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Book Review- Greg Iles- 24 Hours

Posted by Tony Peters on December 8, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Greg Iles- 24 Hours 3.75 Stars


Five times before Joey, Huey, and Cherylhad pulled off their perfect kidnapping crime, only taking 24 hours to get asmall payout. This time things are different Dr. Will Jennings and his wifeKaren, are not going to make it easy. They don’t trust the kidnappers to keeptheir word, especially with what they have learned. Protecting their child ismost important, they will do anything to see she is kept alive, even if itmeans killing someone else, or dying themselves.


The book started off a little slow for me,but picked up pretty quick. Iles grabs your attention early on and doesn’t letit go. It has many good twists, none that I would say are shocking, but you arestill kept on the edge of your seat waiting to find out what is going to happennext. I did find it a little graphic in a few sections, but it was actuallyused to add to the tension. It also had some fluff in a few sections that slowedthings down, and could have been shortened to keep things flowing. Thecharacters were very well done, and fit into their roles perfectly. Realism wassomething that weakened this novel. There were sections that I wondered if thecharacters would have really been able to do what they did, or if they wouldhave been willing to do some of what they did. Overall I found this novel to bea good read, but likely wouldn’t read it a second time.


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Tony Peters

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Reply Brian
10:44 AM on February 1, 2014 
Read your review on "line of vision" on Goodreads. Thanks for the review on "24 hours" above. I read Iles "true evil" , very much enjoyed and got a few others of his including "24h hours". Looks like another good one! Considering I read for entertainment and rarely re-read a book considering the vast choices of authors & books available, you had a good review.