The Cold Moon (Lincoln Rhyme, #7) by Jeffery Deaver

The Cold Moon (Lincoln Rhyme, #7)

On a freezing December night, with a full moon hovering in the black sky over New York City, two people are brutally murdered -- the death scenes marked by eerie, matching calling cards: moon-faced clocks investigators fear ticked away the victims' last moments on earth. Renowned criminologist Lincoln Rhyme immediately identifies the clock distributor and has the chilling realization that the killer -- who has dubbed himself the Watchmaker -- has...

Details The Cold Moon (Lincoln Rhyme, #7)

TitleThe Cold Moon (Lincoln Rhyme, #7)
Release DateJun 26th, 2006
PublisherSimon & Schuster
GenreMystery, Thriller, Crime, Fiction

Reviews The Cold Moon (Lincoln Rhyme, #7)

  • David
    What a mess.Jeffery Deaver is, for me, a hit or miss author. When he is good, he is great. When is is bad, his books are quite tedious. This one falls in the "bad" category."The Cold Moon" starts out just fine. There is a killer on the loose with a "time" theme -- The Watchmaker. Lincoln Rhyme is on that case. At the same time, Amelia Sachs has her own case, investigating police corruption. So far, so good.Readers of the series know that Deaver i...
  • Alan Cotterell
    Mixed feelings This started off as another fantastic story from Mr Deaver, and finished as one. But in between seemed to be very convulted. Probably didn't help that the copy I was reading had no line gaps when the scene changed. You would be reading about one set of characters in one sentence, then next paragraph was totally different set of characters but with no indication. Had to keep going back to get it to make sense. I have given 4*, based...
  • Harry
    By far, Jeffery Deaver is the one author with that uncanny ability to develop plot twists and very complex characters that leave you stunned to the end. If you've seen the movie, trust me, the books are far more ingenious and developed as compared to what we were presented with on the silver screen. The Bone Collector is a series novel starring Lincoln Rhyme, our famous forensics expert bound to his bed and mobile wheelchair.Reading this novel I ...
  • Lewis Weinstein
    A satisfying and challenging confrontation between a brilliant murderer and a brilliant detective, with several significant surprises. The interaction between Lincoln Rhymes and his assistant Amelia Sachs, and Sachs' role generally, added a human dimension that was always there but never overplayed. The fact that Rhymes is a quadriplegic is a reminder that even devastating life events do not necessarily mean the end of living. It's been a while s...
  • Obsidian
    I really enjoyed the seventh book in the Lincoln Rhyme series. This one also gives us a first look at a character that Deaver spins off into her own series, Kathryn Dance. We get to see the science side of things and also how Dance uses her expertise in kinesics, which is the science of body language, nonverbal gestures, postures and facial expressions. Dance works at the California Bureau of Investigation and gets pulled into this case via Lon S...
  • Daniel
    "The Cold Moon" is the seventh book featuring Lincoln Rhyme, one of Deaver's bread-and-butter characters. Normally, I don't jump into the middle--let alone the last third--of a series to test the waters, but I learned that Deaver pushes plot while dropping tidbits of character to orient the reader, whatever she has read before. This proved true here: though Rhyme and his cohorts have obviously been through a lot, Deaver offers pieces of their his...
  • Lightreads
    Latest in the Lincoln Rime series, featuring the quadriplegic forensic investigator. Oh, Jeff. You were doing so well for the first 250 pages: the villain was thoroughly creepifying, the forensics were engaging and CSI-like, and the characters’ personal lives were actually interesting, too. And then we took a sharp left turn into exposition land, where the narrator takes over the story for five or ten pages at a stretch to explain that the vill...
  • Armin
