Kiss the Girls

Kiss the Girls

James Patterson / Jun 17, 2019

Kiss the Girls Join Alex Cross on his most terrifying murder case yet in this New York Times bestseller and one of PBS s Great American Reads In Los Angeles a reporter investigating a series of murders

  • Title: Kiss the Girls
  • Author: James Patterson
  • ISBN: Kiss the Girls
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  • Page: 439
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  • Join Alex Cross on his most terrifying murder case yet in this 1 New York Times bestseller and one of PBS s 100 Great American Reads In Los Angeles, a reporter investigating a series of murders is killed In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a beautiful medical intern suddenly disappears In the sequel to Along Came a Spider, Washington D.C s Alex Cross is back to solve the Join Alex Cross on his most terrifying murder case yet in this 1 New York Times bestseller and one of PBS s 100 Great American Reads In Los Angeles, a reporter investigating a series of murders is killed In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a beautiful medical intern suddenly disappears In the sequel to Along Came a Spider, Washington D.C s Alex Cross is back to solve the most baffling and terrifying murder case ever Two clever pattern killers are collaborating, cooperating, competing and they are working coast to coast Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 496 pages Published December 4th 2018 by Grand Central Publishing first published January 11th 1995 More Details Original Title Kiss the Girls ISBN 1538714485 ISBN13 9781538714485 Series Alex Cross 2 Characters Alex Cross, Kate McTiernan Other Editions 121 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Kiss the Girls, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Does this book really has a murder as Brendan Dassey described in Making a murderer lady chained up in bed, raped and then someone cuted her throat 7 likeslike 3 years ago See all 4 answers Grouser64 I don t believe he ever read the book, but probably saw the movie that came out at that time It was probably the first thing he could think of I m I don t believe he ever read the book, but probably saw the movie that came out at that time It was probably the first thing he could think of I m sure he s seen movies with similar scenarios Dassey had an IQ just 3 points above mental retardation If you can t see the judicial system and law enforcement motive to just solve their case and make somebody pay so the appear to have done their job then you have you head in the sand, or an IQ of 73 less flag what is the first book 1 likelike 3 years ago See all 3 answers Mark Perkins First Alex Cross book is Along Came A Spider flag See all 8 questions about Kiss the Girls Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Feb 23, 2017 James Lafayette Tivendale rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves thriller, netgalley, detective, freecopy I received an ARC of Kiss the Girls via NetGalley and I would like to thank James Patterson, Random House UK, Cornerstone and Arrow Although this is a well known classic thriller, first released in 1995, a new version with that strikingly awesome cover is being published on 29 June 2017 Kiss the Girls is the second outing featuring detective and psychologist Alex Cross and it follows on from the excellent Along Came A Spider The story starts with Alex arriving home one day to find a houseful I received an ARC of Kiss the Girls via NetGalley and I would like to thank James Patterson, Random House UK, Cornerstone and Arrow Although this is a well known classic thriller, first released in 1995, a new version with that strikingly awesome cover is being published on 29 June 2017 Kiss the Girls is the second outing featuring detective and psychologist Alex Cross and it follows on from the excellent Along Came A Spider The story starts with Alex arriving home one day to find a houseful of crying relatives The reason being that his niece Naomi has gone missing whilst she is away from the family studying law in Carolina They are shocked and devastated of course To make matters complex, this is not an isolated incident This has happened to at least six attractive, intelligent women recently so the police are suspecting a serial kidnapper As this is personal, Alex talks his way from Washington D.C to Carolina where he aligns himself with the local force and the FBI investigating these mysterious disappearances which have left no evidence or even the smallest lead Kiss the Girls includes familiar characters that are frequent throughout the series such as Alex s partner, the Man Mountain Detective John Sampson and also his FBI contact, Special Agent Kyle Craig I really enjoyed reading about these characters as well as about Alex himself Similar to the majority of these thrillers, we are introduced to new highly interesting and deep characters such as the two killers and a female student Doctor and karate expert, Kate.The action switches between Washington D.C and Carolina The novel flows at breakneck speed and the chapters are always short, sharp and precise keeping the action intense and gripping Alex does what he does best which is trying to get into the minds of these notorious monsters to try and find a trail that shed some light of these horrific happenings I have read approximately six Alex Cross novels and my experience throughout these books, Kiss the Girls included, is that Patterson does compose some gruesome and upsetting scenes including rape and murder so this is not for the lighthearted I don t want to divulge any real details about the plot or the direction this book takes When I read, I always try and predict what will happen Kiss the Girls was so hugely unpredictable that I didn t bother trying to guess but just buckled myself in so I could enjoy the journey Apologies for the cliche, but the narrative is like an intense roller coaster It plummeted my mind in one direction, then there was a twist, then I thought a certain revelation was awesome only then to realise I was blind sighted and things weren t as they seemed at all It leaves you slightly disorientated but in a great way As Alex s parts are in the first person, I emphasised with his distress and confusion at certain points as it tries to solve this case yet, I was also given a real buzz when something unraveled in Alex s favour and when his deductions proved fruitful The other characters are presented in the third person which means that we have a complete view of everything that is happening and are with Alex when he puts the pieces of the puzzle together to try and rescue his niece, amongst the other missing ladies To call this a thriller is an understatement This is my favourite Alex Cross book so far and I can t wait to read Cat and Mouse next and complete the series chronologically I have already read Jack and Jill before anyone states that I have the order wrong lol Highly recommend youandibooks.wordpress flag 110 likesLike see review View all 19 comments Jan 12, 2008 Joel rated it did not like it review of another edition This is genuinely the worst book I have ever finished.To be fair, it is tolerable when there is action, which is often But every time James Patterson tries to put words coming out of a characters mouth, it makes you want to punch yourself in the face When he writes descriptive, emotional paragraphs, it makes you want to punch him in the face.I actually dog eared a couple pages because the writing was so bad, I wanted to be able to quick reference it to people to show them how bad it was.Want a This is genuinely the worst book I have ever finished.To be fair, it is tolerable when there is action, which is often But every time James Patterson tries to put words coming out of a characters mouth, it makes you want to punch yourself in the face When he writes descriptive, emotional paragraphs, it makes you want to punch him in the face.I actually dog eared a couple pages because the writing was so bad, I wanted to be able to quick reference it to people to show them how bad it was.Want another example of how bad a writer he is One of his other books is