this one) that keep intersecting and confusing the story, is exhausting and frustrating.The plot here is cheap, taking easy twists that don't make sense within what we've been previously asked to believe as the reader. The mental illness discussed doesn't read like it was researched very well at all, and it wasn't handled in a way that created a menacing villain but a laughable one.And the romance between Lindsay and her meathead, dogooder boyfriend, Joe, goes to a new level of triteness. Their back and forth and mushy, cliche words, just doesn't ring true and makes me literally gag (no, not literally.)If my husband and I ever spoke to each other that way, I would smack the both of us. But him first. The friendship/teamwork of the Women's Murder Club has become this male-created stereotype, kind of like what bad jokes about women sound like. I find it all at once fascinating that someone can write these scenes and think, "yes, this is good. I'd like other humans to read this with their eyeballs"; and also offensive that someone can write these scenes and think, "yes, this is how real human women would speak and behave with one another." This book has started the beginning of my actual physical loathing towards these women. I've decided I don't want any of them to succeed in their lives or endeavors. I want them all to experience soul-crushing pain so maybe they will stop hugging so much and being just sooooo supportive of each other. Half of the time, I felt like I was reading a novel written as if Alex Cross was on Saved by the Bell. This series is literally the after-school special of crime novels. If you like supreme cheese, go for it. But me? *gags*

  • ☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎
    2019-03-01 01:43

    Read May 2014Starts out think that the character is crazy but then it was freaking me out because the character(view spoiler)[is really a sick person with mommy issue and jealously too. What he did to his sister and those people is unbelievable and I don't get how someone would consider him mental because he knew exactly what he did. (hide spoiler)]Re-read for a challenge- August 28,2016Still a good quick book to read and Lindsay is still a tough girl with a great heart.

  • Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!}
    2019-03-24 03:42

    DNF on page 50.I just can't get into this one.

  • Arlene
    2019-02-24 08:04

    This was definitely better than the ones I had previously read. There was a lot going on, but each was concluded in a realistic way.

  • Marcia
    2019-02-22 05:03

    What was I thinking going back to this series? I guess I forgot there was a reason I quit reading these books in the first place. This one has 3 different crime stories which are not connected. The main crime is a shooting spree on a ferry. The killer is depicted throughout the book as being clearly insane, but when he is found not guilty by reason of insanity the author suddenly turns him into a sane, calculating killer who escapes from a mental hospital and taunts Boxer with the legal concept of double jeopardy. Really? This guy could barely function throughout the book but now he's a manipulative genius? This is the author expressing his own misunderstanding, fear, distrust and hatred of those who are mentally ill. Oh, and Lindsey and Joe... the way Lindsey treats Joe I'm beginning to hate her and I definitely think she doesn't deserve this guy. Does Joe have really low self esteem that he keeps throwing himself at this woman who treats his grand romantic gestures as annoyances and breaks up with him in the middle of having sex? I'm really going to try to remember this time not to ever ever go back to this series.

  • Lynn
    2019-02-22 01:59

    In this sixth installment of the Women's Murder Club series, Lindsay is faced with bringing three different perpetrators to justice in unrelated cases. The first is killing tenants (and their dogs) in his apartment building when they make too much noise. The second is kidnapping particularly gifted and attractive children, and the third is a cunning assailant who is also seemingly legally insane. I can't provide any further details without spoiling the suspense for those who haven't read the book yet.In addition, Claire has a surprise announcement and Lindsay breaks up with Joe, her longtime FBI beau. But is the breakup permanent? Patterson is almost incapable of producing an uninteresting read (I say "almost", because there was one where he allowed his co-author a little too much license). Loved this book, and love the series!

  • Julie
    2019-03-12 03:41

    Anytime I get in a reading funk, I know I can pick up a Patterson book and quickly become immersed in the story. While his writing isn't the greatest, it is entertaining and keeps me reading late into the night.... It took me a while to warm up to the main characters in the Women's Murder Club series, but I can tell you that I have finally become invested in their lives and individual stories. This particular book did a good job dividing its time among the four women. There were two mysteries as part of the main plot; one the killer was revealed immediately, the other one not until the end. I liked this mix. As usual the chapters were all very short and always seemed to end on some sort of crisis. Not the most intellectual or stimulating read, but definitely worth reading.

