Happy Bookoversary: Kiss The Girls by James Patterson

August 18, 2015 Book review, Happy Bookoversary! 6

Happy bookoversary is a feature where I remember books that have a big book birthday.  They won’t be reviews just reasons why I think these books should still be celebrated even though they are no longer brand new and shiny.

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Kiss The Girls by James Patterson is 20 years old this year!  What the what!  I don’t read much James Patterson books anymore as I’m not a fan of joint written (or ghost written?) books.  But I loved his Alex Cross series and this book is a book that I’ve never forgotten about.

Happy Bookoversary: Kiss The Girls by James PattersonKiss the Girls by James Patterson
Series: Alex Cross, #2
Published by Little on 11 Jan 1995
Genres: Thrillers
Pages: 464
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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First came the stunning number-one bestseller Along Came a Spider. Now comes the scariest, most unforgettable novel in several years. In Los Angeles, a reporter investigating a series of murders is killed. In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a beautiful medical intern suddenly disappears. Washington D.C.'s 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.

In case you are wondering if this series should be read in order, I’d say yes.  However this is book 2 and it would be fine to jump straight into this one if you only want to sample one and not the entire series.

Reasons to celebrate Kiss The Girls by James Patterson:

–          Is it a literary work of genius?  Well, no.  Is it exciting and chilling?  Hell, yes!

–          The last page in the book is the most shocking last page in the history of last pages!  It turned everything I knew on its head and I stared and I stared unable to believe my eyes.

–          Hello mind games!  This book is full of them!

–          Enough twists and turns and jolts to make you dizzy.

–          It’s a dark and dangerous world.  So be prepared for spine chilling moments.

–          The investigation is personal.  Alex’s niece has gone missing and as a reader this makes you feel personally invested in the plot.  You desperately need all the girls to be rescued and for the baddies to get their just rewards.

I think the fact that I can remember so much about this book even though I haven’t read in at least 15 years speaks volumes about how much it drew me in.  So if you love thrillers with a high count of psychopaths and buckets of suspense, maybe check this one out.

Talk to Trish : Have you read Kiss The Girls, if so what did you think of it?  Did that last page knock the wind out of you?!  Or do you have any intentions of reading it?


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6 Responses to “Happy Bookoversary: Kiss The Girls by James Patterson”

  1. Wattle

    He has people possibly ghost write his stories? I have wondered how prolific authors like him keep churning them out, guess I know now! Is it obvious, I wonder that he’s not the only one writing them? *ponders*


    I have never read any of James Patterson’s books, but my Dad has a few of them on his shelves, I might pinch one and read it one day!
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    • trish

      That’s jus my speculation but I’m always suspicious about co-written books. And authors who churn them out. But I haven’t read any in recent years so can’t really comment on them. Love the early books though and I think you should ‘borrow’ one from your dad!

  2. Lola

    I’ve never heard of this book before, but it sure sounds good. I like mysteries that are personal, it adds something when the character is solving things because of eprsonal involvement instead of just because she can or wants to. And now I am really curious about what happens on that last page.
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    • trish

      I think that was my favourite aspect of this book. When it’s Alex’s niece who is one of the missing girls, it made Alex (and me) determined to solve this one no matter what. I really enjoyed it but I do remember it was scary as hell!

    • trish

      I don’t know the ins and outs Rachel, just rumours I’ve heard. What I do know for sure is that the later books don’t appeal to me in the same way, they just feel different.

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