November 6, 2011

Series Sunday: Kill Alex Cross

Series Sunday is a new bookish meme hosted by yours truly, Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along. 
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Post a review/recommendation on your blog, FB, Twitter, Goodreads or Shelfari pages.
  • Share your review/recommendation by posting the link in the comments section below.
  • Include the title, author and name of the series so that other Series Sunday participants can add the book to their TBR lists.
My Series Sunday pick is Kill Alex Cross, the 18th book in the Detective Alex Cross series by James Patterson. The President's children have been kidnapped. The Washington DC water supply has been poisoned. Together, both cases are a devastating attack on the United States. And Alex Cross is the detective handling both cases. 

The format in Kill Alex Cross was a little different. Our favorite detective didn't even appear until a few chapters in. There were also a couple chapters that were told from a different point of view, but the reader is not sure who the narrator is. Weird format, but it worked to keep me reading. The mystery itself was predictable, as well as the title. C'mon...we all know Alex Cross probably won't be killed no matter how close he gets to danger. Highlight the following space for a mini-spoiler: The words or plan to "Kill Alex Cross" didn't even appear until the end of the book. -__-

Every new Alex Cross book is labeled "the most gripping." This one? Not so much. Was it better than the last few Patterson books? Yes. But it was missing the suspense, mystery and murder factor. It is still worth the read though. It is available in U.S. bookstores and online retailers November 14. However, you can read the first 27 chapters here for free.

Title: Kill Alex Cross
Author: James Patterson
Published: November 2011
Pages: 329
Edition: eBook
Rating: ♥

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