Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

Book - 2015
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oakleygirl86
Jul 29, 2020

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writermala
Oct 30, 2019

This book describes Alex Cross's Christmas which he had planned to spend with his family. Unfortunately he is first called out on a hostage situation and immediately on a potential terrorist attack. Cross's Psychology background makes him more than just a cop and makes for interesting reading. Cross's humanity is also very charming.

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reader7176
Nov 08, 2018

Like this book and this author a lot,

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sheepnbeef
Aug 22, 2018

Reading "Merry Christmas, Alex Cross," you will find drama, heartbreak, and even a few miracles along the way. You will be on the edge of your seat as Alex is forced to make the difficult decision of spending time with his family, or going out into the frosty Christmas Eve night to save some hostages or something.
Snuggle up with a hot cup of cocoa and read this book together with your kids, you won't regret it.

3 stars

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avidFVreader
Jul 09, 2017

Basically this is two short stories held together by the fact that it is Christmas. Not much of a plot and the action was predictable.

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RicardoEdm
Oct 30, 2015

The book is short and action is non-stop, but that's why it's hard to realize that there is very little plot. One would think that Detective Cross is the only profiler, psychologist, or detective working in DC or liaising with the FBI since he simply can't say "no" when they call him

ipadehip Oct 02, 2015

It can be said that yes this is a rushed novel with not as much substance as most of his novels have had. It is on the other hand, a separate novel not a complete part of the series, although i dont quite know why since it is an alex cross novel.

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StarGladiator
Nov 25, 2013

I reallyi cannot believe people read this garbage, although it does have the most minimalist sentence structure possible? Which is probably why the only ones I've ever observed reading him in public were the lowest mental grade Boeing employees who believe inner-office gossip to be the endall and beall of life!

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John Dickinson
Jul 25, 2013

ditto what Robert B West said

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Eil_1
Apr 28, 2013

Another Patterson book that could be a B- movie.With his experience in writing books, he could have pulled this one together over the weekend! There were two incidents and both were resolved without too much intrigue. Also, the print was larger than normal so the 300+ pages could have dwindled down to 200+ quite easily. He's coasting on his reputation.

akasq Apr 12, 2013

Just another alex cross novel.
fast moving Patterson bang outs.
enjoyable.

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eljefe88
Feb 28, 2013

Garbage. The quality of Patterson's stories, whether written by himself or co-authored, has been deteriorating rapidly over the last few years. This is my LAST one!

MJulie4 Feb 14, 2013

Love the Alex Cross series, read this book in 2 days, however I agree, it felt rushed. When I was finished, I felt like there should have been more to the story.

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McCReader
Feb 06, 2013

I agree with most of the comments below - Patterson is now fast producing to make money - story line is thin - yet it is still nice to hear from Alex Cross.

flyers39 Jan 15, 2013

This book was not bad but like someone else stated,alot of filler about eating breakfast,Nana and the kids. So much of this at the start that I almost didn't continue reading. I believe Patterson is starting to write books as quick money makers

marcotte Jan 09, 2013

A fast easy read. Fairly feeble effort for Patterson. It is two separate stories, linked together to make a book. Makes me feel like giving up on Alex Cross. Lots of same filler stuff.

nutty7688 Jan 01, 2013

It was okay, I'm beginning to not like Mama Nana and all of her nagging as Bree is beginning to be just like her.

baydawg Dec 07, 2012

This would make a good movie.

BENEDICT601960 Nov 30, 2012

one more great read . a read page turner. well worth the wait .i look forward to the next alex cross book

CLLinda Nov 23, 2012

Another great Alex Cross book! Really enjoyed the storyline and the fact that it was set at Christmas time. Can't wait for the next one!


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