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Solitude Creek

Solitude Creek A tragedy occurs at a small concert venue on the Monterey Peninsula Cries of fire are raised and panicked people run for the doors only to find them blocked A half dozen people die and others are s

  • Title: Solitude Creek
  • Author: Jeffery Deaver
  • ISBN: 9781444757422
  • Page: 164
  • Format: Paperback
  • A tragedy occurs at a small concert venue on the Monterey Peninsula Cries of fire are raised and, panicked, people run for the doors, only to find them blocked A half dozen people die and others are seriously injured But it s the panic and the stampede that killed there was no fire.Kathryn Dance a brilliant California Bureau of Investigation agent and body languageA tragedy occurs at a small concert venue on the Monterey Peninsula Cries of fire are raised and, panicked, people run for the doors, only to find them blocked A half dozen people die and others are seriously injured But it s the panic and the stampede that killed there was no fire.Kathryn Dance a brilliant California Bureau of Investigation agent and body language expert discovers that the stampede was caused intentionally and that the perpetrator, a man obsessed with turning people s own fears and greed into weapons, has attacks planned She and her team must race against the clock to find where he will strike next before innocents die.

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      Published :2019-07-19T18:57:17+00:00

    About "Jeffery Deaver"

    1. Jeffery Deaver

      1 international bestselling author of over thirty novels and three collections of short stories His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages His first novel featuring Lincoln Rhyme, The Bone Collector, was made into a major motion picture starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie He s received or been shortlisted for a number of awards around the world.

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    1. Kathryn Dance, CBI agent and an expert on reading the body language of criminals (and most everyone else!) was shocked when she was sent to the site of a concert which had been held the night before. The calls of “fire” throughout the venue and the subsequent scramble and panic of the patrons to escape had caused a catastrophe not often seen outside sporting venues. But the bigger shock was to discover that it was no accident – someone had caused the panic deliberately…Racing against the [...]


    2. Solitude Creek is book four of the Kathryn Dance series by Jeffery Deaver. Kathryn Dance was making a routine insurance check at a truck company after a roadhouse fire when she was involved in an incident at the company. However, during the conflict, Kathryn Dance found out something that changed the whole investigation into the roadhouse fire. The readers of Solitude Creek will continue to follow the twist and turns in Kathryn Dance investigation into the roadhouse fire to find out was it accid [...]


    3. Kathryn Dance agent at the CBI [Californian Bureau of Investigation] makes a horrible mistake and somebody goes free when he should not have been and she gets demoted to Civilian Division in which she gets involved in a stampede in a roadhouse {whose name is the Title] with a deadly result.It find Kathryn facing a deadly predator than any she has before and he starts noticing her. At the same time Kathryn finds that her children's lives are becoming interesting and surprising enough for her. Fea [...]


    4. This is Deaver's fourth novel featuring Kathryn Dance, a California Bureau of Investigation agent and kinesics expert, but only the second I've read (with the exception of her initial appearance as a consultant in Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme/Amelia Sachs novel Cold Moon). I wish Dance were a more appealing character, but so far, I just haven't been able to warm up to her much.I haven't figured out why. Although I didn't follow that career path, I do have a bachelor's degree in psychology, so specialt [...]


    5. Solitude Creek is the fourth book in the Kathryn Dance series by popular American author, Jeffery Deaver. Kinesics expert and CBI Agent, Kathryn Dance is a skilled interviewer, but when her assessment of a witness to major gang crime goes wrong, she is relegated to Civ Div, weaponless and checking on regulatory compliances. On a routine check after a fire at a concert at Solitude Creek, Kathryn discovers that the tragic deaths and injuries are not the result of an unfortunate accident, but rathe [...]


    6. The 4th book in the Kathryn Dance series by author Jeffery Deaver.I enjoy reading Jeffery Deaver books and in particular the Lincoln Rhyme and Kathryn Dance series so I was a little surprised and disappointed that I only rated this book a solid 3 star rating. Admittedly the lower rating is more due to the previous high standard set by the author rather than judging this book on its merits alone which is probably misleading and slightly unfair. It is still a good novel with lots of suspense and s [...]


