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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,460 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffery Deaver Narrator: Michele Pawk Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Kathryn Dance Series Release Date:
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The Monterey Peninsula is rocked when a killer begins to leave roadside crosses beside local highways—not in memoriam, but as announcements of his intention to kill. And to kill in particularly horrific and efficient ways: using the personal details about the victims that they’ve carelessly posted in blogs and on social networking websites.

  

The case lands on the desk of Kathryn Dance, the California Bureau of Investigations foremost body language expert. She and Deputy Michael O’Neil follow the leads to Travis Brigham, a troubled teenager whose role in a fatal car accident has inspired vicious attacks against him on a popular blog, The Chilton Report. As the investigation progresses, Travis vanishes. Using techniques he learned as a brilliant participant in multiplayer online role-playing games, he easily eludes his pursuers and continues to track his victims. Among the obstacles Kathryn must hurdle are politicians from Sacramento, paranoid parents, and the blogger himself, James Chilton, whose belief in the importance of blogging and the new media threatens to derail the case and potentially Dance’s career. It is this threat that causes Dance to take desperate and risky measures...

In signature Jeffery Deaver style, Roadside Crosses is filled with dozens of plot twists, cliff-hangers, and heartrending personal subplots. It is also a searing look at the accountability of blogging and life in the online world. Roadside Crosses is the third in Deaver’s bestselling High-Tech Thriller Trilogy, along with The Blue Nowhere and The Broken Window.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Clever and twisted. . . . Don’t miss this one.” 

    Library Journal

  • “Tightly constructed with a suspenseful story and plenty of plot twists…This is an excellent entry in what promises to be a series as popular as the author’s Lincoln Rhyme novels.” 

    Booklist

  • Roadside Crosses  is a gripping story peopled with memorable characters. No surprise. Jeffery Deaver is grand master of the ticking-clock thriller.”

    Kathy Reichs, #1 New York Times bestselling author 

  • “Deaver’s heroine’s complex private life gives an addictive soap-opera appeal to an engaging who-dunnit that revolves around the way in which social networking websites can end up spreading poison.” 

    Times (London)

  • ANew York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Joshua | 2/18/2014

    " Worst Jeffery Deaver book I have ever read. It seemed as if he did his research into the online community, specifically gaming, in 2002. Who the devil uses leetspeak anymore??? The book also seems to drag on and on at the end. I finished the book just because I don't like to leave a book unfinished. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Erin | 2/14/2014

    " As in Deaver's last Lincoln Rhyme book, the technological background of this book is far more interesting than the mystery itself, which ends up garbled and bogged down by too many twists and parallel plots. Still, Kathryn Dance is interesting, and Deaver's research into online gaming and the "synth" world was well presented. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dorothy R | 2/10/2014

    " I really enjoyed the story. This is in no way high literature, but the story was compelling and the writing was clear. Very appropriate for the genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nate | 2/7/2014

    " I found the book difficult to get into, which is unlike the first one, as that was an easy read. It was also unfortunate that I guessed the "bad guy" the minute he arrives in the book. However, the action does pick up somewhat, and the book became a lot better as the read went on. The ending was a little disappointing, as I feel it was a bit of a cop out (no pun intended) but overall a good read and I'm looking forward to the next (XO in 2012) "

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