Kiss the Girls

Kiss the Girls In Los Angeles a reporter investigating a series of murders is killed In Chapel Hill North Carolina a beautiful medical intern suddenly disappears In Washington D C Alex Cross is back to solve the

In Los Angeles, a reporter investigating a series of murders is killed In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a beautiful medical intern suddenly disappears In Washington D.C 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 coast to coast.

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  1. Official US SiteOfficial UK SiteBookShotsJIMMY Patterson BooksOfficial Site for James Patterson s Middle School SeriesReadKiddoReadJames Patterson has created enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series As of January 2016, he has sold over 350 million books worldwide and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most 1 New York Times bestsellers In addition to writing the thriller novels for which he is best known, he also writes children s, middle grade, and young adult fiction and is also the first author to have 1 new titles simultaneously on the New York Times adult and children s bestsellers lists.The son of an insurance salesman and a schoolteacher, Patterson grew up in Newburgh, New York, and began casually writing at the age of nineteen In 1969, he graduated from Manhattan College He was given a full ride to Vanderbilt University s graduate program in English but dropped out after a year, knowing that he wouldn t be able to continue reading and writing for pleasure if he became a college professor.Instead, he moved to New York to become a junior copywriter for the advertising agency J Walter Thompson, eventually becoming CEO of its North American company.In 1976, while still working for J Walter Thompson, Patterson published his first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, with Little, Brown and Company After being turned down by thirty one publishers, it won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel Patterson s 1993 novel, Along Came a Spider, his first novel to feature Alex Cross, was also his first New York Times bestseller in fiction.In 2001, Morgan Freeman starred as Alex Cross in a film adaptation of Along Came a Spider, and Tyler Perry also played the character in the 2012 film Alex Cross A film adaptation of Patterson s middle grade novel Middle School The Worst Years of My Life will be released in theaters in October 2016.For his initiatives to help kids become passionate readers and for his philanthropic efforts, Patterson was awarded the National Book Foundation s 2015 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community James Patterson has donated than one million books to students, emphasizing some of the most under resourced schools and youth programs in the country In 2015, Patterson donated 1.75 million to school libraries throughout the United States, and 250,000 in holiday bonuses to individual bookstore employees He also gave 1 million to independent bookstores in 2014.Patterson has recently donated over 26 million to his and his wife s alma maters the University of Wisconsin, Vanderbilt University, and Manhattan College and he has established over four hundred Teacher Education Scholarships at twenty four colleges and universities throughout the country Patterson has also donated over 650,000 books to U.S soldiers at home and overseas In May 2015, Patterson launched a new children s book imprint at Little, Brown, called JIMMY Patterson, that is unwaveringly focused on one goal turning kids into lifelong readers This imprint also provides resources, strategies, and programs to serve teachers, parents, librarians, and booksellers Patterson will be investing proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books in pro reading initiatives Patterson has also founded ReadKiddoRead, a website designed to help parents, teachers, and librarians ignite a new generation s excitement for reading.

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  1. I received an ARC of Kiss the Girls via NetGalley and I would like to thank James Patterson, Random House UK, Cornerstone and Arrow Although this is a well known classic thriller, first released in 1995, a new version with that strikingly awesome cover is being published on 29 June 2017 Kiss the Girls is the second outing featuring detective and psychologist Alex Cross and it follows on from the excellent Along Came A Spider The story starts with Alex arriving home one day to find a houseful of [...]

  2. This is genuinely the worst book I have ever finished.To be fair, it is tolerable when there is action, which is often But every time James Patterson tries to put words coming out of a characters mouth, it makes you want to punch yourself in the face When he writes descriptive, emotional paragraphs, it makes you want to punch him in the face.I actually dog eared a couple pages because the writing was so bad, I wanted to be able to quick reference it to people to show them how bad it was.Want ano [...]

  3. Okay I am getting hooked on Alex Cross and may now have to read this series straight through I really enjoy the pace of these books, the way each short chapter jumps straight to the next so the reader has no opportunity to put the book down I read this one in one day staying up far too late in order to finish it and loved every minute of it There is a lot of violence against women in it that is its main theme after all since the murderers are insane rapists So if that kind of stuff offends you t [...]

  4. If this is what some people consider beach reading, they should drown themselves.If I could scrub clean that part of my brain where the stench of this novel resides, I would While Patterson probably applauds himself for coming up with something as clever as an underground lair and the device of two serial rapist murderers working together, every other aspect of this book I have to call it a book, which is a four letter word and refers to something that is written but can also be used as a doorst [...]

