Friday, December 27, 2019

Book Review: Cross Justice by James Patterson

Cross Justice by James Patterson book cover and review
I'm just a sucker for Alex Cross books. I haven't read them all, but once in awhile, I have to pick one up.  This time it was Cross Justice.

Alex Cross has returned to his home town, where he hasn't visited since he was a child. His wife, kids, and grandmother are along. This isn't strictly a social visit--Alex's cousin has been accused of a heinous murder. It is hard to believe his cousin is innocent, given hard evidence against him. But Alex begins to do some investigating.

The small town is skanky. No one seems to be honest...everyone is out for themselves.  Or is there a deeply hidden secret that needs to be exposed? It seems Alex will never be able to connect the dirty drug-dealing secrets to the murder of which his cousin is being accused.

Alex gets some unexpected help from out of left-field. I didn't really like the shocker ending. I understand Alex Cross books seem to go over the top a bit (in all directions). Everything is always too good to be true. But this reveal was even a bit much for me.

However, the novels are always quick and easy reads. And I can't help picturing Morgan Freeman as Alex when I read them.

If you enjoy these books, then of course Cross Justice is worthwhile. If you haven't experienced the Alex Cross, then be sure to start at the beginning with Along Came a Spider. The early books with the nursery rhyme titles are the best.

Published by Little, Brown (2015)
eBook obtained from the library
448 pages

Rating: 4/5

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  1. I have this book but I haven't read it yet! Actually, I'm really behind in the Alex Cross series.

  2. I haven't ever read of these books, but it sounds like I should!


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