A killer is at work in the nation's capital, and he seems to like variety. His victims range from kindergarten students to senators - not even the President is safe. Alex Cross, hero of Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls, is awakened one night to confront the brutal murder of a little girl only blocks away from his house. With a single clue, a mysterious rhyme signed "Jack and Jill", the skilled and courageous Cross sets out to track the murderer. Can he work fast enough to spare the killer's next victim?
©1996 James Patterson, All Rights Reserved, Abridgment Approved by the Author; (P)1996 Time Warner AudioBooks, ©1996 Time Warner AudioBooks (Packaging Rights Only), A Division of Time Warner Trade Publishing
I usually am not a fan of unabridged versions of books, but this one is an exception. I felt like I was listening to a radio show production of the book. it entertained me on my commute. Good story, a suspensful who dunnit.
"BLAIR READ MORE TO ME!"
To be fair, I have only listened to two books so far. This is second by only a half of a star. I am picking winners.
It could have been longer. The high school serial killer character could have been better developed. What was his background?
They both read the story like they were there. I was there. The two of them were excellent. I was watching the movie in my head.
I had didn't laugh or cry, but I did gasp a couple of times. Since I listen at work, my coworkers were a little concerned.
Blair Underwood and John Rubinstein are great!
Attention to detail is always a good thing and the human interest helps bond to the character, but the many unexpected twists in the storyline keeps you going from daydreaming about the presented facts to intense listening for new clues. The ending is not what I expected which helps me rate this book higher than many.
With many crime novels, the ending becomes clear but the problem of resolution is unclear. With this book, just when the ending seems clear, there is a major twist that disrupts all preconceived notions. This technique engages the listener more, to the point you hang on every word.
"Love the Alex Cross series"
James Patterson is one of my favorite authors. His stories always grab you from the first page and you don't want to put it down until you're finished; and then you can't wait to read the next one. I don't get a chance to read as often as I like, so being able to listen to the Alex Cross series on audible is a perfect way for me to catch up. This series in particular is my favorite. At the end of each book you want more; it's like an addiction. Jack and Jill is just as engrossing as Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls. James Patterson and Alex Cross never disappoints.
As with other James Patterson books, I enjoyed the suspense and storyline of this book. If you like James Patterson, I recommend this book!
"Great performance - pity about the soryline"
This book disappointed - and how. So stretched was the story line that it was at breaking point. So lacking in credibility - it just cut lose.
The plot was just fanciful. The poor Dr. was struggling to cope with one situation - so they were piled on ... and on.
Ecellant performance - as an aside
I love the book and the author. The beginning made it sound so scary, I was like wow
Probably not the very best James Paterson book, but still very entertaining. An enjoyable read.
"not worth it!"
No, no, and no. boring, I like Blair Underwood as an actor, but his acting in this book is not good.
later books, I'm not fond of his early work it turns out.
"Let me down a little bit"
Jack and Jill was a brilliant concept, but the fact that the book followed two story lines was a little distracting. James Patterson always writes a compelling story, however i found this one to be less exciting than the the two that came before it.
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