Deadly Cross - James Patterson

Deadly Cross

By James Patterson

  • Release Date: 2020-11-23
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,739 Ratings


The murder of a glamorous DC socialite becomes Alex Cross’s deadliest case since Along Came a Spider.
Kay Willingham led a life as glamorous as it was public-she was a gorgeous Georgetown socialite, philanthropist, and the ex-wife of the vice president. So why was she parked in a Bentley convertible idling behind a DC private school, in the middle of the night, with the man who was the head of that school? Who shot them both, point blank, and why? The shocking double homicide is blazed across the internet, TV, newspapers -- and across Alex Cross's mind. Kay had been his patient once. And maybe more.

While John Sampson of DC Metro Police investigates the last movements of Christopher Randall, the educator killed along with Kay Willingham, detective Alex Cross and FBI special agent Ned Mahoney find unanswered questions from Willingham's past, before she arrived in DC and became known in DC society as someone who could make things happen. They travel to Alabama to investigate Kay's early years. There they find a world of trouble, corruption, and secrets, all of them closed to outsiders like Cross and Mahoney.

Kay had many enemies, but all of them seemed to need her alive. The harder the investigators push, the more resistance they find when they leave behind the polite law offices and doctors' quarters of the state capital. Alex Cross will need to use all his skills as a doctor, a detective, and a family man to prevent that resistance from turning lethal...again.


  • Fast read

    By maonmb
    Was nice to read a good book again
  • Deadly Cross

    By Plutospal
    Loved the time with the kids.l
  • Private

    By Jekaplan florida
    As always never a dissappointment
  • Chaotic

    By lynettegreen
    James Patterson’s latest Alex Cross novel is all over the place. The story line jumped around so much, I found it difficult to follow. The story was complicated, convoluted, and confusing. Patterson wraps the multiple story lines toward the end but I was left feeling that the ending was rushed and not up to Patterson’s caliber of writing. I’ve read every Alex Cross novel. This one was not my favorite.
  • Good read

    By Hundo757
    Good read.
  • Great read

    By humphreyfish
    This was my first James Patterson book. I loved it. A real page turner.
  • Disappointing end but still enjoyed reading about Alex’s newest adventures

    By Maddiola
    I Love all of the Alex Cross stories but the last couple books have had disappointing endings. This one as well. The story goes along, interesting and has my attention and then as the ending comes, it seems like it’s hurriedly done. Has James got too much on his plate these days to finish his story as it started, strong??? The ending was flat and I was disappointed but still a huge fan!
  • One of his best.

    By ChipSanders
    Could not put it down as always.
  • Great book!

    By GrammaKoz
    Fast moving and keeps you guessing!