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Book #100: Roses Are Red

In a series of crimes that has stunned Washington, D.C., bank robbers have been laying out precise demands when they enter the building โ€” and then killing the bank employees and their families if those instructions are not followed to the letter.

Detective Alex Cross takes on the case, certain that this is no ordinary bank robber at work โ€” the pathological need for control and perfection is too great. Cross is in the midst of a personal crisis at home, but the case becomes all-consuming as he learns that the Mastermind is plotting one huge, last, perfect crime.

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The sun looked like a lemon drop melting in bright blue skies.

My 100th review!

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Shall we dance?

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No? Okay, on to the review!

I don’t normally reread books and the books that I claim to love usually just sit on my shelf, but this is the second time that I read this book (10 years later or so). It was a beautiful trip down memory lane, but I was able to look at it with fresher (and harsher) eyes than my young teenage self.

In this story, Alex Cross’s girlfriend Christine leaves him after going through a traumatic experience. On top of it,ย a psychopath calling himself the Mastermind is after Cross. The man never gets any rest. Itโ€™s always one thing after the other! The Mastermind is an evil genius. He pulls off bank robberiesย taking theย bank employee’s families as hostages.

In the love department, Cross is trying to win back Christine, but at the same time,ย ย he meets and falls for Senior Agent, Betsey.

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The stupidest part was Cross going โ€˜undercoverโ€™ at the mental institution when it was already established that the Mastermind KNEW HIS FACE! He went in there with no disguise expecting to nab a crazy man. Idiotic move.

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The title has nothing to do with red roses and shouldโ€™ve been calledย The Mastermind. The man is a brutal killer and he wonโ€™t hesitate to strike you where it hurts. He is undoubtedly one of Pattersonโ€™s best and craziest villain that gave Cross a run for his money.

Oh, this is the first part of the Mastermind series with a killer ending. Part two is titledย Violets Are Blueย and Iโ€™m off to read it now.


Eh, it didn’t particularly wow me; 3/5.


BRIANNE PARKER didnโ€™t look like a bank robber or a murderer โ€“ her pleasantly plump baby face fooled everyone.ย But she knew that she was ready to kill if she had to this morning. She would find out for sure at ten minutes past eight.


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14 thoughts on “Book #100: Roses Are Red”

  1. I’ve read a few of Patterson’s books. I’m not fond of some of the language he uses but the storylines are pretty decent. I haven’t read any of his books for quite some time now but this review makes me want to go read them! ๐Ÿ™‚ (i’m sensing a trip to the library is in my future, lol)

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    1. Yes, most of the story lines are decent, but unfortunately, he doesn’t write all of my books. I hope you pick up some good ones on your library trip. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Margaret! ๐Ÿ’™Yes, it surely is. Back then, I would’ve given this book a 5 because of Alex Cross. Thank you and I pray yours will be blessed as well and well rested. Take care.

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    1. No, girl, they turned yellow! ๐Ÿ˜„Are we talking about Cross pairing up with someone or JP? Yes, had to break out the legendary moonwalk for this 100th review. ๐Ÿ˜œ

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      1. Well, you know JP don’t share the Alex Cross series and this is what makes it the best of his series in my opinion. ๐Ÿ‘

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      2. Relax, nah. I don’t have to forgive you. Knowing the man he’s always collaborating with this one and that one. ๐Ÿ˜’There’s nothing to forgive, ok!

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      3. Haha! He did, but in this instance, there is nothing to forgive you for. ๐Ÿ˜Š You didn’t do anything wrong.


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