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
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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
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
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
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
This book is about the internet and how it affects people's lives. There are bloggers, gamers, social networkers, and many are cyber bullies. So much time can be spent on the internet that people are no longer functioning in the world of reality, but the world they have created for themselves in the online universe. T ...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
It is a worrying trend where many gaming youngsters today cannot draw a line between the real and a synthetic world. Folk of *cough* my generation and older have no problems of keeping the two seperate and the nearest we get to that anomaly is where we are drawn harshly out of the pages of an engrossing read.
Kathryn Dance, an investigator with the California Bureau of Investigation and this series is a spin off from the Lincoln Rhyme books. A very good move on Jeffery Deavers part keeping his books fresh.
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
of course, some things he got right. which made me happy.
longer review later but: kathryn dance book, picks up with a L ...more
Katrhyn Dance, with the Cali ...more
I found the social commentary about the whole on-line world to be a good one. I do think that cyber bullying is a problem and people really get out of control doing and saying things they wou ...more
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