Mar 16, Jen rated it liked it. Oh James Patterson, authorial crush of my youth. I thought you could do no wrong! And, for entertainment purposes, he really can't. Patterson consistently hits out best-sellers because he gets the tropes that work and the characters that don't. I admire this. It does, however, makes his books This one, however, did throw me a curve ball that I didn't remember from reading this in high school. I really like the last pages or so, as they were not what I was expecting. The unfortunate Oh James Patterson, authorial crush of my youth.
The unfortunate thing is that Alex Cross feels tired to me as a character, always getting in the same problems and tripping over his bad luck with countless relationships. I kind of stop caring about him and want to know only what he's working on, which is no good for a main character.
And for whatever reason, I am almost always disappointed by Patterson's endings. This one is no different--yes, we had a great twist and some really interesting characters, but then all was bedded down within about 10 pages and we were off to the next adventure. What about this character, why was she involved? How did this person become this villain? What happened to this woman you slept with once? The denouement just doesn't really exist, and that frustrates me. I mean, a good cliff-hanger can be useful, but this isn't that; it's just a "and CUT!
So, yes. Good for a quick thriller, but not something to take home and meet your parents. Sep 29, Joseph Igoni rated it it was amazing. James Patterson does a good job illustrating the daily struggl Mary Mary is one of the best James Patterson books I have read so far. Oct 14, Claire rated it it was ok Shelves: series , murder-thriller.
Hands down, my least favorite Alex Cross book in the series. To be honest, I only finished it so that I could pick up seamlessly when the next book came out. Didn't hate it, but it bored me a bit. And another thing Patterson makes him sound like a total horndog, along with a goof for some of the things that he says.
But, I keep reading May 30, P. Winn rated it it was amazing. When Alex Cross goes on vacation to Disneyland, with his kids and his grandma, Nana, who I love, a call to check out a celebrity killing in LA ends up being a big mistake.
Between the killer and a past that is haunting him Alex finds himself headed coast to coast. I love the Alex Cross novels and the character development created by an author that knows had to grab the reader and never let them go, always a good thing! Nov 30, Gary rated it really liked it. The 11th book in the Alex Cross series by James Patterson. Alex Cross is a specialist in forensic psychology, originally working for the Washington DC police department and later as an FBI senior agent.
I continue to enjoy the Alex Cross novels which are still currently written by Patterson rather than most of his other books that are written largely by co authors and tend to be hit or miss. Mar 16, Kathleen rated it it was amazing. Clearly another of Pattersons jewels.
It was hard to put down and easy to read. He does such short chapters, that if you need to stop, it is easy to get back to. He writes about gruesome murders and this is no exception, but truly keeps you trying to figure out the who and why. Sep 01, Rachel Nicoletta rated it liked it.
This book started off great. It kept me guessing. At around the part 4 mark, I started to lose interest and then just raced to the end. Jul 18, Patricia rated it it was amazing. Jan 27, Rebecca rated it liked it Shelves: mystery , fiction , short-stories. This is a short story about Alex Cross and a case of a female serial killer murdering super-moms in California. Patterson might have meant this to be a novel then decided the plot wasn't good enough.
- Mary, Mary (Alex Cross Series #11) by James Patterson, Paperback | Barnes & Noble®.
- Alex Cross Books in Chronological Order:.
- Managing Artists in Pop Music: What Every Artist and Manager Must Know to Succeed!
- Alex Cross Forensic Psychologist - Forensic Psychology Online!
- Wolf Tongue: Selected Poems 1965-2000.
It reads like a draft where half of the chapters are only a paragraph or two long. Still, it had an interesting premise and a nice twist at the end. Alex Cross really needs to adopt the lifestyle of a monk though. Every woman who gets romantically attached to him winds up kidnapped, raped or assaulte This is a short story about Alex Cross and a case of a female serial killer murdering super-moms in California.
Every woman who gets romantically attached to him winds up kidnapped, raped or assaulted. It gets very irritating. The book is uneven and I really don't care about the Alex "Whoa is me, I have to work but don't want to leave my family because they give me crap about it" saga. There are long sections about his custody fight intermixed with quick visits to crime scenes. My favorite in this series so far. What a relief to read a book in this series that broke away from the mold.
