7th Heaven is another in James Patterson’s “Women’s Murder Club” series. (There was a short-lived TV show based on the series.) I’m happy to report that Patterson is finally crediting his co-author on this series, albeit in teeny lettering. In this case, his co-author was Maxine Paetro.
I haven’t read the full series, but this is the seventh. Each title has a number. There was 1st to Die, then 2nd Chance, and so on. (The alphabet was already taken.) 7th Heaven has been out a while. I read the paperback. When it first came out, it was a best-seller. No surprise. Patterson has a humongous following. And it’s good. It’s a fast read with twists with women characters in the lead. They’re friends who help and support each other, and that’s a nice turn in a mystery suspense.
I didn’t see any new ground being broken in this book. It follows a tried and true formula, but it’s one you can follow along and enjoy. From book to book, you get to know the characters and feel comfortable with their individual quirks and personalities, although I admit the reporter gets on my nerves a bit.
Since I did watch some of the TV series, I still have an image of the protagonist from that in my head, so it bugs me that she’s a blonde in the book. I still see her as a brunette.
All in all, 7th Heaven is a fun read. If you’re looking for characters you can become comfortable with and who play off each other and a storyline that will carry you through the pages, then I recommend 7th Heaven.
FTC Disclaimer: This was passed on to me by my husband and he did not ask me to give it a positive review. My husband likes Patterson, not that I don’t, mind you. He’s just not an automatic pick-up for me. I don’t mean “pick-up” as in a pick-up in a bar, of course. I don’t go to bars. Okay, I do, but only to pick-up said husband and a drink, which is a problem for me since I never know what to order. I usually fumble around trying to come up with a drink that sounds fruity or chocolaty and end up ordering a rum and Diet Coke. There should be a strawberry-chocolate drink called 7th Heaven. I’d recommend that, for sure. Maybe I’ll invent that. What kind of alcohol would go well with strawberries and chocolate?
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