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Detective Lindsay Boxer fights to protect the streets of San Francisco from an international war criminal in the latest Women's Murder Club thriller

THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER

'Everything you love about Patterson and the Women's Murder Club – smart characters, shocking twists, and a villain so evil you count down to the very last page to discover what will happen next.' LISA GARDNER, the international no. 1 bestselling author

'I couldn't turn the pages quick enough. Great plot, fantastic storytelling and characters that spring off the page – all the right ingredients for a thriller!' HEIDI PERKS, Sunday Times bestselling author of NOW YOU SEE HER
'Terrific, high octane, really pacy ... this book delivers everything we've come to love in a Patterson novel. Every scene is a film, every character real and every plot point leaves us breathless.' JO SPAIN, no. 1 bestselling author of THE CONFESSION
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Three missing women

When three teachers disappear without a trace, Sergeant Lindsay Boxer takes the lead in the investigation. But with no clues and no suspects, the odds of finding the women alive are getting slimmer by the second.

Two impossible cases

Under pressure at work, Lindsay needs support at home. But her husband Joe is drawn into an encounter with a woman who's seen a ghost – a notorious war criminal from her Eastern European home country, walking the streets of San Francisco.

One determined detective

When Joe's informant disappears, the two investigations collide. It will take the combined skills of Lindsay, Joe and the entire Women's Murder Club to protect their city, and themselves, from a monster.

Reviews

Everything you love about Patterson and the Women's Murder Club – smart characters, shocking twists, and a villain so evil you count down to the very last page to discover what will happen next.

Lisa Gardner

I absolutely loved it and couldn't turn the pages quick enough. Great plot, fantastic storytelling and characters that spring off the page – all the right ingredients for a thriller!

Heidi Perks

Absolutely terrific, high octane, really pacy...sets the bar for thrilling reads and this book delivers everything we've come to love in a Patterson novel. Every scene is a film, every character real and every plot point leaves us breathless.

Jo Spain

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  • Paperback

    9781787461734

    October 1, 2019

    Arrow

    416 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Hardback

    9781780899329

    March 7, 2019

    Century

    416 pages

    RRP $45.00

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781780899336

    March 5, 2019

    Century

    416 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • EBook

    9781473562981

    March 7, 2019

    Cornerstone Digital

    416 pages

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Extract

PROLOGUE

ONE

JOE AND I were in the back seat of a black sedan, cruising along a motorway from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

The sky was gray, but shafts of light pierced the clouds, lighting up brilliant swaths of tulips in fields along A44. I had never been to the Netherlands, but I couldn’t just open myself up to its charm. We were not on vacation, and this was no holiday.

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