The 24th Hour - James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

The 24th Hour

By James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

  • Release Date: 2024-05-06
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 572 Ratings


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“Tough-but-tender cop Lindsay Boxer” (People) leads the Women’s Murder Club in the high-profile murder investigation of a billionaire San Francisco couple. As enemies lurk in the shadows, will Cindy, Claire, Yuki, and Lindsay still be standing when the clock strikes midnight?

SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer, Medical Examiner Claire Washburn, Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano, and crime writer Cindy Thomas gather at one of San Francisco’s finest restaurants to celebrate exciting news: Cindy is getting married.
Before they can raise their glasses, there’s a disturbance in the restaurant. A woman has been assaulted.
Claire examines the victim. Lindsay makes an arrest. Yuki takes the case. Cindy covers it. 
The legal strategy is complicated by gaps in the plaintiff’s memory—and the shocking reason behind her ever-changing testimony.
As Yuki leads the prosecution, Lindsay chases down a high-society killer whose target practice may leave the Women’s Murder Club short a bridesmaid … or two.


  • Not ad good as the others

    By TKScrabble
    Seemed to drag on. Love the characters but story so so.
  • Just okay.

    By Carol Pruchnic
    I have read all of the books in this series and loved them . I almost stoped reading this book. I didn’t enjoy the Jamie ,Holly story. It was confusing.
  • Book 24

    By Lawarner68
    Was ok but not what I had expected after reading the other 23 books in this series.
  • This happened, then this happened, and then this happened….

    By Fastprof
    This is the only book in the series that I’ve read. I realize that others may be greatly interested in what happens with the characters’ personal lives. But for me, that had no context. So I judged the fundamental nature of the crimes/mysteries solved. I figured out who the murderer was by the middle of the book for one of the plot’s main crimes.And, sorry, though the writing was good, the plot was basically “…this happened…” “…then this happened…” “…then this is the tip the solved the crime came in..”
  • WTH

    By FakeApp300
    Just like this book I have no words. Not at all like the others in the series. Seemed super rushed. Although there were three crimes to solve NOT ONE was a satisfying ending. This book was beyond blah. And don’t think no one notices the bigger font and shorter chapters. If condensed I highly doubt this book is even 150 pages.
  • Good but lacking

    By Tyugghj
    A good read, but somewhat lacking compared to the others. Seemed like it ended quickly & wasn’t as thrilling.
  • One of a Kind

    By Sun Blessed