The Sleeping Doll: A Novel (Kathryn Dance, No 1)

The Sleeping Doll: A Novel (Kathryn Dance, No 1)

Jeffery Deaver


Lincoln Rhyme is again! the bright criminologist returns along with his accomplice and paramour Amelia Sachs, in a blistering bestseller that exams forensic detective paintings in a courageous new world.

When exact Agent Kathryn Dance—a wonderful interrogator and kinesics specialist with the California Bureau of Investigation—is despatched to query the convicted killer Daniel “Son of Manson” Pell as a suspect in a newly unearthed crime, she feels either trepidation and electrifying intrigue. Pell is serving a lifestyles sentence for the brutal murders of the rich Croyton kin in Carmel years earlier—a crime mirroring these perpetrated via Charles Manson within the Nineteen Sixties. yet Pell and his cult contributors have been sloppy: not just have been they apprehended, they even left in the back of a survivor—the youngest of the Croyton daughters, who, simply because she used to be in mattress hidden by means of her toys that bad evening, used to be dubbed the drowsing Doll.

But the woman by no means spoke approximately that evening, nor did the crime's mastermind. certainly, Pell has lengthy been either reticent and unrepentant concerning the crime. And so with the assassin transported from the Capitola superprison to an interrogation room within the Monterey County Courthouse, Dance sees a chance to pry a confession from him for the new murder—and to benefit extra in regards to the wicked brain of this occupation felony who considers himself a grasp of regulate, a gloomy Svengali, forcing humans to do what they differently may by no means conceive of doing. In an electrifying mental jousting fit, Dance calls up all her talents as an interrogator and kinesics—body language—expert to get to the reality at the back of Daniel Pell.

But whilst Dance's plan is going extraordinarily incorrect and Pell escapes, abandoning a path of lifeless and injured, she reveals herself in control of her first-ever manhunt. yet faraway from easily fleeing, Pell activates his pursuers—and different innocents—for purposes Dance and her colleagues cannot determine. because the idyllic Monterey Peninsula is paralyzed through the elusive killer, Dance turns to the prior to discover the reality approximately what Daniel Pell is admittedly as much as. She tracks down the now teenage snoozing Doll to profit what fairly occurred that evening, and she or he arranges a reunion of 3 girls who have been in his cult on the time of the killings. The lies of the earlier and the evasions of the current boil up less than the relentless probing of Kathryn Dance, yet will the reality approximately Daniel Pell emerge in time to prevent him from killing back?

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