Saturday, November 15, 2014

Roadside Crosses by Jeffrey Deaver

Abridged Audio Version
I purchased the abridged audio version of Roadside Crosses by Jeffrey Deaver and read by Michele Pawk at Tuesday Morning.

I like reading or listening to thriller/suspense novels and Roadside Crosses is a good one for sure. It's also well read by Michele Pawk. As far as abridgments go, I felt that this one was a good abridgment. Playing time for this novel is approximately 6 hours, 22 minutes.

One of the perks of this read was that it takes place on the Monterey Peninsula, which was another draw for me in purchasing this novel... I live not too far away from the Monterey Peninsula and have visited the area on vacation before. It's an area that is fun to visit, so enjoyed a novel with its setting in this region.

I also enjoyed the plot twists and turns of Roadside Crosses as well!!

Checkout the following summary/overview of Roadside Crosses from the Barnes & Noble website:

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 Investigations foremost 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 multiplayer online role-playing games, he easily eludes his pursuers and continues to track his victims. 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.
I am giving Roadside Crosses a rating of 8 stars out of 10 stars. Until my next post, happy reading!


  1. I too like listening to thriller books. It makes them more suspenseful to me.

    So, if this is over 6 hours and it's abridge, then it makes me wonder how long the original might be. I usually don't like abridge versions because I'm always curious as to what I'm missing.

    1. I usually don't like abridged versions either because I want to listen to is the full version. But I must the abridgment for this novel was well done.