    Augenblicksnervenkitzel für extrem harmoniesüchtige GemüterEigentlich Zweieinhalb Sterne, da Deaver den Bösen keine halbe Seite lang einen Stich gönnt und auch nicht den Hauch eines Makels bei seinen Guten oder deren Verwandtschaft zulässt. Das ist eine ziemlich schlechte Eigenschaft für einen Krimi-Autor. Die forensisch-technische Seite ist natürlich großartig und die hinter jeder Ecke hervor gezauberten neuen Wendungen sorgen für eine...
  • Thomas Strömquist
    Overly long and a few twists to many. It is always nice to revisit Rhyme and Sachs, but this time that's the only really good part of the book.
  • Terri Lynn
    This is another great read by Jeffery Deaver. Quadriplegic ex-detective Lincoln Rhyme and his girlfriend/lover Detective Amelia Sachs are in for a roller coaster ride. This book has more layers than a wedding cake. It begins when there seems to be two murders in New York City. Rhyme is handling the case as a consultant to the police. Amelia Sachs is permanently assigned to work for him but she wants to broaden her horizons by being lead detective...
  • S©aP
    Un "Deaver" o due, ogni tanto, è... necessario. Fa bene. Contrasta l'accumulo di acido lattico, un po' come l'aspirina dopo una lunga e aspra salita in montagna. È defaticante. Soprattutto in periodi in cui i pensieri quotidiani sono confusi. Deaver ti prende e ti porta con sé sul fianco di un'iperbole, senza che tu ti accorga della vertigine. Sospetti di essere fuori equilibrio, ma non puoi che seguirlo. Non ti dà tempo di riflettere. Intant...
  • Una Tiers
    First I hated the narrator. Then the author tried to write a mix of noir with the latest non-verbal evaluation constantly spoiling the failing plot.
  • Starling
    I am reading backwards from the most recent book in this series. As I expected the arc about the Watchman begins in this book, and another multi-book arc is also explained in the book.The main story is about a serial killer who is leaving ticking clocks at his kills. He is killing in ways where the person dies a long and painful death while listening to the clock ticking his life down. He is accompanied by a man who enjoys raping the female victi...
  • Bill
    This is the 7th book in the Lincoln Rhymes/ Amelia Sachs series. It's long, with a convoluted story with many twists and turns and surprises, but it's so very enjoyable. Suspend disbelief and just enjoy. This story also brings in Kathryn Dance a kinesic specialist, one who specializies in gathering information from interviewing suspects and witnesses. Kathryn is in New York for a police conference (she works for the California Bureau of Investiga...
  • Sharang Limaye
    'The Cold Moon' is a meticulously put-together thriller. There are no plot holes or loose threads. Deaver's sure hand is evident when describing crime scenes and related investigations. The problem is very little here is attention-holding, maybe with the exception of the kinesics evaluator's character. Not once do the good guys appear to be in any real danger. There is some fun to be had in the sequences featuring the Watchmaker and his aide, but...
  • Marina
    I ♡ Jeffery Deaver !!
  • Kay-lynn Yacoboski
    This book is an intense murder mystery/thriller that keeps you guessing on every page. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs, partners in crime, face an eerie case involving a killer who goes by the name of the Watchmaker. With unclear motives and horrific torture methods to killing people, as well as a clock and a note left at every crime scene, this criminal may very well be the most dangerous one they've encountered. With Sachs and Rhyme always just ...
  • Ramsey Hootman
    Being able to do crossovers with your major series characters has got to be one of the coolest perks to being a big-time author! I haven't read any of the Dance books, and honestly probably won't, but I really enjoyed her team-up with Rhyme in this volume and look forward to seeing them together again. Usually in Deaver's books (the ones I've read, anyway) there is a twist at the end you never see coming - but when it arrives, you realize the see...
  • miteypen
    I would have given this book another star if it hadn't been so convoluted. I found myself praying that it would be over soon. I realize that the goal of the antagonist was to create so many complications that the police would never figure out his real crime. But I found it about one layer of complications too many.However, I have to admit that my response might have been dampened by the fact that I'm pretty sure this was a second reading (althoug...
