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The Sleeping Doll: A Novel

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Written By: Jeffery Deaver

Narrated By: Anne Twomey

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: June 2007

Duration: 6 hours 26 minutes


Special Agent Kathryn Dance -- introduced in The Cold Moon -- stars in the latest thriller from New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver.

When Special Agent Kathryn Dance is sent to interrogate the convicted killer Daniel 'Son of Manson' Pell as a suspect in a newly unearthed crime, she feels both trepidation and electrifying intrigue. Pell is serving a life sentence for brutal murders years earlier that mirrored those perpetrated by Charles Manson in the 1960s. But Pell and his cult members left behind a survivor who -- because she was in bed hidden by her toys -- was dubbed the Sleeping Doll.

Pell has long been both reticent and unrepentant about the crime. But Dance sees an opportunity to pry a confession from him for the recent murder -- and to learn more about the depraved mind of this career criminal. But when Dance's plan goes terribly wrong and Pell escapes, leaving behind a trail of dead and injured, she finds herself in charge of her first manhunt. As the idyllic Monterey Peninsula is paralyzed by the elusive killer, Dance turns to the past to find the truth about what Daniel Pell is really up to. She tracks down the now-teenage Sleeping Doll to learn what really happened that night, and arranges a reunion of three women who were in his cult at the time of the killings.

The lies of the past and the evasions of the present boil up under the relentless probing of Kathryn Dance, but will the truth about Daniel Pell emerge in time to stop him from killing again?


  • Tex

    This is Deaver's first book with Katherine Dance the Kinesics expert and while it's not my personal favorite it's still filled with all the twists and suspense he is so good at writing!! In my opinion it's not Jeffery Deaver's best but still an excellent listen!!

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  • Darlyn

    Deaver introduces readers to Special Agent Kathryn Danse in Cold Moon, a Lincoln Rhymes series novel and then allows Danse to begin her own series. Danse is a great character who can tell when people are lying are trying not to. In this series beginning, Danse looks for a killer with a cult-like following that takes readers through an emotional roller-coaster all the way to the end. Great story and a serious tease of what is to come in in the tales of Danse.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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