• $9.99

Publisher Description

From the author People magazine has hailed the New York Times bestselling author as “a master of ticking-bomb suspense,” comes the third addition to the Kathryn Dance series, a chilling tale of a vigilante seeking revenge—in both the cyber world…and the real.

The Monterey Peninsula is rocked when a killer begins to leave roadside crosses beside local highways—not in memoriam, but as announcements of his intention to kill. And to kill in particularly horrific and efficient ways: using the personal details about the victims that they've carelessly posted in blogs and on social networking websites.

The case lands on the desk of Kathryn Dance, the California Bureau of Investigation's foremost kinesics—body language-expert. She and Deputy Michael O'Neil follow the leads to Travis Brigham, a troubled teenager whose role in a fatal car accident has inspired vicious attacks against him on a popular blog, The Chilton Report.

As the investigation progresses, Travis vanishes. Using techniques he learned as a brilliant participant in MMORPGs—Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games—he easily eludes his pursuers and continues to track his victims, some of whom Kathryn is able to save, some not. Among the obstacles Kathryn must hurdle are politicians from Sacramento, paranoid parents, and the blogger himself, James Chilton, whose belief in the importance of blogging and the new media threatens to derail the case and potentially Dance's career. It is this threat that causes Dance to take desperate and risky measures...

With Jeffery Deaver's signature style, Roadside Crosses is filled with dozens of plot twists, cliff-hangers, and heartrending personal subplots that take a searing look at the accountability of blogging and life in the online world.

Mysteries & Thrillers
June 9
Simon & Schuster

Customer Reviews

Papillion727 ,

Another page turner by Deaver

First, I noticed a review written in 2012 complaining that sixteen chapters had only one half page each. I'm sure the downloaded file was somehow corrupted and would advise anyone in that situation to contact iTunes for in assistance.

I've read most of Deaver's books and must say I would never have guessed this ending. He is the master of twists and turns!

AllDone411 ,

Roadside Crosses

What again? Sixteen chapters with only half a page of text! This will be the last Jeffrey Deaver book I will download from iTunes library. To charge $9.99 for less than half a text is insufferable. I will dispute this charge on my credit card, because the paperback was the same price.

I would suggest that Apple get its act together and screen the final versions of all iBooks before release to the public. This will be the last virtual novel purchase I make for a very long time. You can say, "Good-bye" to this reader.

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