The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver
Published November 20, 2004
- Author Jeffery Deaver
A serial kidnapper is on the loose, threatening random victims and leaving clues for the police. It’s up to Lincoln Rhyme, a wheelchair bound retired criminalist, and Amelia Sachs, acting as his eyes and legs. Together, they have to follow the forensic clues and solve the mystery.
Lincoln is described really well, you get right inside his head and can practically feel how frustrated he is. Amelia is a little distant, not really revealing much until right near the end, but she makes a good heroine, and crucially, they make a good team.
I couldn’t put it down, the plot moved along really swiftly but made sure everything was understood. Deaver wasn’t afraid to portray how disturbed the kidnapper was, and although a surprise as to who it was, it all made sense in the end.