crime · Detective · mystery · Young adult

Ali Cross – James Patterson ★★★★

Blurb; Alex’s son Ali is eager to follow in his father’s footsteps as a detective, but when his best friend goes missing, what price will he have to pay to solve the mystery?


Alex Cross
The brilliant DC detective who never gives up on a case.

Ali Cross
The tenacious kid who’s determined to follow in his father’s footsteps.

The case that finally gives him a chance
Ali knows Gabe Qualls better than anyone, so when his friend goes missing, Ali jumps right into action. Being Alex Cross’s son has taught him the skills he needs to solve the mystery: intelligence, persistence, and logic. One thing he didn’t inherit? Patience.

Because Ali knows that with every day that passes without the police finding Gabe, the less likely it is that he’ll ever be found. And being Alex Cross’s son, he refuses to accept those odds.

My Review; Again a huge James Patterson fan even for his young adult novels. This is book one in a series and it focuses on Ali a future wannabe detective and his dad Alex who is a detective and ali dad’s. Alex is under scrutiny from the press and the community for an incident that happened on a scene and faces a future court date over it. Ali looks up to his father and wants to be just like him when he’s older, he believes he is innocent.

Ali’s best friend disappears and this is his time to play detective but will he go to far? Is his friend dead? Can he solve the mystery? He may need help… a brilliant story. Devoured it. An easy read. I cannot wait for book two already to see what happens next to Ali and Alex.

A well deserved four stars. Highly recommend. A series to keep an eye on. Exciting. Fast paced. Crime. Young Adult.

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