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The Sleeping Doll by Jeffery Deaver
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really liked it
bookshelves: crime, murder-mystery, strong-female-characters, thriller

Kathryn Dance is an agent for the CBI (California Bureau of Investigation) and it's resident kinesics expert. Her talents are being used to interview a criminal who styled himself after Manson. Already in jail he's suspected of being the murderer in a cold case due to new evidence. However after interviewing him he escapes custody and is out in the world and it's up to Agent Dance and her team to find him.

Kinesics is an interesting science and no small part of why I decided to start reading this series. Kathryn Dance makes many good notes that a lot of people who talk about kinesics forget to explain, like the fact you need a baseline before you can make judgements because nerves, illness and other factors can cause false readings if you aren't careful.

As a crime thriller it was great: the aforementioned kinesics, criminal psychology (including how different criminals also behave differently), as well as general action, a romantic sub plot and even the twists had twists - the story just kept going each time you thought the mystery was finally wrapped up (but in a good way).

Kathryn Dance herself is a great character. A savvy, strong woman she's also a good mother so she's not just the 'chick cop' character.

A twisty mystery well worth the read.

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Reading Progress

June 20, 2018 – Started Reading
June 20, 2018 – Shelved
June 24, 2018 – Finished Reading
July 7, 2018 – Shelved as: crime
July 7, 2018 – Shelved as: murder-mystery
July 7, 2018 – Shelved as: strong-female-characters
July 7, 2018 – Shelved as: thriller

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