12th of Never (novel)

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12th of Never
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First hardcover edition
Author James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Country United States
Language English
Genre Thriller novel
Publisher Little, Brown and Co.
Publication date
April 29, 2013[1]
Media type Print (hardcover)[2]
Pages 432 pp (first edition, hardcover)
ISBN 031621082X (for first hardcover edition)
Preceded by 11th Hour
Followed by Unlucky 13

12th of Never is the twelfth book of the James Patterson's Women's Murder Club series. A fairly short-lived television series, the Women's Murder Club, was based on the Patterson Women's Murder club books. The 13th book titled Unlucky 13 was released on May 5, 2014 and it continues the story of Mackie Morales after she escaped at the end of the 12th novel. The 14th book titled 14th Deadly Sin was released on February 26, 2015 and it ended in a cliffhanger.


This book has three major plots and at least two minor ones. The first begins with the birth of police detective Lindsay Boxer's daughter, which had to be at home during a major power outage. The less than sterile condition of the baby's birth causes medical complications that keep Boxer away from her job during part of the investigation into a strange series of murders.

The second plot revolves around the series of murders. These murders take place after an eccentric college professor has vivid dreams about murders that end up coming true much in the manner he dreams them.

The third major plot involves a murder case Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano is trying in court. Castellano and Boxer are members of an informal group known as the Women's Murder Club. Castellano's court case has many twists.


One professional review has been located online. This was the review in the BookReporter.com website. Joe Hartlaub said of the book in that website, "12th of Never is a book you should read, you'll find it moving and compelling from beginning to end."[3]


  1. ^ This is the release date for the hardcover edition. Other editions were released on other dates.
  2. ^ Also released as Amazon Kindle edition, as paperback, as a Barnes & Noble Nook book, and as audiobook and CD editions.
  3. ^ Joe Hartlaub, "12th of Never," May 3, 2013, at http://www.bookreporter.com/reviews/12th-of-never .