Book Review

The People vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson

THIS! This is how you write a thriller! 5 mind-blowing and absolutely mesmerising stars!

This time it tells the story of Alex Cross who becomes a “public enemy” as he is put on trial for gunning down three people (he acted in self-defence during the last case he solved); during the trial, he is also trying to get to the bottom of the mysterious recent disappearances of several young girls.

Honestly, this book has left me guessing from cover to cover: what is going on? Who is behind this? Where are the girls? Who is doing this? Who is THIS? There were moments in the book where I did not see it coming at all and I did gasp out loud once or twice, it got me! I also love how the book has several stories intertwined, all linked to one and another; through these stories it also shows Alex Cross from a different angle, which I really appreciate. The whole book is full of suspense, not only the trial, which had me so worried, but also the actual action which is full of gunfire and explosions. The last 30% of the book had me gripping the book like there was no tomorrow! I am just having so much fun (or shall I say nervously!) and loving this book the whole time I was reading it!

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I also want to make an honourable mention to Ali Cross, Alex Cross’s youngest son. Apart from Alex, he has got to be my favourite character in this book. He is only 9 years old but the things he did to help his dad were truly amazing. He has got such an incredible spirit, and he did make me laugh out loud a few times! I hope maybe, just maybe, in the future…. we will get a series just for Ali? 😀

In all, this is such an incredible read, just what I needed right now. Full of action, suspense, mystery, thrill, and of course, love. Love it so much, can I ask when will the next book be out? I can’t wait to read another Alex Cross book!

Thank you Penguin / Arrow Publishing for this gorgeous advance copy!

5/5 stars!

Publisher: Arrow Publishing

Synopsis: Alex Cross is on the wrong side of the law. Serving a suspension from the force while he awaits trial for murder, Cross has been branded as a trigger-happy cop, another bad apple walking the streets with a gun, an accusation that Cross will do anything to refute. To make himself feel useful again, Cross opens a counseling office in the basement of his home. When his former partner Sampson shows up needing his help, Cross jumps at the chance, even if it may end up costing him what’s left of his career. When a string of young, blonde women go missing, the investigation leads Cross and Sampson to the most depraved, darkest corners of the internet. Struggling to prove his own innocence and uncover the truth lurking online, Cross must risk everything to save his most at-risk patient of all…himself.

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