Tuesday, July 21, 2009
111 - Roadside Crosses; Jeffrey Deaver
Most of us have probably seen at least a few "roadside crosses" along some highway, memorializing the individual who died at that spot in of a car accident. In Jeffrey Deaver's latest book: Roadside Crosses, home made crosses start appearing along a California highway with no name on them, but with a date in to the future, as a killer announces his intention to kill. Even more disturbing is the fact that the killer seems to be using personal information obtained through blog posts, and other social networking sites.
Kathryn Dance is in charge of this case, along with Deputy O'Neill. As a subplot, Dances mother is arrested for her role in a mercy killing.
The entire book takes place over a period of just four days, and addresses many hot topics: right to live versus right to die, internet addictions, blogger's rights and a few more controversial topics. There were some great twists and turns to keep me reading at a fast pace, but I actually would have preferred if the story was just a bit shorter and focused just on the "Roadside Cross" aspect.
All in all this was a good thriller. I did not read the first book in this series: The Sleeping Doll, but it really did not seem necessary.
RATING - 4/5; COMPLETED 7/21/09; Library Book