- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: Century; 1st edition (22 Nov. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1780890699
- ISBN-13: 978-1780890692
- Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 3.1 x 24 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (737 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 263,810 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Merry Christmas, Alex Cross: (Alex Cross 19) Hardcover – 22 Nov 2012
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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)
Detective Alex Cross is ripped away from his family on Christmas Eve - and that’s nothing compared to what awaits him on Christmas DaySee all Product description
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Top Customer Reviews
The Henry Fowler character takes his children and ex-wife hostage and as usual Alex Cross is called in, but it happens to be Christmas morning. The story started to pick up pace and I thought we may well have been in for a treat, but I was to be disappointed as that part of the story finished rather abruptly. The reader is then briskly rushed onto the next part of the story involving a terrorist plot. I don't recall how far into the book this happened but it all just felt a bit disjointed.
The second plot of the book involving the terrorist plot certainly had all the right elements. However, it just seemed to lack any real feeling. I have been reading James Patterson for years and I took the time to pull my older reviews up today. It seems like my opinion of mediocrity has been recurring for a few years now and it seems like I am not learning my lesson. It feels like a huge number of us Patterson readers keep reading through both loyalty, and the hope that he will once again create brilliance like his early days.
Overall, it's a book that would keep you entertained for a few hours, but that's it. It shows how my interest is waning when I wait nearly a year from publication to read a Cross book. No doubt I will swiftly move onto the next book (book 20 in the series entitled Alex Cross Run). Overall, not a terrible read, just not like some of his earlier books.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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Really enjoyed this book, my first Alex Cross book. Quite exciting plot.Published 4 months ago by Odette
Very good,enjoyable to the end,gripping story to keep you not want to put it down,can't wait for the next one.Published 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
This book was brilliant, a must read, couldn't put it down. Another great triumph for James Patterson. Can't wait for the next book.Published 6 months ago
Five stars all the way. It was very hard to put down the book a good page turner . ThanksPublished 7 months ago by Tony