Book Review: The 9th Judgment (Women’s Murder Club #9)

The 9th Judgement by James Patterson



A young mother and her infant child are ruthlessly gunned down while returning to their car in the garage of a shopping mall. There are no witnesses, and Detective Lindsay Boxer is left with only one shred of evidence: a cryptic message scrawled across the windshield in bloodred lipstick.

The same night, the wife of A-list actor Marcus Dowling is woken by a cat burglar who is about to steal millions of dollars’ worth of precious jewels. In just seconds there is a nearly empty safe, a lifeless body, and another mystery that throws San Francisco into hysteria.


This was a really good one. I liked all three cases and how they ended up being interconnected at the end.

I was about halfway in when I realized that Heidi’s husband was the killer. Funny how she ended up being the link in two criminal cases and had no idea it was even happening.

I was surprised that Marcus Dowling really thought that he could get away with murder. Then again, I guess it was going pretty well for him for a while though. I wonder what happened to his girlfriend.

Anyway, kudos to the mom who took down the killer!

In all honestly though, as much as I enjoyed this book, the most intense and exciting part was the freaking epilogue. I really thought that Joe was dead and I was so sad because Lindsay has already been through that once. Thank goodness he’s alive! I wonder though if Lindsay is pregnant, I feel like that’s going to happen sooner or later. Not sure how I feel about it but we’ll see.

I’m also curious to know if Lindsay will be lieutenant again.

4 stars.

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8 Responses to Book Review: The 9th Judgment (Women’s Murder Club #9)

  1. Rebecca says:

    Great review! I read up to book 4 in this series but gave up when I found out James Patterson didn’t actually write them. Didn’t Lindsay get to be lieutenant but ask for a demotion and wanted her promotion back again?

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    • Thank you!!

      He didn’t write them??? WHAT?!!! Give me details!!

      Yeah she wanted to be back in the field without paperwork so Jacobi became Lt. Then he got promoted and she declined going back

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      • Rebecca says:

        Yeah, the ones that says James Patterson with another author, apparently. It sounded like he did the story and they wrote it. I kind of got fed up of that with Lindsay because she got promoted then didn’t want it and then she did and then there was that stuff with her partner

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      • Omg. That’s like every book though hahaha. I’m hoping that it’s just because he’s a big name and so it would give the other author more exposure but wow I did not know that.
        I totally understand that. I hate how she made Joe move to California but then was like oh wait I don’t know if I want to marry you. She is quite annoying but I have all of the books so I’m committed now lol

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      • Rebecca says:

        It just put me off, and I felt like Lindsay got more annoying after the first few books, so even the other authors didn’t really make me want to stay.

        Good luck, though.

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      • haha I understand. Thanks

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