A killer is at work in the nation's capital, and he seems to like variety. His victims range from kindergarten students to senators - not even the President is safe. Alex Cross, hero of Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls, is awakened one night to confront the brutal murder of a little girl only blocks away from his house. With a single clue, a mysterious rhyme signed "Jack and Jill", the skilled and courageous Cross sets out to track the murderer. Can he work fast enough to spare the killer's next victim?
©1996 James Patterson, All Rights Reserved, Abridgment Approved by the Author; (P)1996 Time Warner AudioBooks, ©1996 Time Warner AudioBooks (Packaging Rights Only), A Division of Time Warner Trade Publishing
I usually am not a fan of unabridged versions of books, but this one is an exception. I felt like I was listening to a radio show production of the book. it entertained me on my commute. Good story, a suspensful who dunnit.
To be fair, I have only listened to two books so far. This is second by only a half of a star. I am picking winners.
It could have been longer. The high school serial killer character could have been better developed. What was his background?
They both read the story like they were there. I was there. The two of them were excellent. I was watching the movie in my head.
I had didn't laugh or cry, but I did gasp a couple of times. Since I listen at work, my coworkers were a little concerned.
Blair Underwood and John Rubinstein are great!
Attention to detail is always a good thing and the human interest helps bond to the character, but the many unexpected twists in the storyline keeps you going from daydreaming about the presented facts to intense listening for new clues. The ending is not what I expected which helps me rate this book higher than many.
With many crime novels, the ending becomes clear but the problem of resolution is unclear. With this book, just when the ending seems clear, there is a major twist that disrupts all preconceived notions. This technique engages the listener more, to the point you hang on every word.
James Patterson is one of my favorite authors. His stories always grab you from the first page and you don't want to put it down until you're finished; and then you can't wait to read the next one. I don't get a chance to read as often as I like, so being able to listen to the Alex Cross series on audible is a perfect way for me to catch up. This series in particular is my favorite. At the end of each book you want more; it's like an addiction. Jack and Jill is just as engrossing as Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls. James Patterson and Alex Cross never disappoints.
As with other James Patterson books, I enjoyed the suspense and storyline of this book. If you like James Patterson, I recommend this book!
A busy lady, just tryin' to fit her reading in where she can!
I love James Patterson but this one I found to be less compelling than the other three books I had read. I do think the abridged version may have been the problem.
I loved the ending, Patterson has a way of making it so one story ends, but jumps starts the next.
not my favorite (but still okay)
I actually think this would have been a great movie.
Too much of the story is missing. Even though I went back and tried to follow the story line, it was too confusing to enjoy the listen.
Not sure but it WILL NOT be abridged.
Jack & Jill (Alex Cross #3)
There isn't much I can say about the book or the author. I love the Alex Cross series. I was hooked with "A Long Came a Spider," and "Kiss the Girls."
Jack and Jill is a fast pace, riveting, suspense/thriller. This is a novel I would love to watch on the big screen!
James Patterson is an Master at character development, which is such an essential element in the craft of writing. Plot development received excellent support from its chapter development and suspenseful sub-plotting.
Jack and Jill is an assassination team that terrorize the DC area, and puts Capital Hill on high alert. they are highly skilled, highly effective, and Alex is placed right in the middle of their carnage and rampage to execute the President of the United States.
So go find your favorite chair, a pot of coffee, or coco, and whatever else you need to be comfortable, while James takes you on this emotional roller-coaster with Alex Cross to uncover the reason why these ghost has come out to kill in this 5 star read.
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