called, Night of the Machete I am not a God fearing man, but if you believe in God, maybe throw in an extra prayer for James Patterson s English language murdering soul flag 85 likesLike see review View all 50 comments Feb 05, 2015 Phrynne rated it really liked it review of another edition Okay I am getting hooked on Alex Cross and may now have to read this series straight through I really enjoy the pace of these books, the way each short chapter jumps straight to the next so the reader has no opportunity to put the book down I read this one in one day staying up far too late in order to finish it and loved every minute of it There is a lot of violence against women in it that is its main theme after all since the murderers are insane rapists So if that kind of stuff offends Okay I am getting hooked on Alex Cross and may now have to read this series straight through I really enjoy the pace of these books, the way each short chapter jumps straight to the next so the reader has no opportunity to put the book down I read this one in one day staying up far too late in order to finish it and loved every minute of it There is a lot of violence against women in it that is its main theme after all since the murderers are insane rapists So if that kind of stuff offends you then do not read it Otherwise I recommend Alex Cross to anyone who enjoys a good murder mystery flag 51 likesLike see review View all 17 comments Feb 18, 2009 Visha rated it did not like it review of another edition If this is what some people consider beach reading, they should drown themselves.If I could scrub clean that part of my brain where the stench of this novel resides, I would While Patterson probably applauds himself for coming up with something as clever as an underground lair and the device of two serial rapist murderers working together, every other aspect of this book I have to call it a book, which is a four letter word and refers to something that is written but can also be used as a door If this is what some people consider beach reading, they should drown themselves.If I could scrub clean that part of my brain where the stench of this novel resides, I would While Patterson probably applauds himself for coming up with something as clever as an underground lair and the device of two serial rapist murderers working together, every other aspect of this book I have to call it a book, which is a four letter word and refers to something that is written but can also be used as a doorstop is goofy, stupid, and formulaic Two things are very clear 1 Patterson thinks Duke is the only university in the piedmont uuuuuuuugh and 2 he can t write a love scene in fact, I ve never been so turned off by the written words of love Ever flag 39 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jan 05, 2014 Sentimental Surrealist rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves lots of ratings, book hell In the entire history of my mature reading, spanning back to when I picked up Fahrenheit 451 at 15, I don t think I ve ever read a single sentence as soul crushingly, brain batteringly, rage inducingly bad as He made a noise It sounded like yaaaaaaagh HE MADE A NOISE IT SOUNDED LIKE YAAAAAAAGH Readers of popular fiction, this is what your favorite authors think of you They think you re only capable of processing things at a fourth grade level, that simply having a character shout YA In the entire history of my mature reading, spanning back to when I picked up Fahrenheit 451 at 15, I don t think I ve ever read a single sentence as soul crushingly, brain batteringly, rage inducingly bad as He made a noise It sounded like yaaaaaaagh HE MADE A NOISE IT SOUNDED LIKE YAAAAAAAGH Readers of popular fiction, this is what your favorite authors think of you They think you re only capable of processing things at a fourth grade level, that simply having a character shout YAAAAAAGH isn t enough emphasis has to be placed on how the noise sounded like yagh, but didn t necessarily have to be yagh, it could ve been something closely related like yargh or even yogh People who write sentences like that shouldn t be allowed publishing deals, they should be sent back to freshman creative writing class and kept there until they never type a sentence like that again Of course, it might not be the fault of Patterson, but of his small army of ghost writers And don t tell me it s just pulp fiction Raymond Chandler wouldn t write a sentence like that If Philip Marlowe was real, he d probably give Patterson a smack for that one It s just asinine There are plenty sentences like that, and bad sentences aren t even the worst thing about the four chapters of this book I read before I set it down in disgust the holy shit italics and flat characterization just might be even painful Is this really how low the bar for popular fiction sits I ll stick to the literary stuff, thanks flag 32 likesLike see review View all 6 comments May 21, 2015 Krystin Rachel rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves procedural, serial killers killing, in a series, mystery, detectives and police, male lead, challenge 2017, raging dumpster fire, missing af, cringeworthy My book ish Blog InstaThis is my second time reading this and I have to admit I m having a bit of an existential crisis Because, like, I used to genuinely enjoy this I wanted to re read this to scrub my brain clean from all the Women s Murder Club cheese barf I was thinking, yeah some classic Patterson will fix me right up WTF I used to think this was good I used to devour the Alex Cross series when I was 14 15, and fully evolving my love for murder and mayhem as a mature reader I wou My book ish Blog InstaThis is my second time reading this and I have to admit I m having a bit of an existential crisis Because, like, I used to genuinely enjoy this I wanted to re read this to scrub my brain clean from all the Women s Murder Club cheese barf I was thinking, yeah some classic Patterson will fix me right up WTF I used to think this was good I used to devour the Alex Cross series when I was 14 15, and fully evolving my love for murder and mayhem as a mature reader I would close a book thinking, yeah, so good.But no, guys, seriously, so bad.It s absolute shit I have seen the light James Patterson is single highhandedly murdering the mystery thriller genre, no pun intended His prose are atrocious There is zero depth to his plotting There s is no less than 2 overwrought cliches per page And if you think female characters should exist as anything than cardboard caricatures, then look elsewhere Because here, here we only have room for stereotypes and sexual objectification This whole things reads as if it exists just to be Patterson s male fantasy playground with perfect women and his alter ego with a big dick And the killers get to act out his sadistic side Now, I know some people will disagree Patterson has a lot of fans But, you know, they obviously have no taste Okay, I said it Just kidding kind of But seriously, you can and should seek out better authors in this genre Let good prose and clever plotting blow your casual reader minds First of all, the level of pulp in the tone of the writing had me thinking nothing but It s pure Fast Talking High Trousers Second, the last time I heard the words baby, sweetie, honey and daddy so many times I needed to clear out my browser history afterwards Honestly, it made me uncomfortable I m constantly complaining I even annoy myself, really about how the Women s Murder Club characters do not interact with each other like normal human beings I thought this was because Patterson can t write women, but now I m starting to think he just can t right humans Period The dialogue is laughable at best, uncomfortable at a bare minimum Alex Cross comes across as the creepy uncle you avoided at family events as a little girl The way he speaks to his niece is very much come over here and sit on Uncle Alex s lap He s in the middle of a serious serial murder investigation and he s constantly thinking about whether a victim, who s face is still busted open, wants to fuck him The women in this story exist purely to be victims and sexual objects From Alex s erection leading him