Book Reviews of Cross

Cross
Cross
Author: James Patterson
ISBN-13: 9780755323166
ISBN-10: 0755323165
Pages: 309
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group, Great Britain
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
His books just keep getting better and better. This one kept me glued. A must read for all Patterson fans.
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Helpful Score: 4
This was a great read! I found myself staying up till 2am to finish it and when I did, I was bummed there were no pages left to turn!
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Helpful Score: 3
At long last we find a solution to what happened to Alex's
wife. Her memory floats through many books, and now we can put it to rest. Great book.
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Helpful Score: 2
LOVED IT! LOVED IT!! LOVED IT!!! I have read a lot of these and this is one of my favorites. It is typically, brutally gruesome but well worth it. A must read!!!
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Helpful Score: 2
This is an Alex Cross story that may just be the one in which he discovers his wifes killer. Full of twists and turns that are classic Patterson. A great read.
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Helpful Score: 2
Fabulous! Characters you've grown to love at it again. Tight mystery; enjoyable all the way through. Highly recommended.
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This is the book where Cross finally deals with his wife Maria's murder. I've been waiting for this book for years, and was NOT dissapointed!
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Helpful Score: 2
Having been a long-time fan of the Alex Cross series, I was eager to open up my copy of CROSS. A lot of what I love about the series and Patterson's writing were inside the pages of this book: short chapters, straight-to-the-point dialogue, a fast-moving plot. The only problem is that the plot, in general, left me wanting to yell at someone.

I can overlook the fact that Alex Cross's wife apparently didn't die the way he had originally stated. I can even overlook the fact that after fourteen years and several other relationships (one that even ended in producing a son), Alex now seems obsessed with "getting over" his long-dead wife.

What I couldn't overlook was the fact that with this book, besides being a detailed description of his wife's murder and Alex's new committment to finding her killer, there's not a whole lot else there. The Alex in this book is moody, melancholy, and totally anti-Alex Cross to the point that I wasn't even sure, halfway through the book, that I was reading about the same character.

He's not the only one, though. His children, his friends, and even dear old Nana Mama are all acting out of character--and not in good ways.

Sure, the "mystery and suspense" part of the story is a pretty good one. Patteron's writing style is always a welcome change to me.

CROSS, though, is one Alex Cross story I could have done without.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book takes us back to where it all started. If you like Alex Cross - you will love the pieces this book fills in.

This is Patterson at his best.
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This was a easy, good read; however, it was not as great as I expected from James Patterson. James Patterson is one of my favorite authors and I will read all of his next books, this one just left me thinking that something else needed to happen.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another good James Patterson book. I thought however that finding out who is wifes killer was would be more...shocking. Still all in alll a great read.
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This book is definitely not one of Patterson's best. The plot is weak and the characters are over developed. There were no unexpected twists and turns which was very disappointing.
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This has to be one of the best Alex Cross series yet! But Patterson isnt done yet. This does bring back memories of hes wife that are rather upsetting, but Alex really gets to business in this one. A MUST READ!
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Excellent as always. A book that explains alot of the back-ground of Alex Cross.
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Alex Cross faces the deadliest psychopath of them all - his wif'e killer. Great Story.
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This is one of the best "Cross" books. If you have not read any, this is the one to read!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
Not one of my favorites by him. It was good, just not as good as others.
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A very quick read though disappointing story with the solution of Alex' wife's murder 10 years earlier. A good mix of crime fighting, psychology, home life, and Alex' relationship with his girlfriend.
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This was the first book I read in the "cross" series and I literally could NOT put it down. When I wasn't reading, I was thinking about it. It's one of those books that just gets into your head. Because of this book, I ended up reading the rest of the "cross" books, and this one is definitely the best!
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I like the way James Patterson writes. He gets right to the point and doesn't go on for pages, developing details. This book is an absolute spell-binder. Alex Cross is one of our favorite characters, so that helps. The chapters are short, only a few pages long, and I could hardly put it down! Fast paced, direct and action packed. Loved it!!
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Alex Cross was a rising star of the Washington, DC, police department when an unknown shooter gunned down his wife, Maria, in front of him. Alex's need for vengence was placed on hold as he faced another huge challenge -- raising his children without their mother.

