The People vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson

The People vs. Alex Cross

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThis time it's Alex Cross on trial.Alex Cross is on the wrong side of the law. Serving a suspension from the force while he awaits trial for murder, Cross has been branded as a trigger-happy cop, another bad apple walking the streets with a gun, an accusation that Cross will do anything to refute. To make himself feel useful again, Cross opens a counseling office in the basement of his home. When his former par...

Details The People vs. Alex Cross

TitleThe People vs. Alex Cross
Release DateSep 25th, 2018
PublisherGrand Central Publishing
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller

Reviews The People vs. Alex Cross

  • Matt
    After an apparent snafu with all the Alex Cross and BookShot releases to confuse many fans of the series, Patterson attempts to set things back on track with this much-anticipated novel. Alex Cross is on trial for two counts of first degree murder, stemming from an apparent unjustified shooting of a number of Gary Soneji lookalikes (see BookShot ‘Cross Kill’, eventually labelled properly as Alex Cross 24.4). However, he has been able to stay ...
  • Jessica Avery
    This is my favorite book series and I'm happy to say that the newest installment didn't disappoint
  • Erin
    This book was supposed to be about famed detective Alex Cross being put on trial for murder but in actuality the murder trial was a B Plot. I was really excited to read The People Vs. Alex Cross after reading the novella(I'm sorry Book shot) in which the alleged murder takes place but this book was a real letdown. The trial ended with 100 pages still left in the book and I had stopped caring about it. The trial wasn't even the most important thin...
  • Chad
    I feel like they really screwed the pooch with this book and the last bookshot. Alex is going to trial for something that happened in a bookshot. They never really recap what happened so if you missed it like I initially did, you need to go back and read that first. The trial is only the middle of the book. There's a plot with some kidnapped blonde girls who are being "snuffed out" on webcams. Then there's also a plot dealing with a fellow detect...
  • jv poore
    Reading Alex Cross books for my John Samson fix.
  • Monnie
    Another stellar effort - not that I'm surprised, mind you. Washington, D.C., police detective Dr. Alex Cross has long been my favorite of the author's catalog of series characters. Also unexpected, given the title, is the way this one begins: with Cross's upcoming jury trial. The prosecution claims he murdered unarmed cronies of former archenemy Gary Soneji. Alex, of course, insists that they had guns and he shot in self-defense. While awaiting t...
  • Suzanne
    4.5* This installment of the Alex Cross series was incredible and how awesome was Ali in this one?! I feel like half a star needed to be reduced off because BookShots had most the information on the shootings in question. However, this is a great book with a fast pace and characters we are beyond attached to at this point.My quick and simple overall: awesome 25th book!!!!
  • Sheri
    As always, James Patterson manages to hook me with a thrilling prologue. Although I felt Alex Cross was off his game in this installment, it was still an enjoyable and intriguing read.
  • Mandy White
    I went off Alex Cross books for a while... so happy he is back to doing what he does best! Fantastic book!
  • Jenny
    The People vs. Alex Cross is book twenty-five in the Alex Cross series by James Patterson. While on suspension for murdering two people who were unarmed at the time Dr Alex Cross started to investigate the disappearances of several young girls. The readers of The People vs. Alex Cross will continue to follow Alex Cross to see if he will be found guilty or not guilty and what happens to the young girls. The People vs. Alex Cross is an enjoyable bo...
  • gem
    The People vs Alex CrossI have been a huge fan of James Patterson's Alex Cross books since by aunty lent me her copy of Cat and Mouse almost twenty years ago.It's been a long road, full of danger, love, kidnapping, shootings, serial killers, more love and every kind of emotion possible which makes it such a brilliant series. This new instalment, The People vs Alex Cross, has several interweaving plots, the main one being Alex Cross being on trial...
  • Darinda
    Alex Cross is on trial for murder after the shooting at the end of Cross Kill, a BookShots novella and book #24.4 in the series. While on trial, Cross is running a counseling office out of his home basement. Though Cross is not working as a detective since he is on trial, his partner Sampson still asks for his help solving a case. As usual, there are multiple stories - his trial, his counseling work, and a case involving missing blonde women. The...
  • Skip
