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Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.

A missing patient is a hospital ward's worst nightmare - until even more people disappear.

Senior Midwife Lucy Ryuan is used to guiding expectant mothers through pregnancy. But when two kidnappings and a vicious stabbing happen on her watch, her focus abruptly changes. Something has to be done, and Lucy is fearless enough to try. As rumours and accusations fly around Manhattan, Lucy teams up with a sceptical NYPD detective to solve the case. But the truth is far more twisted than either of them could ever have imagined.

©2020 James Patterson (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Not enjoyable a

I think it was hard to become invested in the character and although were some twists and turns they were somewhat predictable. I also feel the general research on midwifery and those who practice it was not adequate when writing the character of portraying them within hospital

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Gripping

What a story many twists and turn but as usual Mr. Patterson doesn't disappoint. I enjoyed the way Lucy told the story and it was believable.

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great listen

loved it, great listen had you on edge of seat right to the end of the book

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exciting

narrator exellelent as the hole book, most memorable is getting to know the character Lucy and the surprise who was doing the horror show. Dr Ruby

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addictive

another awesome twisting and excting story from the wonderful James Patterson. loved it. highly recommended.

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Unrealistic

Not a fan of the leading lady … as a midwife I found her unrealistic and she grated on my nerves with her attitude and the suggested midwifery practice
Stuck it out to the end ….. ok book pity I didn’t warm to Lucy . Not my fav JP book

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gripping

James Patterson kept me on the edge of my seat yet again. a few very unexpected twists. loved the story and most of the characters.

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Hours of my life that I won't get back!

It's really hard to disapointment me. I find the good in just about everything. But I was bitterly disapointed by this book. In all honesty, it was probably the worst I've read. Lucy was an incredibly unlikeable and arrogant protagonist. If she said 'I want to punch' someone one more time I think I couldn't have finished the book! No single chapter thrilled me, interested me or surprised me. Maybe I liked it even less as a former midwife! I hope the sloppy care and inaccurate health info does not give people the wrong impression of midwifery. Even the title is not representative of this poor story!! I really hope I can't find a better James Patterson as I've otherwise heard very good things.

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read better of James Patterson

not one of Pattersons best. went on longer than needed but the very last words spoken made me laugh

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The Midwife Murders

Struggled to finish. I found the main character really irritating and rude. Narration good .

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  • 17-10-21

Great Book and great narrator.

Great book and great narrator.
Took a minute to get into but then was hooked.

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  • barbara
  • 14-09-20

The Midwife Murders

Really didn't want this to end, loved the story, the characters and the insight into midwifery. As usual, the murder was unpredictable and excellent, but sad in it's own way. The narration was excellent.