This is one of the best Alex Cross books! Couldn't put it down; wanted to keep reading until finished.
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***** I absolutely LOVED this book. It's now one of my very favs by J. Patterson. CROSS is a really good sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat book!!! Very suspenseful. Must read if you love J. Patterson.
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excellent book! could not put it down
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Fast read!
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Another Patterson great book featuring Alex Cross. This is the latest book in which Alex faces the deadliest psychopath of them all ... his wife's killer....This is the 12th book of the Alex Cross series...............
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For the sake of his family, Alex Cross has left the FBI and become full-time psychologist. But when his former partner has him to help track a serial rapist, Alex is shocked when the case triggers a connectoin to his wife's murder.

I thought this was one of the better stories in the Alex Cross series. Lots of suspense. My rating: 4 Stars.
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Patterson's latest book in the Cross series. You think it is over for Cross but maybe not. Really a good read.
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I enjoyed the book very much. It was the only one I was missing from the series, and now I have been able to finish reading the series. James Patterson is a wonderful author. I encourage anyone who has not read this series to do so.
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Another one of Patterson's that grab you from the first page.
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Another of this fine series. This one is more "personal" and provides more insight into Alex Cross. A great read.
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Another tension-filled Alex Cross winner... this time he's after the man who killed his wife more than ten years ago. Very fast-paced!
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Another Alex Cross winner!
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A great book. I love all of James Patterson's books.
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good book
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Couldn't read the book fast enough. Great character development.
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Good book of this writer. Lots of action. I guess it will be a molvie some time when Morgan Freeman is ready?
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Easy read. Another good Alex Cross novel.
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I wish I'd Crossed this one off my list of reads. I love James Patteson but I was so disappointed in this book. I know alot of folks think it was a fantastic read, I unfortunatly was not one of them. However, you must draw your own conclusion and order this book from me :)
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Learning more about the Cross family was great!!! Terrific read! Keep them coming. Do not want to see this series end.
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Fast-paced detective story with our favorite Alex Cross.
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One of the better books in the Alex Cross series. This book feels more personal, and it is a little less scattered than Patterson's other books. This book felt more whole and complete, compared with many of Patterson's books. It's definitely a fun read.
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An excellent book, James Patterson surprises you at every turn of the page.
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This is a great read, hard to put down. I like that there is resolution about Maria's murder.
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I love James Patterson. Got hooked on him in book 1 and everytime I finish a book in the Cross series, I am dying for the next one.
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Probably one of the best by James Patterson but then I've never read one that I didn't like! Fast moving and another author who makes the pages turn quickly!
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A great Alex Cross novel.
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Good Read
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Pattersons' book are great.. It seems that I cannot get enough of them to read.Especially when you had read it already..So I'm posting another Cross.
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This book is definitely not one of Patterson's best. The plot is weak and the characters are over developed. There were no unexpected twists and turns which was very disappointing.
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Excellent as always.
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Great book! Fast moving! I now want to read all of the Alex Cross mysteries!
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A return to the old Patterson/Alex Cross books....5 stars!
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Another excellent addition to the Alex Cross series. Fast paced, filled with suspense, grabs you from the first page.
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James Patterson is always suspenseful and readable. This is Mr. Patterson's Alex Cross series of books and one I particularly enjoy. I try to wait for the paperback but have not yet been able to do it. A page turner, and quick read if you like suspense/mystery.
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I love these books with Alex Cross. I found this one very intriguing and kept me thinking until the last page. It takes you through all the emotions and back again.
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Patterson may not be a fancy writer, but he's great when it comes to telling a story. This one is interesting and exciting without getting ridiculous and unbelievable when it comes to side-stories involving someone's personal life.
Granted, Alex does have some drama with Nana though, because she hates that he puts himself in danger due to his job. Truthfully, her character has irritated me more often than not because of this. I highly doubt she would tell another person in the same job to not come to her rescue if he had a family at home. (Sadly, if her character ever does leave the series, I don't think I'd miss her.)