everywhere he goes, to the two psycho killers written as so ridiculously prepared and intelligent and sexy it s honestly stupid, who are loving women by anally raping them with snakes yes, snakes Anal With snakes I like dark and twisty, don t get me wrong But if you re going to write about rape, it needs to be done with purpose and intention It needs to propel the story forward or trigger a character s change, or revelation, that means something There is creating a dark human experience that touches readers, and then there is sadistic shit that is just a means to shock There is such little thought to Patterson s writing, so little character development, that the brutal shit doesn t have a human counter point It is all just misogynistic nightmare play.The only character Patterson gives any attention to is Alex but only in a very surface way, so you are constantly reminded about how fuckinggggg awesomeeeeee he is eyeroll He s a damn good cop So good, the FBI wants him He s damn sexy too Just count how many times he references looking like Ali And he s a damn good father Oh, there s nothing he wouldn t do for those kids He s a damn good son A damn good brother A damn good psychologist just watch him blow the minds of the other cops around him with his pedestrian insights into Casanova and the Gentleman Caller It s almost as if he took a Psych 101 online course My god, he s just so damn good at everything Even making sweet sweet love.I can almost see Patterson getting his rocks off writing this trash A real sentence He made a noise It sounded like yaaaaaaagh This is literature This gets you a book deal Patterson is richer than any of us could ever dream to be And he got there off of He made a noise It sounded like yaaaaaaagh I need a shower for my brain And Patterson needs to be sent back to creative writing class Hate readers to the left That s where I ll be flag 31 likesLike see review View all 12 comments Apr 27, 2017 Sifats Book Kingdom rated it it was amazing review of another edition If you see me rating a book 5 stars, make sure you jump on it Very very thrilling Thoroughly enjoyed This story is a bit touchy as brutality is at it s best Two astute example executioners are teaming up, participating, contending and they are working across the nation Just imagine how terrifying is this In Los Angeles, a correspondent exploring a progression of homicides is murdered In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a wonderful restorative assistant all of a sudden vanishes In Washingt If you see me rating a book 5 stars, make sure you jump on it Very very thrilling Thoroughly enjoyed This story is a bit touchy as brutality is at it s best Two astute example executioners are teaming up, participating, contending and they are working across the nation Just imagine how terrifying is this In Los Angeles, a correspondent exploring a progression of homicides is murdered In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a wonderful restorative assistant all of a sudden vanishes In Washington D.C Alex Cross has returned to comprehend the most confounding and frightening homicide case ever flag 30 likesLike see review View all 9 comments May 01, 2013 Andy Deemer rated it did not like it review of another edition Alex Cross is a cop A damn good cop He s 6 3 tall, taut with muscles, and strikingly handsome He s a doctor, too A damn good doctor A psychologist to the slum kids His washboard stomach gleams in the afternoon light, as he plays Nora Jones and Coltrane on his piano, stroking his children s heads with his other arms The phone rings, and he wonders if it s the FBI again, offering him that job running the DC police He lets it ring again, and again, and again He really doesn t have time fo Alex Cross is a cop A damn good cop He s 6 3 tall, taut with muscles, and strikingly handsome He s a doctor, too A damn good doctor A psychologist to the slum kids His washboard stomach gleams in the afternoon light, as he plays Nora Jones and Coltrane on his piano, stroking his children s heads with his other arms The phone rings, and he wonders if it s the FBI again, offering him that job running the DC police He lets it ring again, and again, and again He really doesn t have time for the FBI Because he s a damn good father, too.What utter, utter, utter trash.As in Like Water For Elephants, every character in this Mills Boon spinoff action novel is beautiful, perfect, confident, doubt and flaw less, cultured, smart, handsome, and wears a sixpack Every honorable character knows the right thing to do, when to do it, how to do it, why it needs to be done Like the black belt karate expert Cormac McCarthy reading academic honors med student model, who s kidnapped and repeatedly raped by a serial killer, then falls 30 yards into a shallow rocky stream, and hours later joins the FBI on the killer s manhunt What sniveling, pathetic, horrid trash.Picked this up hoping for a complex and addictive Dragon Tattoo thriller, or perhaps even some cheap and fun David Goodis styled pulp, but no This was Mills Boon trash flag 25 likesLike see review View 1 comment Apr 14, 2008 TAYLOR rated it it was amazing review of another edition Recommends it for All Good luck trying to put this one down after starting it From start to finish this book will have you sweating with anticipation of whats to come James Patterson does a great job of putting realistic characters in believable situations that will have you on the edge of your seat i guess you could say The story is about a detective named Alex Cross who is called on to try to find two notorious serial killers Patterson describes them as twin killers But are they really related You will enco Good luck trying to put this one down after starting it From start to finish this book will have you sweating with anticipation of whats to come James Patterson does a great job of putting realistic characters in believable situations that will have you on the edge of your seat i guess you could say The story is about a detective named Alex Cross who is called on to try to find two notorious serial killers Patterson describes them as twin killers But are they really related You will encounter some of the most grusome and horrific murders The story has another twist to it Cross s niece goes missing from her college campus Now the investigation is personal This book is quick read and one worth reading If you like constant excitement this is the book for you This book will not disappoint flag 25 likesLike see review View 1 comment Aug 06, 2018 Juli rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves read audiobooks 2018, the great american read done Alex Cross is a skilled, and dedicated, detective from Washington, DC When he discovers his niece is missing from her college in NC and might possibly have been kidnapped by a serial killer, he jumps into the case with NC authorities and the FBI Women are disappearing All beautiful, very intelligent women Some are found murdered And others are just gone, with no clues as to their whereabouts When one victim escapes, Alex and the FBI find out that this case might be much complex and da Alex Cross is a skilled, and dedicated, detective from Washington, DC When he discovers his niece is missing from her college in NC and might possibly have been kidnapped by a serial killer, he jumps into the case with NC authorities and the FBI Women are disappearing All beautiful, very intelligent women Some are found murdered And others are just gone, with no clues as to their whereabouts When one victim escapes, Alex and the FBI find out that this case might be much complex and dangerous The NC kidnappings and murders might be related to similar crimes in California Alex and the FBI race to solve the case and find the missing victims before of them are killed I am really enjoying this series I read the first book because it was listed as part of the Great American Read, and continued on because I like the characters, especially Alex Cross Cross is a complex character He is a ruthless investigator, but a kind and gentle father to his two kids The plots are interesting and very suspenseful Kiss the Girls is not for the feint of heart It contains quite