I see I'm in the minority here, but I was terribly disappointed in this entry in the Women's Murder Club series. I did not find it "gripping," as one review said, although I always love to read these books, and I can't in all honesty say I didn't like the book.
I think my problem is that I never engaged. As many reviewers have said, there are two plots here: One about the disappearance of the ex-governor's son, Michael Campion, who is the state's "golden boy" (a la JFK Jr.) with a scary heart condition; and a series of brutal arson/murders that we know are being conducted by two arrogant college students.
The book reels between the two plots, sometimes confusingly so. Our women are all involved in one way or the other: Yuki is trying the case of the young and naive prostitute Junie Moon, who confessed to having Campion die in her arms and subsequently chopping up and disposing of his body. (I found this character completely unbelievable throughout, especially at the end!)
Very pregnant Claire is performing autopsies on the hapless murder/burn victims. Cindy is writing about the Campion case, but is not really a presence in this book. And Lindsay is involved in both cases at once and is being so annoying with her love life, I wanted to throw the book across the room!
I would never say not to read this book, but don't expect the adventure and spine-tingling thrills of some of the others. It's just not here.