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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:
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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?

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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.” 


  • “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 by 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 by 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 by Gracie | 1/4/2014

    " La bambola che dorme "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by 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. "

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