Hope to Die By: James Patterson
(Century, 2014, 400 pages)
Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career. Cross’s family—his loving wife Bree, the wise and lively Nana Mama, and his precious children—have been ripped away. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this mad man what he wants if he has any chance of saving the most important people in his life. The stakes have never been higher: What will Cross sacrifice to save the ones he loves?
Widely praised by the greatest crime and thriller writers of our time, Cross My Heart set a jaw-dropping story in motion. Hope to Die propels Alex Cross’s greatest challenge to its astonishing finish, proving why Jeffery Deaver says “nobody does it better” than James Patterson.
I am a fan of the entire Alex Cross series, however this one pulls out all stops. Action filled from beginning to end, I could not put Hope to Die down. His books are always quick reads. While reading this book, James Patterson had me questioning things but never Alex himself. This book is a MUST READ for any thriller fan. Please be sure to read Cross My Heart first to reap the full benefits of Hope to Die. I only have one question for James Patterson….when will the next Alex Cross novel be released ? It was hard to put down, it was just that good and you just wanted to read more and more of it. And, I’m not just saying that because he is my favorite author. When I think he doesn’t deliver in any of his books, I let it be known. This book was GREAT!!! It was full of suspense, excitement and overall was a good way to end Cross My Heart! It was fast paced and kept you guessing until the end. This is a must read for all the “James Patterson” fans out there!