Monday, February 20, 2023

The Trial

 The Trial is a novella that falls between the 15th and 16th books in the Women's Murder Club series by James Patterson.  I think I didn't appreciate this book as much because it had been a while since I read those books and the storyline has moved on.  Additionally, I didn't remember a lot of the backstory that goes with the case this is related to.  The story is a fun quick read as it is a Book Shot and it was good for an afternoon of relaxation but it wasn't my best read of the year.  

The TrialThe Trial by James Patterson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this novella from the women's murder club series. I really give it a 3 1/2 star because I felt the story line was a bit hard to follow if you haven't just read book 15- I am currently caught up on the series on the main novels. I think the suspense would have been more impactful if the reader had read 15 recently. Also, I felt like the ending with Lindsay and Joe was a bit rushed. A paragraph or two discussion how they resolved issues would have been beneficial to make it a bit more realistic. The twist at the end was a wonderful conclusion though.

Challenge Prompts

The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:  

  1. Goodreads and Reading by the Numbers #ReadingByNumbers2023 Book #  12
  2. Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge  Book # 11  
  3. Alphabet Soup Author Edition #AlphabetSoupAuthorChallenge  P
  4. Finishing the Series   #FinishingTheSeries2023  Series: 4 Book #1
  5. Stacking the Series  #stackingseries2023 15,5
  6. Series Catchup #seriescatchup2023 1
  7. Virtual Mount TBR #VirtualMountTBR2023   Book #12
  8. Back List Reader  #Backlistreader  Book #11
  9. Cloak & Dagger  #CloakDaggerChal  Book #9
  10. Six Shooter Challenge  Target #77  Shot #3
  11. Medical Examiner Challenge  7 Toe Tags
  12. 52 Book Club  #the52bookclub2023  #50 Related to the Word "Murder"
  13. 52 books in 52 weeks  #13 15
  14. Around the Year in 52 Books #22  A book with a faceless person on the cover 
  15. Bookworm #2  Read a book under 300 pages
  16. BooklistQueen  #booklistqueenreadingchallenge2023  #40 By an Author You Love 
  17. Beat the Backlist #BTB2023  #28 less than 170 pages
  18. HP Quidditch 23 #23 Holy Head Harpies: Includes a group of strong females
  19. Nerdy Bookworm  #NerdyBookwormChallengeXO #30  A book set in a place where you have visited 
  20. Nerd Daily #thenerddaily #nerdreading2023 #20 AN AUTHOR YOU LOVE
  21. PopSugar #popsugarreadingchallenge #26 The shortest book (by pages) on your TBR list
  22. Pick your Poison  # 5 A thriller
  23. RAD Challenge #aradreadingchallenge #7 Can read in a Day
  24. Read with Allison #40 Thriller
  25. Sci and Nature # 19 About BIPOC in Science

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