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A Kathryn Dance Novel

Book - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
Catapulted into sudden fame by her beauty and talent, country pop artist Kayleigh Towne turns for help to Special Agent Kathryn Dance to stop a sadistic stalker who is targeting the people closest to the singer.

Baker
& Taylor

Catapulted into sudden fame by her beauty and talent, country pop artist Kayleigh Towne turns for help to Special Agent Kathryn Dance to stop a sadistic stalker who is targeting the people closest to the singer. By the best-selling author of The Bone Collector.

Simon and Schuster
Internationally bestselling author Jeffery Deaver delivers the latest sensational thriller in his wildly popular Kathryn Dance series.

COUNTRY-POP INGÉNUE Kayleigh Towne’s career is just reaching new heights with her huge hit single “Your Shadow”—but increased fame is also bringing unwanted attention. An innocent exchange with one of her fans, signed with an “XO,” leads Kayleigh into the dangerous and terrifying realm of obsession.

Edwin Sharp thinks Kayleigh’s songs contain messages that speak directly to him. Despite her clear rejection and threats from lawyers and law enforcers, he remains convinced that “Your Shadow” was written just for him, and he announces he’s coming for Kayleigh. Then a potentially fatal accident occurs at the concert hall where Kayleigh is rehearsing for a triumphant hometown performance, and she is convinced that someone—maybe Edwin—was there watching her from the darkness.

True to his word, Edwin Sharp soon makes an ominous appearance in town, and California Bureau of Investigation Agent Kathryn Dance, a friend and fan of Kayleigh’s on vacation in Fresno to attend the show, intervenes on her behalf, drawing Sharp’s frightening attention to herself. That night a member of the road crew whom Kayleigh had once dated is murdered in an eerie echo of an image from her chart-topping song. As more deaths loom on the horizon, Kathryn Dance must use her considerable skills at investigation and body-language analysis to stop the stalker and save more innocent victims. But before long she learns that, like many celebrities, Kayleigh has more than one fan with a mission . . .

This nail-biting thriller from suspense master Jeffery Deaver speeds along over just three short days, filled with terrifying twists that will keep readers held in rapt suspense until the final shocking revelation.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781439156377
1439156379
Branch Call Number: M DEAVER
Characteristics: 385 p

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Doris527
Sep 11, 2015

A must read if you are a Deaver fan. The many twists keep you reading well into the night. Is it the stalker or not? Great read.

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Jasmine203
Dec 11, 2014

Convoluted.

Not the most interesting read for people who do not follow pop culture and the lives of media darlings. but good plot twists and police work.

Dazio Sep 11, 2013

Some unexpected twists and turns. The book doesn't get better until you are about half way through it - that's why I only gave it three stars.

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BlueMoonGirl
Aug 10, 2013

Lots of twists and turns make this great fun to read.

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bridge1
Mar 24, 2013

A good story but a little tedious in places.

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ElspethG
Aug 26, 2012

This is a classic Jeffery Deaver novel, complete with twists and turns, with a surprise around every corner, right to the very last page. An interesting look at Katherine Dancer's life outside of the CBI as a songcatcher. I was pleasantly surprised by the appendix, composed of country/folk song lyrics, all by Jeffrey Deaver, who once was a folksinger himself. If you want to know more about songcatchers, check out the Aidan Quinn movie "Songcatcher." available at BPL.

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jimg2000
Aug 17, 2012

Half of the book at the start read like a biography of a young country singer, not a typical thriller by J. Deaver. Also, the book should have ended before the final few chapters which extended the story with a hard to believe twist in events.

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deRougemont
Jul 11, 2012

Another winner from Jeffrey Deaver. Deaver delivers a consistent stream of complex mystery thrillers that focus on "detail" to unravel the crime. This latest offering featuring Kathryn Dance is a thoroughly enjoyable read that also provides a glimpse of the business side of the music industry.

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soanil
Jul 05, 2012

This book is another one which I did not finish because did not start well.

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