  • Marleen
    2019-03-11 02:42

    A bit of a mish-mash of crimes occur that Lindsay Boxer and her SFPD detectives have to solve. There’s the ferry shooting by a so-called legally insane man and his consequent trial; there’s the kidnapping of a five-year old little girl, and then someone seem to be murdering neighbors in Cindy’s new building. Most notably for this one is that Lindsay is back to being a Sergeant, relegating her Lieutenant post to Warren Jacobi, her old partner. Lindsay asked to be back in the field, so she should be happy, but she's doubting her decision, and then when she starts to question her long-distance relationship with Joe, she decides to break up with him, hating saying goodbye every time after his short visits. On top of that, Claire Washburn, the ME, was one of the ferry victims – luckily not fatal. I still enjoy these books because they are such easy and fast-paced reads, but I have to admit sometimes I doubt the detectives abilities to solve a case. Maybe I read too many other good detective books, but I feel that Boxer and her colleagues don’t think outside the box enough – they really are clueless sometimes.

  • Freda Malone
    2019-03-04 00:40

    A madman loose on a ferry, with a gun, kills 4 people and injures one of the ladies of the Women's Murder Club. Then he runs. Yuki Castellano, our newest member of the club and brilliant lawyer, has decided to switch sides for a while. Though she is second chair to the ADA prosecuting this case, he has a heart attack and Yuki has no choice but to take the podium and continue on. The public defender insists that his client was insane at the time. But was he really? Or is he just a good faker?Meanwhile, Cindy has moved into a new apartment building and people are getting hurt and dying. Another madman is on the loose. These women can not catch a break. Lindsay (Boxer) is still dating Joe, but has decided to call it quits.

  • Marcia
    2019-03-23 02:06

    This book was just so so for me. It had me asking myself if I really wanted to spend anymore of my reading time with these ladies. Then I got to the ending and the answer was "hell yes!" See you soon book 7!

  • Danielle
    2019-03-03 01:57

    First of all I have to admit that I honestly only read this book because I didn't prepare for my library's renovation and I didn't have anything around that was new. The entire time I was reading this book, I felt like I was waiting for it to end. Now I just wish I had re-read one of the books I own. I though it would be interesting because I'm normally a huge fan of James Patterson's books, but this one seemed to drag on forever. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that I read this one without reading the prequels. The plot sounded like something that I would like but when reading the book I felt that there were too many plot lines. While some authors can write with several story lines and keep the book clear, this wasn't the case. It seemed to jump from one case to another and then back. At one point I had to go back and re-read a chapter because I missed out on some details without realizing it (although this may speak more on how well I can pay attention than on the book itself). What I disliked most about this book was the characters. They all seemed so fragile, and not in the way that all humans are fragile in a sense, but more that they were broken down by the most trivial things. I sighed a lot at some of their (over)reactions. Overall, the book was alright, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone that's never done anything to me. If you have a choice between this book or an old favorite, go with the favorite. Two stars for the effort.

  • Vicki
    2019-03-04 01:45

    Another good book in this series. I love Patterson's mysteries so much.

  • Sharon Mariampillai
    2019-03-20 08:04

    This was an interesting read. I really love Lindsay Boxer. She has become one of my favourite heroines. In this book, a member of the Women’s Murder Club, Claire was injured in a ferry shooting. We see the reactions of the other ladies as they try to give their member some love and support. I thought this book had the best storyline so far. There was crime, mystery and some badass moments. The ending was really great. I want to read book 7 now, and I can’t wait to see what the series has in store for me. Overall, a great read.

