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XO

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781444716153

Price: £7.99

ON SALE: 21st June 2012

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

The third Kathryn Dance novel from Number One bestseller Jeffery Deaver.

Kayleigh Towne is a beautiful and successful singer-songwriter, and Edwin Sharp is her biggest fan. When she replies to one of his fan letters with ‘XO’, Edwin is convinced she loves him, and that her latest hit song ‘Your Shadow’ was written for him. Nothing Kayleigh or her lawyers can say persuades him otherwise. Then the singer gets an anonymous phone call; it’s the first verse of ‘Your Shadow’ playing. Soon after, one of the crew is horribly murdered. Kayleigh’s friend Kathryn Dance, a special agent with the California Bureau of Investigation, knows that stalking crimes are not one-off occurrences, and, sure enough, more verses of the song are played as warnings of death to follow. With a little help from forensic criminalist Lincolyn Rhyme, Dance must use her kinesic and investigative skills in an attempt to find the killer before more people die. Deaver has written the actual song, ‘Your Shadow’. Readers will be able to download it from http://www.jefferydeaver.com.

Reviews

The most creative, skilled and intriguing thriller writer in the world . . . [Deaver] has produced a stunning series of bestsellers with unique characterisation, intelligent characters, beguiling plots and double-barrelled and sometimes triple-barrelled solutions.
<i>Daily Telegraph</i>
The pace is terrific, the suspense inexorable, and there is an excellent climax . . . If you want thrills, Deaver is your man.
<i>Guardian</i>
Jeffery Deaver is grand master of the ticking-clock thriller.
Kathy Reichs
One of the world's best plotters - his intricate twists and turns catch out even the hardened thriller reader . . . This is a true master at work - elegant, assured, supremely crafted thriller writing at its very best
<i>Daily Mail</i>
'The danger for thriller writers is that they become so comfortable with their detectives, Dance, Rhymes, Sachs and Co, that new readers feel excluded. Deaver always avoids this, though, elegantly reprising their back stories for newcomers without boring the faithful.' *****
<i>Daily Express</i>
Deaver writes crime fiction - thrillers you want to race through - and he's bloody good . . . If he was real, 007 would be a Deaver fan
<i>The Big Issue</i>
Sometimes the purest escapism can only be found in a knuckle-bleaching thriller that messes with your blood pressure. This is a job for Jeffery Deaver, on top form with another case for special agent Kathryn Dance . . . a classically twisty slice of Deaver suspense
<i>Saga Magazine</i>
As the body count rises, there are the classic Deaver twists in the tale - his fans won't be disappointed
<i>Press Association</i>
The plotting here is endlessly surprising
<i>Independent</i>
Fans of Deaver will enjoy the thrills and spills . . . but this is also ideal for those wanting an introduction to his works
<i>Press Association</i>
Devious, diabolical and devilish ... It's Dance's toughest case, and one of Deaver's best books.
New York Times
The best psychological thriller writer around.
The Times
If you want thrills, Deaver is your man.
Guardian
Deaver never disappoints.
Independent on Sunday
A master of misdirection.
Evening Standard
One of the world's best plotters.
Daily Mail
Grand master of the ticking-clock thriller.
Kathy Reichs

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