I have never in my life read a murder mystery until I read this book. If I said that the lack of murder mysteries in my life was accidental, I would be lying. The truth is that I avoid them at all costs! I haven’t read any of this genre because I freak out over the littlest things and refuse to go anywhere in my house alone for a week. I suppose you could call me easily scared. That’s why I was excited when I saw 11th Hour on the list of books I had to read. I have been trying to branch out lately and this gave me the perfect excuse to finally read that dreaded murder mystery.
11th Hour by James Patterson was incredibly interesting, an easy read, and always kept my mind going. I think I’m even going to read some of his other books since I enjoyed this one so much! It’s about four women who are somehow exposed to crimes through their jobs. They form a group in which they use the resources they have at their jobs to solve the crimes together. The crime they were working on revolved around skulls found in the back yard of a movie star. Of course I immediately suspected the movie star of the crimes but as the story went on there were twists and turns that I did not see coming at all! Along with that crime, there was a murderer on the loose that was killing known drug dealers. Since the murderers work was done so professionally it was suspected that he was actually a cop. The entire book you are kept on your toes and trying to desperately solve the mystery!
An aspect of this book that I found surprising was the romance element to it. I know it’s closed minded of me to assume that in a murder mystery that is all there is to the book, but that’s apparently what I thought! There’s not too much romance, but there’s just enough to please me. I would definitely recommend reading this book whether you’re a first time murder mystery reader or not! It has it all!