Sunday, December 15, 2019

Short & Sweet Review: Hope to Die by James Patterson


Title: Hope to Die
Author: James Patterson
Series: Alex Cross, #22
Published: November 2014, Little, Brown & Company
Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Source: Personal copy

Summary: 
Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career.
 
Cross's family-his loving wife Bree, the wise and lively Nana Mama, and his precious children-have been ripped away. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this mad man what he wants if he has any chance of saving the most important people in his life. The stakes have never been higher: What will Cross sacrifice to save the ones he loves?


Widely praised by the greatest crime and thriller writers of our time, Cross My Heart set a jaw-dropping story in motion. Hope to Die propels Alex Cross's greatest challenge to its astonishing finish, proving why Jeffery Deaver says "nobody does it better" than James Patterson.




***Short & Sweet Reviews are short, quick reviews. These will mainly be used for series books where I have already done full reviews on some of the earlier books or for books that I feel will suffice with a quick review. These will not be used for review requests or blog tours.


My thoughts: I love James Patterson's books and the Alex Cross series is definitely a favorite. But, as we all know, the books can be hit or miss...but let me just say, this one was definitely a hit! This was one of the best Alex Cross books I've read and it reminded me of why I fell in love with this series in the first place.

This was a adrenaline-fueled cat and mouse game from start to finish, picking up right where the last book ended and if you don't believe in reading series in order, at least do yourself the favor of reading the prior book, Cross Your Heart, before picking this one up so that you get what is going on.  

I can only hope that the momentum that Jame Patterson has developed in this book continues moving forward. The feel of this story was like reading the early books in this series and I loved those books and I would love to have that feel back.


Books in this series:
  1. Along Came a Spider                    16.  Cross Country
  2. Kiss the Girls                                   17.  Cross Fire
  3. Jack and Jill                                    18. Kill Alex Cross
  4. Cat and Mouse                               19.  Merry Christmas, Alex Cross
  5. Pop Goes the Weasel                    20.  Alex Cross, Run
  6. Roses are Red                                 21.  Cross My Heart
  7. Violets are Blue                              22.  Hope to Die
  8. Four Blind Mice                             23.  Cross Justice
  9. The Big Bad Wolf                            24.  Cross the Line
  10. London Bridges                              24.4  Cross Kill     
  11. Mary Mary                                       24.5  Detective Cross
  12. Cross                                                 25.  The People vs. Alex Cross
  13. Double Cross                                   26.  Target: Alex Cross
  14. I, Alex Cross                                    27.  Criss Cross
  15. Alex Cross's Trial
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  1. I've liked his books but not read one for simply ages. Time to start again. Thanks for this review.

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