Cross My Heart

Cross My Heart

Book - 2013
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In the latest novel of the series, the author raises the stakes to their highest level, ever, when Alex Cross becomes the obsession of a genius of menace set on proving that he is the greatest mind in the history of crime. Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart; nothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife Bree. His love of his family is his anchor, and gives him the strength to confront evil in his work. One man knows this deeply, and uses Alex's strength as a weapon against him. When the ones Cross loves are in danger, he will do anything to protect them. If he does anything to protect them, they will die. -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2013.
Edition: First Edition.
ISBN: 9780316210911
0316210919
0316210900
9780316210904
Characteristics: 419, 14 pages ; 25 cm

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vhuber
May 28, 2016

Alex Cross - Book 21

ipadehip Oct 11, 2015

I do not understand why everyone is saying that this book was horrible..It is part 1 of a 2 book series... If you ever read James Patterson from the beginning you would know that anything that sounds like it is part of a saying is part of its own little mini series.. So you really need to read part 2 (Hope To Die) to fully get the story. It is a very involved book, by that I would mean that its in regards to his life rather than simply the life of someone committing a crime. This is a page turner in its own right, and as I have grown with the series novel by novel, I have to say that at some points reading this book it had me screaming why, no, oh god, etc. To those people who said they didn't like this book because it has page fillers, etc... all of his books have fillers!! All of everyone's books have fillers!!! That's what writing is about.. you need the fillers otherwise your book would probably be around 40 pages! Common sense!! As for the recycled twists.. what recycled twists?? I have not read anything recycled at all. As memory serves me, this plot was never used in ANY and i mean ANY of his books. If you think that he is such a horrible author for whatever reason I have a solution for you: STOP READING THEM then.

zahra88 Aug 27, 2015

its my my first time wanting to read a JP book, does the Alex Cross have to be in order?

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Kulsum_0
Jul 03, 2015

This book is good

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becca22960
May 08, 2015

Good book for the most part but hated the ending.

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michaelbrady
Feb 24, 2015

I have to agree with those who are disappointed in this sad excuse of a novel.

Patterson thinks that it is perfectly OK to recycle plot twists from previous novels. And of late all he can come up with are threats to his main characters' families. This novel has no life, no cleverness, no ending. Others have mentioned the transparent plot development. I have to agree. A sad end to a once-promising series.

Seems to me that Patterson is just churning out novel after novel with no regard for quality or creativity. When he works with certain co-authors, I fully believe that their contributions are what I enjoy. Since he wrote this alone, I get the feeling that he is in serious writer's block.

And I notice that the press reviews were both raves. Not sure they were reading the same book I just read. Or I had no access to their cache of drugs.

The cliffhanger ending is the final straw. I won't be reading the finale when it is released.

I wish Robert Parker hadn't died...

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clehrhoff_o
Oct 13, 2014

I normally don't review books unless they are good. This is an exception because it's so gut renchingly awfull.

There are endless sequences of "woe is me" monologue, interrupted by unbelievable "action". The mystery is so transparently obvious that even the dimmest reader will anticipate what's going to happen. Well I have to amend the last statement. I was surprised that there was no ending. It was continued to a "next book" which apparently wasn't forth coming.

Another endearing feature was the intermittent sanctimonious religious commentary, that manages to be offensive to both believers and skeptics.

If the author was trying for worst novel ever, he is certainly in the top 10. I think some of the "reviews" must have been written by his mom.

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slsmith07
Sep 21, 2014

Very disappointed in the way the book ended (or didn't). The story line was dragged out with to much filler. Could have been shorten then had a good ending.

lots of twists and turns with a major cliff hanger at the end. Looking forward to the next book!

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meggos
May 14, 2014

real good, but the Alex Cross series are. Had me go what and than..noooo... Love these series...

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Kulsum_0
Jul 03, 2015

This book is about a man name Alex Cross who loves his family more than anything. One man knows that this is his weakness so he uses Alex's family as a weapon against him. Alex needs to protect his loved ones but if he does, they die. Cross my Heart is well written and I really enjoyed this book

Ira_Elias Jan 18, 2014

A detective works tirelessly to try to stop a madman from killing others....while trying to maintain his family life

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Kulsum_0
Jul 03, 2015

“Die”
- James Patterson, Cross My Heart

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