The Sleeping Doll

The Sleeping Doll When Special Agent Kathryn Dance a brilliant interrogator and kinesics expert with the California Bureau of Investigation is sent to question the convicted killer Daniel Son of Manson Pell as a suspec

  • Title: The Sleeping Doll
  • Author: Jeffery Deaver
  • ISBN: 9780340833841
  • Page: 256
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Special Agent Kathryn Dance a brilliant interrogator and kinesics expert with the California Bureau of Investigation is sent to question the convicted killer Daniel Son of Manson Pell as a suspect in a newly unearthed crime, she feels both trepidation and electrifying intrigue Pell is serving a life sentence for the brutal murders of the wealthy Croyton familWhen Special Agent Kathryn Dance a brilliant interrogator and kinesics expert with the California Bureau of Investigation is sent to question the convicted killer Daniel Son of Manson Pell as a suspect in a newly unearthed crime, she feels both trepidation and electrifying intrigue Pell is serving a life sentence for the brutal murders of the wealthy Croyton family in Carmel years earlier a crime mirroring those perpetrated by Charles Manson in the 1960s But Pell and his cult members were sloppy Not only were they apprehended, they even left behind a survivor the youngest of the Croyton daughters, who, because she was in bed hidden by her toys that terrible night, was dubbed the Sleeping Doll.But the girl never spoke about that night, nor did the crime s mastermind Indeed, Pell has long been both reticent and unrepentant about the crime And so with the murderer transported from the Capitola superprison to an interrogation room in the Monterey County Courthouse, Dance sees an opportunity to pry a confession from him for the recent murder and to learn about the depraved mind of this career criminal who considers himself a master of control, a dark Svengali, forcing people to do what they otherwise would never conceive of doing In an electrifying psychological jousting match, Dance calls up all her skills as an interrogator and kinesics body language expert to get to the truth behind Daniel Pell.But when Dance s plan goes terribly wrong and Pell escapes, leaving behind a trail of dead and injured, she finds herself in charge of her first ever manhunt But far from simply fleeing, Pell turns on his pursuers and other innocents for reasons Dance and her colleagues can t discern As the idyllic Monterey Peninsula is paralyzed by the elusive killer, Dance turns to the past to find the truth about what Daniel Pell is really up to She tracks down the now teenage Sleeping Doll to learn what really happened that night, and she arranges a reunion of three women who were in his cult at the time of the killings The lies of the past and the evasions of the present boil up under the relentless probing of Kathryn Dance, but will the truth about Daniel Pell emerge in time to stop him from killing again

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    • 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.

    931 thoughts on “The Sleeping Doll

    • Τούτος ο συγγραφέας πραγματικός δεξιοτέχνης μυστηρίου,αγωνίας,φρίκης και ανελέητων ανατροπών. Αυτό το μεγάλο σε όγκο σελίδων ψυχολογικό θρίλερ ειναι πολύ καλοδουλεμένο λεπτομερειακά αλλα και ανεξάντλητο απο άποψη πλοκής και εξέλιξης. Μέχρι να συνέλθεις απο το ένα χτύπη [...]

    • This book introduces us to Special Agent Katherine Dance of California Bureau of Investigation. She is an expert on interrogation and kinesics - the study of the way in which certain body movements and gestures serve as a form of non-verbal communication.The book starts with an interrogation scene where Dance is interrogating Daniel Pell – cult leader, master manipulator and cold-blooded murderer. Pell is serving a life sentence for murdering an entire family. Only a little girl – asleep in [...]

    • This was my first book by Jeffery Deaver and I enjoyed it very much. I really liked his main character, Kathryn Dance. She is strong and smart and able to out think all the baddies including the ones who were supposed to be on her own side. Most crime novels finish straight after the death or capture of the main criminal. This one went on for a couple more very interesting chapters as ends were tied up and twist followed twist to the story. A great incentive to read more of his books.

    • Βιβλίο θητείας #4Readathon 2017 [4/13]: Ένα βιβλίο που θα αγοράσετε με λιγότερα από €5 Ο Deaver για άλλη μια φορά έκανε το θαύμα του. Ένα ατμοσφαιρικό αστυνομικό/ψυχολογικό θρίλερ με πρωταγωνίστρια την πράκτορα και κινηματολόγο (ω ναι) Κάθριν Ντανς, η "κοιμισμένη κούκλα" στάθηκε στα ύψη τ [...]

