2nd Chance by James Patterson || KappaCino Book Club

2nd Chance || James Patterson || Andrew Gross ||

2nd Chance is the number 1 bestseller from James Patterson and Andrew Gross and is the 2nd book in the Women’s Murder Club. Will this book be as good as the first? Or will the sequel fall short? Grab a coffee and join us for another session of the KappaCino book club.

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Lindsay Boxer has to return to duty after the Bride and Groom case that shook San Francisco. Despite counselling and her friends being there for her, Lindsay is unsure if she can ever return to work in homicide. But when a church is shot up and a young girl is killed, she gets straight on the case. It doesn’t take long for more shootings to take place and Lindsays friends become targets. One of her oldest friends, Claire, finds herself in the sights of the killer and nearly becomes one of his victims.

Thoughts on the Story

This is the sequel to 1st to Die and the start of the story deals with the aftermath of the Bride and Groom Murders. In the first book, we were introduced to Lindsay Boxer and some of her past. 2nd Chance deal with some of the issues with her father while we explore the recent killings in San Francisco. There are a lot of parallels between Lindsay and killer, including how the absence of a father can affect a person.

Thoughts on the Author

For this book, James Patterson worked with Andrew Gross on the story. Patterson has been quoted saying that he enjoys working with other writers as it can bring new and interesting ideas to a story. Andrew Gross was an unknown and unpublished writer when he James Patterson stumbled upon his manuscript for his first book. On reading it, Patterson decided that Gross would make an excellent partner for the Women’s Murder Club novels.


This is another excellent book from James Patterson. The book is a nice length and the chapters are nice and short. The book has 121 chapters but they are only a few pages long. This is a great book for people who don’t read much or think that their reading isn’t the best. James Paterson was one of my aunts favourite authors for this reason, she said it made her feel smarter than she actually was! Despite being easy to read, the story is very good and worth a read, even for you advanced readers.

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