‘I, Alex Cross’ is the 16th book in the Alex Cross series (according to Wikipedia) but is the first one I’ve come across and was recommended to me by a friend.
This is one of those books, like Lee Child’s Jack Reacher novels, that I find I can blast through quickly. They are easy to understand and give you a quick fix of what you’re looking for. I guess it’s the written equivalent of a ‘popcorn’ movie.
That is not a negative thing in my opinion and I found this novel to be engrossing and fun as well.
The book tells the story of Detective Alex Cross who ends up investigating the death of his niece, who he had lost contact with. A tangled web unfolds as it becomes apparent that her line of work has played a part and that as time goes on the web reaches higher than he imagined.
‘I, Alex Cross’ is well written and I enjoyed it for the most part. While there was the occasional cliché there wasn’t anything that took you out of the story for too long.
I certainly wouldn’t say this was a must read but I’d recommend it if you’re a fan of fast paced murder mysteries.