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I could have done better myself
on 7 November 2006
I'm quite frankly amazed at the great reviews Mary, Mary got and am assuming that those reviewers are new James Patterson readers because having read all the early Alex Cross installments I'm getting more and more disillusioned as the books hit the shelves. I swore after the disappointment of `Honeymoon' that I'd never buy another Patterson book but I got this one on special offer for £3.99 so I can't complain. Having said that I wish I'd kept my £3.99 and put it towards a Vince Flynn or Dale Brown book.
The story is the same old tale of Alex Cross going after a murderer. This time the killer is Mary Smith and she's killing A-list stars in Beverly Hills. Frankly I rushed through the book because I just wanted to finish it. Patterson seemed to spend as much time focusing on Cross's love-life as he did the murders and I've heard about as much as I want to about Alex and all the ladies who worship him.
James Patterson's early books such as Kiss the Girls, Cat & Mouse etc had me on the edge of my seat and gripped from page 1. I'm not sure what's happened since those days and I do wonder if he's under contract to fling out a certain number of books per year. If that is the case then I'd suggest he take some time out and try to find that old flair again with a true winner. Sadly I won't ever know because Mary, Mary has called time on our friendship and I'll not be parting with my hard-earned cash to buy another James Patterson novel.....