Internationally best-selling author Jeffery Deaver delivers the latest sensational thriller in his wildly popular Kathryn Dance series. Newsweek calls Jeffery Deaver a "suspense superstar", and in his new novel, he lives up to the accolades once again as he sets his heroine Kathryn Dance on a quest to stop an obsessive stalker from destroying a beautiful young country singer.
Kayleigh Towne is gorgeous with a voice that is taking her to the heights of the country pop charts. Her hit single "Your Shadow" puts her happily in the spotlight, until an innocent exchange with one of her fans leads Kayleigh into a dark and terrifying realm. The fan warns, "I'm coming for you," and soon accidents happen and people close to Kayleigh die. Special Agent Kathryn Dance must use her considerable skills at investigation and body language analysis to stop the stalker - but before long she learns that, like many celebrities, Kayleigh has more than just one fan with a mission.
A former folksinger, Deaver has written the actual song "Your Shadow." Listeners will be able to download it from his website, JefferyDeaver.com.
©2012 Jeffery Deaver (P)2012 Simon & Schuster
There was some good historic background about rural and country music that leant authenticity and depth to Kathryn Dance's character. This story seemed to be about a dynamic country singer, loved by all, and worshiped by one. The singer, Kayleigh, didn't have a chance against her bigest fan: the stalker. The stalker was an eerie character - scarier than most because of his innocent presentation; he was smarmy, but he explained himself well. He was quite an actor! Therin lies the flaw; Kayliegh seemed sort of shallow; her character wasn't much of a character. Her family and friends seemed strategically placed only to give the stalker leverage. The story was more about the stalker than about Dance or Kayliegh; maybe that is the brilliance of Deaver, but I'd like to have known more about why Kayliegh and Dance were such 'great friends'. There were an awful lot of characters woven into this dramatic tapestry, and keeping their involvement straight was a little tricky. At times it felt a little too forced. The even tones of Marin Ireland's voice, lack of any dicernable accent, helped keep the story line focused. It was a good story, not great, but quite good.
Retired 35 year policeman from So CA, relocated with my wife to South Carolina with "Toby" our cat. I listen to two books a week
Loved the music from the story intermixed.
The character development
A natural, genuine flow
not at all, took a while for the story to develope
I always enjoy Jeffery Deaver’s books and this one was no exception. It was definitely not one of his best books, but was a good read. The book continued with unexpected twists and turns throughout it until the very end. I thought it was going to end long before it did, but Deaver would then twist the plot and add another turn to the story. It did keep my attention, but I felt it was a little under par with his previous books.
Say something about yourself!
Yes. In one scene Kathryn is approaching an accident. A car is on fire and she is looking for a friend. Now even if you are looking for a particular person, if you approaching a car which is on fire and you take the time to leave a voice mail; yea, she is in a 911 situation and she leaves a voicemail, why don't you call 911? If you tell your friend's husband that his wife could be in trouble... why don't you tell him to call 911.
I was screamg at Kathryn to get real.
Yes. From the begining you know that it is a stalker fan. As you read/listen you are just waiting to see the mistake the fan makes. What you thought was a fan with muderous issues becomes a political adgenda and jealousy. It was only because there was still a lot of time left that I knew that there was more to come.
Yes, especially if they keep the plot twist.
This is the 3rd book in a series. Of course I then wanted to buy the other books. I was surprise that I owned the second book. I still purchase book one and will revist the second one.
You have heard a term used in poker called a "tell" when Kathryn Dance say her "A to B to Z" take notice, she has just found a clue.
Like??What? What I read is obvious..I am a computer programmer from before we had computers (APL anyone?) I just saw a coyote in our canyon
for some reason the Katherine Dance series derma to have more need for suspension of disbelief and ignoring little ...reality issues, but this story is good and has some creative changes which make it fun.
I actually tried to search for the text with a different narrator, but there isn't one available for this book.
I honestly prefer series with the same narrator. We know that the characters aren't real people, but it helps you get into the book better when the main characters "sound like themselves".
Some of the words were mispronounced, but I'm likely among the very few who noticed.
.....just to move on to the next text.
I love the way Jeffery Deaver intermingled music in throughout this book. It was an important part of the story line. Anyone who has had a song or music speak to their life will enjoy this Dance novel.
Lots of twists. Like books that keep you guessing. Will read more of the Dance books.
I have loved reading 'story books since I first learned how. When I was first diagnosed with macular degeneration I was devestated.
country music is a big -part of this intriguing mystery.good pacing and interesting characters.
very good characterizations
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