TITLE: THE SLEEPING DOLL
AUTHOR: JEFFREY DEAVER
Details: nr 1 Kathryn Dance Mystery
Kathryn Dance is a special agent with the California Bureau of Investigation and a specialist in kinesics (the science of interpreting behaviour), which makes her a brilliant interrogator.
Shortly after being interviewed by Dance, Daniel Pell escapes from prison, leaving a trail of death and destruction behind him.
Pell is a master manipulator, who mesmerises people and then uses them for his own ends.
Eight years ago he headed a small group of people, he called the Family, until the brutal murder of four members of a family lead to his arrest and his group fell apart.
Now, Kathryn, to get a better understanding of Pell, has to bring the three women who where in his group back together, as well as interview the girl who survived the slaughter of her family.
But nothing and nobody is quite what they seem, and Pell doesn't take kindly to people like Kathryn, who can resist his twisted charm.
Good story, though a bit slow for me at times.
Deaver always manages to hook me, but I've still read nothing by him that gripped my quite like the Lincoln Rhyme books.