23 ½ Lies, James Patterson

23 ½ Lies opening line: Over the last three months, the SFPD homicide squad had been swamped by nightmarish murders of all types.

23 ½ Lies

23 ½ Lies in collaboration with Maxine Paetro

When SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer is called to investigate a crime scene, nothing can prepare her for what she finds: her estranged father gunned down execution style. The case will soon reveal to Lindsay a series life-altering truths . . .

Fallen Ranger opening line: Delia Marquez rides shotgun in the armored truck, staring out the window as the scenery of Central Texas rolls by.

Fallen Ranger co-authored with Andrew Bourelle

A series of armed robberies are linked to a gang of motorcycle bandits. Rory Yates, the hero of Texas Ranger, is tasked with hunting them down.

Watch Your Back opening line: The sign towered above the horizontal suburb like a pagan shrine: a wide open, baleful eye perched atop a pyramid, reminiscent of the Masonic symbol on the obverse side of the dollar bill.

Watch Your Back written together with Loren D. Estleman

A starving artist is paid to expose his client’s cheating wife. But no amount of money can protect him from a world of corruption . . .

My verdict:

I really enjoyed 23 ½ Lies which was a quick snippet into the Women’s Murder Club. Fallen Ranger was a grippy follow on to the previous Texas Ranger novel, and with promises of more to come. I did not enjoy Watch Your Back as much as the other two short stories in this collection.

About the Author:

James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 300 million copies worldwide and he has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past nine years in a row.

He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, House of Robots, Confessions, and Maximum Ride series. James is the proud sponsor of the World Book Day Award and has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.
Publishing information:
ISBN 9781529160185
Format Paperback
Published October 2023

Penguin Random House South Africa sent me this novel to review.

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