    • I was really intrigued by the character of Kathryn Dance in "Cold Moon." Having a character that uses kinesics in order to get witnesses and suspects to open up and or confess.In "The Sleeping Doll" we get more information on the character of Kathryn Dance. She works at the California Bureau of Investigation (think of a state office set up like the FBI) and is about to interrogate a man who murdered a family decades earlier (Daniel Pell). Pell is seen as similar to Charles Manson due to having h [...]

    • I am not all that familiar with Deaver's work, but one thing I liked most about this book is the way that is flowed. There was none of that long drawn out unnecessary hoopla. I love that. Deaver is very good at stringing his readers along to feel as though a mystery has finally been solved. But when the reader gets comfortable with that, they discover that one mystery runs straight into another keeping the reader constantly guessing and constantly turning the pages. I also love that as well. Whe [...]

    • Jeffery Deaver is a great crime novelist and the heroin in this series, Kathryn Dance, is an interesting character. I think the stand out for me in this story was the villain and the mystery behind who was the true villain.

    • An absolute let-down from the stables of Jeffery Deaver. In the Sleeping Doll, Mr. Deaver starts off his series with Kathryn Dance, an expert in "kinesics" based investigation. Unfortunately, Mr. Deaver's depth of knowledge in kinesics falls totally short when compared to his expertise in forensics with the Lincoln Rhyme series.Having said so, Kathryn Dance is a character who turns to be to be nothing more than an endearing individual, a CBI agent, a widow and a mother of two. She is nowhere clo [...]

    • The Sleeping Doll was my first Jeffery Deaver read, and I was not disappointed. I'm on a mission now to read all of Deaver's work. This book has so many twists and turns, several, "OH MY GOSH!" moments. I really enjoyed being surprised and shocked by many events which took place, but I also appreciated the fact with all of the twists and turns, they all made sense, fit together, and were well done. Since this was my first Jeffery Deaver, I didn't really know what to expect. Two of my best frien [...]

    • This wasn't a bad book, just overly long. It has sufficient, credible twists and turns, but ultimately, it began suffering from the very first scene when the reader infers that the prisoner (Pell) might, at some point, go after Dance's kids. Authors take note: keep the families of the investigators out of it - it's an unnecessary (re: cheap) ploy successfuly NOT used by many, many fine thriller writers. It rarely adds anything, and in this case, Deaver doesn't seem to want the plot to build its [...]

    • "Lo squalo che non vedi è sempre più pericoloso di quello che riesci a vedere".Daniel Pell, carismatico leader di una setta chiamata "La Famiglia" e grande manipolatore della mente umana, riesce ad evadere dalla prigione in cui è stato rinchiuso dopo essersi macchiato di altri reati e delitti. Sulle sue tracce si fiondano Kathryn Dance, esperta di cinesica (lo studio del linguaggio del corpo) e la sua squadra di investigatori, aiutati da alcune donne in passato appartenenti alla "Famiglia" e [...]

    • RESEÑA COMPLETA ➜ goo/q6YBdLKathryn Dance es una experta en leer el lenguaje corporal de las personas. Con tan solo mirar los gestos o movimientos inconscientes de una persona es capaz de descubrir si está mintiendo o si está diciendo la verdad. Sus colegas policías la llaman el “polígrafo humano” pues es muy conocida por sus habilidades. Tan conocida que un día es enviada a interrogar a Daniel Pell, un asesino reconocido por haber creado un “familia” de criminales.Kathryn interr [...]

    • Having cast aside his earlier works (he should not have republished them as they're not nearly as good as his later novels), Deaver continues to deliver following his Lincoln Rhyme series.I would be very curious to know what happened to Deaver for him to deliver such a contrast between his earlier novels and his later ones. What turned him into such a great writer during the "in between" period? How did he develop such excellent characterization, ingenious plots after writing a number of so-so b [...]

    • The Sleeping Doll by Jeffrey Deaver starts off with Kathryn Dance, a forensic investigator being called to interview a serial killer, Daniel Raymond Pell. A forensic investigator studies the body language, verbal content and verbal tone to detect if the subject is lying or trying to deflect. Prosecution is trying to get a conviction of Daniel Pell who is being held on four counts of murder.The accused manages to escape soon after the interview. It is obvious that he had to have help. Daniel Pell [...]

    • Very readable though not his best by a long shot. However, like his other books, it’s worth reading just for the ending. Twists and more twists.

    • When Special Agent Kathryn Dance -- a brilliant interrogator and kinesics expert with the California Bureau of Investigation -- is sent to question the convicted killer Daniel "Son of Manson" Pell as a suspect in a newly unearthed crime, she feels both trepidation and electrifying intrigue. Pell is serving a life sentence for the brutal murders of the wealthy Croyton family in Carmel years earlier -- a crime mirroring those perpetrated by Charles Manson in the 1960s. But Pell and his cult member [...]

