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Review: Kill Alex Cross

January 20, 2015

Kill Alex Cross

The President’s children have been kidnapped from their school and the First Lady wants Alex Cross on the case.  Then, the terrorist group Al Ayla poisons the city’s water supply.  At first glance, the two cases don’t seem related, but are they?  Alex must race against time to solve the two cases.

It’s been a while since I read Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson and, to be honest, I don’t remember a lot of the details of the book.  It’s written in typical Patterson fashion – short, tense chapters filled with action – and I knew going in that things would work out for Alex Cross.  The focus is on the plot so there’s not a lot of character development but this book was just what I needed when I read it.  Overall, the book was pretty forgettable but I enjoyed it as I read it.

Review copy provided by Hachette Books. I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
22 Comments leave one →
  1. January 20, 2015 4:58 am

    Ah, Alex Cross. The first few books were nice, but the series is so boring now. High time Patterson killed the books.

  2. January 20, 2015 6:15 am

    Have these books really lost their lustre? That said, I read one ages ago, but haven’t read another yet.

  3. January 20, 2015 6:56 am

    I think that’s true with a lot of crime books. That’s why I keep them. I know in a couple of years I will totally forget them, so I can read them again and enjoy them again!

  4. January 20, 2015 7:21 am

    sometimes I really enjoy this kind of book and other times I want connect them with the nearest wall.

  5. January 20, 2015 7:45 am

    Sounds like a good one for the beach.

  6. January 20, 2015 8:08 am

    I think that Alex and I have parted company. I stayed with him for years and years, but eventually I’ve had to move on. I do still read Patterson’s Women’s Murder Squad books. Patricia Cornwell and I parted company a long time ago too. These books do have their place though and I’m glad this one appealed at just the right time.

  7. January 20, 2015 8:17 am

    I’ve never read any Alex Cross books though I am curious about them. Still, I like a little more character meat on my books, so not sure how this book will fare with me.

  8. January 20, 2015 11:17 am

    Patterson is one author that I just don’t like to read. I love how he has donated tons of money to bookstores around the country. But I’ll leave the reading of his books to others.

  9. January 20, 2015 12:07 pm

    The last Patterson I read bored me. Was really disappointed as I had liked this author’s books. This sounds like a good story

  10. Patty permalink
    January 20, 2015 12:51 pm

    It’s so weird that he is so prolific and yet his books are so forgettable.

  11. January 20, 2015 12:56 pm

    I’m a fan of the Alex Cross series, but wonder what can happen to him and his family next!

  12. January 20, 2015 7:00 pm

    It’s been a while since I’ve read a Patterson book. I don’t think I’ve ever read one of the Alex Cross series.

  13. Beth F permalink
    January 20, 2015 8:13 pm

    I haven’t read Patterson in ages. They’re entertaining but forgettable

  14. January 20, 2015 9:11 pm

    Kathy, thanks for sharing your honest thoughts. We have several James Patterson books around the house but I haven’t read any yet.

  15. jilllora permalink
    January 20, 2015 9:47 pm

    I’ve never read Patterson. But I do enjoy forgettable books on occasion. 😀

  16. January 20, 2015 10:40 pm

    I haven’t read a Patterson/Alex Cross book in years, but I used to love them, and I think you are right, not a lot of depth but it can be just the right thing.

  17. Literary Feline permalink
    January 21, 2015 12:33 am

    I’ve enjoyed the Patterson books I’ve read–but it has been ages since I last read one.

  18. January 21, 2015 9:04 am

    I enjoy a lot of books that I then forget….pure entertainment but good fun.

    Book Dilettante

  19. January 21, 2015 10:01 am

    I loved Alex Cross when I began reading them, but I think without further character development, the series has become stale. However, there is a certain mindless entertainment that they can provide, especially as a beach read.

  20. Ryan permalink
    January 21, 2015 6:25 pm

    As much as I love mysteries, I can never seem to get into thrillers.

  21. bookingmama permalink
    January 24, 2015 9:36 am

    I totally know what you mean about this book. I feel the same way about the newer Alex Cross books. I do like the quick pace of his books, though.

  22. January 25, 2015 11:10 pm

    I think I read an Alex Cross book forever ago but never read more. Probably because I found it forgettable!

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