10th Anniversary (novel)
10th Anniversary - James Patterson's Novel from the Women's Murder Club series
Two-story plot again for Lindsay Boxer and her Women's Murder Club partners.
A girl is found bleeding in the middle of a road; hospitalized and cured, she's revealed to have been pregnant; her name's Avis Richardson and she's an ordinary college girl but she doesn't want to say what she was doing there, why she lost and her child and where it is now. In the meanwhile, more cases like hers come to surface; investigations lead to the College these girls come from; and in the College Avis is said t have been dating one of her teachers, Jordan Ritter. After some search, Lindsay Boxer finds out Ritter's actually the father of the kid, whom Avis sold to an undeground organization - Prattalist - which gives away unwanted children to couples wanting to adopting babies; the baby in a adoption to a couple whom in the end are allowed to keep the kid while Avis remains alone and Ritter is condemned in court.
The main plot revolves around the case of Candace Martin, a woman who's accused of having killed her husband in front of her 2 children. Yuki Castellano, Boxer's friend and one of the member of the Women's Murder Club, represents the People against her in court. In the course of the trial we discover Ellen Rafferty, maid in the Martins' house, was having an affair with Dennis Martin, the victim; she confesses Mr. Martin sent her to a hit man - Gregor Gutzman - requesting him to kill his wife; but when Gutzman is interrogated by the police, the truth is revealed; Candace Martin had actually killed her husband; but neither for his money nor out of jealousy, but because he repeatedly molested their daughter.
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