The first gripping mystery in the Kathryn Dance series from master of suspense, and author of the Lincoln Rhyme novels, Jeffery Deaver.
California Bureau of Investigation Special agent Kathryn Dance is an expert in kinesics: the science of interpreting behaviour. It makes her a brilliant interrogator. But she's up against Daniel Pell, a master of control who mesmerises, seduces and exploits people for his own murderous ends. A convicted killer who is known as The Son of Manson for the chilling parallels between him and the notorious ritual murderer.
To track down Pell before he destroys yet more lives, Kathyn Dance must enlist the help of four people from the killer's past. The three women who lived under his sadistic sway in the cult he once headed. And the young girl known as the Sleeping Doll, the only survivor of her family's slaughter at Pell's hands . . .
This is a novel that will chill your blood on the warmest day of any summer holiday. Keep looking over your shoulder ...The best psychological thriller writer around.If you want thrills, Deaver is your man.A master of misdirection.One of the world's best plotters.Grand master of the ticking-clock thriller.A brand-new series for Number One bestseller Jeffery Deaver, featuring California Bureau of Investigation Agent and body language analyst Kathryn Dance.
Jeffery Deaver is the award-winning author of two collections of short stories and 29 internationally bestselling novels, including the latest James Bond novel Carte Blanche. 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 WH Smith 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.
Jeffery Deaver lives in North Carolina and California.
Visit his website, www.jefferydeaver.com, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/JefferyDeaver, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JefferyDeaver.
Jeffery Deaver is a Number One paperback bestsellerThis new series will broaden Deaver's female audience: THE SLEEPING DOLL introduces Special Agent Kathryn Dance, an expert in kinesics - or body language.Paperback sales are seeing 45% growth book on bookHodder have sold over 3.5 million Jeffery Deaver books to date'Jeffery Deaver is a master at crafting intricate crimes that are solved through guile, tenacity and sheer creative genius.' Harlan Coben