The Watchmaker’s Hand Reviews

“The Rhyme novels are remarkably consistent: the writing is superb, the characters intriguing, the stories spellbinding, and the plot twists shocking. Fans of Deaver’s long-running series will want to read this one as soon as they can.”
— Booklist

“Jeffrey Deaver brings back his most popular protagonist, Lincoln Rhyme. Even better, he faces his classic foe, Charles Vespasian Hale. This story is a reimersion into classic Deaver thrills, with tantalizing prose, successful plot twists and compelling characters.”
– Barnes & Noble Editors

“One would be hard-pressed to name a better writer of beat-the-clock thrillers than Jeffery Deaver, whose books often follow scientifically brilliant characters navigating explosive situations. “The Watchmaker’s Hand,” his latest novel featuring the quadriplegic New York City criminalist Lincoln Rhyme, turns urban strife into a tense tick-tock narrative. …Mr. Deaver’s book is an ingenious mechanism, designed to make the risks seem ever more real even as it increases the velocity of the pages being turned.”
– Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal

“The master-plotter Deaver cranks up the tension to fever pitch.”
– Daily Mail (UK), a Novel of the Year in the Crime/Thriller category

– a Waterstones Best Books of 2023: Crime and Thriller

A CBS New York Book Club Top 3 FicPick

The Watchmaker’s Hand is engineered with typical Deaver precision. The plot barrels along with numerous unexpected twists and turns. I loved it!”
– Kathy Reichs, author of the Temperance Brennan Bones Series

“Jeffery Deaver is a master storyteller. His characters and plotting are second to none. One of the true giants of the genre”
– Steve Cavanagh, author of Thirteen

“Deaver masterfully delivers another pulse-pounding Lincoln Rhyme thriller that takes you on a frenzied ride through a New York City teetering on the edge of chaos. Deaver’s exquisite plotting and meticulous research shine, constructing a web of political intrigue that ensnares Rhyme in a deadly race against time. The shadowy Watchmaker adds a layer of psychological dread. Amelia Sachs is as competent and compelling as ever, providing the perfect foil to Rhyme’s analytical brilliance. This is a high-octane, nail-biter of a read that solidifies Deaver’s standing as the virtuoso of the modern crime thriller.”
– Mark Dawson, author of The Cleaner