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Read It: Cross The Line by James Patterson

It has been a long time since I have read an Alex Cross murder mystery, so when a co-worker lent me this book, I was intrigued. I have always liked James Patterson novels, but my interest in them seemed to die along with my membership in the Doubleday Book Club. (Surprisingly it STILL exists.)

Just so you understand how I am interpreting this book, since the movie Kiss The Girls came out, I cannot read any Alex Cross novel without hearing his narrative in a Morgan Freeman voice.

This book starts out with a murder right away, and insight into the thoughts of the killer. Then it jumps into the murder of a police officer and his female friend. While both murders seem to be separate incidents, it is unlikely that they were not somehow related.

I was hooked.

It was hard to put the book down, as it toggled between perspectives of the cat and mouse chase in this murder mystery. Obviously, the killer(s) are the mouse and there is a lot of vigilante type murders happening throughout the story. Detective Alex Cross is the cat, hunting the murders and pulling everything together in order to solve the case(s).

The ending had me on the edge of me seat, and bore some similarities to the movie The Rock. It was even cautious as to not tie everything up in a perfect little package. I’m certain there is more Alex Cross to come.

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