graphic depictions of torture, rape, kidnapping and abuse There was one scene with an assault involving a snake that made me have to turn the audio book off for awhile and watch a Disney movie It wasense and disturbing The bad guy in this story is crazier than an S house ratd very, very dangerous The point of view jumps around quite a bit changing from victims, to killer, to Alex Cross I m not usually a fan of stories that jump around like that, but for this book, it worked perfectly It just heightened the suspense, and developed the characters The crimes were chilling and horrible The story definitely kept me on the edge of my seat I usually listen to audio books outside while I do yard work But this one was a bit too intense and graphic It wasn t appropriate for listening to outside because our neighbors on one side have small children, and the neighborhood gossips are on the other side I had visions of the gossips calling around telling people I was listening to dirty sex books in my front yard ha ha I chose to enjoy this suspenseful story in the privacy of my kitchen, saving me from any neighbor side eye Very, very good book just a note of caution for those who have small kids at home or have qualms about books with rape torture themes Narrated by Michael Kramer, the audio book version I listened to is just shy of 11 hours long I would have preferred a black voice actor narrating, but Kramer did a good job I have hearing loss, but was easily able to hear and understand the entire book I m definitely going to read of this series Very enjoyable so far The books are bestsellers for a reason I wish I had started reading sooner Not sure why I never read this series Fixing my error now flag 21 likesLike see review Mar 24, 2011 Lisa Harmonybites rated it did not like it review of another edition Recommends it for No One Shelves contemporary, mystery, suspense, popular fiction, crime, fiction, novels If it weren t for two scenes in this novel, I d add two stars Patterson is no prose stylist, and his novels are formulaic, but until a few novels after this one Alex Cross got unbearably Gary Stu, with supervillain psychopaths making it their life work to take him down, I found Patterson s detective protagonist likable and the books featuring him entertaining page turning police procedurals.In some ways, this second book book in the series is even stronger than Along Came a Spider, the first Al If it weren t for two scenes in this novel, I d add two stars Patterson is no prose stylist, and his novels are formulaic, but until a few novels after this one Alex Cross got unbearably Gary Stu, with supervillain psychopaths making it their life work to take him down, I found Patterson s detective protagonist likable and the books featuring him entertaining page turning police procedurals.In some ways, this second book book in the series is even stronger than Along Came a Spider, the first Alex Cross novel In this one, Cross becomes involved when his niece is kidnapped, and he believes it s a case of twinning where two serial killers are cooperating and competing on two coasts Cassanova and The Gentleman Caller Cross teams up with a victim of Cassanova, Kate McTiernan, who escapes his lair only to find it s seemingly disappeared The forensic psychology is to the fore in this novel, the hunt suspenseful, the twists clever Moreover, Kate in a lot of ways is an appealing, kick ass heroine a survivor who does everything to save herself, not just wait passively for rescue.What mars this is that when I think of this novel, I think of two scenes in particular, and it s not a good memory One is the rape of Kate by Cassanova The other is the anal rape of another woman by Cassanova using a live snake Yes, you read that right I went back and looked to make sure I was remembering the right novel There it is in Chapter 54 Three paragraphs burned into my retinas.The thing is I can see the rationale for both scenes One to show Kate s resilience and bravery, so that we understand what she underwent The other so we understand just what kind of monster Cross is dealing with in Cassanova But those scenes are so graphic, so explicit, to me they come across as pornography of the kind the two serial rapists are said to read and relish The Story of O and School Girls in Paris among others named The scenes overwhelm the story as well as repel Rape in fiction is a chancy thing I m not saying it should never be used It s too often part of life, history, crime but it s rarely done effectively and isn t done well here but comes across as a cheap attempt to titillate and shock flag 21 likesLike see review Feb 22, 2010 Brian rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves read 2010 If there has ever been a unecessary book written in English, well I don t know what it is I don t understand how people read Patterson at all Alex Cross is boring He s a boring, unlikely, barely likeable character Also, his Porsche would get stolen every day in the neighbourhood he unrealistically choses to live in The writing is trite and pedestrian with an average of 3.2 ridiculous cliches every two pages Tossing one plucky woman into a story does not excuse the endless, graphic vio If there has ever been a unecessary book written in English, well I don t know what it is I don t understand how people read Patterson at all Alex Cross is boring He s a boring, unlikely, barely likeable character Also, his Porsche would get stolen every day in the neighbourhood he unrealistically choses to live in The writing is trite and pedestrian with an average of 3.2 ridiculous cliches every two pages Tossing one plucky woman into a story does not excuse the endless, graphic violence, degradation and horrific ravings of brutal misogynists That business with the snake was certainly the worst of Patterson s seeming mission to the women in his books until, I don t even know what the goal could possibly be James Patterson is the small pox of modern writing and he s going kill us or leave us so scarred by the trial we ll never be the same again flag 20 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 24, 2018 Suzanne rated it it was amazing review of another edition I loved this book than Along Came a Spider, even though I really did like that one very much I am becoming very endeared to the Cross character and his family The plots were amazing and so intriguing in this installment I enjoyed reading about the twinning dynamic concept of the serial killers and their communications My quick and simple overall SO ENTERTAINING to read flag 18 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Apr 17, 2017 Jenny Jo Weir rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves best of 2017, mystery suspense, really good book, classic Wowzers I wasn t expecting that Very entertaining and gripping I now understand how this put James on the map He did a fantastic job creating this story and surprising me with his talent I m officially a fan flag 10 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jun 09, 2008 Jen rated it it was ok review of another edition Okay, I am reading pulp fiction Many people from my classes have recommended his novels and I thought I would see what all the hype is about So far it is not well written, but I am entertained I liked the movie, although I think Ashley Judd is annoyingly condescending.I have finally finished the book and it was one clich piled on top of another I don t know why authors feel they have to make women so perfect Is it some form of misguided feminism or a male fantasy I would argue male fantas Okay, I am reading pulp fiction Many people from my classes have recommended his novels and I thought I would see what all the hype is about So far it is not well written, but I am entertained I liked the movie, although I think Ashley Judd is annoyingly condescending.I have finally finished the book and it was one clich piled on top of another I don t know why authors feel they have to make women so perfect Is it some form of misguided feminism or a male fantasy I would argue male fantasy, but this sterotyping of the ideal female seems to be found in books by authors of both genders.I am all for feminism, but is