16 January 2015

Review: Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson

Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson book cover
Alex Cross, Run is the 20th novel in the crime series by James Patterson to feature Detective Alex Cross and was a solid addition to the series. I've only missed 4 books in the series so far, and have managed to keep up with what's happening as many of the novels can be read as a stand alone. 

Alex Cross hasn't changed much; he's still a workaholic, spends little time with his family and even less time on the basics (including sleep). Nana Mama (well into her 90s now) is the glue of the family, and it continues to annoy me how reliant Alex is on his family to continue with their lives with so little input from him.

Having said that, the situations Alex finds himself in Alex Cross, Run highlight his weaknesses and make for interesting reading as a consequence. There are two consecutive plot threads, the first concerns the murders Cross is called to investigate and the second (and what really held my attention) relates to a stalker who is keen on destroying his life.

Still to come in the series are Cross My Heart (#21) Hope to Die (#22), which I'm yet to discover.

My rating = ***

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  1. I 'think' I've read this one. I used to belong to a library in Brisbane which had new release short-term loans so I read all of the popular authors like Patterson. I'd never buy his books but don't mind wallowing in his worlds ever so often. The Cross series is probably one of his strongest!


  2. I've never paid full price for a Patterson, and borrowed most from the library, family and friends, but have also been given quite a few over the years. Quick and easy reads for sure.


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