Friday 12 January 2018

Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson

Alex Cross, Run (Alex Cross, #20)Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Time taken to read - in and out over 3 days

Pages - 512

Publisher - Arrow

Source - Book shop

Blurb from Goodreads

There are three killers loose and Alex Cross is on the case for them all, with a family crisis at home things are looking bad for Alex, more so when he becomes the target of a hate campaign. Alex may be a fabulous man of the law but he is human and when pushed so far even Alex will react.

This is a busy wee book, we see Alex facing clever criminals as we have come to expect over the series and some family issues. The newest looks to threaten his family circle, the media are watching, the public are following the smear campaign and the killers are getting blood thirsty.

We know who the killers are, the pair working together are sadists, sexual aspects to the crime and getting more risky. To be honest there were, for me, quite a few questions about these guys and I think with there being so many aspects and different angles to the story something would be left overlooked. It is a busy tale and as always keeps the readers interest, I do hate being left questioning things though I am sure many will be happy with how things are tied up.

I have read Patterson before and will read him again, I enjoy the short chapters which allow for dipping in and out of as time allows. If you enjoy Patterson's previous Cross books I am sure you will enjoy this one, I have loved his previous offerings and feel for me, this one wasn't quite as strong as the others, 3/5 for me this time.

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  1. I haven't read any books by this author, but we have some on hand as others have enjoyed his work. Perhaps I will read one of his books in 2018. Wonderful review, Lainy!

  2. Super review Lainy.

    I like it when books of this sort incorporate contemporary issues. Smear campaigns are not new but the nature of our modern world has changed their intensity and nature.

    My wife is a James Patterson fan but I do not think tha she has read this one.

  3. It's been forever since I've read an Alex Cross novel. And that James Patterson is one busy writer! I swear he's got a new book out every other month. :)


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