Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Short & Sweet Review: The People vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson

Title: The People vs. Alex Cross
Author: James Patterson
Series: Alex Cross, 25
Published: November 2017, Little, Brown & Company
Format: Hardcover, 413 pages
Source: Personal copy

This time it's Alex Cross on trial. 

Alex Cross is on the wrong side of the law. Serving a suspension from the force while he awaits trial for murder, Cross has been branded as a trigger-happy cop, another bad apple walking the streets with a gun, an accusation that Cross will do anything to refute. To make himself feel useful again, Cross opens a counseling office in the basement of his home. When his former partner Sampson shows up needing his help, Cross jumps at the chance, even if it may end up costing him what's left of his career. When a string of young, blonde women go missing, the investigation leads Cross and Sampson to the most depraved, darkest corners of the internet. Struggling to prove his own innocence and uncover the truth lurking online, Cross must risk everything to save his most at-risk patient of all...himself.

***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: It's amazing to me that this series is still going strong after 25 books, yet I keep reading them and I do enjoy them. I pick them up knowing they are going to be completely quick, binge-worthy reads that I can get through in an afternoon, and the short chapters only add to that mentality. 

I will say that I was a little let down that this book didn't completely focus solely on the court case, though in all honesty, I wasn't surprised. Of course, Alex Cross would find himself involved in a case while on trial for murder. I just wish the two plot lines were given equal time.

All in all, though, it was still a good book and I enjoyed the fact that Alex found himself questioning what he really wants to be doing. I guess time will tell.

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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