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Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7)
Violets Are Blue - Alex Cross, Bk 7
Author: James Patterson
Two joggers are found murdered in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, and the killings are bizarrely reminiscent of a Washington, D.C. case that Alex Cross has been unable to solve. He is called to San Francisco, and then learns of similar murders in eight cities from Las Vegas to Charleston. Together with a female San Francisco detective, Cross p...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446611213
ISBN-10: 0446611212
Publication Date: 10/1/2002
Pages: 416
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 664 ratings
Publisher: Warner Vision
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This is book seven of the Alex Cross series and as always for me is is a great page turner. As all of the Alex Cross novels the story also picks up where it left off with "Roses are Red." Because as Cross is on the case, The Mastermind is still lurking and taunting him. Once again, the heartless killer threatens everything and everyone that Alex Cross cares about. The Mastermind wants Alex dead, and he will not stop the mayhem and rampage until he gets his wish. Could this be the end for Alex Cross?

I thought it was a really good read. The action is sharp and fast-paced, with almost a cliff-hanger lurking around every chapter. The chapters are also very short, which makes it all the more easier to read. The narration is quite powerful and convincing; you can tell that Patterson has the most fun when he has Alex Cross narrating the story.

The violence in this book is more graphic than it usually is for most of what Ihave read so far from Patterson but with the killers being vampires, what do you expect.
reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 19 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Well written but very bizarre. Not for the faint of heart. This book follows "Roses are Red". The first two-thirds of the book is gory, sensational, filler. You could start at chapter 93 and not miss much. In fact the end of this book should have been included in Roses are Red, and the beginning of Violets of blue could have easily been a completely different book. I recommend reading "Roses are Red" and then read the end of "Violets are Blue" to finish the story. In my humble opinion.
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Helpful Score: 1
A great conclusion to Roses are Red. Very action packed and suspensful. Patterson does a great job of weaving a story to keep readers interested until the very end. I definitly would not read this one without reading Roses are Red though, you might feel a little loss.
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Helpful Score: 1
Plain old scary!!! and this is abridged. about 6 hours listening. I gotta wonder Patterson becoming predictable with is bad guy/bad cop combinations? THe only question was who was the bad cop in this one! Still glad I listened to is during the daylight tho! The readers are incredible!
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Helpful Score: 1
Great story line. Detectives and killers from coast to coast. Well read. Plenty of action and plot twists to keep you occupied on a long drive.
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reviewed Violets Are Blue (Alex Cross, Bk 7) on + 170 more book reviews
So far my least favorite of the Alex Cross series. So much about this story was off from the series. I am taking a break after this book, I truly disliked it!
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The story started out good, just like most all of James Patterson books. However, somewhere along the story line, it morphed into a bizarre murder mystery with modern-day "vampire" killers, of all things! I got a bit turned off by the time I finished the book. After all, I can get that kind of story filed under "Fantasy".

I sort of got the impression this story was put together quickly as a sequel to "Roses Are Red", but we knew who the Mastermind was by the time we finished that book. We also knew, after reading the Alex Cross series, that the Mastermind would be stopped eventually, so why concoct a storyline with "vampire" killers? I say Mr. Patterson (or his ghost writer) should have kept it on a more believable level.
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Couldn't put it down!

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