  • Πάνος Τουρλής
    2019-02-28 05:46

    Στο 6ο βιβλίο της Γυναικείας Λέσχης Φόνων οι παράλληλες υποθέσεις προς εξιχνίαση είναι: 1) ο ψυχοπαθής Άλφρεντ Μπρίνκλι ανοίγει πυρ σε ένα κατάμεστο τουριστικό φέρι που έκανε βόλτες στον κόλπο του Σαν Φρανσίσκο (ανάμεσα στα θύματα είναι και η ιατροδικαστής Κλερ Γουόσμπερν, μέλος της Λέσχης), 2) ένας άνθρωπος που προσπαθεί να τελειώσει μια μελέτη που γράφει αλλά οι θόρυβοι της πολυκατοικίας δεν τον αφήνουν σε ησυχία και του σπάνε τα νεύρα, επομένως παίρνει την κατάσταση στα χέρια του, 3) μια σειρά από παιδιά και νταντάδες απάγονται, οι νταντάδες βρίσκονται δολοφονημένες, τα παιδιά όμως έχουν εξαφανιστεί, χωρίς καμία ειδοποίηση για λύτρα. Θα καταφέρει η Λίνζι Μπόξερ να ανταπεξέλθει σε όλα αυτές τις υποθέσεις;Το βιβλίο διαδραματίζεται ένα μήνα μετά τον «5ο ιππέα» και έμεινα κάπως ικανοποιημένος εν συνόλω, χωρίς όμως ακόμη η δυναμική της σειράς να φτάνει στο επίπεδο των πρώτων βιβλίων. Οι επιμέρους υποθέσεις που περιγράφονται είναι ολοκληρωμένες, με τις ανατροπές και τις εκπλήξεις τους ενώ οι προσωπικές ιστορίες των ηρωίδων προχωράνε λίγο ακόμη. Οι ιστορίες του ψυχοπαθούς δολοφόνου και των απαχθέντων παιδιών είναι καλοσχεδιασμένες, με τον Άλφρεντ Μπρίνκλι να καταλαμβάνει σχεδόν όλο το μυθιστόρημα και μέσα από την ιστορία του να τονίζεται ξεκάθαρα πόσο επικίνδυνο είναι να ισχυριστεί κάποιος αθωότητα λόγω σχιζοφρένειας. Την υπόθεσή του ως πολιτική αγωγή αναλαμβάνει η Γιούκι Καστελάνο για πρώτη φορά μετά την πρόσληψή της ως αντεισαγγελέας και δίνει μια πραγματικά σκληρή μάχη. Θα αθωωθεί ή θα καταδικαστεί ο δολοφόνος; Και σε τι βαθμό θα εκμεταλλευτεί αυτήν την εντύπωση εκείνος για να προκαλέσει κι άλλο κακό; Πώς θα νιώθει η Κλερ ως ένα επιζών θύμα του, παρ’ όλο που μαθαίνει ένα ευχάριστο νέο; Ποιος ήταν ο 6ος στόχος και σε τι θα βοηθήσει όταν επέλθει ο μεταγενέστερος θάνατός του;Η υπόθεση των εξαφανισμένων παιδιών και τον νεκρών νταντάδων τους με κράτησε σε αρκετή αγωνία και προκάλεσε την οργή μου όταν έμαθα τι πραγματικά κρυβόταν πίσω από αυτήν την πλεκτάνη. Η αφορμή για να στηθεί αυτή η «επιχείρηση» έδειξε το άκρον άωτον της κτηνωδίας που μπορεί να κρύβει ο άνθρωπος μέσα του. Μια καλά στημένη κομπίνα που απάγει αθώα παιδιά, προκαλώντας αβάσταχτη οδύνη στις ζωές των γονιών τους και ανατρέποντας για πάντα την καθημερινότητά τους. Σε αυτό το βιβλίο, η επιθυμία της Λίνζι Μπόξερ γίνεται δεκτή: υποβιβάζεται σε αρχιφύλακα, ώστε να αφιερώνεται περισσότερο σε αυτό που πραγματικά ξέρει να κάνει και αγαπά: να βρίσκεται στον δρόμο, να είναι μέρος της ενεργού δράσης, μακριά από γραφεία και καθιστική εργασία. Η Λέσχη συγκεντρώνεται κάνα δυο φορές, πιο πολύ όμως για νέα, κουτσομπολιά και ειδήσεις παρά για τις τρέχουσες υποθέσεις. Τέλος, κάποιες απερίσκεπτες κινήσεις της Λίνζι βοηθούν τον Τζο να καταλάβει πόσο κακό κάνει στη γυναίκα που αγαπάει με την απόσταση που τους χωρίζει κι έτσι προβαίνει σε κάποιες αλλαγές. Τέλος, πραγματικά αναρωτιέμαι πώς έχουν επιζήσει ως τώρα όλοι οι χαρακτήρες, αφού τρώνε συνέχεια: ντόνατς, cinnamon rolls, πίτσες, σάντουιτς, κοτόπουλο με κάρι, ρύζι. Είπαμε, δεν υπάρχει μεσογειακή διατροφή στις Πολιτείες αλλά όλοι τρώνε τα ίδια και με άτακτα ωράρια; Αναρωτιέμαι!Ο «6ος στόχος» είναι ένα σχετικά καλό θρίλερ, γεμάτο υποθέσεις και προσωπικές εξελίξεις των μελών της Λέσχης, με κλιμακωτή αγωνία και μια έκπληξη στις τελευταίες σελίδες. Επομένως, θα συνεχίσω και με το επόμενο βιβλίο για να δω πώς θα εξελιχθούν από δω και πέρα οι χαρακτήρες.

