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Meet perfect killer while Alex Cross becomes his prey
on 26 November 2013
"Cross My Heart" by James Patterson is new installment in popular Alex Cross thriller series and although being the twenty-first novel in the series, the author still manages to make adventures of his popular hero both thrilling and exciting.
However there are some surprises here because what the author has done this time, in order to refresh the series, is that he decided to turn the tables and have a killer hunting on Alex Cross instead of the usual roles.
Reader will meet a psychopathic serial murderer named Thierry Mulch, man exceptionally skilled at hiding evidence who believes being able to commit perfect crimes and never be caught.
But as is the case with all multiple killers who somehow actually want to be caught, he even participates in seminars that were organized on University where committed crimes are discussed.
Moreover killer is offended that known Detective Cross has never tried to solve any of his crimes so he decides to give him an extra incentive to do so - he will start hunting both Cross and his family and soon he will succeed in threatening much what is important in Cross life...
James Patterson always delivered large amount of violence to his fans but with this one he went even one step ahead showing very explicitly extreme violence that might not be well received by all readers.
With turning the usual Detective-villain paradigm in his thrillers, the author definitely manages to breathe new life to the series and to the main character, and the perfect killer character Patterson invented in this novel is truly scary opponent because of his methods that any police officer wouldn't want to meet in real life.
What will perhaps be a bit controversial is the novel's end, which will probably be met with delight from some, for others suspense will be further increased and some readers will be probably disappointed, however I leave the decision to each reader not wanting to give you even the slightest hint not to spoil you the charm of reading.
I believe that the author and his main character needs no introduction, the number of published novels and its popularity speaks for itself, therefore this book as all previously released is a real page turner full of twists and tension perfect for fans of thrillers.
Therefore, given the above-mentioned reasons and the fact that this novel brought innovative change of roles, a new Alex Cross novel can be fully recommended.