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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: Unabridged 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

  • “Jeffery Deaver is a master at crafting intricate crimes that are solved through guile, tenacity, and sheer creative genius.”

    Harlan Coben, New York Times bestselling author of Live Wire

  • “Deaver shows us exactly how it’s done—and makes us admire his own literary artistry.” 

    New York Times

  • “A master of ticking-bomb suspense.”


  • “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

  • “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

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Liz | 2/20/2014

    " 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 by Megowen | 2/15/2014

    " Great Deaver novel. Lots of expected turns, but not always easy to predict who or what the surprise will be. Can't wait to read more of these. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Coki | 2/12/2014

    " Focused on Kathryn Dance instead of Lincoln but very quickpaced with less forensics but more of her kinesic specialty. Nice descriptions of Monterey area as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Shannon | 1/29/2014

    " It was suspenseful, but it felt like the author was trying a little too hard to put twists in. (I anticipated about half of them and wasn't that surprised by the other half.) "

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