  • Samantha
    2019-02-25 00:52

    The Women's Murder Club series was something I started for fun and school purposes, of course. I did not know what I was getting myself into. I had no idea that I would become hooked on his novels. I have read from the very beginning up to mid-book of the twelfth novel in the series. His style of writing has captivated me, and I do not mind. His books are a pleasure to read. They keep you on the edge of your seats, wanting more. You become frustrated more than once because you know things the characters do not. Dramatic irony is common in this series and can be quite infuriating. Nonetheless, it is a part of the excitement that comes along with the novel. Each book in the series is a different roller coaster ride, different crime scenes, different evidence, different tragedies, different love stories, different obstacles, yet the same anxiety and anticipation. It is unreal. James Patterson is one of few authors that has captured my interest long enough to pull through the entire series without a let down. "The 6th Target" gave me a wave of emotions. I absolutely loved the book. I loved how it kept me guessing. Like the rest of the series, you become a detective yourself. You become engaged in the story as if you were a character. I am positive that once you start reading, you will not want to put the book down. I recommend this book to teenagers and adults. Those who love thrillers will fall in love with this series and book, along with Patterson's style of writing. There is a part in the book where Cindy's life becomes endangered, and you're left wondering if she will become a murder victim or live to be a part of the next book. However, I do not want to give spoilers so get yourself a copy and start reading! It will be worth your while!

  • Stacey
    2019-03-15 01:48

    I'm afraid. I'm very, very afraid—"bestseller" and "well-written" are definitely not synonymous. I made it to Chapter 17, and I am sorely disappointed. I've set the book down, so no spoilers here. I watched "Women's Murder Club" on television and really enjoyed Lindsay Boxer and her adventures. I was expecting something similar in this novel, but I found that the writing was so jagged that it distracted from the storyline. It's fast-paced, but it isn't smooth. Sentences are truncated (a particular style designed to add urgency and "realism" to the narrator's voice), but the passive voice is also employed. Timelines are reversed (page 50—"It was sad to see the disappointment on the faces of McNeil and Chi, but I had to break it to them. 'Thanks, Paul. We know his name. Did you find out where he used to work?'"). "Suddenly" this happens and words are repeated in close proximity (a pet peeve of mine). Incredibly, there are poignant moments where there's absolutely no feeling inserted, just the author's assumption that if these people died then the character must be feeling something that the reader will understand (page 40) (this was particularly odd to me as a reader as the story is told from a woman's point of view, even if she is tough as nails). I don't actually expect a lot in a book I'm reading for pleasure (as long as I'm not yanked out of the story I will happily follow where it leads), but this was horrid.What did I like about this book? The tiny chapters. It's a nice way to break up the book and a great device to switch fluidly between scenes.If anyone can recommend a really great James Patterson book, I'd like to give it a try. Enough people read his stuff that there has to be one title I can finish!

  • Carol
    2019-03-03 02:40

    Second Read: As I have read several of these out of order, I'm quite aware of what is coming. Don't want to be a spoiler as there are some "fun and romantic" and some "wicked and evil" stuff a coming down the pike. This is a series of Patterson and Paetro that I thoroughly enjoy. Others of his NO, but YES on this one. I like the character development and partnerships and how well they work together. My compliments on this series. Recommend. First Read: I am totally addicted to this series. In the 6th target we find more than just a page turner with a great plot and many surprises, a real dose of adrenaline for the readers. While we are engrossed in this mystery we get to know a little more about the members of this unusual Club and find ourselves immersed into their different life choices.This one begins on a ferry boat, when six shots are fired killing four passengers and injuring one of the Club's members. Claire Washburn is now struggling for her life while the others fight to keep a madman behind bars before anyone else is hurt. If you like courtroom scenes the story has the typical exchanges between lawyers, witnesses and the accused. Yuki Castellano presents her first murder case with pizazz.Meanwhile, San Francisco is plagued with a rash of other bizarre crimes. Children with their nannies are being plucked off the streets seemingly without any motive and Cindy Thomas finds her apartment building under siege by vandals. Amid the rising panic and the excitement, Police Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer juggles her personal life with the investigations.

