Cross My Heart by James Patterson
(Little, Brown and Company, 2013, 419 pages)
James Patterson raises the stakes to their highest level ever when Alex Cross becomes the obsession of a genius of menace set on proving that he is the greatest mind in the history of crime.
Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart–nothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife Bree. His love of his family is his anchor, and gives him the strength to confront evil in his work. One man knows this deeply, and uses Alex’s strength as a weapon against him in the most unsettling and unexpected novel of James Patterson’s career. When the ones Cross loves are in danger, he will do anything to protect them. If he does anything to protect them, they will die. Cross My Heart is the most powerful Alex Cross novel ever, propelled by the ever-ingenious mind of James Patterson, the world’s #1 bestselling writer.
This is the 21st installment of the Alex Cross series – which I love reading! The books in this series are always full of suspense and excitement. James Patterson is one of my all-time favorite authors and when he puts out his books I just can’t wait to delve into them. I thought I was going to be disappointed because at the end he seemed like he was just going to keep you hanging. But then in the final chapter he explained why he ended it the way he did. So there will be a continuance to the story and I will so be looking forward to it. He saved himself on that one. I was ready to lay into him about ending it like that.
I hope it won’t be long before he writes the sequel to Cross My Heart. I hate to be left hanging and having to wait. I found it to be a pretty interesting read. It’s definitely a good thriller with plenty of twists and turns and it leaves you wondering why this man wants Alex Cross so much. The plot thickens, and I can’t wait to read the continuance of it!