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Summary

A highway cop finds a memorial cross on the side of the road and a kidnapped girl in the boot of a car. The victim points Special Agent Kathryn Dance to a vicious online community. When further crosses appear, it becomes a race against time to find the attacker before he can carry out his chilling plans in the cyber world and the real.

©2009 Jeffery Deaver (P)2009 Recorded Books LLC

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Oh noooo...LOL big time

I am so sorry, but I did not like this book at all. It is one loooong clich?, and with the most stupid ending ever. The narrator is so funny when she is pretending to be a male, that I was laughing out loud sometimes. Also if you know just a tiny bit about computers, gaming and the internet, you will see this as a joke. Sorry, but I was very disappointed. I did finish the book though, but just because i had already paid for it....

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SLOW START BUT ENJOYABLE

I thought the reader was good, and represented Catherine Dance's thoughts and feelings well. It was a bit slow at the beginning, but I did get caught up in it eventually. Not as good as the majority of Deaver books though.

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Poor in comparison

I've given up on Deaver without Lincoln Rhyme. This interested me to start, it's obviously thoroughly researched regarding the gaming world but I was so disappointed when we found out who was behind the killings, I found it lazy and unbeleivable. It lacked the twists and turns of his other novels, it wasn't scary or gripping. This is not the standard I have come to expect from Mr D and I hope he hasn't sold out.

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poor

predictable plot, poor dialogue, the narrator was not bad, but going gruff for men, a bit corny. Comparing this to other Deaver books, is chalk and cheese. This book makes me think Deaver did not write it himself

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Not one of his best

OK not one of the best got fed up about all the filler (the blog address and the explanation of what she does for a living) It made it seem his readers could not remember what the characters main abilities were.

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Roadside Crosses

The story was everything I expect from Jeffrey Deaver.

The narration was absolutely appalling, the worst I 've ever heard.

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Not his best effort

Short sentences, with completely obvious phrases. Maybe he got a robot to write it! It's a mismatched and misplaced double tale, with neither one believable. He had fantastic, brilliant books in the past - this is definitely not the best.

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An average book spoiled!!

The story was ok though it did get a bit boring in places. Two things that really ruined it for me was the way the author tries to use 'street talk' for the teenagers that just seemed too over the top.
But the main reason I didn't enjoy this book is that it has a lady narrator but 90% of the characters are men, and a woman talking in deep voices is just too much distraction!!

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Just ok

An enjoyable enough read but it didn't have the usual Jeffrey Deaver flair and flavour...almost as if someone else had written it. I did find myself getting bored in places.

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Great novel full of twists and turns. Great character development!

I normally love Jeffrey Deaver novels, having started with those about Lincoln Rhymes where the Dance character first makes an appearance and is often also referred to.
I like these novels every bit as much, relying on body language and good interview techniques rather than forensics gives you the chance to explore human nature more and crafted this into an intriguing thriller with personal relationships intertwined and interwoven that you really want to keep listening.
Great audio, though my pet peeve as ever, as a Brit, is to hear of someone ‘rifling through…’ pronounced as ‘riffling’ as we pronounce it to sound like the gun..but that’s my only negative, haha, so it must be a great book!