  • Toni Osborne
    2019-02-24 07:50

    Book 6 in the series "A Women's Murder Club"I am totally addicted to this series, all the books are simply fun and entertaining and this one is no exception. In the 6th target we find more than just a page turner with a great plot and many surprises, a real doze of adrenaline for the readers. While we are engrossed in this mystery we get to know a little more about the members of this unusual Club and find ourselves immersed into their different life choices.This one begins on a ferry boat, when six shots are fired killing four passengers and injuring one of the Club's members. Claire Washburn is now struggling for her life while the others fight to keep a madman behind bars before anyone else is hurt. If you like courtroom scenes the story has the typical exchanges between lawyers, witnesses and the accused. Yuki Castellano presents her first murder case with pizazz.Meanwhile, San Francisco is plagued with a rash of other bizarre crimes. Children with their nannies are being plucked off the streets seemingly without any motive and Cindy Thomas finds her apartment building under siege by vandals. Amid the rising panic and the excitement, Police Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer juggles her personal life with the investigations.Can things get more complex than this "Oh yes" thrown in is a touch of romance. This series is getting better and better with each installment.

  • Rachel C.
    2019-02-23 05:53

    Joe Molinari (view spoiler)[transferred to SF and proposed to Lindsay (hide spoiler)]! Now I have to wait four months to get the next book from the library - dammit!It looks like another "co-author" is picking up the series in Book 7, which I think is a good thing because Maxine Paetro is wandering away from the concept of the Club (i.e. the women working together to solve crimes). The ladies are all off in different directions with different plots in this book.As with Book 5, there are plots galore: two killers and one set of kidnappers to track, a murder trial, plus a break-up, an out-of-town almost-fling ((view spoiler)[Lindsay and Rich Conklin, the new guy - called it (hide spoiler)]) and a surprise pregnancy.(As a side note, being in this Club is quite hazardous to the health - (view spoiler)[Lindsay's been shot twice, Jill's been shot and killed, Claire has shot once and shot at on a separate occasion. Yuki's mom, Lindsay's boyfriend and two of Cindy's neighbors have been murdered (hide spoiler)]. While it's obviously ludicrous for this much violent crime to happen to such a small group of people, there's something almost cheerful about the way the writers fling the characters into danger and death.)

  • Jennifer Wardrip
    2019-03-12 01:45

    The gang is back to solve another case, except that this time, there are numerous parallel mysteries running amok in Patterson's THE 6TH TARGET. Fred Brinkley, a man who hears voices inside his head, is videotaped murdering four innocent people aboard a ferry. He's charged with attempting to kill two others, one of whom happens to be a now critically injured Claire Washburn. A five-year-old piano playing prodigy by the name of Madison Tyler is snatched off the street along with her nanny, and with no ransom note coming in to the family, things aren't looking good. At Blakely Arms, an apartment complex, things are going from bad to worse as a dog is viciously murdered, residents are attacked, and people are beginning to suspect a neighbor in the building. Demotions, pregnancies, relationship break-ups, life-altering decisons -- all of these plot lines vie for space within THE 6TH TARGET. As the four players of The Women's Murder Club set out to get their lives together while solving a series of mysteries, you'll be glad that you're along for this fast-paced, thrilling ride.

  • Jennifer Gelert
    2019-02-25 02:07

    I really enjoy his "Women's Murder Club" books. 4 best friends - one a medical examiner for the coroner. a police detective. an assistant d.a. and a criminal reporter. Between them crimes are solved, personal problems are shared.This book had 3 crimes going on and the police detective, Lindsay was involved in all 3. A person is killing and the new apartments the criminal reporter has moved into. A child of a rich family has been kidnapped. A madman shoots innocent people on a San Francisco ferry. Killing some and wounding the Claire, the medical examiner. During this Lindsay is dealing with her romance with Joe, who is an F.B.I. agent and being demoted from Lt. The reason is - who true gift is solving crimes not sitting behind a desk.I had my attention held for the whole book and was surprised at the endings. Worth the read,

  • Patricia
    2019-03-06 01:05

    I really enjoyed it very much. So far I have read four of the books in the Women's Murder Club series by James Patterson, and they are all very good. As usual, there are several murder plots within the same book. There are four women in the Women's Murder Club: Lindsay, Yuki, Claire and Cindy, and they are all great friends and they help each other deal with the complications in their lives. I especially enjoyed the romantic complications in Lindsay's life! (She is the main character in the book as well as in all of the books in this series.) James Patterson has his own style. He writes very short chapters, usually between 2-4 pages, so it is easy to find a stopping point whenever necessary. I do intend to read all of the other books in the Women's Murder Club series.