James Patterson is one of those authors that you either love or you hate and thankfully I’m one of the people who thinks he’s just fantastic. Cat and Mouse is the next installment in the Alex Cross series and it just seems to get better and better. Each book is more exciting than the previous one and all the characters seem to become more in-depth and more loveable.
This is really like two novels squashed together and even though that may sound a little messed up it actually worked extraordinarily well. It begins with the return of Gary Soneji who we know well from previous books and is Cross’ ultimate nemesis. Soneji is still wonderfully insane and as always doesn’t disappoint in the bad guy stakes. As Cross hunts Soneji you’re all the while being told little tidbits of information on Mr. Smith, a serial killer who has already murdered people in the US and is now blazing a trail across Europe. However it’s not til Cross wraps up (or so he thinks) the Soneji case that we really get pulled into the deadly world of Mr. Smith.
He may possibly be an even more insane bad guy than Soneji. His crimes are horrible but yet morbidly fascinating in that way that you have to look when you see an accident on the road, you will be always wondering what Mr. Smith will do next. Patterson is a lover of a good twist here and there and he sure doesn’t disappoint in Cat and Mouse on this front. I won’t give anything away here but keep your minds open people, that’s all I’ll say.
This is a typical Patterson novel and I mean that in a completely good way. It’s exciting, it’s fast-paced, it’s got a little romance and there are plenty of twists to keep you on your toes. Enjoy!
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