Red 1-2-3 [NOOK Book]

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Three women. They have nothing in common. They are different ages, come from different background, and lead drastically different lives. The only thing that binds them together is their red hair—and that each of them has been targeted for murder.

When each 'Red' receives a chilling letter in the mail from a killer known only as the Wolf, their lives are upended as they spend every waking moment in the fear that their lives could be snuffed out at any moment. The Wolf is ...

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Red 1-2-3

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Overview


Three women. They have nothing in common. They are different ages, come from different background, and lead drastically different lives. The only thing that binds them together is their red hair—and that each of them has been targeted for murder.

When each 'Red' receives a chilling letter in the mail from a killer known only as the Wolf, their lives are upended as they spend every waking moment in the fear that their lives could be snuffed out at any moment. The Wolf is stalking them, biding his time, waiting for the perfect moment to complete his master plan. Yet the one thing this cunning and devious killer didn't plan for is the Reds discovering each other.

The three women, using clues left by the Wolf, manage to band together in the hopes of protecting one another from this deadly predator. With law enforcement turning their backs on the Reds, their only hope for survival is to turn the tables, for the prey to become the predators. In a riveting game of cat-and-mouse, the Reds must track down the Wolf himself--before he silences each of them forever.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
10/07/2013
A frustrated, aging novelist plots to finally make his mark by meticulously planning three murders, to be subsequently linked in a sensational tell-all, in this twisted riff on Red Riding Hood from bestseller Katzenbach (What Comes Next). Targeting a diverse trio of titian-haired women within convenient stalking distance of his Massachusetts home, the self-styled Big Bad Wolf sets his sadistic scheme in motion with death threats to his “Reds”: stressed internist Karen Jayson; depressed widow Sarah Locksley; and defiant prep-school student Jordan Ellis. He proceeds to manipulate his panicking quarry, as well as his clueless wife, describing his activities with almost sensuous pleasure in his manuscript. But then the Reds manage to contact one another, and the game changes as they battle ingeniously to turn the tables. Katzenbach creates a convincing triad of sympathetic women who grow through their harrowing trials, but whether the payoff is enough to justify spending significant time with the Wolf remains a question of personal preference. Agent: Moses Cardona, John Hawkins and Associates. (Jan.)
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“A page-turner from the get-go and must reading for thriller fans.”
Booklist [HC starred review]

“Smartly plotted thriller. . . . Postel has a polished melodic vocal quality that is easy to listen to.”
Publishers Weekly

Booklist
“A page-turner from the get-go and must reading for thriller fans.”
Booklist [HC starred review]
Kirkus Reviews
2013-12-07
A disturbed author and devotee of crime fiction who views writing and killing as parts of the same intimate process targets three redheaded women in what he considers the grandest homicidal scheme ever. It has been 15 years since the Big Bad Wolf, as he calls himself, published a novel or killed anyone to give himself source material. After a series of well-received books, he suffered a decline in sales and attention. Attempting a comeback in his New England town, he plans on killing in quick succession a middle-aged internist, Karen, who practices stand-up comedy at night (Red 1); a young teacher, Sarah (Red 2), who has turned to vodka and barbiturates to get over the deaths of her husband and child in an accident; and a troubled high school basketball player, Jordan (Red 3), angry over her parents' divorce. What BBW doesn't envision is that after delivering a letter to each of these targets informing them they have been "selected" for death, they will cope with their fears, discover each other and attempt to turn the plot against him. When Mrs. Big Bad Wolf, the killer's meek but inquisitive wife, senses something amiss is going on behind his locked office door, BBW has another complication for which he was not prepared. No less methodical than his killer, Katzenbach (What Comes Next, 2012, etc.; three of his previous novels have been made into films) lays out the book's premise with efficiency. The bonding of the damsels in distress lends a strong human element to the proceedings and a touch of dark humor. Ultimately, the novel fails to deliver more than a few medium chills, and the climax is a letdown. But the suggestion there may be a sequel is as intriguing as it is welcome. "Little Red Riding Hood" has been taken on scarier spins in recent times, but the age-old tale provides a lively premise for this thriller about stalked women.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802192844
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/7/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 57,707
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author


DONNA POSTEL should have known the path she’d take by her first grade play. Instead of getting to play a duck or a tree, she was cast in the only speaking role, The Narrator. Fast forward to the present and we find Donna in her state-of-the-art studio where she has been happily talking to herself ever since. Her voice has been heard on hundreds of commercials and corporate narrations, recently expanding into audiobooks. When she’s not in the studio, Donna can be found down at the barn, cleaning up after, and occasionally riding, her horses.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2014

    Sunshine

    If you love to read great edge of your seat books then this one is a must read. I have discovered another great author whose books I can't wait to read.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2014

    Nonsence

    These people who take over the review sites need to be stopped. How childish, people are really trying to get a book review and they are playing games - can't they find another place to meet other weirdos

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2014

    Lorrie

    You wierdos really needa life, get over your cat crap. Leave the book reviews for people who care. LOSERS

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2014

    iMmOrTaL sOuL

    Age:15
    Gender:male (irl:female)
    Nickname:soul
    Works : in the underworld
    Cutiemark:a black heart with white blood spatters
    How he got it: for helping lost souls .. (also read my fan fic c: .. )
    Mane:like dr.whooves , but black ,and a little longer
    Tail: like dr.whooves
    Likes: gay people,emos ,sleeping,music(especially "screamo",punk,and metal).. ice cream(prefers mint) .. um,hugs!!.. kellin quinn,marilyn manson(i have an oc as him, Marilyn Maneson:), ptv,BMTH,NIRVANA, bvb, sws,myself,perversion,narcissism,bisexuality,bicuriousness.. spiders ..um.. adventure time .. greys anatomy .. private practice . DOCTOR WHO!!!! laziness .. um ,theres too muh to list XD..

    Dislikes:kissing,drugs, haters, non emos.. preps.. um .. dogs.. um.. puking.. farting .. um .. bugs .. fish .. snakes .. scorpions .. loud noises .. children .. babies .. non whovians nd dr. Fan girls .. non bronys ..

    Other:YES, irl i am girl, YES i am bisexual, my name is dharma, YES i am 15(jus had my bday it was the 17th)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2014

    Firework

    Put meh in plz! Mai bio is with the others, but its a little outdated. I am an alicorn. My right foreleg is mechanical. The mechanical leg has hidden weapons like, say, when i press a button near my shoulder, a boult in gun comes out of the hoof.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2014

    Midnight

    At 'ism' Res 3!!

    -Midnight

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2014

    Blazin to Silver Star

    Bio at ism res 3 or 4. I think you already know me. And it says im stupid. Dont put that please.

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2014

    Ice tears app

    Bio at ism result 3 also please her other personality at some point

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2014

    &hearts

    &heart

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    Posted September 13, 2014

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