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I hope this series keeps evolving and not become predictable. And, I have to say WHAT is up with Christine?!?!?!?!?!?!? I can't wait to read more. Jun 17, Christina Schiel rated it it was amazing Shelves: the-trio. My favorite James Patterson book yet! Murder, mystery, intrigue, loved it! Sep 12, Queen Gem rated it really liked it.
Where should I start with this review?! Hmmm let's start with the rating I rated this book 4 starts because though novel was a good read I got a little bored with story. I felt it wasnt really enough action in the beginning which made the story seem to drag. Now what I did love was everytime you thought you were close to figuring out Mary the plot seem to thicken and at one point I truly believe Mary had sometime of multiple personalities because just like Alex I was feeling the vibe that a Man Where should I start with this review?!
Now what I did love was everytime you thought you were close to figuring out Mary the plot seem to thicken and at one point I truly believe Mary had sometime of multiple personalities because just like Alex I was feeling the vibe that a Man was really the killer and was confirmed when he shot one of his lovers. Though it still seemed that again maybe Mary was psychotic which later did reveal true that she was crazy as a damn bed bug!
Now as far as Alex and Christine I was really sick of her throughout this whole book and I was sick of her ass pretty much when she came back to get Little Alex and then to drag Alex through court and through the mud in the process only to turn around and do exactly the same thing in the end Anyways all in all this was a good book and the ending was even better it took a turn I didn't expect and left you feeling heartbroken for Mary!
Mar 26, Rae Lake rated it really liked it. As far as action goes this wasn't the best book, it seemed a bit slow for me action wise but the emotions He was nothing but good to her. Then Jamilla decides this is a good time to tell him that she has been seeing someone else? Especially right after they took his baby away!!!! But why! Who does that! As a woman they are making me hate my gender! Sa As far as action goes this wasn't the best book, it seemed a bit slow for me action wise but the emotions That is what you call a good friend. I love him If Billie wasn't already there I would marry him.
As far as the killer in this one, is it bad that I felt a little sympathetic towards Mary, she killed her kids then couldn't face life without them.
Mary Mary by James Patterson (#11 Alex Cross)
Of course she had a psychological issue that caused her to do it but still I can't even imagine that woman's grief. Then to find out that she kills herself because she is wrongfully accused, just said. The killer was actually Michael Bell and thinks himself a "Storyteller"! I am happy Ali is back with Alex even though I feel like he still is working too much!
Readers also enjoyed. About James Patterson. James Patterson. He has sold over million books worldwide and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most 1 New York Times bestsellers. In addition to writing the thriller novels for which he is best known, among them The President Is Missing with President Bill Clinton, Patterson also writes fiction for young readers of all ages, including the Max Einstein series, produced in partnership with the Albert Einstein Estate.
The son of an insurance salesman and a schoolteacher, Patterson grew up in Newburgh, New York, and began casually writing at the age of nineteen. In , he graduated from Manhattan College. Instead, he moved to New York to become a junior copywriter for the advertising agency J. In , while still working for J. James Patterson has donated more than one million books to students, focusing on some of the most under-resourced schools and youth programs in the country.
Patterson has also donated more than one million books to U.
This imprint also provides resources, strategies, and programs to serve teachers, parents, librarians, and booksellers. Patterson also founded ReadKiddoRead. Other books in the series. Alex Cross 1 - 10 of 29 books.
In the hospital, he is told by Jeanne Galleta that Mary the original suspect killed herself. At home, Christine decides to give Ali back to Cross permanently, giving him full custody. Later on, Alex, after being told by Nana to not make his children "orphans" like Alex was, ponders if he should stay in the FBI. He refuses Samspon's offer to return to the department and decides that "something in his life needs to change". In the 12th book in the series, Cross , Alex has decided to quit the FBI due to the events of Mary, Mary and thus becomes a therapist again.
The two will continue their relationship through the sequel. In Cross , Alex will face off against a new antagonist named Michael The Butcher Sullivan, who just might be his deceased wife's killer.
Publication Order of Alex Cross Books
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