21st Birthday

21st Birthday

A young mother and baby daughter go missing (Women’s Murder Club 21)

Summary

'Smart characters, shocking twists' Lisa Gardner
'I couldn't turn the pages quick enough' Heidi Perks
'Terrific, high-octane, really pacy' Jo Spain
'A compelling read with great set pieces and, most of all, that charismatic cast of characters' Sun
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The Sunday Times bestseller

Will she live to see her twenty-first birthday?

When a distraught mother pleads with reporter Cindy Thomas to investigate the disappearance of her daughter, Tara, and her baby granddaughter, Cindy goes straight to SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer.

The prime suspect is Tara's husband, but he tells a conflicting story that paints Tara as a wayward wife, not a missing person.

Is this a tragic case of domestic violence? Or is the truth linked to a more complex network of killings?

As the case grows into something far bigger than any of them could have imagined, the Women's Murder Club will need to work together to unpick the truth from a web of lies.
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More praise for the Women's Murder Club

'Fast-moving, intricately plotted . . . Boxer steals the show as the tough cop with a good heart' Mirror
'I have never begun a Patterson book and been able to put it down' Larry King
'Patterson and Paetro at their best.... A series that shows no signs of fatigue or flagging' BookReporter.com

Reviews

  • Patterson knows where our deepest fears are buried... there's no stopping his imagination.
    NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

About the author

James Patterson

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 400 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades - the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels - and he has written many other number one bestsellers including stand-alone thrillers and non-fiction.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, Dog Diaries, Treasure Hunters and Max Einstein series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past thirteen years in a row. He lives in Florida with his family.
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