In this one we find out about the man believed to be responsible for killing Cross's late wife. It's definitely a page-turner and a fast read because it's hard to put down (plus it has really short chapters and average-sized print.)
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Very, very good!
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You can read the book summary elsewhere. My view is with a book where each chapter was about 2 pages long it would have moved quickly. I kept getting confused because of flashbacks. A child that Cross had that wasn't explained how he came to be from a dead mother who was not far enough along in her pregnancy to show yet.

I got bored really fast and never finished the book.
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You won't be disappointed, it's another AWESOME Alex Cross thriller. He is seeking his wife's killer, who is a real WHACKO!
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suspenseful...another good Alex Cross book. Nice for a rainy day.
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An Alex Cross thriller, this time he's looking for his wife's killer from over 10 years ago. Fast paced, always a good read.
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This is number 12. Just as good as all the others! I strongly recommend you read them in order.
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Excellence read,could not put the book down. The author went back and tied his wife's murder into the series well, I thought.
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I always enjoy the Alex Cross thrillers!
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I really enjoyed this book. kept my attention through the entire story.
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Evil, amoral villain goes up against Cross and Sampson. The story of Maria's murderer from all those years ago is revealed. Everyone needs a Nana Mama in their lives!
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Another great Patterson book!
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This book was very easy to read and one that I could not put down.
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Another great Alex Cross read. This time you will find out how his wife
was killed. It is a little confusing if you haven't read the others but a good tale none the less.
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One of the best Alex Cross books.
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If you have started reading Patterson's 'Cross' books, this is one of his latest in a series of great stories. Alex Cross and his partner John Sampson are back at it again, targeting the killer that murdered Cross' wife. In this story, slightly different than past 'Cross' storylines, there is a bit of psychological twisting that goes on. It's another great book by Patterson.
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great closeout on the death of Alex's wife. Very introspective.
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James Patterson came up with a good character with Alex Cross and family, all these books have been a 'I can't put this down now, fix your own supper!' This is another one! I like it that he got Alex and John Sampson back together again, they make a good team. Another 5 star read!
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Great, fast read. Hard to put down. Two thumbs up for Patterson's Alex Cross. ISBN number matches but my cover is different.
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Absolutely enthralling--Classic Alex Cross. Hard to put this one down.
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I love the Alex Cross series! Great story.
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Excellent! James Patterson at His best.
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best novel yet!
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THIS IS AN AWESOME work by Mr Patterson. My husband who normally doesn't read books by JP loved this as well. Which is why I am slow to post it.
ENJOY !!!
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Brilliant Alex Cross- on the trail of his wife Maria's murderer. Gripping and high speed.
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Yet another fantastic Alex Cross novel.
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i got this for my mom who loves patterson books especially alex cross an since she heard this was what the movie was based on she wanted to read it. she thought it was very good not his best but still good an not like the movie at all
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Alex Cross faces the deadliest psychopath of them all--his wife's killer--High velocity thriller!!!
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again and good storytelling
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Very good book. My cover is different from the one pictured.
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Among the villains Alex Cross has faced-Gary Soneji, Casanova, Kyle Craig, the Wolf-one psychopath tops them all. Alex knows him as his wife's killer.
The most emotional Cross ever.
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One of my favorite authors. This books doesn't disappoint. It's great.
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Excellent! Another good James Patterson Alex Cross quick-read! Loved it!
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James Patterson & Alex Cross - SUPER! Alex Cross faces his worst nightmare -- his wife's killer. This is an exceptionally good (GREAT!) book.
