24 Hours

24 Hours

by Greg Iles
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24 Hours 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
MargiefromSHS More than 1 year ago
I just recently discovered this writer and am quite excited to find him. I have now read 4 of his works and only one of them would I not recommend highly. But this is my favorite of the 4. It is intense; a "let the world take care of itself ...I have to finish this book" kind of read. I hated to put it down.
harstan More than 1 year ago
No question Joey is the best at what he does. Once a year, accompanied by his partners Huey and Cheryl, Joey kidnaps a child. He always succeeds in obtaining the ransom money, returning the child unharmed, and never having the abduction reported to the police. Clearly, Joey belongs in the felons¿ hall of fame (shame?).

This year, Joey plans to abduct Abby, the five and a half-year-old daughter of Dr. Will and Karen Jennings of Jackson, Mississippi. He has been watching the Jennings for some time to insure his plot goes smoothly and that the parents of the victim fits the mold he needs to succeed. However, this time the abduction has a twist because Will and Karen refuse to idly sit by while Joey orchestrates his dastardly deed. By taking action, has the once happy couple doomed their daughter to become Joey¿s first casualty?

24 HOURS is an exciting, frantic-paced story line that grips readers much more than Mel Gibson¿s similar movie. The plot never allows the audience a moment to breath as the tension mounts to almost unbearable levels only to rise further due to the MORTAL FEAR that the precocious Abby will die, something fans will not want to happen because they care. As usual with a Greg Iles work (see THE QUIET GAME), the key players seem genuine as if they are next door neighbors and the plot feels authentic, adding to the overall helpless terror in the pit of the sympathizing reader¿s stomach. Mr. Iles is at his nightmarish best with this abduction tale that takes no prisoners.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Overall, I would have rated 24 Hours 3 1/2 stars if it were possible to do so in B&N's rating system. In 24 Hours Iles has delivered another book that moves along at a galloping pace and is packed with lots of suspense. Unfortunately, I found that I was able to predict most of the action and, in particular, the ending, well in advance of their occurences. Also, while the story is interesting and enjoyable to read, I found that Iles' often severely strained my ability to extend belief in his main characters. Further, while not a major criticism, I would have liked 24 Hours even more if he had provided a brief epilogue to tie up some of the loose threads in the story. Having finished 24 Hours, I have now read all five books Greg Iles has written and and I would recommend them all to you. However, if you are considering reading your first book by Iles, I'd recommend Mortal Fear and The Quiet Game above 24 Hours. If you've been an Iles fan all along, as I have, I think you'll enjoy 24 Hours but not as much as most of his previous books.
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The book was very good, suspenseful, interesting with its twists and turns of the story. I would certainly recommend the book to anyone who likes suspense or thriller novels!
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