Mary, Mary - James Patterson While the previous Alex Cross novels were just above "okay" for me, this one was a step below that even. I found myself skimming a good portion of the book, simply because there was just too much "fluff" and I just wanted to get to the bones of it. Honestly at this point the only reason I'm continuing to read the books is to find out what ultimately happens to Alex and his family, and to find out who killed his wife. The other upside to these books is that they are a quick, easy read that I can read at work without getting mad when I'm interrupted.