I have been a big fan of James Patterson and Maxine Paetro's Women's Murder Club series. THE 20th VICTIM has an interesting story line and a pretty well crafted plot. It was a good read. But, like a number of authors of late, the ending of the book was way too hurried for my taste. Developing an engaging story and then crashing to the end with all the pieces coming together (almost miraculously) in 20 pages isn't very satisfying. I wonder how much of this quick ending stuff is driven by publisher's deadlines.

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