Sunday, June 07, 2009

Five hot summer thrillers

At The Daily Beast, David J. Montgomery tagged five hot summer thrillers.

One title to make the list:
Roadside Crosses
by Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver returns to his latest creation, series character Kathryn Dance, in Roadside Crosses, the third book to feature the body-language expert for the California Bureau of Investigation. Dance is billed as a “human lie detector,” and she needs all her skills as she tracks a troubled teen preying on other kids who bullied him via the Internet.

Deaver is one of the best thriller writers at incorporating the latest technology into his plots, and he’s got the world of social networking and blogs down cold, from the flame wars to the lingo to the dysfunctional personality types. That dose of realism adds a fresh, contemporary edge to the story.

Deaver puts the emphasis in his books on intricate plot twists rather than breakneck pacing, which makes Roadside Crosses the perfect book for a quiet summer afternoon where a little relaxation—accompanied, naturally, by a jolt of suspense—is the order of the day.
Read about another book on Montgomery's list.

--Marshal Zeringue