    I was fortunate to have purchased a Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition of this book, which happened to contain the "Cross Kill" short story at the end. B&N should have put this ahead of the main novel, as it sets up Alex Cross's killing of two people wearing Gary Soneji masks and maiming of a third, for which he is being tried. An aggressive prosecutor is trying to use Alex as a scapegoat for police killings nationally, and even Alex is shocked at ...
  • Lorraine Southern
    4 stars ****Just when I think that’s-it-Patterson-I’m done-with-your-churned-out-rubbish, he goes and pulls out a fab one like this! I’ve been a Cross fan since Spider, but Patterson’s last few books have really tested my loyalty. I’m convinced he just puts his name on the cover of some of his collaborations purely for the money cos some of those are horrendously bad. This latest Cross one however, shows him back on top form with all th...
  • Chanel Lindsay
    I have loved the Alex Cross series right from the first book, 'Along Came a Spider', and while they have been a few in the series that weren't perfect, I loved this one!! This book follows Alex Cross, who has never been on the wrong side of the law - until now. Charged with gunning down followers of his nemesis Gary Soneji in cold blood, Cross is being turned into the poster child for trigger-happy cops. Despite Cross's suspension, his former par...
  • Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
    4.5/ glad it was such a good story!
  • SissiReads
    THIS! This is how you write a thriller! 5 mind-blowing andabsolutely mesmerising stars! This time it tells the story of Alex Cross who becomes a “public enemy” as he is put on trial for gunning down three people (he acted in self-defence during the last case he solved); during the trial, he is also trying to get to the bottom of the mysterious recent disappearances of several young girls. Honestly, this book has left me guessing from cover to...
  • Marianne
    3.5★sThe People vs Alex Cross is the twenty-fifth book in the popular Alex Cross series by prolific American author, James Patterson. Alex Cross is suspended from duty pending his trial for murder on two counts and attempted murder on another. Full details of this are in Cross Kill, a Bookshots issue, but most of the relevant detail is summarised in a page towards the beginning, and more throughout the text, so there’s no need to go back. Rat...
  • Donna Lewis
    What a nice surprise. The old James Patterson seems to have returned. The outlandish story is surprisingly believable. Actually worth 4-1/2 stars....
  • Scott
    I read a lot of James Patterson books. My favorite character has always been Alex Cross. He was Patterson’s first detective series that helped lay the foundation for his kingdom of multiple bestselling series and stand-alone novels. Alex has always been the gentle, intellectual knight of moral character and action. I can remember reading the Alex’s first adventure, “Along came a Spider” and almost cried when Alex, then a widower, faced th...
  • Wendy
    The People vs. Alex CrossI enjoyed this James Patterson novel more than I have any of his other Alex Cross novels in this series in quite a while. This book was much better than any of the others I've read.
  • Carol Irvin
    Love Alex Cross!!
  • Charlotte Smith
    What a book really good. It picked up near the end. it was a book I didn't want to end but I did.
  • Laura Rash
    So many mini plots wrapped up in one! A tad slow in the middle but a quick fire ending with a couple cool twists.
  • Sheila Siarkiewicz
    Another excellent read from James Patterson. Two separate stories intertwined will keep you turning the pages! Highly recommend!
  • Paula Phillips
    When it comes to James Patterson's writings, I will always give them a go. His other series though, I am finding myself getting a little bored with them. One series though that I will always feel excited about is the Alex Cross Novels, and we are up to Book #25. This book takes readers back to the beginning of James Patterson's novels with the case of the cult followers of Gary Soneji and his son Dylan Winslow. Alex Cross is up on multiple counts...
  • Donna
    In the 25th edition of this series, Detective Alex Cross goes on trial for shooting suspects after no guns are found at the scene. While suspended, Dr. Cross has set up a private counseling service to stay busy. He assists his partner Sampson in trying to trace blondes who are being kidnapped and used in snuff films on the dark web.For me, the best part of this book was seeing the Cross family again. Jannie is coming back from a foot injury that ...
  • Adah Udechukwu
    The People vs. Alex Cross was totally spectacular
  • Gail
    I believe that this is one of the best of James Patterson novels that I have read. There are several plots within the book. I will just say the story is excellent. To say anything about the plots would be too revealing.
  • Amber Garabrandt
    I loved the dual story lines of this book! It was a great read for me. Full review is on my blog:https://garabrandtreviews.wordpress.c...