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  • Published: 1 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781787461734
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $19.99
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18th Abduction

(Women’s Murder Club 18)




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.

  • Pub date: 1 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781787461734
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $19.99

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 385 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 romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.

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, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, Dog Diaries and Max Einstein series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

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Praise for 18th Abduction

“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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