having a women that is smart, beautiful, kind, hilarious, scrappy, great with kids, independent, logical, and good in bed really all that realistic I think some plausible neurosis needs to be included in any narrative, otherwise it is just a male fantasy especially the beautiful and good in bed aspects and not reflective of any woman with both talents and flaws flag 10 likesLike see review View 1 comment Aug 14, 2008 Jack rated it it was amazing review of another edition Recommends it for Anyone wanting a Page Turner This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This book was extremely creepy, yet very addictive I loved the way he didn t tie it all together and brough Sonji back at the end, we ll just have to wait until the next book The only thing I didn t like was that it just turned out to be this guy that we had just learned very little if anything about five pages ago I almost feel like all that other searching was pointless, though it was well told I knew the whole time that none of the others were Cassanova though, because he continued to r This book was extremely creepy, yet very addictive I loved the way he didn t tie it all together and brough Sonji back at the end, we ll just have to wait until the next book The only thing I didn t like was that it just turned out to be this guy that we had just learned very little if anything about five pages ago I almost feel like all that other searching was pointless, though it was well told I knew the whole time that none of the others were Cassanova though, because he continued to refer to Cassanova as Cassanova When we learned the Gentleman Caller was Will Rudolph, then the author began refering to him as Will The setting of some of the last pages was Outer Banks, NC An overall amazing read flag 10 likesLike see review View 1 comment Nov 18, 2017 Rob rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves serial thrillers This was when James Patterson was at his best, at the start of his career The second in the Alex Cross series Kiss the Girls is a fast paced thriller that keeps you guessing right to the end Alex is a forensic psychologist with the Washington police force When Alex s niece goes missing whilst at university in North Carolina Alex has to go and find out what s going on He discovers that a lot of young women have gone missing, all beautiful all intelligent One or two have been found dead afte This was when James Patterson was at his best, at the start of his career The second in the Alex Cross series Kiss the Girls is a fast paced thriller that keeps you guessing right to the end Alex is a forensic psychologist with the Washington police force When Alex s niece goes missing whilst at university in North Carolina Alex has to go and find out what s going on He discovers that a lot of young women have gone missing, all beautiful all intelligent One or two have been found dead after suffering a horrible death At first Alex is not made welcome by the local police and has, for the most part, to go it alone The FBI are involved which tells Alex that this case is much bigger than first thought One of the missing girls turns up with a horrendous account of what she and other girls have been put through To say horrendous is an understatement these girls are in hell.The race is on to find Alex s niece before it s too late.You might think you know who the psycho is but you wont find out until the last few pages flag 9 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Nov 16, 2012 Mitch rated it it was amazing review of another edition Ok, so at first I was prepared to give James Patterson s Kiss the Girls 4 stars Because, well, it just isn t a literary masterpiece But after reflection I thought, well heck, it s crazy entertaining, so although I don t always agree with the writing style or predictability, it for sure is 5 stars in the entertainment category Also, I gave Along Came A Spider 5 stars, and this book is a little memorable than that one So far I enjoy the Women s Murder Club books better, but I m still Ok, so at first I was prepared to give James Patterson s Kiss the Girls 4 stars Because, well, it just isn t a literary masterpiece But after reflection I thought, well heck, it s crazy entertaining, so although I don t always agree with the writing style or predictability, it for sure is 5 stars in the entertainment category Also, I gave Along Came A Spider 5 stars, and this book is a little memorable than that one So far I enjoy the Women s Murder Club books better, but I m still going to stick with Alex Cross I don t feel like i will get let down anytime soon The following may or may not contain spoilers.Several beautiful women in the North Carolina area are mysteriously vanishing, some winding up dead It is assumed that intelligent sex crazed killer Casanova has a harem of women trapped in a remote forest Alex Cross becomes involved when his niece Naomi is one of the women abducted Now it s personal Not only that, but soon a series of similar crimes start popping up on the West coast as well, but by a man identified as the Gentlemen Caller Could these coast to coast killers be competing, or even worse, working together With the help of Casanova s escaped victim Kate, Alex Cross hopes to capture these crazy madmen and get Naomi back But will his blooming relationship with Kate complicate things The bad guys in this book are both so horrifying that it makes this book memorable The possibility and realism of the harem of women makes this book all that interesting to read Kate s story is intense, and Alex s emotions help make this novel shine I feel like the reader gets to know Alex Cross better The non stop action in this book is wonderful.Now to the complaintsI feel like at this time in Patterson s career he was still figuring out his writing style Reading recent stuff from him, I feel like he has become much polished throughout the years His point of view changes are still existant in current books, but I feel like he was experimental and confusing with it in this early Alex Cross book But with such a minor complaint, why would I knock off a star just for that 5 stars Full of drama and suspense flag 9 likesLike see review View 1 comment Feb 05, 2008 Bill rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves mystery suspense Sometimes it s really creepy how some authors get into the heads of psychopaths Here is an excellent example Read this disturbing novel The short chapters and compelling storywill have you whipping through this one in no time Watch those paper cuts flag 9 likesLike see review Dec 19, 2018 Chance and his Goosie Scale rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves goosie scale rated reads This book is creepy and just sickening The types of monsters that are described in this novel are horribly disturbing, and I m always just plain uncomfortable reading them and ultimately, that s usually not my goal behind reading I think there s a difference between a book being intense scary and disturbing disgusting Basically, there s a terrible, terrible person, and a detective is trying to catch them If you like those types of stories, give it a go I also just did not feel a connectio This book is creepy and just sickening The types of monsters that are described in this novel are horribly disturbing, and I m always just plain uncomfortable reading them and ultimately, that s usually not my goal behind reading I think there s a difference between a book being intense scary and disturbing disgusting Basically, there s a terrible, terrible person, and a detective is trying to catch them If you like those types of stories, give it a go I also just did not feel a connection to the characters It s not that long and worth the onetime read, but I won t be picking it up again and will hopefully forget about it soon Goosie Scale Rating 6 10I gave this one some credit for making my skin crawl Again, it s just disturbing, in a gagging, skin crawling way If this particular style and genre is your thing, I m sure you would give high ratings across the board, because it s pretty well written.First Sentence Rating 8 10 For three weeks, the young killer actually lived inside the walls of an