My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The best Alex Cross book yet.
Lots of twists and turns and Alex didn’t fall in love and lose that person, which I was afraid was going to be a hallmark of the series after Book 2.
The plots and subplots were well thought out and characters continue to grow. If you like murder/mystery, you can’t go wrong with this series.
So now onto my complaints and fears.
1.) I do feel like the bad guy is always turning out to be someone in power in each book so far. The evil doer can’t keep coming from the small pool of elite members of the team. It just feels like a lazy approach.
2.) If I knew a serial killer had already come into my house had escaped, do you think maybe I might be a little more cautious? I am not sure what they are setting up at the end of Book 3 with Gary from Book 1, but Alex is way to casual about the whole thing.
3.) Jill’s death. I just hated the way that “Jack” killed her even at the same time she is begging him to tell her there will be an after. That they will be together.
In the end, I guess the fact that Patterson can make you mad, happy, and angry over a book is why it got 5 stars.