Friday, May 22, 2009

Book Review- James Patterson- Jack & Jill

James Patterson- Jack & Jill (Warner Books 1997) 4.25 Stars

Alex Cross is back! A U.S. senator is brutally murdered and the killers left a calling card signed by Jack & Jill. On the other side of town, near Cross’ home, a young black girl is murdered, but all the attention seems to be directed at the senator killing. Cross is on both cases, the problem is his superiors want him to focus on the Senator killing, not the little girl killing that Cross wants to solve.
I enjoyed this book immensely. This has to be one of the creepiest books that Patterson has ever written and I flinched at the lack of concern for the life of a child that Cross’ superiors seemed to have (along with the child killer). Not a book for the weak-stomached or human rights activist. He plot was intriguing and attention grabbing. Right off the bat you are drawn into the creepy world of the killer masterminds and you will not be released from its grasp until it is over. The end is one that I loved as we are promised to see more books involving Cross (although we should all know this at this point). Jack & Jill contains so many unexpected turnings of events that you will often find yourself wondering what just happened, too much so at times. A twist would turn into a double or triple twist. Cross’ character is one that I have grown to love over the course of just a few books, and Sampson, how can you not like his character?
I recommend Jack & Jill to anyone who enjoys Patterson, suspense, mystery, or thriller books.

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Tony Peters
Kids on a Case: The Case of the Ten Grand Kidnapping

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