Ok, usually I hate James Patterson. Like I can't stand how linear and obvious his writing is. BUT. This was actually really interesting. I could care less about Alex Cross. Whatever. The CRIME and the MURDERER. That's where it's at. First of all, the idea of the crime and all the stuff surrounding it and the circumstances that made it happen is amazing. I'm not gonna give things away, but it made me think, which is what mysteries and thrillers are supposed to do. And also, I liked how I wasn't bored by the middle because I had already figured it out. I had an inkling, and I needed to keep reading to see if my tiny inkling idea was right. Mysteries shouldn't be impossible to figure out, but they should give you not enough to be unsure of what your conclusion is. And then they should twist. Which is what this book did.
I'm still not a fan, Patterson. But for this one, bravo.