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Book #12: Cross My Heart

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Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Hachette Book Group (November 25th, 2013)
Pages: 407

Series: Alex Cross #21


Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart – nothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife, Bree. His love of his family is his anchor, giving him the strength to confront evil in his work. One man knows this deeply, a genius set on proving that he is the greatest criminal mind of all, and he uses Alex’s strength as a weapon against him.

When the ones Cross loves are in danger, he will do anything to protect them. But if he even tries, they will die.

CROSS MY HEART is the most devastating and unexpected novel of James Patterson’s career. Is this the end of Alex Cross?




James Patterson has this skill that almost every writer wish they possessed: he breathes life into characters that we easily attach ourselves to emotionally. I feel as I am part of this Cross family. 

Cross My Heart kept me at the edge of my seat with every twist and turn. It was deeply engrossing and entertaining and I couldn’t put it down. It was intense! It was thrilling.

Alex Cross loves his family: his 91-year-old Regina Cross Hope aka Nana Mama (his grandmother), his wife Brianna Stone (she is also a detective with the DC Metro Police) and his beautiful children, Ali, Jannie and Damon Cross. He would protect them at all cost, yet, he feels like a failure when a madman tears his beloved family apart and keeps them away from him. This madman is obsessed with proving Alex wrong and he vows to make Alex suffer.

The Cross family did not see this one coming. 

Normally, Alex would be a step or two ahead of his adversary, but not in this story. The criminal is the one in control; the one pulling the strings. This enemy was like no other that Alex has ever faced.

I need a breather after this one.

Some readers were complaining about this book being a rip-off because they didn’t get the ending they deserved. This is a full book and the cliffhanger was excellent. If you’re looking for an abrupt happy ending, go read a fairy tale. 



Can I give it lots of coffee?


I don’t recommend books, but this one is too good to pass up for JP fans or for nail-biting suspense loving fans. 


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2 thoughts on “Book #12: Cross My Heart”

  1. I read this book several years ago. It may have been the first book I read in the series. I didn’t know how many books were in the series at the time. Patterson certainly has a formula for writing best sellers and in 2009 he set a record for the most entries on the New York Times best-seller list.

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    1. Yes! The man is a genius where it concerns the Alex Cross series. My first JP book was Violets Are Blue. After that book, I never looked back and have been a fan of his for a really long time now.

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