  5. In the entire history of my mature reading, spanning back to when I picked up Fahrenheit 451 at 15, I don t think I ve ever read a single sentence as soul crushingly, brain batteringly, rage inducingly bad as He made a noise It sounded like yaaaaaaagh HE MADE A NOISE IT SOUNDED LIKE YAAAAAAAGH Readers of popular fiction, this is what your favorite authors think of you They think you re only capable of processing things at a fourth grade level, that simply having a character shout YAAAAAAGH isn t [...]

  6. Good luck trying to put this one down after starting it From start to finish this book will have you sweating with anticipation of whats to come James Patterson does a great job of putting realistic characters in believable situations that will have you on the edge of your seat i guess you could say.The story is about a detective named Alex Cross who is called on to try to find two notorious serial killers Patterson describes them as twin killers But are they really related You will encounter so [...]

  7. This is my second time reading this and I have to admit I m having a bit of an existential crisis Because, like, I used to genuinely enjoy this I wanted to re read this to scrub my brain clean from all the Women s Murder Club cheese barf I was thinking, yeah some classic Patterson will fix me right up WTF I used to think this was good I used to devour the Alex Cross series when I was 14 15, and fully evolving my love for murder and mayhem as a mature reader I would close a book thinking, yeah, s [...]

  8. Alex Cross is a cop A damn good cop He s 6 3 tall, taut with muscles, and strikingly handsome He s a doctor, too A damn good doctor A psychologist to the slum kids His washboard stomach gleams in the afternoon light, as he plays Nora Jones and Coltrane on his piano, stroking his children s heads with his other arms The phone rings, and he wonders if it s the FBI again, offering him that job running the DC police He lets it ring again, and again, and again He really doesn t have time for the FBI [...]

  9. If it weren t for two scenes in this novel, I d add two stars Patterson is no prose stylist, and his novels are formulaic, but until a few novels after this one Alex Cross got unbearably Gary Stu, with supervillain psychopaths making it their life work to take him down, I found Patterson s detective protagonist likable and the books featuring him entertaining page turning police procedurals.In some ways, this second book book in the series is even stronger than Along Came a Spider, the first Ale [...]

  10. If there has ever been a unecessary book written in English, well I don t know what it is I don t understand how people read Patterson at all Alex Cross is boring He s a boring, unlikely, barely likeable character Also, his Porsche would get stolen every day in the neighbourhood he unrealistically choses to live in The writing is trite and pedestrian with an average of 3.2 ridiculous cliches every two pages Tossing one plucky woman into a story does not excuse the endless, graphic violence, deg [...]

  11. I loved this book than Along Came a Spider, even though I really did like that one very much I am becoming very endeared to the Cross character and his family The plots were amazing and so intriguing in this installment I enjoyed reading about the twinning dynamic concept of the serial killers and their communications My quick and simple overall SO ENTERTAINING to read

  12. Very thrilling This story is a bit touchy as well Two astute example executioners are teaming up, participating, contending and they are working across the nation Just imagine how terrifying is this In Los Angeles, a correspondent exploring a progression of homicides is murdered In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a wonderful restorative assistant all of a sudden vanishes In Washington D.C Alex Cross has returned to comprehend the most confounding and frightening homicide case ever.

  13. Wowzers I wasn t expecting that Very entertaining and gripping I now understand how this put James on the map He did a fantastic job creating this story and surprising me with his talent I m officially a fan.

  14. Ok, so at first I was prepared to give James Patterson s Kiss the Girls 4 stars Because, well, it just isn t a literary masterpiece But after reflection I thought, well heck, it s crazy entertaining, so although I don t always agree with the writing style or predictability, it for sure is 5 stars in the entertainment category Also, I gave Along Came A Spider 5 stars, and this book is a little memorable than that one So far I enjoy the Women s Murder Club books better, but I m still going to sti [...]

  15. Okay, I am reading pulp fiction Many people from my classes have recommended his novels and I thought I would see what all the hype is about So far it is not well written, but I am entertained I liked the movie, although I think Ashley Judd is annoyingly condescending.I have finally finished the book and it was one clich piled on top of another I don t know why authors feel they have to make women so perfect Is it some form of misguided feminism or a male fantasy I would argue male fantasy, but [...]

  16. This book was extremely creepy, yet very addictive I loved the way he didn t tie it all together and brough Sonji back at the end, we ll just have to wait until the next book The only thing I didn t like was that it just turned out to be this guy that we had just learned very little if anything about five pages ago I almost feel like all that other searching was pointless, though it was well told I knew the whole time that none of the others were Cassanova though, because he continued to refer t [...]

