This Patterson book was much, much better than You've Been Warned. This one had me on the edge of my seat and I couldn't put it down. I stayed up way past my bedtime to read and this has given me high hopes for my readings. I give this an A-.
FBI agent Alex Cross is on vacation with his family at Disneyland when he gets a call from the Director. A well-known actress was shot outside her home in Beverly Hills. Shortly afterward, an editor for the Los Angeles Times receives an e-mail describing the murder in vivid detail. Alex quickly learns that this is not an isolated incident. The killer, known as Mary Smith, has done this before and plans to kill again. Right from the beginning, this case is like nothing Alex has ever confronted. Is this the plan of an obsessed fan or a spurned actor, or is it part of something much more frightening? And particularly baffling, how could a woman be capable of these vicious crimes? Members of Hollywoods A-list fear theyre next on Marys list, and the case grows by blockbuster proportions as the LAPD and FBI scramble to find a pattern before Mary can send one more chilling update.
I believe this is my second book of Alex Cross, and normally I have shyed away from them leaning towards the stand alones. I am not sure why, but I am definitely looking forward to reading more in this series. The suspense was top notch and I liked Cross. I enjoyed learning more about his family life and he seemed to be a wonderful father. I just wish that Mr. Patterson's books weren't so fast and easily read. I would definitely recommend this to others.
Up next is another book by one of my favorite authors, Nicci French. This one is titled Beneath The Skin. I love her books and it also completes reading another book of the TBR shelves. I also got an email from Borders that I have $10 in rewards that expire the end of the month, so I will have to hit up the store tomorrow before my Lent giving up book buying begins. Happy Reading!