Hello fellow reader’s and music fans. In this my first review of 2015 I take a look at James Patterson’s Hope to Die the sequel to Cross my Heart that I reviewed back in February 2014. Click here to see that review.
In Hope to Die we pickup where Cross my Heart leaves off. Our hero Alex is totally lost and on the brink of madness. The mad man known as Thierry Mulch has kidnapped Alex’s entire family and is threatening to kill them if Alex does anything to help find them or contacts the police. Our villain, is forcing Alex to cross boundaries he would never consider, in hopes that Mulch may spare his family’s live’s. Mulch the psychotic genius that he is, is dead set on driving Alex crazy and over the edge. This antagonist is one of Patterson best bad guys in sometime.
I must admit I was pretty upset after reading Cross my Heart but only because I simply didn’t want to wait to find out what happened next. In my humble opinion both books are amazing and both are great reads. As I look at other reviews of this book and the prequel, I can understand some of the frustration with the cliffhanger and television advertising but let me tell you it was worth the wait and the time reading it. In fact I am re-reading the end of this book again, it’s just that good.
On my must read scale of 1 don’t bother and 5 a true page turner. I give Hope to Die a solid 5.
Until next time, keep reading and remember “Without music, life has no soul.”
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