The October List by Jeffery DeaverThe October List by Jeffery Deaver

The October List

byJeffery Deaver

Hardcover | August 19, 2015

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One ofKirkus 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.


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.

Jeffery Deaver is the #1 international bestselling author of more than thirty novels, three collections of short stories, and a nonfiction law book. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages. His first novel featuring Lincoln Rhyme,The Bone Collector, was made into a major motion picture starring Denzel Washi...
Title:The October ListFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.75 × 6 × 1.25 inPublished:August 19, 2015Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1455576646

ISBN - 13:9781455576647

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from October List I did not like this book at all. I loved all Deavers other books but this was just too frustrating. I didn't finish either
Date published: 2015-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Different I've never read a book "backwards" & frankly it began a bit frustrating. I didn't cheat and read ahead (behind?) & got the hang of it. Turned out intriguing and VERY surprising. By the end (beginning) I was smiling at the revelations coming rapidly. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!!!!!!
Date published: 2015-08-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from October list He's a better authour than this ,he shouldn't use annoying gimmicks. Didn't bother finishing' it was a waste of time.
Date published: 2015-08-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The October List Very confusing timeline.Could have been a good book if it didn't start at the end and work its way back to the beginning.However,will continue to read Deaver.
Date published: 2015-03-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The October List I didn't like it at all reading a book written back words I like to build up to a great ending so this did not do it for me
Date published: 2015-03-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The October List This is the worst book I've ever read. And I only read half the book.i hated it being backward. I've loved all his other books. I hope he never repeats this again.
Date published: 2015-02-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The October List I did not like this book. I didn't like the backward store. I really like the author but I couldn't finish this book.
Date published: 2015-02-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The October List I found this concept of telling the in reverse a bit confusing and when finished wasn't sure what happened
Date published: 2015-01-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dont buy Reading a scene then going back in time---1 hr, 15 minutes eg, for every scene is extremly irritating. One of the worse books and flows ever
Date published: 2014-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The October List While initially somewhat difficult to follow the story line, well worth persisting. Written backwards lends itself to surprising twists and turns that are definitely not foreseen.
Date published: 2014-11-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The October List When you pump out so many crime novels I guess even the author gets bored. In this case I hope writing a book backwards (starts at the end and trails back in the to inception) was far more interesting than reading it. 1 out of 5
Date published: 2014-11-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Reader Too short.too plotless. A waste of time and money.
Date published: 2014-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The October List Such a cool book . Interesting way to write it! Check it out!
Date published: 2014-10-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Reading backwards was enjoyable Confusing to start but once the book gets going it is a pretty quick read and was quite entertaining. Conceptually it is interesting reading the book backwards (even the chapters count down). Sort of reminds me of pulp fiction with the events in broken chronological order. Good ending or uhm beginning.
Date published: 2013-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The October List Interesting book! Written from end to beginning. I thought it would be hard to follow but it all fell into line.
Date published: 2013-10-22

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