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Preview — Roadside Crosses by Jeffery Deaver
Roadside Crosses (Kathryn Dance #2)
"Astonishing" (New York Times Book Review) suspense master Jeffery Deaver brings back investigative agent Kathryn Dance (The Sleeping Doll) in a timely and chilling bestseller.
Roadside crosses are appearing along the highways of the Monterey Peninsula, not as memorials to past accidents but as markers for fatalities yet to come . . . and someone, armed with information gle...more
Deaver, you have done it again. But this time, it was even better than The Sleeping Doll, Kathryn Dance #1.
I'm almost at a loss for words to write this review. Deaver can weave a tale so meticulously, when I thought I had it figured out, he completely messed with my mind. He changed gears, made me throw my suspicions out the window, and I had to just hold on for the ride while Deaver steered.
The story, or in this instance the case, which is followed in this second installment of ...more
Jeffery Deaver (born 1950) is an American mystery/crime writer. He is a journalist, novelis ...more
We thoroughly enjoyed Deaver's new character Kathyrn Dance, a specialist in kinesics (body language), who helped solve the mystery in the author's Lincoln Rhyme novel "Cold Moon". She then "starred" in her own first complete story, "Sleeping Doll", which we found highly entertaining. Unfortunately, the author missed the mark completely in "Crosses", her third appearance, and this time again in charge of an investigation a ...more
Kathryn Dance was first introduced in Lincoln Rhyme's series -- and I liked the first Dance book enough that I bought this one back when it was first released in 2009. However, I wasn't able to really sit down and read until today.
The crime in this book was a bit unsettling for me. Why? Because it was related to cyberbullying -- how the posts and comments in online blogs could take lives of their own, becoming more viscious and more outlandish. How people could came up with over-the-to ...more
The main plot was also diluted by sub-plots (one about Kathryn's mother and one about a sneaky investigator) that thinned further a plot already thinned by the digressions into MMORPGs and blogging mentioned above. Both were werapped up a little too quickly and neatly. The one involving Kathryn's mother could have ...more
Mr. Deaver, who has also created over 25 other novels featuring quadriplegic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs or California Bureau of Investigation kinesics expert Kathryn Dance and Monterey County Sheriff's office d ...more
These books do in fact need to be read in order because certain parts of the story lines do carry over into the next book. So I fee ...more
I generally enjoy reading a series of books with a recurring character, that is, if I like the character. This protagonist is Kathryn Dance, a 40s something FBI agent raising 2 children after the death of her husband.
Kathryn's specialty is kinesic forensics (or someth ...more
of course, some things he got right. which made me happy.
longer review later but: kathryn dance book, picks up with a L ...more
Memorial crosses are being placed along roads on the Monterey Peninsula, and it quickly becomes apparent that the crosses are being placed in advance of the deaths to which they are related. Kathryn Dance and her colleagues from the California Bureau of Investigation are tasked with trying to find out who is placing the crosses, and preventing more deaths from occurring.
Local high school students are interviewed after one ...more
My first read in the Kathryn Dance series... Having read Lincoln Rhyme series,my expectations were a bit high.. May be that's why I found this utter boring.. There isn't much action.. And detection is crappy.. I do not think Deaver can go any lower than this but I'm not planning to read any more in this series to find that out..
Filled with multiple twists, turns and misdirection ...more
The protagonist seems hand-crafted to be, in every way, the opposite of Lincoln Rhyme. "Well...he's a man, so she's...not. He's logical and evidence-driven, so she's intuitive and focused on body language. He's paralyzed, so she's...not. Hell, we'll even name her 'Dance!'"
The comparisons are inevitable and unfavorable.
The strident social commentary is obvious and ham-handed. Cyberbullying is a problem? B ...more
Più leggo De ...more
I’ll try my best to give a brief summary, despite the story’s complexities. It opens up with a roadside cross being discovered on a highway in California. The roadside cross that was spotted by a police officer was made of tree branches, and ...more
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