Kathryn Dance

3 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 40 ratings

The Sleeping Doll Publisher's Summary

Ten years ago in California, Daniel Pell, a self-styled Charles Manson, was sentenced to life in prison for murdering an entire family: husband, wife, and two children, plus one of his young male followers. He is brought to Salinas, California, to interview with Kathryn Dance after he is implicated in yet another killing.

Things go terribly wrong during an interview break, and Pell, after badly injuring Dance's fellow California Bureau of Investigation agent and murdering several bystanders, escapes. The murder was just one of his many schemes to allow him to travel outside of his high-security prison - and to continue to kill on the outside.

It's up to Dance, aided by her CBI partners, a Monterey County detective, and a brilliant FBI agent specializing in cult mentality, to stop him before he kills again. Hungry on his trail, Dance enlists three of Pell's former female followers, now raising families and leading normal lives, as well as the one surviving family member from the initial killing. Only eight years old at the time, she was asleep in her bed and obscured by her toys and stuffed animals, prompting the press to call her "The Sleeping Doll". Now 18, this girl may have essential clues about Pell.

©2007 Jeffery Deaver. All rights reserved (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.
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  • Book 1

    • The Sleeping Doll

    • A Novel
    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Anne Twomey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Ten years ago in California, Daniel Pell, a self-styled Charles Manson, was sentenced to life in prison for murdering an entire family: husband, wife, and two children, plus one of his young male followers. He is brought to Salinas, California, to interview with Kathryn Dance after he is implicated in yet another killing. Things go terribly wrong during an interview break, and Pell escapes, intent on killing again.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • abridged always misses something

    • By Teddy on 06-20-16

    Regular price: $23.93

  • Book 2

    • Roadside Crosses

    • Kathryn Dance, Book 2
    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    A highway patrol trooper notices something strange on the side of the road: a homemade cross, fashioned as a memorial. Except the date being 'remembered' is the following day - the day the police find a kidnapped teenage girl in the trunk of a car, left for dead. Special Agent Kathryn Dance, the kinesics expert with the California Bureau of Investigation, is on the case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dance series

    • By barbara on 03-21-11

    Regular price: $14.01

    • Roadside Crosses

    • A Kathryn Dance Novel
    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Michele Pawk
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The Monterey Peninsula is rocked when a killer begins to leave roadside crosses beside local highways -- not in memoriam, but as announcements of his intention to kill. And to kill in particularly horrific and efficient ways: using the personal details about the victims that they've carelessly posted in blogs and on social networking websites.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Roadside Crosses

    • By Michael Geib on 07-10-09

    Regular price: $23.93