Well I really doubt that there is anyone who hasn't heard of James Patterson. He is one of the best selling authors of all time. He has numerous series and co authors with a number of writers.
Run for Your Life was co written with Michael Ledwidge and features NYPD Detective Michael Bennett. Bennett's wife Maeve died, leaving him to raise their adopted brood of ten children. A lot of the story focuses on his family and the children. But the bad guy in this crime thriller is The Teacher - he's out to teach the citizens of New York City some manners. And in quite a definitive manner - by killing those that he's thinks have treated him rudely.
I listened to this in audio format. There were two readers - Bobby Cannavale, as Bennett and Dallas Roberts as The Teacher. Cannavale has a wonderful New York accent that seemed to personify the character. Roberts sinister, sarcastic, sibilant delivery was perfect for the serial killer. Also adding to the audio experience were sound effects and music to heighten certain scenes.
You know what you're getting with a Patterson tale. A quick, entertaining read that will keep you turning pages (or listening). Perfect to listen to while you multi task!