extraordinary fifteen room beach house This opener is terrifying and eerie, and really throws you head first into this novel Very uncomfortable and unsettling, but a very fitting start to this book It also immediately makes you want to know , just as any good opener should do flag 8 likesLike see review Oct 29, 2017 Alaina rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves december challenge 2017, favorites, fiction, mystery, thriller, contemporary, horror At the beginning, with the prologues, I though there was one killer with two different scenes Yeah, no, I was completely wrong when I reread the two prologues In the beginning of Kiss the Girls you are instantly hooked with two different murder scenes on opposite sides of the coast One killer calls himself Casanova and he kills mostly within North Carolina The other killer calls himself The Gentleman Caller who kills within L.A Both guys are extra creepy and will make you cringe throughout At the beginning, with the prologues, I though there was one killer with two different scenes Yeah, no, I was completely wrong when I reread the two prologues In the beginning of Kiss the Girls you are instantly hooked with two different murder scenes on opposite sides of the coast One killer calls himself Casanova and he kills mostly within North Carolina The other killer calls himself The Gentleman Caller who kills within L.A Both guys are extra creepy and will make you cringe throughout the book but they do get you hooked onto this book It was a great beginning to a really wonderful book.Warning Spoilers below view spoiler Now we get to see Cross come back into these murders and hope to see how he will catch the killers Well, first off, Alex Cross s niece Naomi had been kidnapped So, of course he is going to work night and day, search high and low, for the piece of shit who has potentially harmed a family member of his.Naomi, who was so sweet and I instantly loved, has been kidnapped by Casanova However, later within the book she meets with The Gentleman Caller as well Both creeps seem to be best buddies and I had no idea how Naomi was going to survive any of this Meanwhile, Cross is falling in love with Kate McTiernan for some fucking reason It always baffles my mind why he picks some woman to date while trying to solve murders And this time while he was trying to do that and find his niece I don t know and I didn t really care about their relationship.Then the ending was so good because you find out there s another murder And now I m already hooked for the next book hide spoiler Overall, I really liked this book and I can t wait to find out what else will be thrown at Alex Cross flag 8 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jun 26, 2009 Nicola rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves crime, mystery, books i own, awful cover, made into movie This was good I really enjoyed Along Came a Spider a few years back and while this wasn t as memorable, it was still pretty good I was hooked from the very first page and read it right through in one sitting as I couldn t put it down without knowing who was behind the mask It was fast paced and suspenseful, a definite page turner I did have a couple problems with it though One of the scenes was far too graphic and unnecessary a cheap shock tactic that served no real suppose Also, leaving This was good I really enjoyed Along Came a Spider a few years back and while this wasn t as memorable, it was still pretty good I was hooked from the very first page and read it right through in one sitting as I couldn t put it down without knowing who was behind the mask It was fast paced and suspenseful, a definite page turner I did have a couple problems with it though One of the scenes was far too graphic and unnecessary a cheap shock tactic that served no real suppose Also, leaving Kate alone like that was so unbelievably stupid, I still can t figure out why they did it other than to add another scary scene Other than that though, it was excellent and very compelling and I m very interested in the rest of the series flag 8 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 19, 2016 Maire rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves finished out of spite I picked this up because Brendan Dassey mentioned it Now I have thoughts about Making a Murderer However, my opinion of James Patterson remains the same flag 8 likesLike see review View 1 comment Mar 31, 2010 Kasia rated it it was amazing review of another edition Second book in the Alex Cross series from Patterson is even better than the first The story has plenty of thrills and chills, but there is certain realism to it, lots of young women disappear all over the country, things like this happen, there are no supernatural demons and creatures that lurk in the imagination, this can be real When I was reading the book I kept thinking, what if that happened to me, what would I do Fight to the death of course, hopefully the bad guy s deathAlex Cross i Second book in the Alex Cross series from Patterson is even better than the first The story has plenty of thrills and chills, but there is certain realism to it, lots of young women disappear all over the country, things like this happen, there are no supernatural demons and creatures that lurk in the imagination, this can be real When I was reading the book I kept thinking, what if that happened to me, what would I do Fight to the death of course, hopefully the bad guy s deathAlex Cross is still getting over his last case when a new set of problems overshadows his daily grind Hi niece Naomi hasn t been seen in few days and local police didn t feel the need to notify anyone until four days has passed, forcing Alex to rush over Carolina and investigate on his own Upon arrival he realizes that she s one of many young women missing from the college campus, somehow there seems to be a connection between them and few mutilated bodies found in nearby woods A collector of sorts is praying on loveliest of the bunch for his personal harem, Casanova as he calls himself, but Alex s leads reveal that the killer isn t exactly on his own He has a buddy on the west coast and the two predators seem to enjoy comparing their hunting techniques and bragging about their conquests and what they call perfect crimes Humans can be cruel and evil but their arrogance gives them away sooner or later, and Alex Cross is there to catch them when they slip When one of the captured women manages to escape she unleashes a manhunt that puts her life at a greater risk than before, the killers aren t going to forgive and forget and a battle between innocent and hungry sadists begins.As usual the slick and charming Cross gets his heart tangled up with one of the women on the case, he never seems to be able to stay away The relationship leans on a friendship but man, Cross is unable to shake the ladies off a pattern that I m all ready noticing and this was only book two, so I am curious to see if that pattern continues I also liked all the red herrings Patterson threw in, by the end of the book I had my own thoughts about the suspect and noticed how clever Patterson was and not called him by his real name but only as Casanova, so the reader didn t even realize that perhaps the guy being chased is actually someone else, this might not make much sense till someone reads the whole book After I read it in record speed I went over some parts and re read them knowing who Casanova was and the story was even better I often do that to make sure I am aware of everything in the book, if the book was good of course I can t wait to read the rest, the series looks very promising flag 7 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jan 06, 2016 Mark rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves maryland vanity This book is bad and you should not read it The fact that its author can be described as a 1 bestseller is an indictment on the taste of casual reader, as is the fact that it has been rated 250,000 times on with an average star rating just under 4 If you liked it, I am sorry But also know that you can and should read better books.Characterization is nonexistent The prose styling is poor, if at all