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Very good, very scary!!
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An EXCELLENT Alex Cross novel!
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didnt find this one as interesting as the usual 'alex cross' series
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Another of James Pattersons greats. I love all his books, and this one had a particularly surprising twist. Enjoy!
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Really good read!
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Love this author- Love this book.
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James Patterson is among the best in mystery and suspense. Bravo!
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Excellent reading .... took me only two evenings ...it was that good!
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A fast, enjoyable read as Alex Cross searches for both a serial rapist/killer and his wife's killer. Of course, it wouldn't be Patterson if there weren't a couple surprises at the end.
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Good book, fast read.
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Finally, full circle and back to Alex's wife's killer!
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Hard to stop listening .....Just had to get to the end to be sure that something good was going to resolve....felt very real, true to life.
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Another excellent Alex Cross novel with another totally twisted murderer on the loose.
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This is my first Alex Cross book. I liked the action. For most part the pace of the book went pretty quickly. The only downfall was the relationship Alex had with his wife and kids. I just kept rolling my eyes through those parts. They were just a bit too perfect and seemed too far fetched for me. Since that wasn't a major part of the book I only docked it 1 star. Otherwise the action between Cross and the Butcher were pretty intense. Looking forward to reading others in this series.
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EXCELLENT!!!!!
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awesome james patterson did it again just when he thought he quit the law enforcement business something new comes his way
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I nreally enjoyed this book . It brings some of the unknown history to life if you have read all the cross novels
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I must say this is one of Patterson's best. Fast paced & Alex Cross at his best.. A must read for Patterson fans!
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[close] I started this on Sunday evening and finished it Monday night after work! A quick read that, obviously, kept me involved and waiting to see what would happen next. The Butcher is certainly a villian I won't soon forget!
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Another terrific entry in the Alex Cross series as his wife's murder is explored and, by the end, solved. The villain in the book is a vicious, brutal psychopath but you sometimes finding yourself almost liking him with his inner witty dialogue. Engrossing and satisfying.
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It's summer and my favorite pastime is sitting on my screened-in porch on a warm afternoon, reading. I started this one this morning and read it in one sitting. Wow! Cross has drama, action, and best of all, a nice insight into several characters' minds. I loved it!!
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Another good one by JP. Cross can't get detective work out of his soul. Unabridged - 5 tapes
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If you are a James Patterson fan, you will enjoy this book. His books are very descriptive about the crimes that take place and also contains sexual content. This can be offensive to some. For me, I like the Alex Cross character and enjoyed listening to this audio book.
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Excellent!
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Excellent book as usual for James Patterson.
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Very good!
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Exciting well-written book.
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This is an abridged version which gives a good understanding of who is Alex Cross, the detective to help in reading other "Cross" novels
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I love all the Alex Cross stories. Very quick read.
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good... story of wife's death
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One of hte best Cross books!
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Patterson may not be a fancy writer, but he's great when it comes to telling a story. This one is interesting and exciting without getting ridiculous and unbelievable when it comes to side-stories involving someone's personal life.
Granted, Alex does have some drama with Nana though, because she hates that he puts himself in danger due to his job. Truthfully, her character has irritated me more often than not because of this. I highly doubt she would tell another person in the same job to not come to her rescue if he had a family at home. (Sadly, if her character ever does leave the series, I don't think I'd miss her.)

