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The 18th Abduction

Narrated by: January LaVoy
Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
4 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The number one best-selling female detective of the past 50 years is back.

Detective Lindsay Boxer's investigation into the disappearance of three women teachers quickly escalates from missing persons to murder in the newest Women's Murder Club thriller.

For a trio of colleagues, an innocent night out after class ends in a deadly torture session. They vanish without a clue - until a body turns up. With the safety of San Francisco's entire school system at stake, Lindsay has never been under more pressure. As the chief of police and the press clamor for an arrest in the "school night" case, Lindsay turns to her best friend, investigative journalist Cindy Thomas. Together, Lindsay and Cindy take a new approach to the case, and unexpected facts about the victims leave them stunned. 

While Lindsay is engrossed in her investigation, her husband, Joe Molinari, meets an Eastern European woman who claims to have seen a notorious war criminal - long presumed dead - from her home country. Before Lindsay can verify the woman's statement, Joe's mystery informant joins the ranks of the missing women. Lindsay, Joe, and the entire Women's Murder Club must pull together to protect their city and one another - not from a ghost, but from a true monster.

©2019 James Patterson (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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Well narrated

The narrator was very good. She made it easy to tell who was speaking by using various voices...very effective.

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Didn’t listen to the whole book

I found the various voices that the narrator did very off putting. I didn’t want a 1 person play.

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  • John Alan Turner
  • 2019-04-29

Disappointed

I don't like that it's a story of the past and not the present. I was really hoping to find out what happened with Lindsay taking medical leave and Jacobi retiring. I was hoping for vindication or at least progression of the story. This is a complete step back in time that might have played better as a book shot and not as the 18th novel

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  • Serena
  • 2019-04-30

Storyline doesnt follow previous books

the narrator was great and the overall book was fine. The issue I had was that the storyline was out of order with the other previous books. Not to give anything away but some characters aren't represented in this book that were present in the last one which made me wonder why they jumped in the past.

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  • David E. Lewis Sr.
  • 2019-05-09

An enjoyable read!

It was a fast paced and intriguing mystery. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The historical aspects made it more compelling.

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  • frenchbulliesrule
  • 2019-04-30

A must read. Looking forward to 19th (Nemesis?)

The storylines intersect smoothly. This one was somber, but not too heavy a read. In the next one, bring the ladies together just a bit more. I miss their powwows at the restaurant

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  • Lourdes M.
  • 2019-04-29

Did not finish

The Women't Murder Club books just aren't as good as they used to be. I couldn't finish this one. January LaVoy was fine as narrator but even her narration couldn't spark any interest.

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  • LSuzieClark
  • 2019-05-08

Great story and performance, as usual

This narrator always gets you involved in the story. You see and feel what is happening. And, this was a good story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-04-30

So disappointing<br />

This story was exploitative and not even consistent with the series. I felt like the authors had this story line and just made it fit into a Women's Murder Club novel. Disappointed, didn't even finish

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-05-07

good detective novel

Liked the story well enough but wondering what happened to the "women" of the murder club.

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  • KD
  • 2019-05-06

Love this series!

I had a hard time understanding what was going on at first with the timeline but then realized the majority of the story was about a case five years prior. Once I got that resolved in my head I loved ever minute of the book.

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  • mj
  • 2019-05-06

Not one of the best I have read in this series.

This was a quick read but overall thought it lacked interaction with the ladies as a group and more focused on just the villain and his acts of torture (which I could have done with less of this). From the beginning you knew who the criminal was all along and that they captured him as it starts with the arrival at the courts. It really just focused on how they got him but no other story lines or romance between Joe and Lindsay. Not the best of the stories in this series. Hope the next one includes relationships with the group and the mystery would unfold throughout the book.

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