Tuesday, November 28, 2017
REVIEW for The People vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson
A huge thank you to the people at Hachette Book Group Canada for the Advanced Reading Copy of this book.
TITLE: The People vs. Alex Cross
AUTHOR: James Patterson
RATING: 3 Stars
Love Alex Cross and look forward to reading his ongoing story every year.
Alex is in trouble this time around and is on trial for killing Sonjei's "followers". I have to be honest, this is not one of Patterson's best in the series. For one thing, it takes forever to take off. The first few chapters are boring and with Alex being on the bad side of the law right now, we don't find ourselves in the middle of the action as much as we normally are.
I do like that Patterson chose to put Alex in a less than favorable light in this one, as one of my complaints is that Alex and his family are always to loved, so perfect, so it is nice to see that change in this one.
Patterson still writes way too much about Cross' family life and yes, the kids, Bree and Nana are still amazingly perfect in everyone's eyes. Patterson needs to do something about the way he makes Cross' family so saintly all the time, it just does not sound true and now, Ali, the youngest is becoming the newest superstar. UGH!
Once the action does get going (and it takes a while) the book turns into a thriller and I recognize Cross and all that he brings to the story. Unfortunately, that is only toward the last part of the book, so you need to sludge through the first part to get to the good stuff.
Oh well, I still will continue reading Alex Cross.