Along Came a Spider

Along Came a Spider

(Alex Cross 1)

Summary

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The legendary thriller that launched the Alex Cross phenomenon

Adapted into a major Hollywood movie starring Morgan Freeman
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Two children have been kidnapped from an elite private school in Washington DC, and Detective Alex Cross is charged with finding them.

The kidnapper's identity is quickly determined as one of the children's teachers. But capturing him is the true challenge.

As Cross gets pulled deeper into the strange world of the kidnapper, it becomes clear he is far more dangerous than anyone could have anticipated.
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'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it.' LEE CHILD

'Alex Cross is a legend' HARLAN COBEN

'I wrote, "Along Came a Spider is the best thriller I've come across in many a year. It deserves to be this season's no. 1 bestseller and should instantly make James Patterson a household name." A household name, indeed.' NELSON DEMILLE

'Brilliantly terrifying! So exciting that I had to stay up all night to finish it! Packed with white-knuckle twists.' DAILY MAIL

'An incredibly suspenseful read with a one-of-a-kind villain who is as terrifying as he is intriguing.' CLIVE CUSSLER

'Terror and suspense that grab the reader and won't let go. Just try running away from this one.' ED MCBAIN

© James Patterson 2017 (P) Penguin Audio 2018

Reviews

  • Brilliantly terrifying! So exciting that I had to stay up all night to finish it! Packed with white-knuckle twists.
    DAILY MAIL

About the author

James Patterson

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 400 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades - the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels - and he has written many other number one bestsellers including stand-alone thrillers and non-fiction.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, Dog Diaries, Treasure Hunters and Max Einstein series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past thirteen years in a row. He lives in Florida with his family.
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