Deaver, Jeffery

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The Goodbye Man

While not as dynamic as the first in the series (The Never Game), this will still find fans with those who enjoyed the first book and for Deaver fans in general. [See Prepub Alert, 10/28/19.]

The Never Game

This is a sure bet for fans of suspense and will find a home with those who like their protagonists to be a central part of the mystery. [See Prepub Alert, 11/12/18.]

The Steel Kiss

Fans will marvel at the creative manner in which Deaver incorporates current technological and societal trends into the plots of his thrillers—in this case, remote devices signaling smart controllers. [See Prepub Alert, 10/4/15.]

Solitude Creek: A Kathryn Dance Novel

Deaver once again satisfies with this exciting entry. His fans won't be disappointed, and readers looking for a new thriller series will enjoy making Kathryn's acquaintance. [See Prepub Alert, 11/3/14.]

The Kill Room

The built-in fan base for the series will welcome this selection; a high-interest item in all public libraries.

The October List

Although Deaver doles out plenty of surprising twists and cliffhangers, fans accustomed to his staccato pace, fluid style, and exceptionally clever plotlines may feel a bit hoodwinked after finishing this overly convoluted tale and its disappointing big climax reveal. In the novel's foreword, Deaver wonders if he could pull off telling a tale in reverse. Nope, not in this case—this superb thriller writer missed the mark here.

The Kill Room: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel

Particularly in this 11th Lincoln Rhyme thriller (after The Burning Wire), fans will appreciate Deaver's customary detailing of each plot sequence, thereby heightening their anticipation of the upcoming clincher. Thriller aficionados will be lining up for this one. [See Prepub Alert, 12/14/12.]


As a former folksinger, Deaver brings his extensive musical knowledge in writing Kayleigh's songs, which readers can download from his website. But the roller-coaster ride provided by numerous twisty plotlines—a typical Deaver technique—becomes tedious and confusing, slowing down the action and clouding the eventual climax. Deaver further hampers the flow with extensive discussion of nonessential side topics. A rather disappointing effort that his many die-hard fans will want nonetheless.

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