The October List

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Grand Central Publishing, Oct 1, 2013 - Fiction - 320 pages
21 Reviews
One of Kirkus Review's "Best Books of 2013"

The shocking end is only the beginning . . .

#1 bestselling author Jeffery Deaver has created the most riveting and original novel of the year-a race-against-the-clock mystery, told in reverse.

THE OCTOBER LIST

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.

A mind-bending novel with twists and turns that unfold from its dramatic climax back to its surprising beginning, THE OCTOBER LIST is Jeffery Deaver at his masterful, inventive best.

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Interesting and entertaining writing technique. - Goodreads
Wow, great ending, or should I say beginning! - Goodreads
I did not care about a plot that already ends badly. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Rob Macleod - Goodreads

I am generally ambivalent about Deaver's writing craft so it is really only the plots that keep me engaged in his books at the best of times. And if someone had explained the premise of this story ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bookreaderljh - Goodreads

A mystery written backwards (right down to the reversing order chapters and a table of contents and foreword at the end of the book). This is an interesting concept but I found the actual realization ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

The author of two collections of short stories and 28 previous suspense novels, Deaver is best known for his Kathryn Dance and Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, most notably The Bone Collector, which was made into a feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. His many awards include the Novel of the Year at the International Thriller Writers' Awards in 2009 for his standalone novel The Bodies Left Behind. The latest entries in the Lincoln Rhyme series are The Cold Moon, The Broken Window, and The Burning Wire.
Deaver has been nominated for seven Edgar Awards by the Mystery Writers of America, an Anthony Award and a Gumshoe Award. He was recently short-listed for the ITV3 Crime Thriller Award for Best International Author. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages. He lives in North Carolina.
For further information, visit www.jefferydeaver.com.

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