Wednesday, 13 November 2013

CRIME THRILLER: The October List - Jeffery Deaver

Release Date: 26/09/13
Publisher:  Hodder


You wait, desperately, for news of your daughter. At last, the door opens. But it is not the negotiators, or the FBI. It is her kidnapper. And he has a gun ...Two days ago, life was normal. How did it end like this? Every crime scene begins at the end. To know what happened, you must work backwards, piecing together the events that came before. The ultimate thriller writer, Jeffery Deaver puts your brain - and your nerves - to the ultimate test with THE OCTOBER LIST, in a masterful mystery that unfolds from the end back to the beginning with many a breath-taking twist along the way.


This is a book that I really am not sure on even when I finished it a few days ago.. Whilst it is a brave attempt at giving the reader something different telling the story in reverse was something that really didn’t sit well with me. I didn’t like the way that it resolved itself, I didn’t like the characters involved and all round it irked me that I had to keep remembering the answer whilst trying to pick up the problem.

All round a great shame and whilst I have to applaud Jeffrey for trying this, it’s a method that didn’t work very well for me.

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