    7. Seems I'm been waiting for this one forever. I've followed this particular series of Deaver's for several years. And while I have extremely enjoyed the series, this one seems to be a little short of the snap, crackle, pop that the previous books had.There are multiple plots that begin solitarily and then intertwine until the end. One man is barricading exits from events where there are many people attending and scaring them with smoke to see them literally crush each other to death trying to get [...]


    8. I can't decide if I like Kathryn Dance. She should be more interesting than she is. She is a detective who is an expert in body language. She is widowed with two children who are going through difficult phases. She has an almost obsessive interest in indie music, and music in general, which only served to annoy me in this novel.In Solitude Creek, Dance has been delegated to making routine insurance checks when her gun is taken away after an incident in an interrogation. Instead of an accidental [...]


    9. So, I like Jeffery Deaver. I've read most of his books and I still keep up with and enjoy Lincoln Rhyme. But I've never loved the Kathryn Dance books. There are two major things and one minor thing that bother me about Kathryn Dance. The minor thing is the super specific details. I don't care if the daughter is wearing a Phineas & Ferb t-shirt, just say t-shirt, it's enough. But I can get over that The major things are more difficult. The first one is that Dance is presented as this perfect [...]


    10. 1,5 Stars. I loved the previous books about Agent Dance but this one was boring, sorry to say. Too many characters, too many false leads, too many descriptions of clothes and shoes. But most of all it annoyed me that Katherine Dance always pulled the solutions out of a magic hat and I, the reader, had no chance at all to come to the same conclusion. And what was that "showdown" at the end supposed to be? There was no hint whatsoever all through the book in THAT direction. To me every plot and su [...]


    11. I always enjoy Deaver's books -- they're great airplane reads -- but this one was somehow weird. It had a whole lot of stuff that felt like product placement, a weird swipe against feminism -- the story was interesting enough, but the "I will never have a major character turn out to be evil" thing that Deaver has held to has stopped being an effective piece of restraint and started to make everything more predictable. What a shock! It was again this secondary character you never liked! And in th [...]


    12. Ok, la fine delle indagini non mi ha entusiasmato, ma questo libro è stato come una calamita. Si becca, quindi, quattro stelline, soprattutto per essere stato TANTO coinvolgente.


    13. I love Jeffrey Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme series. Love the characters, love the storylines, love it all. I just can't get the same satisfaction from the Kathryn Dance series. For me, Kathryn is not nearly as compelling a character and the plots and secondary characters are not as richly detailed and suspenseful. I think the body language angle is very interesting, but it barely comes into play in this story and when it does, Kathryn boggles it badly. (Yes, it isn't a precise science, but it is her s [...]


    14. Katherine Dance series is not as well known as the Lincoln Rhyme series,but I it as enjoyable and entertaining!


    15. I decided it was time to read one of my much loved authors books again. I read THE BLUE NOWHERE and I honestly couldn’t stop turning the pages. The Blue Nowhere is one the stories that have stayed firmly in my mind.Now reading Solitude Creek Jeffery Deaver has planted another story in my brain that I will never forget. It will haunt readers long after you have finished reading it. When an author can never make you forget a story you know that author is one of the best at telling stories. About [...]


    16. I found the crimes in this one to be horrifying. I think what made it so bad was that you could see this happening and how the mob mentality would kick in and people would do worse if they could think rationally. I liked that Katheryn. worked towards figuring things out, that she didn't let things alone.The other crimes had me shaking my head. Things seemed cut and dry at first, but with both of them the twists at the end had me shaking my head. I don't know what to think of the one that hit clo [...]


    17. REVIEW: SOLITUDE CREEK by Jeffrey DeaverI've not read a lot of Jeffrey Deaver' s books (yet) . I read THE OCTOBER LIST for review, and now SOLITUDE CREEK (for review but also as a choice for the Good Tales Book Tours June Readathon). Good choice! Compelling, engrossing, with a really " different" kind of villain (well, with the secondary plot line, there is also an unusual--and very dangerous--villain). Mr. Deaver really delves into character, which is a high point for this reader-reviewer.


    18. This book took me longer to read than it should have. As much as I enjoy Jeffery Deaver and the character he created for this series, Kathryn Dance, I found this installment to be just mediocre. There were definitely aspects of this story which I really enjoyed, but then other parts were just not as interesting. I did enjoy the final outcome of the story, and am glad, from what I can tell, there will be another installment to this series.


