More Twisted More Twisted , Jeffery Deaver's second montage of quick-hit, CSI -style tales, is both formulaic and creative. A woman is lured into a basement cell… More Twisted More Twisted , Jeffery Deaver's second montage of quick-hit, CSI -style tales, is both formulaic and creative. A woman is lured into a basement cell… 2006-12-26 Fiction Simon & Schuster
Book Review

More Twisted (2006)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Dec 26, 2006; Writer: Jeffery Deaver; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Simon & Schuster

More Twisted, Jeffery Deaver's second montage of quick-hit, CSI-style tales, is both formulaic and creative. A woman is lured into a basement cell in ''Afraid'' — which comes with an afterword for aspiring writers (''Yes, make your readers' palms sweat,'' Deaver urges, but ''make sure they climb off the roller coaster unharmed''). In ''Copycat,'' an author struggling with writer's block resorts to committing crime to generate material. Deaver's brief stories don't develop many characters — except for crime-fighting duo Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs. Instead, his focus is on the buildup of suspense before the often-elaborate reveal.

Originally posted Dec 15, 2006 Published in issue #912 Dec 22, 2006 Order article reprints
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