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Jack & Jill (Alex Cross, Bk 3)
Jack Jill - Alex Cross, Bk 3
Author: James Patterson
A child killer is stalking the inner city of Washington, D.C., his latest victim Shanelle Green, an adorable first grader from Sojourner Truth School. This killing is especially unsettling to Detective Alex Cross. Sojourner Truth is the school his son Damon attends, just four blocks from his home. — While the death of an inner-city black child do...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780446604802
ISBN-10: 0446604801
Publication Date: 11/1/1997
Pages: 480
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 800 ratings
Publisher: Warner Vision
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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ccwriter avatar reviewed Jack & Jill (Alex Cross, Bk 3) on + 186 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Another roller-coaster ride with Patterson -- how wrong can you go? NOT!
scrapbooklady avatar reviewed Jack & Jill (Alex Cross, Bk 3) on + 472 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
One of the best Patterson I have read so far, much better than the previous book, "Hide and Seek"... If you've read "Along Came A Spider", you will understand more of the allusions in this one. Alex Cross is working on concurrent cases, one involving murdered children near his son's school, Sojourner Truth, and one involving prominent D.C. personages in which rhyming notes are left signed by the killers, Jack and Jill. Jack and Jill are cold accurate murderers with no discernible pattern - their purpose only becomes evident as their ultimate target becomes known -- the President of the United States. Webs of deceit and mistrust even among the "good guys" make for a chilling puzzle.

Cross draws well-rounded portraits of all the killers, as well as of Cross and the principal of the Truth School. The most important identities are hidden until well near the end. The murderer of the children (who calls himself "nobody") evokes Cross's most conflicting feelings, and ours as well. The ghost of Gary Soneji haunts this book and appears briefly, I will not say when or how. You won't forget this one quickly...
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Helpful Score: 3
Another great Alex Cross' books. Two sets of murders compete for attention - the death of two young black children who live near Alex' home and the murders committed by Jack and Jill. Very exciting. The ending is shocking, which is typical of Patterson's novels. Don't miss this one!
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Helpful Score: 2
James Patterson did it again with a wonderfully written mystery. Alex Cross travels down a twisted and winding road chasing the bad guys with an awesome ending. A must read for those loving mystery.
nccorthu avatar reviewed Jack & Jill (Alex Cross, Bk 3) on + 569 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Another fine Alex Cross book
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reviewed Jack & Jill (Alex Cross, Bk 3) on + 13 more book reviews
As usual, Patterson keeps me up until the early hours of the morning! (Just ONE more chapter!!!!)
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very suspensful
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There were two storylines in this book and both were compelling. Although I think the child killer characater could have been a little more developed. It was a page turner and I had a hard time putting it down. However, I was quite disappointed in the ending. It felt contrived and rushed. Even with that it was a very solid and enjoyable read.
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Quite the page turner. Got through the book much faster than usual. Just enough twists and turns to not put the book down. Enjoy!
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I enjoyed this book as much as the first 2.
perryfran avatar reviewed Jack & Jill (Alex Cross, Bk 3) on + 1183 more book reviews
This is the 3rd novel in the Alex Cross series. After reading several other novels in the series, I decided to go back and read some of the ones I have missed. Well, I thought this one was one of the better books in the series. It was written right after Kiss the Girls which I thought was one of Patterson's best. This was before he started using co-authors to help with the writing. It was also longer and more detailed than some of the later novels. Anyone, very readable and a page-turner as usual. This one actually dealt with a pair of nasty murderers on the loose - the titular Jack & Jill as well as a killer of young school children. Both are complex and lead Cross down the wrong path on several occasions. The Jack & Jill part of the story almost reminded me of Vince Flynn's Term Limits where some high level Government officials were killed to promote change in the government. I thought Limits was a superior story, but overall I would also recommend Jack & Jill.
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This was a great book .....But I do like all of James Pattersons books I have read so far.A must read........
kevinsbebe avatar reviewed Jack & Jill (Alex Cross, Bk 3) on + 165 more book reviews
Gripping mystery/thriller as always. Third in the Series. I cannot say enough about James Patterson or the Alex Cross series.
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An Alex Cross novel. Someone is killing innocent children in the poor section of Washington and someone is stalking and killing celebraties in the capital city. Are the two related? Alex is pulled off the murder investigation of the children and is forced to be an investigator with the FBI on the celebrity stalkings. He is saddened by the lack of concern over the murders of the children in the poor section. How does he make the compromise?
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Abridged, but still a thrilling Patterson gem.

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