Roadside Crosses by Jeffery Deaver is book # 2 in a series featuring special agent and body language expert Kathryn Dance. I didn’t know that there was a # 1 when I got this book, and it did not really matter.
Roadside crosses are found appearing along the roads and highways but before any accidents/deaths happen and thus signalling that something bad will happen. Kathryn Dance and her colleagues are baffled at first, trying to find a link between the victims, and when only a controversial blogger’s blog appear to be the only link, a computer expert is being brought in to help the agents.
The blogger is not too helpful at first, but after a suspect goes missing, Kathryn Dance puts the pressure on the blogger, and things begin to move forward. Roadside crosses keep turning up, and soon we have the race against time, a lot of suspects and a story that moves forward with a good speed.
At the same time Kathryn has her own battles to fight, trying to get over her husband’s death some years before, dealing with her parents, especially her mother, and another case that her mother seemingly is getting involved in.
Don’t really know what to say about this story. It sounded very promising mixing murder and bloggers and blogging. And it is not badly written. The plot is surprising. Fast and entertaining read. But somehow the whole thing wasn’t really engaging me, and I felt slightly irked by Agent Dance and her bodylanguage-reading and her family. Not sure I’ll read more Kathryn Dance-books.