I wrote The Trial because, as is often the case with Women’s Murder Club thrillers, Detective Lindsay Boxer and her friends told me to. Some writers say you should let your characters have free rein, and who am I to argue? Especially when I have ones that get into as many thrilling situations as Lindsay, Claire, Cindy and Yuki.
In The Trial, a man called Kingfisher is about to go before a judge for murder. But — just as the court date comes up — a wave of violence comes crashing down on the lawyers, jurors and police in the case.
And guess who has to get the wheels of justice back on track?
I hope you enjoy your time with the Women’s Murder Club.
All my best,
P.S. Watch a special video message and get a sneak preview of 23½ Lies, the next installment in the series, which comes out in September.
Best-selling author James Patterson's gripping novella The Trial is available here online exclusively for AARP members, and it's a quick read you can devour in a few hours.
Click on the table of contents below to access the chapters, or scroll down the page to find our interview with the author and brief chapter introductions illustrated by Anson Chan.
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