In this one we find out about the man believed to be responsible for killing Cross's late wife. It's definitely a page-turner and a fast read because it's hard to put down (plus it has really short chapters and large-sized print.)
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This is a large size paperback printed in Great Britain. It is another Alec Cross detective story going back to when his wife Maria was murdered. Another great James Patterson book.
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What's to say, it's a James Patterson.
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THIS BOOK WAS GREAT, IT REMINDED ME ALOT OF JUDGE AND JURY WHICH I ABSOLUTELY LOVED, IT WAS ACTION PACKED AND IT KEPT ME MOTIVATED TO READ MORE AND FIND OUT WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT A MUCH READ IN THE SERIES! - I love reading it- 5 STARS
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The action is non-stop. I just love Alex Cross, and I hope Patterson continues with his series.
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Patterson may not be a fancy writer, but he's great when it comes to telling a story. This one is interesting and exciting without getting ridiculous and unbelievable when it comes to side-stories involving someone's personal life.
Granted, Alex does have some drama with Nana though, because she hates that he puts himself in danger due to his job. Truthfully, her character has irritated me more often than not because of this. I highly doubt she would tell another person in the same job to not come to her rescue if he had a family at home. (Sadly, if her character ever does leave the series, I don't think I'd miss her.)

In this one we find out about the man believed to be responsible for killing Cross's late wife. It's definitely a page-turner and a fast read because it's hard to put down (plus it has really short chapters and average-sized print.)
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As always a good book by James Patterson.
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Having been a long-time fan of the Alex Cross series, I was eager to open up my copy of CROSS. A lot of what I love about the series and Patterson's writing were inside the pages of this book: short chapters, straight-to-the-point dialogue, a fast-moving plot. The only problem is that the plot, in general, left me wanting to yell at someone.

I can overlook the fact that Alex Cross's wife apparently didn't die the way he had originally stated. I can even overlook the fact that after fourteen years and several other relationships (one that even ended in producing a son), Alex now seems obsessed with "getting over" his long-dead wife.

What I couldn't overlook was the fact that with this book, besides being a detailed description of his wife's murder and Alex's new committment to finding her killer, there's not a whole lot else there. The Alex in this book is moody, melancholy, and totally anti-Alex Cross to the point that I wasn't even sure, halfway through the book, that I was reading about the same character.

He's not the only one, though. His children, his friends, and even dear old Nana Mama are all acting out of character--and not in good ways.

Sure, the "mystery and suspense" part of the story is a pretty good one. Patteron's writing style is always a welcome change to me.

CROSS, though, is one Alex Cross story I could have done without.
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It was exciting to finally have Maria's murder resolved. Should be interesting to see how it affects Cross in the future.
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Another great book by Patterson one you wont want to put down....
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It was a great Alex Cross novel once again. I thought this would be the last Cross book but after the ending, I believe we will see Alex Cross again soon!!
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One of the best yet, super-quick read.
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Patterson as usual writes terrific books.He faces his wife's killer.
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Awesome! A great James Patterson.
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Excellent
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A great addition to the Cross series, poor guy just can't seem to retire.
Scary villian. A must read for Patterson's fans!
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Awesome! Easy short chapters to read!
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Typical Patterson. Easy read.
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Another great read by Patterson. He never ceases to amaze me!!!
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A great Alex Cross thriller. High intensity
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I love all of the Alex Cross books by James Patterson.
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enjoyed it! read it in 2 days!! and he leaves us wanting MORE!!
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Keeps your attention very well. Exciting and a nice back history on alex cross's life.
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Can't wait for the next one!
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The one that started the series. Soon to be a movie.
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Another great book by James Patterson, with Alex Cross and John Sampson,very fast reading, enjoyed it very ,much...
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One of Patterson's best. Very hard to put down.
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Excellent!!!!!
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The ISBN is correct but the cover is different, same book...like my cover better
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Great Alex Delaware book that ties up some lose ends. Enjoyable. Solid.
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great book,my covering is different tho.
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From Publishers Weekly
Forensic psychologist Alex Cross's storied career in private practice, with the FBI and as a Washington, D.C., cop has brought him into contact with all kinds of seriously disturbed killers, but his 12th outing from bestseller Patterson (after 2005's Mary, Mary) may be the ultimate in lunatic deadliness. Beginning with a flashback to the murder of Cross's wife, Maria, Patterson quickly introduces Michael Sullivan (aka the Butcher of Sligo). What follows is a frenetically paced series of brutal rapes and killings by Sullivan, once employed by the mob as a freelancer and now at war with them. Cross juggles being a single parent and being involved in the dangerous game of tracking serial killers until he finally decides to give it up for his family. Needless to say, he's drawn back into the game when it promises a chance of finding Maria's killer. Cross's competence and vulnerability make a stark contrast with Sullivan's sadistic mutilations and psychological manipulations of his victims. Fans know that Cross will survive, but at what cost?
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Different cover