Jeffery Deaver, "the master of manipulation" (Associated Press) and "the most creative, skilled and intriguing thriller writer in the world" (Daily Telegraph, UK), returns with the new, long-awaited Kathryn Dance thriller.
A tragedy occurs at a small concert venue on the Monterey Peninsula. Cries of "fire" are raised, and, panicked, people run for the doors only to find them blocked. A half dozen people die, and others are seriously injured. But it was the panic and the stampede that killed; there was no fire.
Kathryn Dance - a brilliant California Bureau of Investigation agent and body-language expert - discovers that the stampede was caused intentionally and that the perpetrator, a man obsessed with turning people's own fears and greed into weapons, has more attacks planned. She and her team must race against the clock to find where he will strike next before more innocents die.
©2015 Jeffery Deaver (P)2015 Hachette Audio
"Narrator January LaVoy excels in her timing, pacing, and sensitivity to the myriad subtleties in the story. She delivers children's voices of both genders extraordinarily well, and the wide array of adult characters allows ample scope for her ability to develop multiple voices for the complex dialogue.... LaVoy is so good as the lead that listeners will want her to be the voice of Kathryn Dance in all future publications." (AudioFile)
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
I usually listen to Jeffrey Deaver novels only when I'm up to date on my 25 of so favorite thriller authors, so this excellent novel, the 4th and most recent in the Kathryn Dance series, surprised me. Different narrators have been used in each of the four books. With January LaVoy that have found the narrator who should be the voice of Kathryn Dance is future novels in the series.
ELLE aka PlantCrone of the Great Pacific Northwest. I enjoy almost every genre-S/F, Action, Biographies and Histories & Romance
Solitude Creek was a great story-though I enjoy the Rhymes / Sachs novels, I admit to have gotten a bit tired of the same types of stories, the same white boards full of details that read on paper much better tun they do via Audible.
Dance, on the other hand is a good character and seems much like a real single m0m with a cool job. I enjoy her give and take with the kids and her confusion in her love life-which is finalized...sort of..at the end of this book. NO spoilers here, you'll have to listen for yourself!.
If you enjoy effective women as cops I highly recommend this series..but do start with the first book. They add to your understanding of Dance as person.
I kept drifting away. finally I just quit. There was no mystery here. I guess enough to make it be called a mystery.
January does a great job of bringing the characters to life
The story jumps around a bit but not in a distracting way. I'll definitely listen to other stories by Deaver and those narrated by La Voy.
Dept Q, Harry Hole... where are you?
...poorly revealed. I really like Catherine Dance, which naturally leads to me liking all of Deaver's works featuring her. Deaver is famous for engineering several major twists in his mysteries. That is not the case here. In Solitude Creek he shows his genius for surprise through revelations, explaining what has transpired after the fact. I found that dissapointing. That is why I said it is brilliant police work, poorly revealed.
Nevertheless it a really good mystery with outstanding characters. And its expertly narrated.
I have been listening to audiobooks when I commuted more than an hour to work. I enjoy fiction mostly. I can't put down a good classic.
I enjoyed the fast pace of the book. So many complex enjoyable characters! I can't wait for the next listen.
Love books, listen to 3-4 books a week, thriller and true crimes favorite.
I fast forward many times. there are three different stories all of them have a very simple and amatuer ending. a waste of my time I will be asking for a credit back . I love this author but the over descriptive fear scenes along with the readers dramatic voice at these moments, nauseated me... you'll see what I mean and you too will ask for refund
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