Book Review, Crime, Fiction, Thriller

Review: Cross The Line by James Patterson [Penguin Random House]

“Obsession has been a staple in the recipe book of murder since time immemorial. Sometimes obsession is a major ingredient. Other times, obsession is the oven that makes things too hot to handle”

Alex Cross is back and James Patterson is at it again with another action-packed crime thriller from the Cross series!

Shots ring out in the early morning hours in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. When the smoke clears, a high-ranking cop lies dead. Under pressure from the mayor, Alex Cross steps into the leadership vacuum to investigate the audacious killing. But before Cross can make any headway, a wave of murders erupts across the city. The victims have one thing in common – they are all criminals. And the only thing more dangerous than a murderer without a conscience is a killer who thinks he has justice on his side.


You’d know from my review of Patterson’s previous Alex Cross novel, that I absolutely love this series. In Cross The Line, it feels like you are alongside Cross as he attempts to solve the string of murders happening around Washington DC. You’re taken on highway chases and hunts for suspects in busy malls right up to the point of… wait a minute… NO SPOILERS. 🙂

Patterson has a way of describing crime scenes in the most vivid manner. He manages to write as much detail to give you a full picture of what the characters are going through whether it be the solemn moments between Cross and his children or the intense scenes between the detectives and their suspects being interrogated.

Cross the Line continues the Alex Cross saga and delivers yet another book that’ll leave you wanting more. It is certainly recommended to anyone who loves crime thrillers and will keep you entertained throughout.

James Patterson’s Cross The Line is the perfect Christmas gift!


(It’s on special @ Loot here)

Recommended Reading

  • James Patterson – Cross Justice
  • James Patterson – Bookshots
  • Michael Connelly – The Wrong Side of Goodbye


“James Patterson is The Boss. End of.” – Ian Rankin

“Alex Cross is one of the best-written heroes in American fiction.” – Lisa Scottoline


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