Greg Iles's novels have been praised for their unusual depth of characterization and complexity of plot, and The Quiet Game
was no exception. Reviewers called it ""beautifully crafted"" (The Providence Sunday Journal
), ""heartbreakingly honest"" (Cleveland Plain Dealer
), and simply ""a grand thriller with a wonderful Southern seasoning"" (The Orange County Register
). In 24 Hours
, Iles takes readers on a daringly executed roller-coaster ride with enough twists and surprises to last a lifetime.
24 Hours begins with the perfect family. On the perfect night. About to become trapped in the perfect crime. Will Jennings is a successful young doctor in Jackson, Mississippi, with a thriving practice, a beautiful wife, and a five-year-old daughter he loves beyond measure. But Will and his family are being watched by a con man and psychopath who may be a genius. A man who has crafted the unbeatable crime. A man who has never been caught and whose victims have never talked to the police. A man whose life's work strikes at the heart of every family's unspoken fear: the unstoppable kidnapping.
But this man has never met the likes of Will and Karen Jennings.
Brilliantly plotted...perfectly-timed terror...and a hair-raising finale. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
The tension in palpable...superbly-crafted and clever. The Times-London
A chilling tale...calculated to jangle the reader's every nerve...gut-wrenching. Library Journal
A taut tale, terrifying in its intensity, compelling in its pace...A good, old-fashioned thriller, the likes of which are rare...A winner. Chattanooga Times