The 17th Suspect Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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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.
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|Listening Length||6 hours and 57 minutes|
|Author||James Patterson, Maxine Paetro|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||April 30, 2018|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #17,788 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#462 in Women Sleuth Mysteries
#469 in Police Procedural Mysteries
#522 in Crime Thrillers (Audible Books & Originals)
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Second, the series has become ridiculously formulaic. From the very beginning you know exactly what is going to happen. Maxine and Mr. Patterson have fallen into a predictible pattern for these books and it leaves you flat. In the beginning they tell you who the murderer is (no problem there), but you know immediately who the intended victim will be and of course you know the murderer will turn his anger on Lt. Boxer. No surprises, no suspense, and no drama is found in this book. Even the impending pregnancy was no surprise. When she takes the test the results and ultimate conclussion is easy to guess from the first suggestion of feeling woozy.
*** SPOILER ***
Okay, I do have a third complaint about this book. And they really missed the mark on this one. They had the perfect oppurtunity to stand up for victims rights and be a voice, but instead they choose to turn it around and make the victims into frauds. You know it is coming from the very beginning, but really would it have hurt them to maybe make Art the bad guy in all of this? He could have been behind the scenes coercing the two gentlemen into the false claims. He had the history and a reason to want to bring a case to the public view. Instead their choosing to make the men into liars really is just another black stain on standing up for men that have been victimized. It just adds to the stereotype of this crime being humorous. I was very disappointed in the direction they chose to go with this storyline, but in the end you knew they would.
Save your money. (I have to wonder with all the 5 star ratings being one liners if they are true reviews or paid for)
I guess it makes sense that Yuki’s case was the highlight of the book, because Lindsay’s story wasn’t all that interesting. There wasn’t much mystery around it even though we didn’t have all the details. It just didn’t pull me in like some of the others had. It’s always great being back in Lindsay’s world as she is one of my all-time favorite protagonists, but 17th Suspect came up a bit short.
I’m also not sure that I enjoyed the outcome of Yuki’s trial. There are going to be spoilers here, so if you don’t want them, my rating for this book is 2.5/5 stars and if you’re already immersed in the WMC story, it’ll go by quickly and you have to read it to stay up to date.
NOW ON TO THE SPOILERS –
Yuki hears about a case involving a man accusing a woman he works with of raping him at gun point. He has video of it and it seems like a slam dunk case. But, the longer it goes on, the more skeptical Yuki gets, and her gut leads her in the right direction. The man is lying. He has framed the woman of a violent sexual crime to try to get money out of her.
Now, while this storyline is totally valid, and it’s obviously a thing that happens, these books are written yearly. And, in this social climate we are currently in, I’m not sure that a book about a fake rape accusation was the way to go. They could have made a very strong social point about the fact that men can be raped just like women can. It’s a very real problem that keeps getting pushed aside and not taken seriously.
James Patterson is a strong name. Knowing people who have struggled with this and are trying to speak out about it, I was hoping he would attach his name to a strong position. Instead, we see more fake rape accusations and a man ended up NOT being the victim.
Maybe I have too many personal beliefs and feelings tied to this, but it was frustrating. It did show how a fake accusation can totally ruin someone’s life. But, I think we know this.
The kicker though is the cliffhanger that puts Lindsey front and center again. Or does it?
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This one was disappointing and a bit boring. When the end came, after a slow and uneventful read, it was as if the Author had gotten bored and just finished it off and wrapped it all up too quickly, conveniently and without much real thought.
I kept waiting for the action to start, the real story, but it didn't. It was as if I were reading a trailer for another story.
Found this one a bit boring.
The court case seemed to go on forever and just as the story was heating up it was over.
Perhaps there are too many books being churned out and now the quality is dropping.
Will read the next one in the hope it is back to the usual good read.
When I start speed reading sections and skipping bits I know I am not going to enjoy the story.
too much round yuki and the courtroom which did get boring at times