    • Published: 26/07/2007Author: Jeffery DeaverRecoomended for: fans of thrillers, crime fictionI thought that this was a really really great book, it is the first book that I have read by Jeffrey Deaver and it most certainly will not be the last. Kathryn Dance was a really great character, she was interesting and wasn't like other Special Agents I have read in books, the way her mind works and the way she works things out draws you into the book. It has a fast tempo that is kept up throughout the b [...]

    • This isn't the best ever crime thriller. The writing is good, not great; the story is interesting but not quite nail-biting; and the characters are borderline cliché. Still, something pulls it back from being average. I can honestly say that by the end I genuinely cared for the characters and the plot twists managed to surprise me right to the last page (well, nearly). Worth reading but don't go out of your way to find it perhaps.

    • I confess to liking the way Jeffery Deaver weaves a tale. From his Lincoln Rhyme series to this start of a new series, he keeps pages turning and the reader wanting more.I listened to the book on CD on a recent road trip. The story opens with a strong hook: California Bureau of Investigation agent Kathryn Dance is an expert in reading body language, those tiny ticks and tells that reveal what is really going on. She's asked to interview a serial killer, Daniel Pell, about another murder in which [...]

    • Chosen from my recommendations list, this book had the elements of a interesting story but dragged on and on. At least 3 times did I expect (and want) the book to end and it continued to add (I don't want to say twists) but additional parts that I really couldn't get excited about. If you enjoy reads that tries to tie up every loose end possible you would like this book. Oh wait! No you wouldn't because it adds an additional 4th bit at the very end that leaves things open. This book was a bit t [...]

    • First, the title is stupid. It doesn't really have much to do with the story. It represents a little twist in the middle but that's about it. The book was way too long, clocking in at almost 450 pages so please don't pick this up as a book club suggestion, it was killing me! But, if you are on vacation or want to kill time, it was entertaining, a little twisty and I learned a few things (like what kinestics is). It definitely made me paranoid about my body language and how to spot when people li [...]

    • The Sleeping Doll is the first in the Kathryn Dance series by Jeffrey Deaver. This book is my type of book -- great plot with an excellently written character. There were twists-and-turns which kept me captivated in the story. I have already picked up #2 in the series. 4 stars

    • I am a big fan of Jeffrey Deaver and now a big fan of Dance. I love the character and her science. This book pulled me in from the start and in typical Deaver fashion didn't slow down.

    • Jeffery Deaver needs to write faster! My brother and I have read most of his books and put him at the top of our list for mystery writers. He seldom lets us down.Although we really like his Lincoln Rhyme stories, I also like his Kathryn Dance novels. In the Sleeping Doll Kathryn Dance is sent to interview a convicted killer, Daniel Pell, whom the media has portrayed as modeling Charles Mason. What ensues a daring escape and a landscape littered with dead bodies. Kathryn is determined to understa [...]

    • I have only read one Deaver book before this, so was not entirely sure what to expect. A clever and twisting plot, a well developed character for the lead investigator and an equally unpleasant one for the villain. Two or three big twists at the, but overall this book was 100 pages too long, a bit of a marathon at 530 pages

    • The first book in a new series from author Jeffery Deaver featuring Kathryn Dancer as it's protagonist, "The Sleeping Doll", is another solid Deaver suspense thriller. Dancer, a widow works for the California Bureau of Investigations as a "kinesics" investigator/ expert. Kinesics is an interrogation technique that reads body language and gestures to gauge a suspect's truthfulness. Reading about kinesics and how it works is pretty fascinating stuff. Dancer is the top kinesics expert in the state. [...]

    • Oh my god, I am finally finished. This book felt like it took forever and more to finish, it was just so long and detailed and got a bit boring BUT THEN, Jefferey Deaver ends with about 4 different twists in the last 100 pages. I'm so glad I read this all the way through although it did take some grafting. I'm looking forward to reading more in the Kathryn Dance series but I just hope Jefferey stops dragging his stories out because when he doesn't he's an EXCEPTIONAL writer.

    • Book & Audio: This was a mixed bag for me--some I liked a little, others more so and some very little. I'm just getting started reading Deaver and having liked the movie, The Bone Collector, based on his book & Lincoln Rhyme series. Since that series is larger & my personal backlog of books vs audio and the Kathryn Dance character/series, not only has 4 books in series so far & available to me in audio form, was a different and interesting sounding take on crime investigations, s [...]

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