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The Sleeping Doll by Jeffery Deaver

The Sleeping Doll (2007)

by Jeffery Deaver

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Series: Kathryn Dance (1)

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I really enjoyed THE SLEEPING DOLL. Deaver did a great job weaving the psychological aspects into an edge of your seat thrill ride. Complex characters, solid plotting and excellent pacing kept me turning the pages.

Kathryn Dance, a kinesics expert, returns for her second adventure and does battle with Daniel Pell, a cult leader imprisoned for the murder of an entire family, with the exception of one young daughter - The Sleeping Doll.

Top notch Deaver. ( )
  MugsyNoir | Oct 27, 2017 |
Sto leggendo questo romanzo per la seconda volta e nemmeno me n'ero accorta: o leggo troppo, o leggere un romanzo che non lascia un segno, nel bene o nel male, è proprio una perdita di tempo. ( )
  LaPizia | Aug 3, 2017 |
Just what I expected of a thriller by Jeffery Deaver. A thrilling book, interesting, although for me not as catching as the Lincoln Rhyme thrillers.
Enough though, to make me want to read the second book in the series as well. ( )
  BoekenTrol71 | Mar 3, 2017 |
The Sleeping Doll by Jeffrey Deaver starts off with Kathryn Dance, a forensic investigator being called to interview a serial killer, Daniel Raymond Pell. A forensic investigator studies the body language, verbal content and verbal tone to detect if the subject is lying or trying to deflect. Prosecution is trying to get a conviction of Daniel Pell who is being held on four counts of murder.

The accused manages to escape soon after the interview. It is obvious that he had to have help. Daniel Pell has enormous appeal for some women, he has some sort of magnetism. He is also extremely intelligent. So is sort of a matching of wits between him and Dance.

The pacing, dialogue and characterizations are all excellent. There are twists that are not immediately expected. This is a thriller that is exciting and keeps you going in the story. It make me want to read more of Jeffery Deaver's books. · ( )
  Carolee888 | Oct 2, 2016 |
I had some problems with the character of Dance. She is a likable and interesting character, however, her inability to use a gun grates and her judgment seems greatly impaired. She blithely blabs all the details of the investigation to the former cult members,never considering that they are first, not the most stable to begin with and seemingly unconcerned of their possible involvement. She keeps the writer of dubious credentials in the loop and lets her sex drive override her common sense. The pacing is off, the book is long and drags in some portions. Although not a terrible book, I have certainly read better by this author. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
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Omtale: Sovedukken

I Sovedukken rømmer den brutale morderen Daniel Pell fra et high security-fengsel. Pell kaller seg for Mansons sønn, inspirert av massemorderen Charles Manson. I likhet med andre psykopater er Pell en mester i bedra sine omgivelser. Bare en person har lykkes i å knekke ham i politiavhør: Kathryn Dance. Hun er ekspert på å tyde kroppsspråk og spesialist i avhør av vitner og mistenkte. Det er egenskaper som kommer godt med i arbeidet for California Bureau of Investigation. Nå må Kathryn spore opp Daniel Pell før flere liv går tapt. Da trenger hun hjelp fra mennesker fra Pells fortid, inkludert den unge jenta kjent som sovedukken - den eneste overlevende i sin familie etter Pells massakre. Handlingen bukter seg i uventede og skremmende retninger og er en katt-og-mus-lek av typen Jeffery Deaver er velkjent for.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0743260945, Hardcover)

When Special Agent Kathryn Dance is sent to interrogate the convicted killer Daniel "Son of Manson" Pell as a suspect in a newly unearthed crime, she feels both trepidation and electrifying intrigue. Pell is serving a life sentence for brutal murders years earlier that mirrored those perpetrated by Charles Manson in the 1960s. But Pell and his cult members left behind a survivor who -- because she was in bed hidden by her toys -- was dubbed the Sleeping Doll.

Pell has long been both reticent and unrepentant about the crime. But Dance sees an opportunity to pry a confession from him for the recent murder -- and to learn more about the depraved mind of this career criminal. But when Dance's plan goes terribly wrong and Pell escapes, leaving behind a trail of dead and injured, she finds herself in charge of her first manhunt. As the idyllic Monterey Peninsula is paralyzed by the elusive killer, Dance turns to the past to find the truth about what Daniel Pell is really up to. She tracks down the now-teenage Sleeping Doll to learn what really happened that night, and arranges a reunion of three women who were in his cult at the time of the killings.

The lies of the past and the evasions of the present boil up under the relentless probing of Kathryn Dance, but will the truth about Daniel Pell emerge in time to stop him from killing again?

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California Bureau of Investigation interrogator and body language expert Kathryn Dance works to recapture a dangerous escaped killer with the help of three victims from his former cult and the lone survivor from a family he slaughtered.

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