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.
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.
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.