Cross Justice (Alex Cross 23)

Alex cross is going home. But what will he find when he gets there? When his cousin is accused of an unthinkable crime, Alex Cross returns to his North Carolina hometown for the first time in over three decades.

As he tries to prove his cousin’s innocence in a town where justice is hard to find, Cross unearths a family secret that forces him to question everything he’s ever known.

Chasing a ghost he believed was long dead, Cross gets pulled into a case involving a string of murders.

Now he’s hot on the trail of both a cold-hearted killer and the truth about his own past – and the answers he finds could be fatal.

Book Details

  • Publication Date: 42135
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • Author: James Patterson


  • Attention to Detail9/10
  • Writing Style8/10
  • Good entertainment factor10/10
  • Value9/10
  • Readability9/10
  • 9/10


    This picks up just after the events of the previous book 'Hope to Die' although disappointingly does not refer to the events or the aftermath which I was expecting. Instead this sees Cross head home to Starkville where he grew up in order to save his cousin Stefan from the death sentence after being accused of a heinous crime. Cross has never been back before after suffering a difficult childhood that culminated in him and his brothers living with Nana Mama. Once there Cross has to handle flashbacks to his childhood and discovering buried family secrets as well as helping Stefan and trying to stay alive when the people of Starkville do not want him there. Running alongside this is a serial killer in Florida and Cross finds his own investigation leading him to this investigation as well. I really liked this book and thought it was refreshing for Patterson to focus on Cross' past as well as including a criminal investigation. If you have read and loved all of the Alex Cross books then you will love 'Cross Justice' as we finally learn more about Cross' past and discover more about his family as well which was most enjoyable and interesting. Reading about the Cross childhood helps the reader to see why Cross is the way he is now. This is a very family orientated book but there was still lots of action and drama in this as well. Patterson weaves an excellent plot yet again and successfully brings lots of plot threads together and throws in lots of plot twists as well to keep the excitement up. I read this very quickly as I did not want to put this down. Character wise this is interesting as there are a lot of people in this from Alex's past which as I have already said is interesting. As well as this the regular characters of his close family are in this but for me this book seriously lacked the presence of John Sampson, he is mentioned but he really needed to be in this and it missed the brotherhood feel that Sampson brings to the books. This is a great read that enlightens the reader on Cross' past.


JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. Since winning the Edgar(TM) Award for Best First Novel with The Thomas Berryman Number, his books have sold in excess of 300 million copies worldwide and he has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past eight years in a row. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades - the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels - and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. He lives in Florida with his wife and son. James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books specifically for young readers. James is a founding partner of Booktrust's Children's Reading Fund in the UK.

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