James Patterson’s The 17th Suspect—The Women’s Murder Club does not disappoint

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I am currently reading James Patterson’s The 17th Suspect (book #17 in The Women’s Murder Club series). I have enjoyed a number of the other books in this series, though I couldn’t tell you exactly how many. They are always a good read. Clever, familiar characters with heart, a mystery or trial, several unexpected twists and turns. This one addresses two separate issues, between Lindsay’s investigation and Yuki’s trial. Lindsay’s investigation is into a serial killer of the homeless and the apparent indifference of the cops who have been investigating it.

Yuki’s trial is about the rape of a man by a woman he works for. It addresses a number of the issues/attitudes that I mention in my post on Sexual Abuse of Boys and Men.

I don’t need any money. Thank you, though. What I need is your help, Sergeant. I want to report a murder.

James Patterson & Maxine Paetro, The 17th Suspect

When a series of shootings exposes San Francisco to a mysterious killer, a reluctant woman decides to put her trust in Sergeant Lindsay Boxer. The confidential informant’s tip leads Lindsay to a disturbing conclusion: something has gone horribly wrong inside the police department.

The hunt for the killer lures Lindsay out of her jurisdiction and impacts her in dangerous ways. She suffers unsettling medical symptoms, and her friends in the Women’s Murder Club warn her against taking the crimes to heart. But with lives at stake, the detective can’t help but follow the case into terrifying terrain.

A decorated officer, loving wife, devoted mother, and loyal friend, Lindsay has always acted with unwavering integrity. But now she is confronting a killer who is determined to undermine it all.

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