Solitude Creek

Solitude Creek

by Jeffery Deaver

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455517176
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 02/23/2016
Series: Kathryn Dance Series
Pages: 624
Sales rank: 226,857
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.70(d)

About 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.

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

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Solitude Creek 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 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.
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
Solitude Creek is the fourth book in the Kathryn Dance series by popular American author, Jeffery Deaver. Kinesics expert and CBI Agent, Kathryn Dance is a skilled interviewer, but when her assessment of a witness to major gang crime goes wrong, she is relegated to Civ Div, weaponless and checking on regulatory compliances. On a routine check after a fire at a concert at Solitude Creek, Kathryn discovers that the tragic deaths and injuries are not the result of an unfortunate accident, but rather, due to the deliberate actions of an unknown perpetrator. Before her investigations progress far, a similar situation involving crowd panic at another venue results in more injuries and deaths. As Kathryn and MCSO officer, Michael O’Neil try to track down this clever killer, Kathryn also stays involved in the crime gang case, under her boss’s radar. O’Neil has other cases to monitor as well: a missing farmer, a dead Jane Doe in a motel room and a spate of racially-motivated graffiti and vandalism. Once again, Deaver gives his readers an original plot with plenty of twists and red herrings. His tale graphically illustrates the potential dangers faced at crowded venues and the power of social media to effect a mob mentality leading to stampede in the face of panic. He also highlights the plight of Americans of Japanese ancestry interned in “Relocation Centres” during World War Two, the unfairness of certain land acquisition laws and the existence of on-demand snuff films. This instalment includes lots of action, a sting, a marriage proposal, and a bit of computer hacking by Kathryn’s man, Jon Boling. There’s a bit of brand soup going on, with a generous sprinkling of clothing, shoe and accessory labels: perhaps the intention is to attract more female readers, but it does nothing for the story. Given his upbringing, the involvement of Dance’s son, Wes in racist activities is somewhat less than credible. Nonetheless, a page-turner.
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!
Anonymous 10 days ago
slow+moving+plot%2C+constipated+sentences.++stupid+dialogue.++how+did+this+piece+of+sh*it+get+published%3F++
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Plenty of unexpected twist and turns.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Several surpries that I never saw coming. Kept my attention. Been enjoying his books for awhile and I think this is the first Dance I have read.
tedfeit0 More than 1 year 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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just kept getting better
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