  17. This was when James Patterson was at his best, at the start of his career The second in the Alex Cross series Kiss the Girls is a fast paced thriller that keeps you guessing right to the end Alex is a forensic psychologist with the Washington police force When Alex s niece goes missing whilst at university in North Carolina Alex has to go and find out what s going on He discovers that a lot of young women have gone missing, all beautiful all intelligent One or two have been found dead after suff [...]

  18. At the beginning, with the prologues, I though there was one killer with two different scenes Yeah, no, I was completely wrong when I reread the two prologues In the beginning of Kiss the Girls you are instantly hooked with two different murder scenes on opposite sides of the coast One killer calls himself Casanova and he kills mostly within North Carolina The other killer calls himself The Gentleman Caller who kills within L.A Both guys are extra creepy and will make you cringe throughout the b [...]

  19. This was good I really enjoyed Along Came a Spider a few years back and while this wasn t as memorable, it was still pretty good I was hooked from the very first page and read it right through in one sitting as I couldn t put it down without knowing who was behind the mask It was fast paced and suspenseful, a definite page turner I did have a couple problems with it though One of the scenes was far too graphic and unnecessary a cheap shock tactic that served no real suppose Also, leaving Kate al [...]

  20. Sometimes it s really creepy how some authors get into the heads of psychopaths Here is an excellent example Read this disturbing novel The short chapters and compelling storywill have you whipping through this one in no time Watch those paper cuts.

  21. I picked this up because Brendan Dassey mentioned it Now I have thoughts about Making a Murderer However, my opinion of James Patterson remains the same.

  22. Second book in the Alex Cross series from Patterson is even better than the first The story has plenty of thrills and chills, but there is certain realism to it, lots of young women disappear all over the country, things like this happen, there are no supernatural demons and creatures that lurk in the imagination, this can be real When I was reading the book I kept thinking, what if that happened to me, what would I do Fight to the death of course, hopefully the bad guy s deathAlex Cross is stil [...]

  23. I read this just because I was at a loose end and my serious reading was not progressing I have said goodbye to this type of thriller for quite a long time now.It could be called an okay read, I guess I could not say in all fairness since I had already seen the movie, so it was spoilt to an extent even though I didn t remember the plot.

  24. This book is bad and you should not read it The fact that its author can be described as a 1 bestseller is an indictment on the taste of casual reader, as is the fact that it has been rated 250,000 times on with an average star rating just under 4 If you liked it, I am sorry But also know that you can and should read better books.Characterization is nonexistent The prose styling is poor, if at all existent Women, in particular, exist only as characters to be victims, most likely sexually abused [...]

  25. IndignazioneForse dovrei smettere di leggere questi bestseller, thriller e polizieschi, visto che mi soddisfano sempre meno Trovo che a volte come in questo caso le storie siano abbastanza interessanti quanto a ideazione e costruzione di base, ma dal punto di vista pi propriamente letterario si rivelino manchevoli in modo addirittura penoso.Uno stile di scrittura elementare, frettoloso, quasi telegrafico dialoghi asettici e banali descrizioni sommarie, all insegna del risparmio lessicale e dell [...]

  26. I thought I d read this book a long time ago, but someone recently told me she had to stop reading after the snake scene and I didn t remember any snake scene and she told me that I definitely would and now I do , so I had to see if it was as bad as she made it seem Didn t strike me as any graphic than any other Patterson book, and it was definitely Patterson before he became a corporation, so much better than that last awful book of his I read.It was an interesting situation because this is an [...]

  27. Like all of Patterson s work this is a sickening pulp thriller with crappy dialogue, cardboard characters, and enough sympathy for the devil to really make you wonder This potboiler features a pair of sexy, enticing, ludicrously smart, impossibly prepared sickos who torture and kill impossibly smart, ludicrously attractive women It s hard to tell where Patterson s misogyny starts and where his sadism begins All I know is that he s easily one of the most repulsive, reprehensible, shameless, and e [...]

  28. Alex Cross is an amazing character If you like other James Patterson books I highly recommend this whole series The story lines are fast paced and I haven t read on yet that I didn t like

  29. I wasn t a huge fan of Along Came a Spider, but I decided to give Kiss the Girls a shot anyways I am so glad I did This book drew me in from the start and after what felt like a long streak of dull books, I finally had a book that I did not want to put down It was very suspenseful and jam packed with action which was perfect I definitely did not see the ending coming which was fantastic I love it when I m caught off guard

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