Improbable coincidences and amazing revelations at every turn. This book is proof that a complex story line does not automatically translate into a good story. I've been a Patterson fan for many years and this is a big disappointment. Alex Cross acts out of character throughout, driven by emotion, ignoring his skills and experience. I have trouble believing James Patterson provided any more input than a broad story outline.
This is the best Alex Cross book in years. While I enjoy all of them, this one is completely different from the others. In this one, we see Alex and Nana Mama confronting their past lived in North Carolina. We learn a little bit more about Alex's parents and new information comes up throughout that shocks the two (and readers). The twists and the Twins Peak type story makes it hard to put down. I won't give away too much, but in this one book we see this character we've known for twenty years get his background completely flipped.
I have to say this was one of the best out of the Cross series. Twists & turns & lots of guessing. I am looking forward to the next one!! Keep 'em coming!!!
I love James Patterson but I had gotten a little tired of Alex Cross. I pre-ordered this book as I do all of his but I just couldn't make myself read it. A few days ago I was on a plane and thought I would try it. Wow! I could not put it down. I am a little shocked by the negative reviews. I loved it!!!
Love all Patterson novels. This no exception and the final twist surprised me. Good job sir !!!!
The best ever! I could not put it down!
What an unmitigated joke, foolish, simplistic, and utterly inconceivable..
What is this book doing on the best seller list? This is more of a poor screenplay for a TV movie. To label it a novel is insulting to other writers. I am truly sorry I wasted my time. I should have discarded it after the poor fantasy of the first chapter.
Just awful. No more for me Alex
I loved it. James Patterson has a writing style I love. He writes short chapters with cliff hanger endings so you don't want to stop you have to read on to the next chapter!! His books always keep me on the edge of my seat and this one was no different. In this book we also learn a lot more about Alex Cross and where he came from, which is a long time coming. Well done once again Mr Patterson!!!!!
One of the most boring, slow books I have ever read. I'm a fan of Alex Cross' novels but this missed the mark. Disappointing.
I'm a big fan of all the Alex Cross books. This one however is by far the worst.