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Good, but no match for Alex Cross!
on 24 January 2003
Patricia Cornwell was my first love when it came to crime thrillers. After reading her whole back-catalogue, however, I turned to James Patterson. I wasn't disappointed. The Alex Cross novels certainly do pack a punch.
In First To Die, Patterson introduces a new series of novels based around 'The Women's Murder Club', at the centre of which we find our heroine, Lindsay Boxer.
Second Chance is the second (obviously) in the Women's Murder Club Series and it is as much of a page-turner as the first. It's definitely not the best thing Patterson has written, however, and the 'twist' in the story doesn't shock as much as that in 'Along Came a Spider' or in some of Patterson's other work.
Definitely worth reading but if you've never read Patterson before, head back to his earlier work like 'Along Came a Spider', 'Kiss the Girls' & 'Jack & Jill' before trying this one.