Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career.
Cross's family-his loving wife Bree, the wise and lively Nana Mama, and his precious children-have been ripped away. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this mad man what he wants if he has any chance of saving the most important people in his life. The stakes have never been higher: What will Cross sacrifice to save the ones he loves?
Widely praised by the greatest crime and thriller writers of our time, Cross My Heart set a jaw-dropping story in motion. Hope to Diepropels Alex Cross's greatest challenge to its astonishing finish, proving why Jeffery Deaver says "nobody does it better" than James Patterson.
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Cross my Heart/ Hope to Die
I am a huge Patterson fan and have had great enjoyment reading his books. I loved reading Cross my Heart & Hope to Die, great ALEX Cross. My comment is, this story should have been one book not two. This felt to me like there was no reason to make this wonderful story into 2 books, other then for strictly commercial reasons, which makes no sense because James Patterson is one of the most successful writers in the whole world. If a friend didn't tell me me that Hope to Die was the extension of Cross my Heart, I mY have never known to read it , which for me would have been terrible. Because the end of cross my Heart left me a little cold.
This whole book was predictable. Some parts were far fetched and some parts seemed like a 7 year old wrote them.
Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die ALMOST Jumped the Shark
Whew! The end of "Cross Your Heart" was such a ridiculous cliffhanger, I couldn't decide if I couldn't wait to read "Hope to Die" or if I was through with Alex Cross in disgust. If I hadn't read "Cross Your Heart" right as "Hope to Die" was released, if I'd had several months to wait, I believe I'd have never read the second book. And after reading first few chapters of "Hope to Die" , I almost put it down, thinking James Patterson had finally jumped the shark with Alex Cross novels. But I kept reading, because it's practically against my religion to not finish a book. And, WOW, about halfway through "Hope to Die", it drew me in with that usual James Patterson style, where I did not want to put it down, the action was so fast-paced, it was breath-taking. But Ya almost lost me with these two novels, Mr. Patterson. In the end, though - two novels well worth reading. I'd suggest not reading "Cross Your Heart" unless you have "Hope to Die" in hand ready to read right after. Just treat them like one really long novel that takes a while to become fast-paced and impossible to put down.