Solitude Creek

Solitude Creek

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by Jeffery Deaver
     
 

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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

Overview

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's the panic and the stampede that killed them; 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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Numerous surprises are in store for Kathryn Dance (and the reader) in bestseller Deaver's stellar fourth novel featuring the California Bureau of Investigation kinesics expert...Deaver's meaty thrillers are as good as they come."—Publishers Weekly (starred review) "

One of Deaver's most diabolical villains."—New York Times Book Review"

Riveting...[Deaver] is definitely the Master of Suspense."—Crimespree Magazine"

Numerous surprises are in store for Kathryn Dance (and the reader) in bestseller Deaver's stellar fourth novel featuring the California Bureau of Investigation kinesics expert...Deaver's meaty thrillers are as good as they come."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)"

Chillingly effective...Jeffery Deaver's quadriplegic detective has never been better...Equal parts Marathon Man and top-notch political thriller, this is Deaver at the top of his game. Rhyme remains the most original hero in thriller fiction today who may have met his match in Swann. Not to be missed."—Providence Sunday Journal on The Kill Room "

This is Deaver at his very best and not to be missed by any thriller fan."—Publisher's Weekly (starred review) on The Kill Room - A "Best Summer Book of 2013""

Deaver's infernal puzzle mysteries invariably inspire words like devious, diabolical, and devilish, all of which apply to XO. It's Dance's toughest case, and one of Deaver's best books."—The New York Times Book Review on XO"

Deaver's excellent third novel featuring Kathryn Dance...[is] sure to please fans."—Publishers Weekly (starred review) on XO"

Written with Deaver's usual keen eye for dialogue and character and featuring his customary right-angle plot twists, the novel will be a sure-fire hit."—Booklist on XO

Library Journal
12/01/2014
No word yet on the plot of Deaver's latest thriller-chiller, but it does feature the return of Kathryn Dance, almost as popular as Deaver's key protagonist, Lincoln Rhyme. Note that Deaver will be awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 Bouchercon. With a 100,000-copy first printing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455517176
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
02/23/2016
Series:
Kathryn Dance Series
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
53,370
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

Jeffery Deaver is the #1 international bestselling author of over thirty novels and three collections of short stories. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages. His first novel featuring Lincoln Rhyme, The Bone Collector, was made into a major motion picture starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. He's received or been shortlisted for a number of awards around the world. He lives in North Carolina.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Washington, D.C.
Date of Birth:
May 6, 1950
Place of Birth:
Chicago, Illinois
Education:
B.A., University of Missouri; Juris Doctor, cum laude, Fordham University School of Law
Website:
http://www.jefferydeaver.com/

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Solitude Creek 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
JeriTRyan More than 1 year ago
Jeffery Deaver delivers again. I somehow slipped from reading the “Lincoln Rhyme series“ to the Kathryn Dance novels and the newest one “Solitude Creek“ does not disappoint. The author is in his established environment and I will not give away any details of the story to avoid spoilers. The book is a page-turner and even though it is the fourth book in the series I believe it could be easily read as a standalone. I can honestly recommend it to all fans of this author as well as other readers that are interested in this genre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Deaver never disappoints.
Dillydog More than 1 year ago
Jeffery Deaver writes a good book, no doubt about that. His Lincoln Rhyme series never fails to entertain me. The Kathryn Dance series, not so much. The plot is good, the storyline delivers, but Deaver just doesn't have the knack to write from a woman's point of view. Write as Lincoln. Stick to things you're good at.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Kathryn Dance. Lots of twists and turns, and long enough to last more than 1 day reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Held my attention all the way through. Having several plot lines going at the same time was great!
tedfeit0 12 months ago
Nothing in this novel appears to be what the reader expects. And that is a good thing. Kathryn Dance, in this, the fourth novel in which she is featured, faces perplexing and unexpected situations both as a member of the California Bureau of Investigation and in her personal life. And in each, the author demonstrates the sleight of hand in authorship for which he is well known. Professionally, Dance faces two cases. In the major one, a series of crimes are committed by a crafty perpetrator in which large groups of people are forced into panic-driven rioting in an attempt to escape from a mass venue, such as a theater, resulting in injuries and deaths. In the other, she interrogates a Latin man who is later released, after which while leaving he grabs her pistol, the upshot being her suspension and transfer from criminal to civil cases. The common thread between the two is all sorts of subterfuge, twists and turns. The same applies to her personal life, both in relation to her children and her love life. Bringing all these elements to a logical and interesting conclusion, the author treats the reader to some off-the-beaten-path conclusions, all of which are unforeseen or even telegraphed. The surprises may not be earth-shaking, but certainly make for entertaining reading. Recommended.
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Deaver's books always keep me interested and are quick, fun reads. Solitude Creek continues this tradition. A good summer novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a fan of Jeffery Deaver and while this book was enjoyable is didn't have the pizzaz of his other books. It was predictable and I found myself skimming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Deaver kept the action flowing in the latest Dance novel. I can't wait for the next one.
Mallory_SupernaturalFan More than 1 year ago
REVIEW: SOLITUDE CREEK by Jeffrey Deaver I've not read a lot of Jeffrey Deaver' s books (yet) . I read THE OCTOBER LIST for review, and now SOLITUDE CREEK (for review but also as a choice for the Good Tales Book Tours June Readathon). Good choice!  Compelling, engrossing, with a really " different" kind of villain (well, with the secondary plot line, there is also an unusual--and very dangerous--villain). Mr. Deaver really delves into character, which is a high point for this reader-reviewer.
MaryBNC More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be on the boring side,had a hard time getting into it,doesnt really stick to the story line and is a disappointment.Someone else may like it tho, I'm just not one of them. I gave it only three stars!
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Just kept getting better
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