“Pretty well-paced kidnapping drama where somebody is kidnapping children of wealthy doctors and extorting money out of them, repeating it year after year. The storyline is complex and it is easy to see Hollywood make use of it. I've grown fond of Iles' books lately, since they are above average in the crime genre.”Levent Mollamustafaoglu wrote this review Saturday, November 13, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“i normally am not crazy about greg isles, but this is gooood.
almost four stars, a mystery that will turn you every which way but loose. ”
“This is a story about a well-to-do family that falls victim to a psychopath who has concocted the perfect crime. It's so good that he's actually pulled it off five times before, without any repercussions. Will Jennings is a successful anesthetist in Jackson, Mississippi. On the fateful weekend, he flies his plane to Biloxi, where he will be speaking at a physicians' convention about a new type of anesthesia he has developed. After he leaves, two men break into his house and kidnap his wife Karen and his five-year-old, diabetic daughter Abby. The leader, Joe Hickey, stays at the Jennings home with Karen, and his cousin Huey, a mentally-challenged giant of a man, takes Abby to a remote cabin in the woods. After his speaking engagement, Will is held captive at the hotel by the third accomplice, Joe's attractive girlfriend. Once the characters are all in position, Joe controls the action of the well-thought-out plan via cell phones. This story was suspenseful and full of action. The characters were a bit more developed than is sometimes the case in this genre. It's not my type of story, but it did still keep me reading. I wouldn't be surprised to see it as a movie in the near future. ”Janyce wrote this review Sunday, October 17, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I've not read Iles in quite a while and this one was first published ten years ago. It is a fairly typical, breathless thriller that starts with a bang and keeps popping right to the end. Since this is a kidnap for ransom story and as the title indicates, takes place over the span of 24 hours, you pretty much know from the get go how things will turn out. Overall, it's a solid thriller that doesn't really break new ground but satisfies nonetheless.”LDD wrote this review Thursday, October 14, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Movie was terrible...book very good.”Pamela G wrote this review Monday, October 4, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“One of my favorite Iles”John W wrote this review Saturday, October 2, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A very good read. Made into a fair motion picture called "Trapped" with Kevin Bacon, Charlize Theron. Best part of film was the performance of Courtney Love.
Book was much better”
“Almost as bad as my toothache right now. ”Shu L wrote this review Sunday, August 8, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“ 24 Hours Greg Isles
Joe Hickley thinks he has discovered the perfect crime by kidnapping the wife and child of rich doctors. He's done it five times before with the help of his wife Cheryl who keeps the men in a hotel room, and Huey his mentally disabled cousin who watches over the child. Joe himself stays with the wife. He does it once a year, and never harms the child or the wife. But this time, he's picked the wrong family. The Jennings will do anything to protect there daughter Abby, who has childhood diabities. When another family comes forward (a year after the kidnapping of there son) the FBI is immediatley put in action.”