Book Summary from Amazon
Gabriela waits desperately for news of her abducted daughter.
At last, the door opens.
But it's not the negotiators. It's not the FBI.
It's the kidnapper.
And he has a gun.
How did it come to this?
Two days ago, Gabriela's life was normal. Then, out of the blue, she gets word that her six-year-old daughter has been taken. She's given an ultimatum: pay half a million dollars and find a mysterious document known as the "October List" within 30 hours, or she'll never see her child again.
Published on October 1, 2013
I received this eBook from NetGalley
My Review - 3
Gabriela was an amazing character which in the end I respected and loved even more. This was the highlight of the book for me. An added personal author touch was that each chapter opened with photography by Jeffery Deaver.
The main style he tried was writing this novel in reverse, this was not a success. While reading until 80% I wished it was not in reverse, nothing that came up made it shocking or worthwhile and then wham at 80% I was blown away and finally wowed by the creativity but really much to late. And unfortunately, it just felt unfinished, I actually had to read chapter 1 again to feel like it ended. I have read an edgy action packed reverse novel so I did have expectations.
Overall, great suspense, if it was in normal style, I would have gave this 4 stars or more.
Quote from book
I'm going to tell you what I need. I need someone dead. Someone who's bad and who's been troublesome and has caused me and other people a great deal of pain. It's a simple goal - a killing - but there are complications. A lot of complications.
I would recommend this novel in reverse. My Review of The 13th Hour 4 1/2