By Jeffery Deaver

One of Kirkus Review's "Best Books of 2013"

The surprising finish is barely the start . . .

#1 bestselling writer Jeffery Deaver has created the main riveting and unique novel of the year-a race-against-the-clock secret, informed in reverse.


Gabriela waits desperately for information of her kidnapped daughter.
At final, the door opens.
But it isn't the negotiators. it isn't the FBI.
It's the kidnapper.
And he has a gun.

How did it come to this?

Two days in the past, Gabriela's lifestyles was once common. Then, all of a sudden, she will get be aware that her six-year-old daughter has been taken. She's given an ultimatum: pay part one million cash and discover a mysterious rfile often called the "October record" inside 30 hours, or she'll by no means see her baby back.

A mind-bending novel with twists and turns that spread from its dramatic climax again to its impressive starting, THE OCTOBER record is Jeffery Deaver at his masterful, artistic best.

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