Roadside Crosses by Jeffery Deaver

Roadside Crosses

By Jeffery Deaver

  • Release Date: 2009-06-09
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 56 Ratings
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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...

In signature Jeffery Deaver style, Roadside Crosses is filled with dozens of plot twists, cliff-hangers and heartrending personal subplots. It is also a searing look at the accountability of blogging and life in the online world. Roadside Crosses is the third in Deaver's bestselling High-Tech Thriller Trilogy, along with The Blue Nowhere and The Broken Window.


  • Another page turner by Deaver

    By Papillion727
    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!
  • Roadside Crosses

    By AllDone411
    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.