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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Different plot Better characters.
She wasn't bad, but hard to judge with the story
all of them
Can I go lower than one star? I LOVE even crave Deaver books this was pointless annoying and due to style gave you no way of having any connection with the characters. Flat Flat Flat.
I really didn't care for the backwards timeline. The story had all the twists that one becomes used to and enjoys with a Deaver novel. To be true, some of the twists would not have been possible had the book been written sequentially. I figured one before we were told, but the others left me saying, "HUH??".
Already queued up -- John Sanford's "Storm Front"
January brought some of the characters -- especially Josephs "sing song" voice.
I wouldn't cut -- but perhaps cut-and-paste -- the scenes in their correct order.
I am perchance too linear...
I have to admit, when I first started this book I turned it off because I was lost! I returned to it a day later and listened through the whole thing and absolutely loved it! Jeffrey Deaver is a master in his writing! I have over 500 titles in my library and have never commented on a single one of them. I had to comment on this book because it is his best book since The Bone Collector!
I quit listening after 90 minutes and went to check the reviews on Audible--as others said they wished they'd had reviews before ordering. At first I thought there was something wrong as the "first" chapter is announced as "Chapter 36." Then I realized that it would go 36, 35, etc. At first I thought this might be a novel approach but after a few chapters I realized it was just dumb! I was not drawn in to the story, characters, or the plot. Rarely do I just abandon a book, but I decided to make a smart exception for this one! It'll be a long time before I read or listen to another Jeffery Deaver book!
Worst Deaver book of all time, i have read most of his work but this one was awful.
Don't waste your money
When did Deaver start writing Bodice Rippers? OMG one more "unfurling" in her "lower belly" and I thought I might throw my IPhone that I downloaded on out the window. Also, there is a character that the book keeps saying looks just like that movie star with the short black hair. Turns out you were supposed to be thinking George Clooney but the writing forced a picture of Fabio in my mind and he wouldn't leave. Bad.
I hated the backward story. Is there any real proof that Jeffery Deaver wrote this book?
Not until I read all the reviews. Unfortunately for me, I pre-ordered this one.
I did not care for Ms. LaVoy. She does have a voice suitable for a dime store romance so I can see why she was selected. Maybe they should have put Fabio on the cover and marketed it as a bodice ripper ... then it all would have made sense and it would have saved me money because I would not have bought it.
Looking for good murder mysteries that don't consist mostly of cheesy love stories. Example of what I am looking for, J Deaver & JA Jance.
The story is told in reverse, so once you listen to it the first time you have to listen again with the knowledge you've gained. The narrator did an excellent job with character voices. Best I've heard.
Hard to follow because it is in reverse. But a second listen really makes the story more interesting than before.
Reality and entertainment.
Things aren't always what they seem.
I've read several Jeffery Deaver books and liked them a lot. This one is a piece of literary junk. Beware, the book starts at the almost end and works its way backwards. Very disjointed and this method prevents any kind of character development. This is the only audio book I have ever stopped listening to. I think the editors knew the story was terrible and came up with this ridiculous backwards gimmick. Deaver must have needed some cash. A huge disappointment, I feel ripped off.
The backwards gimmick, zero interesting characters because there is no character development...on top of that, the story itself simply isn't good.
Maybe, the weak story line and gimmick didn't help her, but I didn't particularly care for the delivery,.
I realized that I dread having to listen it to the end. Since this is supposed to junk reading, I can't imagine why I am torturing myself. I hate the main character, and the creepy men lusting after her. I'm shocked that a mother could be thinking about anything but her daughter in this story. Sorry I can't imagine lusting after anyone, if my child were in danger. The story is confusing, which is okay, but I am not invested enough to want to figure it out. I think Deaver is going on my list of, wait for the reviews before investing a credit. Now I have to return it...
Better characters, better writing, and better plot... other than that it was a good book
I don't know, as I don't know the narrators' names, but January overacts the overwrought writing.
I am a Deaver fan. I couldn't finish this book. Terrible is the best way to describe it.
Not have written it.
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