existent Women, in particular, exist only as characters to be victims, most likely This book is bad and you should not read it The fact that its author can be described as a 1 bestseller is an indictment on the taste of casual reader, as is the fact that it has been rated 250,000 times on with an average star rating just under 4 If you liked it, I am sorry But also know that you can and should read better books.Characterization is nonexistent The prose styling is poor, if at all existent Women, in particular, exist only as characters to be victims, most likely sexually abused or killed There are plot threads that don t go anywhere this one, I admit, likely the result that it s actually the second book in what was an ongoing series The author s a white guy, I gather clunky attempts to address the racial dynamics for a black detective in the South 20 years ago are not very good at all The fact that no chapter is ever than about three pages is just I don t even know what to say about it, honestly.You may ask why I read this book given that it s not at all in my wheelhouse, and that s fair On my own, I would never have read it I only became curious about it because of a recent fascination with the Netflix documentary series, Making a Murderer, about which you may have heard people talking Without giving away too much in THAT series, in a later episode, a young man who earlier on in the show gave what appears to be heavily coerced, probably bullshit a confession in which he described a murder that may have occurred Well, a murder definitely occurred you d have to watch the series It s good This book is not good.This young man in the series, who is presented in a recording of a jail house phone call talking to his mother, and neither of them knows what the word inconsistent means, later takes the stand in his own defense His defense is that he made it all up because that s what the police investigators wanted him to do Upon cross examination the young man offers that he may have read something like what he described in a book What book, the prosecutor demands He says maybe Kiss the Girls He doesn t remember who it was by.Two things about this If you have seen the series, you surely understand the slam I am putting on this book by saying that I have no problems believing that Brendan Dassey may have read it at some point in time The second thing is that there s nothing like the murder from Making a Murderer in Kiss the Girls I was really, morbidly curious whether there would be I have taken this punch for you Let your curiosity be sated It is not any kind of explanation for the confession Now you have no reason to read it for yourself, and that s for the better for you flag 7 likesLike see review Mar 21, 2011 jv poore rated it really liked it review of another edition Before giving my opinion about this book, the 2nd one featuring Alex Cross, it is only fair to disclose that I ADORE the Alex Cross John Sampson duo I m convinced that Mr Patterson could place these two in even the most mundane storyline and still come up with a winning book Luckily, such is not the case with Kiss the Girls This is a fabulously written mystery with multiple opportununities for the reader to figure out who, what, when, where and why The human monsters in this book are ruthle Before giving my opinion about this book, the 2nd one featuring Alex Cross, it is only fair to disclose that I ADORE the Alex Cross John Sampson duo I m convinced that Mr Patterson could place these two in even the most mundane storyline and still come up with a winning book Luckily, such is not the case with Kiss the Girls This is a fabulously written mystery with multiple opportununities for the reader to figure out who, what, when, where and why The human monsters in this book are ruthless, arrogant, unapologetic and quite dispicable As the reader, the desire for Cross and Sampson to apprehend the atrocities masquerading as humans is even a bit stronger than the need for the victims to be saved Having said that, some of the victims are amazing, strong women leaving the reader with a wish to see the ladies kick butt Any chance Mr Patterson is generous enough to give the reader everything he she hopes for in a book You ll have to read it to see flag 7 likesLike see review Aug 09, 2010 Joshua Rodgers rated it did not like it review of another edition Like all of Patterson s work this is a sickening pulp thriller with crappy dialogue, cardboard characters, and enough sympathy for the devil to really make you wonder This potboiler features a pair of sexy, enticing, ludicrously smart, impossibly prepared sickos who torture and kill impossibly smart, ludicrously attractive women It s hard to tell where Patterson s misogyny starts and where his sadism begins All I know is that he s easily one of the most repulsive, reprehensible, shameless, an Like all of Patterson s work this is a sickening pulp thriller with crappy dialogue, cardboard characters, and enough sympathy for the devil to really make you wonder This potboiler features a pair of sexy, enticing, ludicrously smart, impossibly prepared sickos who torture and kill impossibly smart, ludicrously attractive women It s hard to tell where Patterson s misogyny starts and where his sadism begins All I know is that he s easily one of the most repulsive, reprehensible, shameless, and embarrassing genre authors in America flag 7 likesLike see review Aug 18, 2016 Nandakishore Varma rated it liked it review of another edition I read this just because I was at a loose end and my serious reading was not progressing I have said goodbye to this type of thriller for quite a long time now.It could be called an okay read, I guess I could not say in all fairness since I had already seen the movie, so it was spoilt to an extent even though I didn t remember the plot flag 10 likesLike see review Apr 01, 2011 Bev rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves crime mystery I thought I d read this book a long time ago, but someone recently told me she had to stop reading after the snake scene and I didn t remember any snake scene and she told me that I definitely would and now I do , so I had to see if it was as bad as she made it seem Didn t strike me as any graphic than any other Patterson book, and it was definitely Patterson before he became a corporation, so much better than that last awful book of his I read.It was an interesting situation because t I thought I d read this book a long time ago, but someone recently told me she had to stop reading after the snake scene and I didn t remember any snake scene and she told me that I definitely would and now I do , so I had to see if it was as bad as she made it seem Didn t strike me as any graphic than any other Patterson book, and it was definitely Patterson before he became a corporation, so much better than that last awful book of his I read.It was an interesting situation because this is an early book and later books talk about something that I kept remembering all the time I was reading this one, which made me know who the killer, Casanova was I was not fooled once, but twice And in the end, I was surprised just like everyone else.The plot involves two serial killers, The Gentleman Caller on the West coast and Casanova on the east As bodies turn up and methods are compared, they finally decide that the two killers are working together Alex Cross gets drawn in investigating the abduction of his beloved niece In the meantime he finds love, sorta And he works with local law enforcement and the FBI to get the bad guy s Plot points include a disappearing house, the underground railroad, and a bunch of other things that all come together, eventually As they always do in Patterson books.Except for the murder victims, of course Ohand if you re squeamish, you might want to skip any scene that includes a snake flag 6 likesLike see review View 1 comment May 08, 2017 Jessica Avery rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves books i own Alex Cross is an amazing character If you like other James Patterson books I highly recommend this whole series The story lines are fast paced and I haven t read on yet that I didn t like flag 6 