Trial (The Women's Murder Club)
by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
read by January LaVoy
*BookShots - Audio edition
3 CD's approx. 2.5 Hours
BookShots - "Stories at the speed of life."
Trial is #15.5 in the mega popular Women's Murder Club series from authors James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. I must admit I've only been able to finish 3 of the 15 books in the series..it's just not been my cup of tea. But, I liked this one! The whole premise of BookShots is the elimination of everything but the absolute essential elements necessary to tell the story. Gone is all the meandering around and around the barn twenty-nine times simply to get to the front door...Almost! Even in this short format there was too much precious space given to Detective Boxer missing, dreaming, whatever about her failing love life. I wish in addition to eliminating the meandering, they would've erased the "fluff stuff" too. There's plenty of action, but be forewarned this isn't a procedural tale - you have listen for entertainment only. (Shhhh. you have to suspend reality for 2.5 hours and just sit back and be entertained.) You'll probably see the man behind the curtain long before the authors big reveal. But here again, I just sat back and listened. (Of course I smiled a little.)
I waffled back and forth on a star rating for The Trial. I'm going to settle on 3.5-4 stars. The audio edition is narrated by the talented January LaVoy. The voice inflections, pitch differences and smooth tones add so much to the BookShots experience. I recommend the audio edition to all Murder Club fans, all Patterson fans, and any book lover that wants to be entertained for 2.5 hours.
THE WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB SERIES
Available Oct. 18th