    19. I think Deaver phoned this one in- I have enjoyed his Lincoln Rhyme and previous Kathryn Dance books, but this one took forever to get going and was predictable.


    20. TriteBoring and formulaic. Had to keep skipping through it to get to the end. Real decline for this author. Too bad.


    21. 3.5* For me, this is close to being a 4* which says a lot considering it is a bit on the mushy-romantic side for my tastes, something that will no doubt boost its appeal to some other readers.I found the writing to be solid. I was quickly intrigued by the cop drama and engaged with various family dynamics. There was some very rough stuff and at times it was frightening. But it did give me some things to ponder.Good entertainment. Good one!


    22. I really enjoy these Kathryn Dance Novels. There are all kinds of things going on in this one. Deaver can be very deceptive and takes the reader on all kinds of twists and turns throughout this story. That's about all I can saw without any spoilers. I did like it a lot.


    23. This is the fourth of Deaver's books with Kathryn Dance as the protagonist. It's been a little while since I read the others; so it took me awhile to get into this one. Deaver always come up with intricate plots and interesting (though maybe not likeable) characters. There are several sub-plots of other cases in this book, and IMHO made the book too long and involved. Things come together at the end, and I like the family interest. Dance's children play more of a part in this book, too. I enjoy [...]


    24. Nothing in this novel appears to be what the reader expects. And that is a good thing. Kathryn Dance, in this, the fourth novel in which she is featured, faces perplexing and unexpected situations both as a member of the California Bureau of Investigation and in her personal life. And in each, the author demonstrates the sleight of hand in authorship for which he is well known.Professionally, Dance faces two cases. In the major one, a series of crimes are committed by a crafty perpetrator in whi [...]


    25. We were enchanted to meet Kathryn Dance, a body language (kinesics) expert, when she helped Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme solve a mystery in his novel “Cold Moon.” We were not as impressed when she became leading lady of her own set, of which “Solitude” is the fourth to date. Especially in the latest two prior tales, “Roadside Crosses” and “XO”, she just didn’t seem very comfortable with her own role heading investigations, often bungling matters that seemed rather routine.But Deave [...]


    26. Average read at best, a step down from the previous Dance novels. Lost a star for me in the last 25% of the book. "Minor Spoilers" Personal note, something that really bothered me was the kids in this book. The dialogue about her daughter's talent show was nauseating. Dance went on and on about how terrible all the other children were, and then about how great and talented her daughter was. Reminded me of some parents that I know in real life; pretty pathetic for a character who is supposed to b [...]


    27. Lincoln Rhyme Jeffery Deaver-- OK I am a fan -- read them all-- then came Solitude Creek. I received a notice that the book was coming out-- so I preordered it-- mistake! I don't think it will be on the best seller list long if at all. I liked the fact that Dance was featured in another of Jeffery's books and I recalled her in her consultant role character in Cold Moon--But in this ( and I haven't read the series ) one-- Dance is a DUD -- Must spruce her up a bit-- and get her sloothing a bit mo [...]


    28. This book disappointed me so much! I was all, "hmm, Robert Galbraith was the right speed, maybe it's time to delve back into Jeffery Deaver ooh, a Kathryn Dance I haven't read!" and then it was just. meh. The writing was SO CHOPPY. I stuck with it and yes, the plot is still interesting. A good handful of twists at the end. The villain was beyond creepy which was actually a little overwhelming. But EUGH. THE WRITING. It was terrible! Like this was his first draft and got into the flow a bit at th [...]


    29. After XO I was a little hesitant to jump into this one but Deaver was back on form and I really enjoyed it. The antagonist was really original and the idea of murder via mass hysteria wasn't something I had read about before. It did feel like there was a lot going on though, with at least four plot lines intersecting each other in an overly-busy, and there was a weird feminism put-down that felt really out of place but overall I really enjoyed the book. The romantic side of the plot is finally g [...]


    30. Jeffery Deaver used to be one of my favourite authors and a master of misdirection, but I haven't enjoyed the latest books as much. I know he does lots of plotting and I'm wondering if the characters are suffering as a result. I found them all to be very flat and I didn't feel any great tension in the book either. I was also slighty irritated by the fact that the unsub (as the perp is known) keeps calling Kathryn Dance 'brilliant' but from his perspective she hasn't actually done anything very b [...]


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