Friday, August 28, 2009

Along Came A Spider by James Patterson

Book #1 in the Alex Cross Series

Genre: Thriller, Suspense

Alex Cross is a detective/psychologist. He is involved in investigating the murders of an Inter-City family, but he is removed from the case when two children, from influential families, are kidnapped from their private school. Cross is hot on the trail of the kidnapper, Gary Soneji Murphy. Soneji-Murphy aspires to be as notorious as the Lindburgh baby kidnapper. Along the way, Alex becomes romantically involved with Secret Service Agent, Jezzie Flanagan, but all is not how it seems.

Patterson creates a diabolical, truly evil villain in Soneji-Murphy, who is not only a serial kidnapper but a serial killer as well. At times, it’s unsure if he’s also suffering from multiple personality disorder. He’s a character that will have readers jumping out of their seats in fear.

“Along Came A Spider” is the first book in James Patterson’s very popular Alex Cross series. As a huge fan of Patterson’s, it’s really amazing that this is the first Alex Cross book I’ve read. Actually I listened to the audio version of it and was truly mesmerized by it. Readers, as well as Cross, are kept guessing throughout the entire book. It takes many twists and turns, just the way I like my thrillers. I’ll definitely be reading the rest of this series.

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  1. This does sound good. I have seen this one around quite a bit recently.

  2. I watched the movies, not really for me, and the book, not my genre. But I am glad you're enjoying them :)

  3. I loved the movie! Anyway, Yvonne, stop by when you get a chance. I have an award for you.

  4. sounds like a good series.
    I havent read James Patterson yet.

  5. I'm a Alex Cross fan. I'm glad that you enjoyed the first book in this series. Happy Reading.

  6. I read one James Patterson book that I didn't like 15+ years ago. I have no idea what book it was.

    I'm starting to think that I'm missing out, and should give him another chance!

    Thanks for sharing your review.

  7. I love Alex Cross! if you enjoyed this book, I think you'll also really enjoy Kiss the Girls, which is the next in the series :)

  8. I just love this book! The Alex Cross novels are absolutely my favorite!


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