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Xo A Kathryn Dance Thriller by Jeffery Deaver
  

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Number One bestseller Jeffery Deaver returns with a new Kathryn Dance thriller.

If you like Jeffery Deaver you might also like to read books by Mark Billingham, Frederick Forsyth and Tess Gerritsen.

Synopsis

Xo A Kathryn Dance Thriller by Jeffery Deaver

Kayleigh Towne is a beautiful and successful singer-songwriter, and Edwin Sharp is her biggest fan. When she replies to one of his fan letters with 'XO', Edwin is convinced she loves him, and that her latest hit song 'Your Shadow' was written for him. Nothing Kayleigh or her lawyers can say persuades him otherwise. Then the singer gets an anonymous phone call; it's the first verse of 'Your Shadow' playing. Soon after, one of the crew is horribly murdered. Kayleigh's friend Kathryn Dance, a special agent with the California Bureau of Investigation, knows that stalking crimes are not one-off occurrences, and, sure enough, more verses of the song are played as warnings of death to follow. With a little help from forensic criminalist Lincolyn Rhyme, Dance must use her kinesic and investigative skills in an attempt to find the killer before more people die. Deaver has written the actual song, 'Your Shadow'. Readers are able to download it from www.jefferydeaver.com.

Reviews

'Devious, diabolical and devilish ... It's Dance's toughest case, and one of Deaver's best books.'
New York Times With a game of cat and mouse that is full of twists and turns, expect family and friends to queue up to borrow this one

-- Candis Excellent ... plenty of surprises and red herrings -- Publishers Weekly, starred review 'Written with Deaver's usual keen eye for dialogue and character and featuring his customary right-angle plot twists, the novel will be a sure-fire hit ... This may be the most compelling of the Dance books.
Booklist The most creative, skilled and intriguing thriller writer in the world

... [Deaver] has produced a stunning series of bestsellers with unique characterisation, intelligent characters, beguiling plots and double-barrelled and sometimes triple-barrelled solutions. -- Daily Telegraph The pace is terrific, the suspense inexorable, and there is an excellent climax ... If you want thrills, Deaver is your man. -- Guardian Jeffery Deaver is grand master of the ticking-clock thriller. -- Kathy Reichs 'The danger for thriller writers is that they become so comfortable with their detectives, Dance, Rhymes, Sachs and Co, that new readers feel excluded. Deaver always avoids this, though, elegantly reprising their back stories for newcomers without boring the faithful.' ***** -- Daily Express Deaver writes crime fiction - thrillers you want to race through - and he's bloody good ... If he was real, 007 would be a Deaver fan -- The Big Issue Sometimes the purest escapism can only be found in a knuckle-bleaching thriller that messes with your blood pressure. This is a job for Jeffery Deaver, on top form with another case for special agent Kathryn Dance ... a classically twisty slice of Deaver suspense -- Saga Magazine


About the Author

Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver is the author of three collections of short stories and 32 suspense novels. 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.

Photograph © Russ Kientsch

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Book Info

Publication date

18th December 2012

Author

Jeffery Deaver

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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
512 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780340937334

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