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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,666 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffery Deaver Narrator: Anne Twomey Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Kathryn Dance Series Release Date: June 2007 ISBN: 9780743566131
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Special Agent Kathryn Dance -- introduced in The Cold Moon -- stars in the latest thriller from New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver.

When Special Agent Kathryn Dance is sent to interrogate the convicted killer Daniel "Son of Manson" Pell as a suspect in a newly unearthed crime, she feels both trepidation and electrifying intrigue. Pell is serving a life sentence for brutal murders years earlier that mirrored those perpetrated by Charles Manson in the 1960s. But Pell and his cult members left behind a survivor who -- because she was in bed hidden by her toys -- was dubbed the Sleeping Doll.

Pell has long been both reticent and unrepentant about the crime. But Dance sees an opportunity to pry a confession from him for the recent murder -- and to learn more about the depraved mind of this career criminal. But when Dance's plan goes terribly wrong and Pell escapes, leaving behind a trail of dead and injured, she finds herself in charge of her first manhunt. As the idyllic Monterey Peninsula is paralyzed by the elusive killer, Dance turns to the past to find the truth about what Daniel Pell is really up to. She tracks down the now-teenage Sleeping Doll to learn what really happened that night, and arranges a reunion of three women who were in his cult at the time of the killings.

The lies of the past and the evasions of the present boil up under the relentless probing of Kathryn Dance, but will the truth about Daniel Pell emerge in time to stop him from killing again? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Deaver digs into his bottomless bag of unexpected twists and turns, keeping readers wide-eyed with surprise, and leaving them looking forward to more of the perspicacious Dance.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Narrator Anne Twomey provides a deliberate narration that matches the tempo of the prolonged and bloody investigation. Twomey is particularly skilled at vocalizing emotion—ranging from the arrogance of Pell to the terror of his victims. There are lots of twists as this story races to a surprising conclusion.” 

    AudioFile

  • “This terrific, fast-moving thriller, read by Anne Twomey, features intricate plotting and ample suspense.” 

    Library Journal

  • “The action sequences organized around sightings of Pell and attempts to protect potential victims are expertly staged, and no one in the business can match Deaver’s gift for palming an ace under your nose while he tricks you into looking the other way.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/20/2014

    " Very much fiction, but enjoyable. I liked the prisoner's escape and how the protaganist was always just one step behind him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea Moretti | 2/5/2014

    " Non male, sembra di leggere un film....colpi di scena, forse anche troppi e diventano quindi prevedibili. Cmq bel libro da metropolitana. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gracie | 1/4/2014

    " La bambola che dorme "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deane | 12/23/2013

    " Wow...what a page turner! Had never read any of Deaver's books before but will certainly keep an eye out for others. There were so many twists and turns in this story; I found myself saying 'Oh no . . " out loud. Found the descriptions regarding Kathryn Dance, a specialist in interrogation and kinesics, very interesting and fascinating....how she observed small habits of body language to figure out the emotional state of the person she was interviewing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Olga Hernandez | 12/22/2013

    " Lots of twists and turns! Slow to start and maybe too much repetition on the topic of kinesics. Keeps you on your toes toward the end when the surprises keep coming! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christa | 12/20/2013

    " kathryn dance book, lots of twists and turns, I liked it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gloria Self | 12/18/2013

    " As usual, good read. I really enjoy Jeffery Deaver. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 12/18/2013

    " Gives Kathryn Dance, a character from the Lincoln Rhyme series, her own setting and stories. Good secondary series. This looks at the psychological/body language of suspects. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mscharming | 12/5/2013

    " The style and the book itself is amazing, thrilling and keeps your attention until the end (which was quite unexpected for me, personally). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marybeth | 11/20/2013

    " Just finished this; pretty good murder mystery that takes place in the Bay Area. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynn | 10/4/2013

    " A disappointing outing from an author that has done much better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Kennedy | 3/28/2013

    " Love Katherine Dance! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan Smith | 3/1/2013

    " What a great book.. Packed with action.. just when you think it is over... more comes around.. A very surprising ending as well.. I enjoyed it..Cannot wait for another Dance novel "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele Morgan | 1/21/2013

    " Dance is just a great off shoot from the Lincoln books. She is a great character that keeps growing throughout the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amie | 1/14/2013

    " I freaking loved this book--Craig Smith (and many other male authors) could learn a lot from Deaver. MOving on to Roadside Crosses next!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary Barrentine | 10/29/2012

    " This book kept me guessing and it moved along at a good pace. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Malia Illing Hatley | 7/4/2012

    " Good thriller. Interesting charecters. Could have done without the last hour. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 6/18/2012

    " I find the main character interesting and found kinesics an interesting variation. However, there were too many twists at the end (lots predictable), and found myself losing interest in the last 25 pages. Up until then, even being a bit predictable, it was a fair read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 11/12/2011

    " More twists than a curly wurly! Trashy but perfect for my holiday. "

  • 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 Deaver

Jeffery Deaver is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of mystery and crime novels. His novels have won the Nero Wolfe Award, three Ellery Queen Readers’ Awards, a British Thumping Good Read Award, and the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger awards from the British Crime Writers’ Association. His The Bodies Left Behind was named Novel of the Year by the International Thriller Writers Association. The Cold Moon was named the Book of the Year by the Mystery Writers Association of Japan, as well as by Kono Mystery Wa Sugoi magazine. The Japanese Adventure Fiction Association awarded The Cold Moon and Carte Blanche their annual Grand Prix award. His novels have hit bestsellers lists around the world, including the New York Times, London Times, Los Angeles Times, the Milan Corriere della Sera, and Sydney Morning Herald. He received his BA in journalism from the University of Missouri and has a law degree from Fordham University. Since becoming a full-time writer in 1990, he has written over thirty-five books. Some of his novels have been made into films, including The Bone Collector starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie.

About the Narrator

Anne Twomey is an accomplished actress of both stage and screen. Her Broadway credits include Orpheus Descending with Vanessa Redgrave, To Grandmother’s House We Go, and Nuts, for which she received a Tony nomination and a Theatre World Award. Her many television appearances include guest roles on Seinfeld, Law & Order: SVU, Spin City, and the Christopher Reeves’ movie-of-the-week Rear Window. She has also appeared in the films Picture Perfect and Orpheus Descending. Her audiobook narrations have won her five AudioFile Earphones Awards.