Thursday, September 1, 2011

Book Review: The Big Bad Wolf by James Patterson

The Big Bad Wolf by James Patterson (Alex Cross #9)
Genre: Suspense Thriller/Series
Paperback, 398 pages
Borrowed from BPL Central Branch

Alex Cross battles the most ruthless and powerful killer he has ever encountered - a predator known only as "the Wolf. "Alex Cross's first case since joining the FBI has his new colleagues stymied. Across the country, men and women are being kidnapped in broad daylight and then disappearing completely. These people are not being taken for ransom, Alex realizes. They are being bought and sold...

This was a pretty quick read, except for the parts that dragged. But at this point it's like once you've read one Alex Cross book, you've read them all. The narration switches from Cross to Killer to unfortunate victim.

Luckily, there were LOTS of characters who got to narrate in each chapter. I've said this a million times but I always prefer to hear less about Nana Mama and the kids and more about Alex and the case.

I definitely enjoyed the pace when we were following The Wolf. The thing that I didn't like too much about The Wolf was that there was no visible weakness to him. I like to read about villains that I secretly want to win. With The Wolf, I was almost looking for something, ANYTHING to happen to him.

All in all, I give this book 3.5 stars! If it were a movie, it would be Rated-R for violence and adult content. Recommended for fans of suspense, the Alex Cross series and James Patterson.


  1. Good review! I've only read the first book in his women's murder club series. I liked that though!

    Tia @ Falling For Books

  2. Oh is that the one where it's like 1st to Die, 4th of July, that sort of thing? I need to read them in order. I tried to read it from 4th of July and I couldn't get into it!!


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