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Merry Christmas, Alex Cross: (Alex Cross 19) [Kindle Edition]

James Patterson
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (549 customer reviews)

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"Fast-paced and tightly plotted, this is a dramatic thriller that shows why the books in this series sell by the truckload" (Sunday Mirror)

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Detective Alex Cross is ripped away from his family on Christmas Eve – and that’s nothing compared to what awaits him on Christmas Day

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James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past decade: the Women's Murder Club, the Alex Cross novels and Maximum Ride, and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. James is passionate about encouraging both adults and children alike to read. This has led to him forming a partnership with the National Literacy Trust, an independent, UK-based charity that changes lives through literacy. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Let down 11 Dec 2012
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Love the Alex Cross books but this one was a let down, no where near as gripping as previous seemed a little bit thrown together ? .
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48 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Such a Merry Christmas 22 Nov 2012
By ACB(swansea) TOP 50 REVIEWER
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James Patterson has written a pacey action-packed book with no co-writer mentioned. The author throws Detective Alex Cross into a frenetic 24 hour period over Christmas, a period normally a happy family get-together. Cross is the ultimate in maintaining high standards. His dedication to his service commitments are unquestionable. On Christmas Eve, Cross and long-term friend and colleague John Sampson apprehend a known repeat offender attempting to steal church moneys' to feed his drug habit. Returning home to his family for a festive, relaxing Christmas Eve, his phone rings, calling him urgently to a hostage scene.

Henry Fowler, a once rich and successful attorney, lost his job through malpractice.His life rapidly took a nose-dive into bitterness and substance misuse. He is holding his ex-wife, his three children, her new husband and a congressman's wife (a neighbour) prisoners. He is heavily armed and is threatening the lives of his captives. The hostage negotiator has upset Fowler and Cross is brought in to sort out the potentially explosive scene. In a bold manoeuvre and using his experience of the 'psychological approach', Cross finds himself in a courtroom scenario in the house with Fowler. He is curious to know the reason behind the drug-fuelled hatred of his family, the circumstances of his downfall and hence how best to tackle the problems in front of him with a view to solving the crisis

Meanwhile his family sit at home worrying about the danger he has again exposed himself to. I wonder how families cope with these sudden and often prolonged absences, particularly at Christmas, with a wife or husband and children involved.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nana, Nana, Nana 24 Dec 2012
By DERK
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I used to really enjoy James books but he seems lately to be going more for the quantity of new books he can publish in a year rather than the quality, I would prefer one good book a year rather than 3 average. Oh and isnt it about time Nana passed on to greener pastures.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A very disappointing Alex Cross novel 9 Dec 2012
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Being a fan of the Alex Cross books and James Patterson, I opened this book (on kindle) with anticipation.
I was extremely disappointed, it is 2 novels linked together only by being set over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day,
There was not the time or space for the normal build up and suspense. It was also quite unbelievable. I know Washington DC is violent, but come on, Mr Patterson, show some respect for your readers.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Merry Christmas Alex Cross 8 Dec 2012
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Im a massive fan of the Alex Cross sagas, but this one completely failed me. There was none of the usual suspense, just a simple straight forward read. Quite boring actually!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very predictable 6 Dec 2013
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Quite disappointed - storyline boring - glad I only paid £3.00. Not a patch on some of his other books. Its as she just churned this out for Christmas.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Awww what you doing Patterson! 9 Aug 2014
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Being a big fan of James Patterson and especially of his Alex Cross series it pains me to say that I was really disappointed with this one. It didn't have the same feel as his other books felt a bit rushed. The storyline was boring and had none of the suspense that I love in his books. I hope the next book in this series is better!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just Love Alex Cross 7 Nov 2014
By TrishB
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An enjoyable read, but then I always enjoy the Alex Cross books, yes some are better than others and I always seem to enjoy James Patterson when he writes by himself and not with another. Alex Cross has now been with us for sometime and his story is almost like taking a peek into someone else's life that we know and are fond of. I shall look forward to more of the Cross books. I have found as I said some of his other books not really up to par and did not enjoy the Private books perhaps because I could not like the main man. But my son - younger generation loved them. Careful Mr Patterson I think you are becoming a little too "samey" and like some other author's repetitive although not as bad as Martina Cole.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
James Patterson's books are so good especially the Alex Cross books
Published 20 hours ago by Carolyn
3.0 out of 5 stars Crossed purposes.
As with other reviewers I feel that this story was a bit hurried. Too many irons in the fire methinks, hopefully the following books are better, although I'll probably read them... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great
Published 5 days ago by Jojo
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Another exciting read and glad to hear what became of hala al dassari thought that with her children was way over the top. Otherwise very enjoyable. Xxxx
Published 5 days ago by mand237
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed
Took a break from james Patterson for a while but glad I got back into it. Not his best but still a good story. Will move onto to number 20 soon
Published 9 days ago by ibg
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good read
Published 9 days ago by david
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
not the best alex cross ive read
Published 10 days ago by shaz
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read
First time I have read an Alex Cross book and not disappointed.
Published 13 days ago by Strone 1
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book, fast pace and because of this you don't want to put it down until the end.
Published 22 days ago by Andy C.
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally amazing!!!!
Love every book wrote by James Patterson, in fact they just get better and better. I recommend these books to everyone at work and they all love them too.
Published 23 days ago by lyndsay scott
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