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Mary, Mary | [James Patterson]

Mary, Mary

FBI agent Alex Cross is on vacation with his family at Disneyland when he gets a call from the Director. A well-known actress was shot outside her home in Beverly Hills. Shortly afterward, an editor for the Los Angeles Times receives an e-mail describing the murder in vivid detail.
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Publisher's Summary

FBI agent Alex Cross is on vacation with his family at Disneyland when he gets a call from the Director. A well-known actress was shot outside her home in Beverly Hills. Shortly afterward, an editor for the Los Angeles Times receives an e-mail describing the murder in vivid detail. Alex quickly learns that this is not an isolated incident. The killer, known as Mary Smith, has done this before and plans to kill again. Right from the beginning, this case is like nothing Alex has ever confronted. Is this the plan of an obsessed fan or a spurned actor, or is it part of something much more frightening? And particularly baffling, how could a woman be capable of these vicious crimes? Members of Hollywood's A-list fear they're next on Mary's list, and the case grows by blockbuster proportions as the LAPD and FBI scramble to find a pattern before Mary can send one more chilling update. Filled with the ruthless and shocking twists that make his fans hunger for more, Mary, Mary is James Patterson's most sophisticated thriller yet.

©2005 James Patterson; (P)2005 Time Warner AudioBooks

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    11-22-05
    11-22-05 Member Since 2010
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    "Disappointing"

    I would like less love story and more investigation. The story line was not developed and very boring.

    11 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Jay A Stallard Brooklyn, NY USA 11-28-05
    Jay A Stallard Brooklyn, NY USA 11-28-05 Member Since 2007
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    "Not good at all..."

    The reading of this book is all over the place and over the top - I wouldn't recomend it to anyone.

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Squigy Brooklyn, NY 04-04-09
    Squigy Brooklyn, NY 04-04-09 Member Since 2013
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    "Incredible, Just Incredible!!!!"

    I truly enjoyed listening to this book!! I think of all the Alex Cross series that I have either read or listened to so far this one is by far my favorite!! The readers read with both passion and clarity! It made the listening totally enjoyable and I felt like I could "picture" what I was listening to. I highly recommend this one!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Denette Tustin, CA, USA 05-19-07
    Denette Tustin, CA, USA 05-19-07
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    "disappointing"

    After "Honeymoon", this was a real disappointment. What happened to the separate male and female voices? The story is boring. The family court scenes are depressing and tedious. The horrible jazz music in the background...ugh!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Roger Lebanon, TN, USA 04-05-06
    Roger Lebanon, TN, USA 04-05-06 Member Since 2004
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    "Very Good"

    Enjoyed this book a lot. Have heard better but overall it kept my attention up until the last hour.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Eden Sacramento, CA, USA 03-21-06
    Eden Sacramento, CA, USA 03-21-06
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    "Just OK"

    Not bad, not great either. The basic plot is intriguing. Patterson gets "A" for imagination. However it is too lose and lacks suspense in too many places. A good portion of this book dives into too many aspects of Cross's personal life - which was distracting from the plot, and honestly, rather dull.

    Narration is good with sound effects. It's the same guy who has read most of the other Cross books.

    Overall, the book gets a passing grade - but you may decide to pass on it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Steve Houston, TX, USA 03-07-06
    Steve Houston, TX, USA 03-07-06
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    "Good but not his best"

    As with all other Alex Cross novels, this one was fast-paced and compelling. However, this novel has some very loose ends that are poorly woven together. Patterson can do (and has done) better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Southern Pines, NC, USA 02-15-06
    Thomas Southern Pines, NC, USA 02-15-06
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    "Disappointed"

    This book in my opinion had way to much off subject detail. Parts were developed that in the end never had any resolution. Many mnay dead spots.
    The plot was good but could have made a better book with 30 less chapters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sandi J Wilson Houston TX 02-01-06
    Sandi J Wilson Houston TX 02-01-06 Member Since 2001

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    "Best of Alex Cross"

    I am a James Patterson nut. I like anything he writes. I think this is the best Alex Cross story to date as it was fast paced and surprising, although I thought he left a few loose ends, and not loose ends leading into another story but not finishing this one. It will be interesting to see if Alex really retires and stays home with his family or goes back to the force in DC to stay close to home. I don't think James Patterson is ready for him to quit just yet.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Astrid APO, AP, USA 01-29-06
    Astrid APO, AP, USA 01-29-06
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    "Very good"

    I've read many of his books, but this was the first one I've listened too. I enjoyed the 3 different readers and the story moves along fairly well. Only boggs down in some parts. Overall I would recommened this to those who have enjoyed his work in the past.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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