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The 17th Suspect

(Women's Murder Club #17)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  29,106 ratings  ·  1,683 reviews
In this #1 NYT bestseller, Sergeant Lindsay Boxer puts her life on the line to protect San Francisco from a shrewd and unpredictable killer.

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 gon

Hardcover, UK edition, 353 pages
Published February 22nd 2018 by Century
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Mar 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
A longtime fan of the Women’s Murder Club series, I was pleased to get my hands on its seventeenth instalment. James Patterson and Maxine Paetro have been able to keep the momentum up throughout the years and keep the reader highly entertained. When ADA Yuki Castellano learns that a man is seeking to press charges of rape against his female superior, she’s intrigued and ready to take it to the Grand Jury. Believing that she can make the case, Yuki puts all her efforts into selling it, hoping to ...more
Lorraine Southern
Mar 02, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.
I’m struggling lately to give any of Patterson’s books more than 3.5 stars. His books are like Writing 101, churned out to the tune of the same template over and over. I’ve been a fan since I was a teenager and discovered Along Came A Spider though, so I’m really reluctant to throw the towel in completely with either Alex Cross or Women’s Murder Club. I’ve given up on everything else that is thrown out with his name attached, but I’ve hung in there with these two series. I’m just not s
Aug 24, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, 2018
I’ve always liked James Patterson’s style – fun and light with short chapters that make for a quick read. Two of my favorite series are Alex Cross and the Women’s Murder Club. But lately something’s been off. I’m finding myself intrigued enough to start the book, but then it doesn’t hold my attention enough to be compelled to finish it. Usually, it’s past bedtime and I’m eagerly reading just a few more of those super short chapters until I can no longer keep my eyes open. Now, I pick up other bo ...more
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Wow, did I just go on an all night emotional rollercoaster or what?! I am so thankful that I received a copy of this book from the publishers in exchange for an honest review! I am in total fangirl status right now! The Women's Murder Club Series is the series that rekindled my LOVE for reading. I was slumping around the house and binging on Netflix 24/7 because of some new chronic illnesses. I was just in a total fog and numbed out completely. I got a recommendation from a friend about this ser ...more
Krystin Rachel
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Opening Hook: A pretty standard for the genre death scene
Main Characters: TONE IT THE FUCK DOWN
Plot Twisty-ness: B for Beffort.

Here’s the sordid background on me and this series:

I have read every single one of the books in this series. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. Even the novellas. You can find all of my reviews of them here, if you’re so inclined to watch my descent into pure, unadulterated hatred. And part of my bookish New Years resolution was to not read a single Patterson nov
17th Suspect by James Patterson is the 17th in the Women's Murder Club series, and this time the focus is mainly on Yuki Castellano and a solid case that had gone to trial - one she was sure she would win - and Sergeant Lindsay Boxer's determination to bring a killer to justice.

When Lindsay was approached by a woman with information about murders that were occurring among the homeless, Lindsay and her partner Rich Conklin made some discoveries that Lindsay found unpalatable. Crossing the jurisdi
Tiffany PSquared
The women of the Murder Club handle more baddies in this installment: An a-typical rapist, a hot-dog lawyer with tricks up his sleeve, and an elusive serial killer who is stalking the homeless.

All that sounds interesting enough, but this book was just meh to me.

The arrogant, sexist men in this series just seem to be reiterations of the same foul character with different names and physical descriptions (sometimes not even that).
Plus, I am not a lawyer - not even close, but even I could see throug
Kirsty ❤️
Mar 28, 2018 rated it liked it
The second of the James Patterson books I've read recently and I enjoyed it slightly more than NYPD Red 5. My issues with both books are the same though. The author churns out so many books per year I think they lose some of the quality. This is like many of his others in that they are fine for maybe a beach read but you wouldn't want to go back and re-read them over again. There's just not enough plot to make you want to go back time and again. 

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Jun 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

I just love the Women’s Murder Club series so much! From the first book to this one it’s consistently been exciting and fun to read. I’ve always been a really big James Patterson fan. The chapters of his books are super short and I simply fly through the pages. Although a few of his books have been hit or miss, this series is my favorite. If you’ve never read a James Patterson book, I recommend reading this series. You won’t be disappointed!
Mandy White (mandylovestoread)
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audible
Book 17.. wow. I just love this series and it is still going strong. The Women of the Murder Club are like family now.
Book Addict Shaun
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The annual Women’s Murder Club release is always something I look forward to, even if I don’t always read them on release, there’s something comforting about such a long-running series always being there and this is one of my absolute favourites. 17th Suspect I felt was a good addition to the series, however taking away the WMC, if this had been just a bog-standard crime novel by another author, it wouldn’t have been as enjoyable or as punchy and that’s because it’s the characters that makes the ...more
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-detective
Waffled between 2 and 3 stars, so I guess it's 2.5 stars, rounded down. Someone is shooting homeless people, and the investigating detectives are putting much effort in. When a homeless woman asks Lindsay Boxer to help, she gets cross-wise with others in the department. Meanwhile, Yuki takes on a case prosecuting a women for raping a subordinate male at gunpoint. Sadly, ME Claire Washburn and reporter Cindy were just bit players, and we heard almost nothing about Richie, Lindsay's long-time cop ...more
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Same old good Boxer and her team! Great serie from James Patterson, just like the Alex Cross serie!
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don’t know if it was because I missed the character so much while waiting for this installment or what but I loved it! The homeless killings, Boxer’s health concerns, and a male rape case lead to an intriguing read. This is a quick read but I had prior matters to handle so took me a bit longer but a reader could easily read this within a few hours.

