May 19, 2013
Roses Are Red by James Patterson
The sixth installment in the heart-racing Alex Cross series.
I don’t know if I am sweating because it is hot in my house and I am drinking coffee, or if it is because of the emotional roller coaster that this book just sent me on.
I am guessing the latter.
This is probably one of the best suspense/thriller novels I have read in a long time. Probably since the second book in this series Kiss the Girls.
Alex Cross is put on a disturbing case involving multiple bank robberies and murders.
The problem – They are all organized by one person, The Mastermind.
Who is the Mastermind? He is an intelligent person that has access to all of the information he would ever need. How is this possible? Is this man someone inside of the FBI, the police force, or does he just have the best resources anyone could imagine? Well, you will just have to read it to find out…
We meet a new character in this one – Betsey. She is the head of the investigation from the FBI’s side. She is smart, witty, and an overall good person.
I really enjoyed how she and Alex worked together.
This was one of the most interesting cases I think. Just because we don’t figure out who is behind it until the end, so it is a mystery. It was mysterious, it was disturbing, and it takes you on a wild ride.
5/5 stars for sure. If I could choose one book out of all that I have read to receive a full 5/5 rating, this one would be it. It is a must read. But do yourself a favor and read the previous 5 Alex Cross books before diving into this one. It isn’t necessary, but just trust me on that.
It is going to take me awhile to recover from this one.
Read ahead for spoilers!
Christine leaving Alex for good nearly broke my little reader heart. I am glad he gets to keep the baby though.
I wanted Betsey and Alex to be a couple once the case was over….. THEN SHE GETS MURDERED. I just wanted to cry and scream. WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME MR. PATTERSON. WHY!
KYLE…. CRAIG?!?! WHAT. HOW IS HE THE MASTERMIND. I sort of speculated it while I was reading, because you never know what Patterson is going to throw at you. But I didn’t think that would actually happen. My mind= Blown.