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  • Published: 1 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9780099574064
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $19.99

Cross My Heart

(Alex Cross 21)




The twenty-first novel in James Patterson's bestselling series featuring Detective Alex Cross

Detective Alex Cross’s world is crashing down around him.
Hunted like prey, his predator is preparing for the kill.

Alex Cross has devoted his life to protecting others. Now, he finds himself unable to protect even those closest to him.

He’s never faced an enemy like this before. One by one, everyone he loves is being taken from him. If he can’t find out how, he’ll soon have no-one – and nothing – left…

  • Pub date: 1 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9780099574064
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

James Patterson

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 385 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, Dog Diaries and Max Einstein series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

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Praise for Cross My Heart

“Behind all the noise and the numbers, we shouldn't forget that no one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent – which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it. It just rolls along, irresistibly. Here's to the next twenty years.”

Lee Child

“It's no mystery why James Patterson is the world's most popular thriller writer: his uncanny skill in creating living, breathing characters we truly feel for and seamless, lightning-fast plots. I do this for a living, and he still manages to keep me guessing from the first to last page. I've been a devoted Alex Cross fan for twenty years, when the first in the series appeared, and Cross My Heart proves that both author and his hero are at the top of their game. It's virtually a one-sitting read, and what a read it is: Get ready for sweaty palms and lost sleep – and prepare yourself for one of the most gripping endings of any thriller in recent memory. Simply put: Nobody does it better.”

Jeffery Deaver

“James Patterson is The Boss. End of.”

Ian Rankin

“Twenty years ago, I wrote, "Along Came a Spider is the best thriller I've come across in many a year. It deserves to be this season's no. 1 bestseller and should instantly make James Patterson a household name." A household name, indeed. Congratulations, Jim, on twenty years of Alex Cross and on Cross My Heart, which I am loving. You the man.”

Nelson DeMille

“Every once in a while a writer comes along and fundamentally changes the way people read. He or she is so bright, so innovative, so industrious that what they envision and create becomes the measure by which all others are judged. In 1993 one such writer – James Patterson – began to do just that. Now, 20 years later, with his mission still unfolding, James Patterson is the gold standard by which all others are judged. Bravo, Jim.”

Steve Berry

“Alex Cross is one of the best-written heroes in American fiction, and each Cross novel further defines what it means to be a professional, a husband, a father, and above all, a man. Congratulations to James Patterson on twenty years of Alex Cross – both of you only get better and better.”

Lisa Scottoline

“Twenty years after the first Alex Cross story, he has become one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time, a character for the ages. Cross My Heart has got to be the most terrifying and shocking Cross thriller to date, full of unexpected twists, savage turns, and electrifying suspense. This is the page-turner to end all page-turners.”

Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

“Alex Cross is a legend. He has thrilled us and kept us on the edge of our seat for twenty years now.”

Harlan Coben

“Patterson boils a scene down to the single, telling detail, the element that defines a character or moves a plot along. It's what fires off the movie projector in the reader's mind.”

Michael Connelly


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