My quick and simple overall: intriguing and fast-paced.
May 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Let me be honest up front. I read most of James Patterson’s books and have for several years. Some might ask why and that’s another whole discussion best saved for another day. I have really enjoyed some, liked some, and didn’t really care for others. On a personal level, I must admit that his Women’s Murder Club series – focused on the professional and personal lives of four women in San Francisco - has turned into my least favorite of his ongoing series, and the last book “The 16th Seduction” ...more
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Welcome to the Lindsay and Yuki show! When the four members of the Women's Murder Club come together in a book - in this case, the 17th in the series - it's a pretty sure bet that San Francisco Police Department Sergeant Lindsay Boxer will snag a leading role. Which of the other three will take the stage with her is up for grabs, but this time out, Attorney Yuki Castellano gets the nod. Their compadres, medical examiner Claire Washburn and crime reporter Cindy Thomas, are pretty much relegated t ...more
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
Another solid installment in an entertaining series. I adore January LaVoy’s narration, she’s outstanding and it’s always fun catching up with The Women’s Murder Club. This focuses on Yuki giving it a legal thriller vibe and some personal stuff for Lindsay. Fans of the series will be pleased I think!
May 02, 2018 rated it did not like it
Uggg.....what happened to the Women's Murder Club? They used to keep me on the edge of my seat, now you know exactly what's going to happen from the beginning. This one had absolutely zero suspense. Yuki's court case....more UGGGGG. ...more
Stephanie ((Strazzybooks))
This is my favorite Patterson series and Maxine Paetro did a great job with this one! I was engaged from page 1 and flew through it. The most interesting part for me was Yuki’s storyline and the subject of female-on-male rape. Unfortunately, we don’t see much of Claire (or Cindy) in this one and Lindsay’s storyline is kind of blah, but Yuki carried the book for me!
Feb 24, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

Sadly this one is predictable and dull. Too much filler and not enough story. Such a shame as I used to love his books for their ingenuity
Una Tiers
Feb 23, 2020 rated it did not like it
While this book had a recent start, it dropped sharply with over explanation and mishandling of basic trial rules. When it turned sappy, it was difficult to push through to the end.
May 18, 2018 rated it did not like it
Is it just me, or have Patterson’s books seriously gone down hill? I wanted to love this book, but it was just so dry and boring that I found myself choosing to do anything other than read it. I used to love the women’s murder club series. Seeing all four women working together to solve a crime, the bonds between them, and always that hit of suspense, not knowing who the murderer is and almost always putting at least one of the ladies in danger. This entry had none of that. Most of the story foc ...more
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ugh. I love this series but really? Can we say - predictable? Oy.... still a good read just lacking the “thrill” in thriller. It was more like a ride on the teacups rather than the roller coaster. On to the next one my friends.....❤️
Laura Rash
Apr 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With only 2 major eye rolls, this was a good installment in this series. I’d like to see some major changes in some characters paths in the next books before the storyline goes stale. Always entertaining tho
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
He does it again! Another great WMC book! This wasn’t my favorite, but I like it better than the last couple. The case was so-so but there was a lot of courtroom + Yuki action which I love!
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved loved loved this book. Can’t wait for the next one out next April. Feel free to check out my full review at: ...more
Paula Brubaker
Mar 15, 2018 rated it liked it
I was disappointed with this book. Wasn't a page turner as previous ones were. Don't really know what else to say..... ...more
With this book there was a lot going on.

Initially I liked Yuki's case, liked how Yuki was fighting for something that doesn't happen very often. Sadly Yuki's luck on cases hasn't been good lately and this time around it things were screwed up. I loved how Yuki pursued things when she realized things weren't what they seemed and loved how she finished things up.

Sadly Yuki's work life wasn't the only thing in flux. I was glad when finally Yuki got to the bottom of things, even as I hated to lear
Paula  Phillips
Jun 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lindsay Boxer has been getting a rough time lately within the Women's Murder Club books , now she is back in front of I.A when she is accused of stepping on central's turf which in all fairness she was , but she wouldn't have had too if they had done their job properly in the first place as someone is killing the homeless and when a social worker Millie comes to Lindsay she starts looking into it with the help of ME friend Claire and notices a pattern of execution gunshots . When Millie turns up ...more
May 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
This really wasn’t anything special - the court case read like episode of Law and Order, and the police case wasn’t engaging. Plus the characters of Claire and Cindy were barely used. Is it just me or does the “Women’s Murder Club” element of these books seem to diminish more and more with each new release? There was no substance to this book, no heart and nothing to draw readers in to the plots. Evening was very surface level and truly it just wasn’t enjoyable. I don’t know if this is a series ...more
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