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Mary, Mary
Alex Cross #11

by James Patterson
Read by Peter J. Fernandez, Melissa Leo, Michael Louis Wells

      Patterson: he never disappoints.

Mary, Mary begins on a personal note for FBI agent Alex Cross. After a family vacation and a custody hearing, Cross leaves Washington, D.C and heads for California. He's investigating what eventually turns into a series of murders - and the victims are famous. Alex's first clue in the case is an email, signed "Mary Smith," sent to an LA newspaper. A woman killing famous women? Why? And how is she able to get so close to commit these heinous crimes? Alex investigates every angle and dissects every clue, which brings him face to face with the murderous maniac. It's a chilling heart-racer. Be prepared.

Time Warner Audio increases the intensity in the audio version of Mary, Mary. The narration is transferred from one character to another. Listeners will find it easy to keep track, because Peter J. Fernandez, Melissa Leo, and Michael Louis Wells read the various parts. They do a superb job of bringing Patterson's disturbing, not to mention engrossing, novel to life. I found the most suspenseful scenes to be when the murderer is setting up a kill. Whew -- wicked and disturbing! Mary, Mary is too graphic for young audiences, so remember those headphones.

Reviews of other titles in this series

Along Came a Spider #1
Kiss the Girls
Jack and Jill #3
Pop Goes the Weasel #5 - Audio
Violets are Blue #7
Four Blind Mice #8 - Audio
Big Bad Wolf #9
London Bridges #10
Mary Mary #11
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Double Cross
#13 - Audio
Cross Country
# 14
Alex Cross Trial
- Audio #13
I, Alex Cross #16 - Audio
Cross Fire #17
Kill Alex Cross
Merry Christmas, Alex Cross #19
Alex Cross, Run #20
Cross My Heart #12

The Book

Little, Brown / TimeWarner Audiobooks
November 14, 2005
Audiobook - Unabridged CD - 7 CDs / 8 hrs
NOTE: mature audiences

The Reviewer

Brenda Weeaks
Reviewed 2005
© 2005