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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: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Kathryn Dance Series Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9780743582162
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • 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)

  • “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

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lenore | 2/18/2014

    " I am really not sure if Kathryn Dance novels are my favorite. I feel she is a little boring. Roadside Crosses is not a page turner, in fact I was not sure if I wanted to finish the book..but I did. I much prefer Lincoln Rhyme. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tricia | 2/15/2014

    " I love everything this man writes...so engrossing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie | 2/7/2014

    " I usually like Jeffery Deaver books, but this one irritated me. It was way too preachy--the dangers of gaming and the internet--and when the real criminal was revealed at the end and Kathryn Dance was giving her narritive of how she figured it out--a lot of the "suspects" I didn't even realize were suspects. It seemed like the author just decided at the end of the book whodunit. Also, the duel story line about her mom, a nurse, being accused of a mercy killing, was poorly developed and the ending was wrapped up like a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie--sappy and predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 1/30/2014

    " Great book, I could not put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra | 1/22/2014

    " Good as per usual. Totally did not see the ending coming. Love that. Another winner for Jeffrey Deaver. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnna | 1/19/2014

    " Really like Kathryn Dance, and seeing her again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Babs | 1/17/2014

    " I love Jeffrey Deaver and this book does not disappoint. This book features Kathryn Dance who is one of my new favorite characters. The book is full of the usual Deaver plot twists. Two story lines run concurrently and the main one is fulfilled in a satsifactory way, while the other could have been a bit more suspenseful, but the reader will anjoy this book nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thom Walton | 1/13/2014

    " great read, insight into the cyber world "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pat Murray | 11/26/2013

    " This was the weakest of the Deaver novels that I have read. The story was alright, but it lacked the twist that I have always awaited in his books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 11/5/2013

    " Blog postings / cyberbullies / crosses predict deaths "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 RunRachelRun | 10/9/2013

    " I am very glad that Mr. Deaver backed off his usual guts and gore routine in which women are relentlessly pursued and tortured to write a pretty darn good thriller that just clicks along. It's a fast read which is good when you're trying to polish off a book in a day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 7/27/2013

    " slow start, good lead character that I have not read any with her as the main detective "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roseanne Robinson | 5/21/2013

    " Got a bit tedious towards the end "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fan Francis | 4/2/2013

    " Katryn Dance is the main detective, though I always enjoy Jeffery' Lincoln, who is not so emotional as Katryn, so so from Deaver for this novetl, expected better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 3/7/2013

    " Loved it! Lots of unexpected turns! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christo | 12/13/2012

    " great book. really enjoyed the twists and turns in it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverly | 11/30/2012

    " I really like Jeffery Deaver's books. I like the characters and the mystery/suspense is quite well done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy Rader | 6/7/2012

    " Ending was too contrived for my taste. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trudy | 5/25/2012

    " A murder mystery with an interesting twist on blogging. Can the internet really do this????? Entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn Smith | 4/15/2012

    " Too many twists in the plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee | 10/2/2011

    " Although I'm a Lincoln Rhyme fan, these Kathryn Dance novels are pretty good as well. This is the second one I've read, and in my book (ha), there's nothing like a Jeffery Deaver for a good summer pool-side read. He is the master at twists, character development, and suspense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 5/16/2011

    " Was really good for the first 1/3rd of the book then it turned into this person framed this person who framed this person. Too much! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 5/14/2011

    " Not a bad plot and, even though it's part of a series, you don't feel too lost when things from the past are referenced. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christo | 4/26/2011

    " great book. really enjoyed the twists and turns in it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 4/3/2011

    " Every time I get a chance I go back to my mystery genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverly | 3/31/2011

    " I really like Jeffery Deaver's books. I like the characters and the mystery/suspense is quite well done. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aricelys | 3/25/2011

    " i think i dragged on a bit- and by the time the twist came about it was wrapped tooo quickly "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Paul | 3/17/2011

    " Complete and utter rubbish. I couldn't finish it because it was so bad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fijifly | 3/11/2011

    " I am a big Jeffery Deaver fan. I like his Kathryn Dance character. He also manages to surprise me with a twist or two. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luke433 | 3/3/2011

    " Pretty ok, good read if a little predictable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jill | 2/25/2011

    " blech. too much on the explanation of the internets as if he were writing a 'dummies' guide. use of the word "perp" seemed so fake, as did most of the dialogue. just absolutely not engaging at all. (and i'd heard from several different people that deaver is a fantastic writer) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Veronika | 2/25/2011

    " it took a while for this book to pick the usual breath-taking deaver pace and i also agree that there were a few blog entries too many... but in the end you will not be left disappointed as the book envelops you fully on the last 200-100 pages. got to love deaver! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 2/15/2011

    " Loved it! Lots of unexpected turns! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 2/9/2011

    " good and quite thought provoking really, regarding the growing culture of existance online away from the 'real' world "

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About the Author
Author Jeffery DeaverJeffery Deaver is the award-winning author of thirty-three internationally bestselling novels, including the 2011 James Bond novel Carte Blanche, and three collections of short stories. He is best known for his Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, which include the number one bestsellers The Vanished Man, The Twelfth Card and The Cold Moon, as well as The Bone Collector which was made into a feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. The first Kathryn Dance novel, The Sleeping Doll, was published in 2007 to enormous acclaim. A three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the year, he has been nominated for an Anthony Award and six Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America. He won the WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award in 2001 and in 2004 won the Crime Writers' Association Steel Dagger for Best Thriller with Garden of Beasts, and their Short Story Dagger for 'The Weekender' from Twisted.