Kiss the Girls - Alex Cross, Bk 2 Author:James Patterson In Los Angeles, a reporter investigating a series of murders is killed. In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a beautiful medical intern suddenly disappears. Washington D.C.'s Alex Cross is back to solve the most baffling and terrifying murder case ever. Two clever pattern killers are collaborating, cooperating, competing -- and they are working c... more »oast to coast.
This time it's personal for Cross. The most elusive of killers has abducted Cross's niece, Naomi, a talented law student. Only such a devastating blow could bring the detective back -- this time to the Deep South, where old slave prisons are buried in the forests, and houses of horror can disappear as in your worst nightmare. Naomi's kidnapping rips Alex Cross away from his kids and his jazz piano and sends him south with several questions burning in his mind. Why did the police wait seventy-two hours before beginning their search? And what is the head of the FBI doing at the scene of a small-town crime? Meanwhile, somewhere out there Casanova is living a secret fantasy. In his private hideaway, the world's greatest lover has assembled seven of the South's most extraordinary young women for his personal use. It's an accomplishment he can share with only one other soulmate -- and that's definitely not his wife back in suburbia. But Casanova doesn't count on the exceptional abilities of one of his harem - or having Alex Cross as a nemesis.« less
Of all the Alex Cross books this one is my favorite. There is only one thing that I would suggest, if you have a weak stomach you may not want to read this book. There are times that may get a liitle gross, but the book will hold your interest.
The book is so much better than the movie, as always some details and secondary stories are left out of movies. I truly love the ending which is never anything you can imagine. As a mystery reader from the 50's & 60's Alex Cross is the updated Mike Hammer of old. Great series of books. Advice, start with Along Came A Spider(#1) and read in order. If you like real cliff hangers, you'll love it!
I thought this book was an excellent read. The action packed storyline kept me turning the pages. I would have given the book 5 stars except the character of Kate was a little unbeievable, otherwise this was a wonderful read.
finished this book in 2 days. couln't put it away !!!! and now it will not leave my brain alone. yes, there was some foul language, part of the reality of this story. good ending tho. happy I read it, but will never truly forget it either.
This was my first James Patterson book of this genre. I found it pretty creepy, but I couldn't put it down. It was sort of like passing an accident scene---you don't want to look and you know you will see something terrible, but you can't look away. I will definitely read more James Patterson.