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity 2019 Reading Chal Kiss the Girls Alex Cross 2 10 22 Jun 29, 2018 02 31PM Around the Year i Kiss the Girls, by James Patterson 2 7 Jun 18, 2018 07 58AM Librari Request to add cover 3 120 Mar 29, 2016 03 48AM Whats his Best Book 2 30 Jun 30, 2015 03 38AM kiss 3 35 Nov 25, 2014 11 51PM Reading Between C Kiss the girlsThoughts 2 14 Sep 26, 2013 01 50AM More topics Share Recommend It 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        Official US SiteOfficial UK SiteJIMMY Patterson BooksReadKiddoReadJames Patterson is the world s bestselling author and most trusted storyteller He has created enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today, with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series He has sold over 380 million books wo Official US SiteOfficial UK SiteJIMMY Patterson BooksReadKiddoReadJames Patterson is the world s bestselling author and most trusted storyteller He has created enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today, with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series He has sold over 380 million books worldwide and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most 1 New York Times bestsellers In addition to writing the thriller novels for which he is best known, among them The President Is Missing with President Bill Clinton, Patterson also writes fiction for young readers of all ages, including the Max Einstein series, produced in partnership with the Albert Einstein Estate He is also the first author to have 1 new titles simultaneously on the New York Times adult and children s bestseller lists.The son of an insurance salesman and a schoolteacher, Patterson grew up in Newburgh, New York, and began casually writing at the age of nineteen In 1969, he graduated from Manhattan College He was given a full ride scholarship to Vanderbilt University s graduate program in English He left Vanderbilt before getting his PhD due to complications involving the Vietnam War Instead, he moved to New York to become a junior copywriter for the advertising agency J Walter Thompson, eventually becoming CEO of its North American company.In 1976, while still working for J Walter Thompson, Patterson published his first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, with Little, Brown and Company After being turned down by thirty one publishers, it won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel Patterson s 1993 novel, Along Came a Spider, his first book to feature Alex Cross, was also his first New York Times bestseller in fiction.In 2001, Morgan Freeman starred as Alex Cross in a film adaptation of Along Came a Spider, and Tyler Perry also played the character in the 2012 film Alex Cross A film adaptation of Patterson s middle grade novel Middle School The Worst Years of My Life was released in theaters in October 2016.James Patterson has donated than one million books to students, focusing on some of the most under resourced schools and youth programs in the country To date, he has donated 7.25 million to school and classroom libraries throughout the United States, and 2.1 million to independent bookstores and employees.Patterson has recently donated over 35 million to his and his wife s alma maters the University of Wisconsin, Vanderbilt University, and Manhattan College and he has established over four hundred Teacher and Writer Education Scholarships at twenty one colleges and universities throughout the country Patterson has also donated than one million books to U.S soldiers at home and overseas.In May 2015, Patterson launched a children s book imprint at Little, Brown JIMMY Patterson that is unwaveringly focused on one goal turning kids into lifelong readers This imprint also provides resources, strategies, and programs to serve teachers, parents, librarians, and booksellers Patterson invests proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books in pro reading initiatives.Patterson also founded ReadKiddoRead, a website designed to help parents, teachers, and librarians ignite a new generation s excitement for reading Awarded the National Book Foundation s Innovations in Reading Prize and the American Library Association s Great Websites for Kids, the site features thoughtful book reviews from a variety of genres and age ranges, a large and lively Facebook community, and contributions from other authors.Patterson s awards for adult and children s literature include the Edgar Award, the International


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    1. I received an ARC of Kiss the Girls via NetGalley and I would like to thank James Patterson, Random House UK, Cornerstone and Arrow Although this is a well known classic thriller, first released in 1995, a new version with that strikingly awesome cover is being published on 29 June 2017 Kiss the Girls is the second outing featuring detective and psychologist Alex Cross and it follows on from the excellent Along Came A Spider The story starts with Alex arriving home one day to find a houseful I r [...]


    2. This is genuinely the worst book I have ever finished.To be fair, it is tolerable when there is action, which is often But every time James Patterson tries to put words coming out of a characters mouth, it makes you want to punch yourself in the face When he writes descriptive, emotional paragraphs, it makes you want to punch him in the face.I actually dog eared a couple pages because the writing was so bad, I wanted to be able to quick reference it to people to show them how bad it was.Want a T [...]


    3. Okay I am getting hooked on Alex Cross and may now have to read this series straight through I really enjoy the pace of these books, the way each short chapter jumps straight to the next so the reader has no opportunity to put the book down I read this one in one day staying up far too late in order to finish it and loved every minute of it There is a lot of violence against women in it that is its main theme after all since the murderers are insane rapists So if that kind of stuff offends Okay [...]


    4. If this is what some people consider beach reading, they should drown themselves.If I could scrub clean that part of my brain where the stench of this novel resides, I would While Patterson probably applauds himself for coming up with something as clever as an underground lair and the device of two serial rapist murderers working together, every other aspect of this book I have to call it a book, which is a four letter word and refers to something that is written but can also be used as a door I [...]


    5. In the entire history of my mature reading, spanning back to when I picked up Fahrenheit 451 at 15, I don t think I ve ever read a single sentence as soul crushingly, brain batteringly, rage inducingly bad as He made a noise It sounded like yaaaaaaagh HE MADE A NOISE IT SOUNDED LIKE YAAAAAAAGH Readers of popular fiction, this is what your favorite authors think of you They think you re only capable of processing things at a fourth grade level, that simply having a character shout YA In th [...]


    6. My book ish Blog InstaThis is my second time reading this and I have to admit I m having a bit of an existential crisis Because, like, I used to genuinely enjoy this I wanted to re read this to scrub my brain clean from all the Women s Murder Club cheese barf I was thinking, yeah some classic Patterson will fix me right up WTF I used to think this was good I used to devour the Alex Cross series when I was 14 15, and fully evolving my love for murder and mayhem as a mature reader I [...]


    7. If you see me rating a book 5 stars, make sure you jump on it Very very thrilling Thoroughly enjoyed This story is a bit touchy as brutality is at it s best Two astute example executioners are teaming up, participating, contending and they are working across the nation Just imagine how terrifying is this In Los Angeles, a correspondent exploring a progression of homicides is murdered In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a wonderful restorative assistant all of a sudden vanishes In Washingt If you see [...]


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