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.
The bestselling 14th novel in the Women's Murder Club series
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A CITY ON THE EDGE
The Women's Murder Club are recovering from their most recent ordeal. With reporter Cindy Thomas having healed from her gunshot wound and attorney Yuki Castellano considering a change in career after her own near-death experience, Detective Lindsay Boxer is just happy they're all still alive.
But trouble is never far away. A video emerges of a brutal murder, one committed by masked figures - wearing cop uniforms. Overnight, the entire San Francisco police department have become suspects.
On the other side of the city, dozens of witnesses see a woman viciously stabbed to death in the streets - but there are no clues, and no apparent motive. All Lindsay has to go on is one significant date.
As public hysteria and anti-police sentiment take over the city, Lindsay and her friends in the Women's Murder Club might be the only thing standing between San Francisco and a lethal city-wide crime wave. Lindsay must face up to a disturbing possibility: the vicious gang terrorising the city might be more familiar than she'd imagined...