  • Robert
    Deaver is like true meat and potatoes to mystery fiction fans. With Cold Moon you get two for the price of one. You get book #7 in the Lincoln Ryhme series and the first book of the Kathryn Dance series. Dance is a kinesics expert from CA in NY for a conference that Ryhme calls in to help out with a current case that he is running. Amelia Sachs will be helping Lincoln of course, yet at the same time she will be running another investigation that ...
  • Magpie67
    Met Kathryn Dance finally with Rhyme and Sachs even though I've started her series already. Politics, a hatred for government, greed, money, dirty cops, murder, death, tricks, watches, time, background family information.... This title went in so many directions, two cases that had Sachs contemplating a change in her career. Things she thought she knew.... I love the team that collects the forensics and plots the next steps. So many different min...
  • Tammie
    This is my first Jeffery Deaver book I've read(actually I listened to it!). This man sure does have some serious twists in his book, which I've been told is the norm for his books! Definitely creepy in parts and extremely twisted. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good book that you won't be able to predict at all! Thats all I'm saying cause I can't stand it when people tell too much and give it all away! Go read it! Or better yet, start out ...
  • Stephanie
    Brilliant, very twisty. Yes probably a tad far fetched in a couple of places but who cares? Don't bother to read it if you can't cope with an open (ish) ending, I'm always fine with a few loose ends. I love the Lincoln Rhyme series but his is a particularly good one. Even with shameless cross-fertilization to the Kathryn Dance series!I read a heck of a lot of crime (at least two per week) this one is great.
  • Sara
    Deaver is always good for an exciting plot twist and The Cold Moon is no exception. In fact, hold on to your hats because there are several. This book was a lot of fun with unpredictable twists and turns.
  • Margaret
    I am a Jeffery Deaver fan and this book did not disappoint. In fact with all the twists and turns it was one of my favorites. The character Kathryn Dance is introduced in this book and all it's all others on deck for this story, Lincoln Rhyme,a quadriplegic criminologist, Amelia Sach, Lincoln's significant other and lead detective who is the lead on a separate case along with Lincoln's new case and all the rest of team. The reader meets "The Watc...
  • Kevin Stilley
    Someone please do us all a favor and introduce Jeffrey Deaver to a real live Christian; his stereotypical hate-filled, banjo-thrumming, tobacco-chewing, right-wing-racist-militia member is getting very, very, boring.
  • Maddy
    PROTAGONIST: Lincoln Rhymes, forensic investigator, and Amelia Sachs, NYPD detectiveSETTING: New York CitySERIES: #7 of 7RATING: 3.5Yet another serial killer is on the loose in New York City. His specialty is the prolonged death of his victims, whom he sets up with a faint hope that they may be able to save themselves. His trademark is a clock that he leaves at the scene. For that reason, the murderer is called “The Watchmaker”. As we get to ...
  • Mi Camino Blanco
    Luna Fría es la séptima entrega sobre el criminólogo tetrapléjico Lincoln Rhyme. Su primera novela, El coleccionista de huesos, fue llevada al cine con relativo éxito hace algún tiempo con Denzel Washington en el papel de Rhyme. Me leí los primeros libros hace años pero le había perdido la pista a esta saga. Lo que yo recordaba era que me habían gustado mucho, especialmente La estancia azul y El mono de piedra, por eso me ha sorprendido...
  • Wieta
    Wow!! It's good to read such an amazing book. 2 thumbs up for Mr. J.Deaver.Misteri awal berupa 10 jam tik-tok antik dengan hiasan wajah bulan dan 10 cara penyiksaan untuk mengorek informasi. Sudah terjadi 2 pembunuhan yang ditandai dengan ditinggalkannya jam tik-tok di sisi korban, tetapi hanya ditemukan 1 korban sementara korban lainnya diduga masih tenggelam di sungai Hudson. Lincoln Rhyme disibukkan upaya untuk menyelamatkan 8 orang dalam list...