Sunday, 20 February 2011

I, Alex Cross

Another book in the Alex Cross series, this one starts with the murder of Cross's niece. When Alex is called to identify the body he embarks on a quest to find her. He discovers that she was a high class prostitute and eventually discovers that she is only one in a string of similar victims. This is a world where your every fantasy is within your fingertips so long as you are prepared to pay, and anonymity is guaranteed. Although he is suddenly pulled off the case he continues to investigate and eventually realises that this case goes to the highest levels of society and that their are powerful people who will do anything to keep this quiet. Despite all of this, Alex manages to discover the identity of the killer, and that was a bit of a shock. There are hints throughout but I must say that I hadn't guessed the righ person. The ending is a bit of a surprise too, but I guess it was the best outcome.
What I liked: Pretty much all of it, I just love the way James Patterson writes. Although the books are jam packed and relatively scary, they are so easy to read and go so quickly.
What I didnt like: nothing much, although some parts are pretty gruesome.
Would I read it again: in a while
Would I read other books by this author: Yes

 

2 comments:

Dianne said...

I have never read anything by James Patterson, but I think I'll try this book. Thanks!

Jane said...

I love Alex Cross books.