This just didn't quite do it for me. This was my first venture into an Alex Cross book and I found this particular one to be rather 'blah'. Sure, it keeps you guessing, but in the end, you ask 'who cares'? I give 3 stars because it *did* entertain me, but it just never really came together for me.
I thoroughly enjoyed this listen. I never saw the end coming. Thought the naration was excellent in capturing the various characters. A most captivating story.
As usual, Patterson is good for a page-turner. One identifies with his hero Alex Cross in all of these novels. Great for a long plane trip or a vacation by the pool. Don't bother if you are looking for some literature to sharpen your brain.
This was a very good listen! I wasn't put off by the "Romance" because it was a very small part of the book. Usually, I can figure out the end of a "who dunnit" but this one took me by total surprise. I'm sure the next Alex Cross novel will answer most of the questions I had at the end. Download....you won't be disappointed!
I am a die hard Patterson/Cross follower and this is up there with my favorites. I really couldn't pick a definite favorite, as I truly enjoy them all. This one, though, was one that kept me totally involved, not wanting to turn it off. I have since downloaded another one and will continue. I am not sure who I enjoy more, the writing of Patterson or the actions of Cross - same/same.
I was a pretty big fan of Patterson's previous Cross novels but this one was pretty bad. I'd agree with the other reviews; kind of dull, all over the place, more about little Alex (if you are familiar with the other books) then the murder. And Cross doesn't really do any real investigative work. . . nothing. I suppose if you've read all the other ones you will have to read this one too but be warned. Pretty disappointing.