A highway patrol trooper notices something strange on the side of the road: a homemade cross, fashioned as a memorial. Except the date being 'remembered' is the following day - the day the police find a kidnapped teenage girl in the trunk of a car, left for dead.
Special Agent Kathryn Dance, the kinesics expert with the California Bureau of Investigation, is on the case. The teenage victim points her to an online community where accusations fly and the criticism turns from impartial to personal - and vicious. It looks as though the bullying went too far, and one teen has finally snapped.
Then further crosses appear. Now Dance must race against the clock to find the attacker before he can carry out his deadly plans for revenge...
'ROADSIDE CROSSES is a gripping story peopled with memorable characters. No surprise. Jeffery Deaver is grand master of the ticking-clock thriller.' -- Kathy Reichs 'Tightly constructed with a suspenseful story and plenty of plot twists, Deaver, perhaps more than any other crime writer, is able to fool even the most experienced readers with his right-angle turns ... an excellent entry in what promises to be a series as popular as the author's Lincoln Rhyme novels' -- Booklist 'Deaver's familiar complex plotting always allows for strong character and the blend remains as potent and chilling as ever. One of the most reliable thrill merchants on the scene.' -- Bookseller
Jeffery Deaver was a lawyer before quitting work to become a full-time writer.