Reading is my favorite past time, and I am addicted to mysteries, thrillers, psychological inspired books and any read that lets me get in the mind of others, such as serial killers (no, I am not a psycho--I am just intrigued by what makes people tick!). I also like books that make me think and analyze - the book Kill Me by Stephen White is a perfect example.
James Patterson writes with precision and absolutely NO nonsense like stupid conversations; the action that takes place in his Alex Cross novels is completely non-stop and engrossing. I believe he is the brightest author out there - where he comes up with the evil characters is beyond me. These are all page turners!!
Alex Cross is a detective, and Patterson came up with another group of characters called The Women's Murder Club which consists of a detective, an attorney, a pathologist and a reporter. All of the lady characters have their own unique personality and solve gruesome crimes. These also are page turners; I especially love the books that have 2 crimes going on at once.