Jeffery Deaver – Roadside Crosses : Review
Short Spoiler Free Review (longer review below)
“On the internet, you can never be sure who is listening.
Anyone can discover your secrets.
Your deepest fears.
And some will use them against you.
Roadside crosses are appearing along The Californian highways – memorials to deaths that have not yet occurred.
Now Kathryn Dance, Special Agent and kinesics expert, must race against the clock to find a psychopath before he can carry out his deadly plans … in the cyber world and the real.”
(Thriller / Mystery)
Two word review: takes times.
Ok, so this book was actually a really good story but … it just took so long for me to get through it. It didn’t hook me to the point where I couldn’t put it down, I was happy to put it down for a few days and just read it when I was bored.
However, as I said, the story line was pretty amazing and really interested. I think Deaver tried to put to many stories into one which made it a long and sometimes boring bored (sorry Deaver).
It’s an interesting book but not one that I would say ‘you definitely have to read’.
🚨 ALERT: SPOILERS BELOW: ALERT 🚨
As I’ve said above, this book took me sooo long to read, like over a month! But the story line was really interesting.
Deaver dives straight into the story, which I liked, there was no build up, just straight in. And wow, was the story amazing. I mean, the case of the roadside crosses starts and instantly your putting the puzzle together, wondering who it could be. The details and cover ups were amazing, poor travis! The turn out at the end was incredible, like who guessed Chilton?! I did at first but I kind of forgot about it through and was hunting for Travis.
The whole internet and gaming side of this book was also pretty cool to read and I loved the fact that Deaver actually includes websites for readers to look at. That was a nice touch.
I think if Deaver had just kept to the one storyline, the book would have been amazing, however he included another 2-3 story lines which bulked the book odour and made it boring at points.
I loved the story line about Dance’s mom, but was it necessary? I don’t think it was, especially because she wasn’t guilty, it would have been so much more interesting if she had have killed Juan Miller!
Anyway, as I said, the story was pretty amazing but it is a hard book to get though, I contemplated just giving up at points. Has anyone else read this book? I’d love to hear your thoughts .. 💭