The 17th Suspect

Version: Unabridged
Author: James Patterson , Maxine Paetro
Narrator: [No Narrators Added]
Genres: Suspense, Women Detectives
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Published In: April 2018
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours
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The newest Women's Murder Club thriller--and instant #1 New York Times bestseller
A series of shootings exposes San Francisco to a methodical yet unpredictable killer, and a reluctant woman decides to put her trust in Sergeant Lindsay Boxer. The confidential informant's tip leads Lindsay to disturbing conclusions, including that something has gone horribly wrong inside the police department itself.

The hunt for the killer lures Lindsay out of her jurisdiction, and gets inside Lindsay in dangerous ways. She suffers unsettling medical symptoms, and her friends and confidantes in the Women's Murder Club warn Lindsay against taking the crimes too much to heart. With lives at stake, the detective can't help but follow the case into ever more terrifying terrain.

A decorated officer, loving wife, devoted mother, and loyal friend, Lindsay's unwavering integrity has never failed her. But now she is confronting a killer who is determined to undermine it all.

Reviews (8)


Written by Jennifer Gappa on June 15th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This one was a little slower than this series tends to be.

Written by Lynnette A. on May 15th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Book was okay. Just wish there was more to the story. Wanted to know about the murderer.


Written by Kelli K. on July 21st, 2018

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I was so excited to see the release of this book. I've never been let down by a James Patterson book.....until now. It was like they put words in just to fill the pages. Not a fan of this one!


Written by Phillip M. on June 22nd, 2018

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I was expecting so much more from this audio book than it was capable of delivering. I am currently listening to a James Patterson book "The President is Missing" and there is no comparison in the writing and audio presentation compared to the 17th Suspect. It is not like the same person had anything to do with writing both of those two books.


Written by Vanessa B. on June 18th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I enjoyed reading about Boxer and the ladies. This story kept me on the edge of my seat. The narration was great.


Written by Ericka A. on June 15th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The latest book in the Women's Murder Club is a departure from the wall to wall suspense. It was nice to hear more about the lives of other characters and to hear a different type of crime play out. I look forward to hearing what happens next in the lives of the crew in San Francisco.

Written by Rachel V. on June 9th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Exciting and kept me on the edge.

Written by Clifford M. on May 10th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Absolutely a waste of time..... I have listened to complete series and for the most part have enjoyed every minute but 17th time is not the charm. I felt sorry for January Lavoy having to read who as always was great but couldn’t save this no content, boring,predictable sleeper. I spend way to much money every month for amazing books to have to listen to garbage like this.

Author Details

Author Details

Patterson, James

James Patterson is an award-winning American author. Formerly the chairman of advertising company J. W. Thompson in the early 1990s, Patterson came up with the slogan "Toys R Us Kid." Shortly after his success with Along Came A Spider, he retired from the firm and devoted his time to writing. The novels-featuring his character, Alex Cross, a black forensic psychologist formerly of the Washington, D.C. Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation, now working as a private psychologist and government consultant-are the most popular books among Patterson readers and the top selling US Detective series in the past ten years.

In 2007, one of every fifteen hardcover novels sold was a James Patterson title - totaling an estimated of 16 million books sold last year in North America alone. In total, Patterson's books have sold an estimated 150 million copies worldwide. He has won awards including the Edgar, the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, and the International Thriller of the Year award. James Patterson was called "the man who can't miss" in Time magazine. He is the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on The New York Times adult and children's bestsellers lists, and to have two books on NovelTracker's top-ten list at the same time..He holds the New York Times bestsellers list record with 39 New York Times bestselling titles overall.* He even made an appearance on the Fox TV show The Simpsons as himself.

Patterson is also well known for sharing the spotlight with different co-authors such as Maxine Paetro and Andrew Gross and has often said that collaborating with others brings new and interesting ideas to his stories.

He also founded the James Patterson PageTurner Awards, now in its third year. Patterson has personally given away over $600,000 to reward "people, companies, schools, and other institutions who find original and effective ways to spread the excitement of books and reading."

Patterson's bestselling Women's Murder Club series is now a TV show starring former Law & Order star Angie Harmon. The show premiered in the fall of 2007 on ABC television. Other movie deals are currently in the works with various Hollywood studios including a major motion picture based on his Maximum Ride series, to be produced by Avi Arad, the creator of X-Men and Spiderman. Most recently, the forthcoming Dangerous Days of Daniel X has been optioned by New Regency.

Patterson received his bachelor's degree from Manhattan College.

He lives in Palm Beach, Florida with his wife, Susan, and son, Jack.

Paetro, Maxine

Maxine Paetro is the author of three novels; Manshare, Babydreams, and Windfall, published between 1986 and 1991. She also wrote the biography, Dream Lovers, the Magnificent, Shattered Lives of Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee by Their Son, Dodd Darin in 1993. Her first book, How to Put Your Book Together and Get a Job in Advertising (non-fiction), was published for the first time in 1979 and is still in print today.

Paetro has collaborated with best-selling author James Patterson, co-writing The 4th of July, The 5th Horseman and The 6th Target, all New York Times #1 best sellers in the Women's Murder Club Series. The series' seventh book, 7th Heaven, also a Patterson/Paetro collaboration, was published in February, 2008.

From 1975 through 1987 Paetro was a recruiter and EVP creative department manager at several large New York City advertising agencies.

Her garden, Broccoli Hall, has been featured in national magazines including House & Garden, Victoria Magazine, and Country Garden and is on the Garden Conservancy Open Days Program.

Paetro is married to former surety bond executive, John A. Duffy, now founder and CEO of consulting company, Manhattan Bridge, LLC.