Merry Christmas, Alex Cross - James Patterson

Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

By James Patterson

  • Release Date: 2012-11-12
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 987 Ratings


On Christmas Eve, Alex Cross must risk everything to solve a mystery and stop a hostage situation from spiraling out of control.
It's Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross has been called out to catch someone who's robbing his church's poor box. That mission behind him, Alex returns home to celebrate with Bree, Nana, and his children. The tree decorating is barely underway before his phone rings again: a horrific hostage situation is quickly spiraling out of control.
Away from his own family on the most precious of days, Alex calls upon every ounce of his training, creativity, and daring to save another family. Alex risks everything-and he may not make it back alive on this most sacred of family days. Alex Cross is a hero for our time, and never more so than in this story of family, action, and the deepest moral choices. Merry Christmas, Alex Cross is a holiday classic for thriller fans everywhere.


  • It was ok

    By Bryan1464
    I have read so many of James Patterson's books and they are good. This one was pretty run of the mill, you knew there would be drama, but I felt that it lacked any excitement and there wasn't any catastrophic twists or turns. It wasn't a disappointing book but nothing impressive.
  • Ehh

    By Glange96
    Love the series but this one was forgettable. Felt like it was two disconnected stories thrown into one novel. Hope he keeps the Cross series going but has to get better than this.
  • Basically,

    By Afterhrs2xl
    This is the worst book eva.. James Patterson, go home..
  • Merry Christmas Alex Cross

    By Sandyanne209
    You can do better than this James patterson this book was awful
  • Merry Christmas Alex Cross

    By Monna2CEJA
    This book was a disappointment. I agree with most of the other readers - not the quality I expected from James Patterson, and not much to it for the price. I normally love JP's books, but not this one. Will the next ones be better? Sadly I will be hesitant to buy another one.
  • merry Christmas Alex Cross

    By Teachesk
    Too short for the price!
  • Waste of money

    By Bnshape
    I'm a huge James Patterson fan. I've read almost all of his books. This book was very disappointing and probably the worst of his books.
  • Not up to normal standards

    By xmuzman
    I'm a James Patterson fan, especially the Alex Cross stories, that's why it saddens me to say that this book is well below Patterson's usual standards. It feels like he came up with two interesting plots and slammed them together in order to make a one novel using Christmas as the connection. Please take more time with the next one, Mr. Patterson.
  • Ripoff

    By Dgb65
    A 220 page ripoff, shame on you JP.
  • Good read

    By Bigal080
    I pick this book up in the airport because I left my iPad at home and needed something to entertain me on my flight. After reading some of the reviews, I agree that it is two stories in one book and not a novel. On the other hand, this is the first Alex cross book I have ever read and I am interested in reading some others. I though the first novel was suspenseful and I really enjoyed it. I think it's a good book for those that don't read as often, like me. This book served its purpose, and I want to read more.