Saturday, March 14, 2009

Jenn's Review: 7th Heaven

Summary: A terrible fire in a wealthy suburban home leaves a married couple dead and Detective Lindsay Boxer and her partner Rich Conklin searching for clues. And after California's golden boy, Michael Campion has been missing for a month, there finally seems to be a lead in his case--a very devastating lead.

As fire after fire consume couples in wealthy, comfortable homes, Lindsay and the Murder Club must race to find the arsonists responsible and get to the bottom of Michael Campion's disappearance. But suddenly the fires are raging too close to home.

Frightened for her life and torn between two men, Lindsay must find a way to solve the most daunting dilemmas she's ever faced--at work and at home.

Review: This is one of the better books in the series. I thought the juggling of multiple cases in this installment was handled well, especially because one of them was at trial with Yuki. Patterson introduces the arson perpetrators in the forward, so this time, I wasn't ID-ing anyone early... and as for the disappearance there was an un-obvious twist in that case too, albeit cliché. From a prental point of vewI found both cases disturbing. And, for once, the little personal side stories seemed well balanced instead of detracting.

The only downside was Lindsay's inability to make a decision in her love life. I think this thing with her partner came out of left field (which can happen in real life) but there is so little in the books to substantiate it that it just comes off as a not so clever plot device for keeping Lindsay off-balance.

4.4/5

Julie's Review

1 comments :

Serena March 14, 2009 at 10:06 AM  

I really liked this book much more than 6th Target in the series. I do agree that the relations between lyndsay and her partner came out of left field.

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