James Brendan Patterson is an American author and philanthropist. Among his works are the Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, NYPD Red, Witch and Wizard, and Private series, as well as many stand-alone thrillers, non-fiction and romance novels.
Maxine Paetro is an American author who has been published since 1979. Paetro has collaborated with best-selling author James Patterson on the Women’s Murder Club novel series and standalone novels.
17th Suspect is written by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro and also of one of the Murder Club Thriller. The story revolves around those women who strongly follow their instinct no matter what people or how much they put them out. A unpredictable killer is roaming around the city killing homeless people in a very extremely methodical way. This was brought to notice by reluctant women to Lindsay and the murder was happening out of her jurisdiction ,but her instinct wanted to desperately solve the case. But they were out of her control until the murder the women who brought her to notice about the murder was eventually murdered.
On the other hand Yuki a lawyer by profession took up a case which could change the history in the sexual harassment where ideally case of women rape are brought to notice and vice versa was never brought out. This one such case where a Marc was raped and by a women and when this was brought to notice and could change the history. She took in to her hands to fight for it and create an history.
The novel revolves around how these women take it in their hands and how they resolve it.There is phrase which caught my eyes “You win a few, you lose a few. Some are rained out. But you got to dress for all of them”. This line has a deep meaning and it rings well with my thought process well. There are going to be and always be ups and down , success and failures,but it is important to positive, follow our instinct with strong headedness and never fall prey or be victims to when people around us put us down. The women in these book just represented those who are positive, who take a stand for what they think is right, never give up and achieve what they started out. But with respect to storyline, it could have been more thrilling and it was predictable. Therefore i would rate the book 3.5/4