Saturday, November 06, 2010

Weekend Book Club: The Sleeping Doll

I only started reading Jeffery Deaver recently, within the last 6 months or so, and boy, am I glad I did.
I love a good thriller. It would be my first choice of genre to read (surprised you, huh?)
And Jeffery Deaver does thrillers very, very well.
Here's a blurb:
Jeffery Deaver is back with a dark and multilayered psychological thriller about a vicious killer's escape from a California super-prison and the mysterious and deadly quest he embarks on once he's free.
Making her first appearance in The Cold Moon (2006), special agent Kathryn Dance—a brilliant interrogator and body language expert—stars in The Sleeping Doll, where she and her partners at the California Bureau of Investigation hunt down escaped killer Daniel Pell, a self-styled Charles Manson.
Deaver's most frightening villain to date, Pell is a master of control, who mesmerizes, seduces, and exploits people for his own murderous ends. To track down Pell before he destroys more lives, Kathryn Dance must enlist the help of people from the killer's past: the three women who lived under his sadistic sway in the cult he once headed, as well as the young girl known as The Sleeping Doll, the only survivor of her family's slaughter at Pell's hand.
Filled with masterful plot twists: Jeffery Deaver creates plots with so many twists and turns they could "hide behind a spiral staircase" (People), and The Sleeping Doll has Deaver's trademark twists in spades. It is guaranteed to keep readers guessing right up to the breathless end.
This story is a ripper!
A page turner from start to finish, with enough twists to keep you riveted.
Thankfully, my mum bought Jeffery Deaver's latest, 'The Edge' last week. I'm hurrying her along to finish it!
What are you reading this week?


Vampires and Tofu said...

Sounds good!

I'm reading The Sweet Forever by George Pelecanos and Angel by L.A. Weatherly =)

Lacey Devlin said...

Wow that is one scary looking cover. It sounds like a great book!

Jill said...

Oooh, you're braver than I am. I have a low "boo" threshold. Although have read a Jeffrey Deaver short story that I really liked.
I'm reading Diving the Wreck by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. It's a sci-fiction-y action type book. Not my usual choice, but I'm trying to say away from romance since my nano project is romance. Also I've read her work before and she's my favorite type of science fiction writer. She's a storyteller first and she isn't trying to ram a certain philosophy, world view, or scientific theory down your throat. Also she writes gritty, real female characters, not the (ahem) space bimbos that a lot of male sci-fi writers are guilty of creating.

Nicola Marsh said...

So you have 2 books on the go, V&T?

I can never do that. Can't write two books at once either, the characters confuse me!

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Nicola Marsh said...

I know, Lacey, the cover is seriously spooky!

Nicola Marsh said...

You raise an interesting point, Jill, about staying away from romance while writing it.

I know several M&B authors say the same thing, they can't read category rom while writing it.

I read for pure escapism & entertainment so doesn't bother me what I read when. :)

Kerrin said...

i'm, currently reading BloodFever by Karen Marie Moning. It's awesome!

Nicola Marsh said...

Oooh, like that title, Kerrin!

What's it about?

Lois said...

Yep, too scary for me, that one. LOL :) I'm finally on a new book, (and contemporary! LOL), Jill Shalvis's The Trouble with Paradise. :)


Nicola Marsh said...

You're on a Jill Shalvis kick at the moment, Lois!