I finally took the time to skip to the next town over (only about 10 minutes) to scope out my new local used book store. I was so stoked, because my local used book store in Kentucky had closed last year, and all I was stuck with was a Books-a-Million (ugh). After our move though, I have a Barnes & Noble (yay!) and a used book store.
I have a feeling I will be using this used book store more and more seeing as how my local library is more than a tad bit disappointing (I was spoiled and had a GREAT library system in my old town…) and Paperbackswap is now implementing a yearly fee, which I still have not decided whether or not I want to stick around.
Anyway, on to the books:
The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beaten the common cold. But in doing so we had created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED.
Now, twenty years after the Rising, Georgia and Shaun Mason are on the trail of the biggest story of their lives – the dark conspiracy behind the infected. The truth will out, even if it kills them.
On a frigid New Year’s Eve in Minneapolis, a young woman is found brutally murdered – the ninth so far this year in a string of grisly slayings. Homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska fear that it’s the work of a serial killer they call Doc Holiday, a transient who has brought his gruesome game to a new and more terrifying level. But as Kovac and Liska uncover the truth, they find that the monsters in the ninth girl’s life may live closer to home. And even as another young woman disappears, they have to ask the question: Which is the greater evil – the devil you know or the devil you don’t?
For more than two years, he held Seattle in a terror grip. A cold-blooded killer who abducted young mothers right in front of their sons and murdered them execution style. Then, as suddenly as the killings began, they seemed to stop.
Susan Blanchette is looking forward to a relaxing weekend getaway with her fiancé, Allen, and young son, Matthew. But something about the remote lake house doesn’t feel right. A woman vanished from the area a year ago, and now Susan thinks she’s spotted someone lurking around the property. And when Allen disappears, her fear grows…
A psychopath has returned, ready to strike again. Someone who can’t resist the urge to kill, who derives pleasure from others’ pain, and who is drawing nearer to Susan as each minute of the weekend ticks by. But she’s just one pawn at the heart of a killer’s deadly game. A killer who is unrelenting, unstoppable, and absolutely vicious…
Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart – nothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife, Bree. His love of his family is his anchor, giving him the strength to confront evil in his work. One man knows this deeply, a genius set on proving that he is the greatest criminal mind of all, and he uses Alex’s strength as a weapon against him.
When the ones Cross loves are in danger, he will do anything to protect him. But if he even tries, they will die.
Cross My Hear is the most devastating and unexpected novel of James Patterson’s career. Is this the end of Alex Cross?