Thursday, 17 January 2019

Book Review: Target Alex Cross by James Patterson

Target Alex Cross by James Patterson

Title: Target Alex Cross (Alex Cross #26)
Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Century and Cornerstone Digital
Publication Date: 15 November 2018

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Men and women from across the nation line the streets of Washington D.C. to mourn the unexpected death of the President. Hit by painful memories of the loss of his first wife, Alex Cross is left reeling by this tragedy.


A sniper's bullet strikes another devastating blow to the heart of Washington with the assassination of a prominent Senator. The shock of this attack puts huge pressure on the police to deliver a speedy response, and as Chief of Detectives, Alex's wife Bree Stone is given an ultimatum: solve the case, or lose her job. 


The new President calls on Alex Cross to lead an unparalleled FBI investigation to help capture America's most wanted criminal. Alex has a terrible feeling that the assassination is just the beginning of a much larger plan. All too soon this fear springs to life as a terrifying chain of events plunges the government and the entire country into chaos.

The stakes have never been higher for Alex Cross as his courage, his training and his capacity for battle are stretched to their limits in the most important case of his life.

Friday, 11 January 2019

Book Review: The Cactus by Sarah Haywood (A Richard & Judy Autumn Book Club read 2018)

The Cactus by Sarah Haywood

Title: The Cactus
Author: Sarah Haywood
Publisher: Two Roads
Publication Date: 25 January 2018 (hardback and ebook)  4 October 2018 (paperback)

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Instagram: @sarahjhaywood


It's never too late to bloom... People aren't sure what to make of Susan Green - family and colleagues find her prickly and hard to understand, but Susan makes perfect sense to herself.

Age 45, she thinks her life is perfect, as long as she avoids her feckless brother, Edward - a safe distance away in Birmingham. She has a London flat which is ideal for one; a job that suits her passion for logic; and a personal arrangement providing cultural and other, more intimate, benefits. Yet suddenly faced with the loss of her mother and, implausibly, with the possibility of becoming a mother herself, Susan's greatest fear is being realised: she is losing control. And things can only get worse... at least in Susan's eyes.