A Review of Red 1-2-3 by John Katzenbach

Red 1-2-3Red 1-2-3
by John Katzenbach

Quite a different book! I really liked the storyline. It was told by each of the characters, the three “Reds”, “The Big Bad Wolf”, and Mrs. “Big Bad Wolf”, each with their own point of view. The only real problem with this type of story, is that you hope for more difference between the three “Reds”. They are different people, but sometimes you aren’t too sure which one is telling the story. They sound like they are the same voice. Unless they are saying something that relates to their own particular stage in life, they could be one of the other “Reds”. In this type of narration, it should be more obvious who is who.
But putting this little gripe to the side, this was an exciting thriller. There is enough tension to keep you interested. There are some twists and unexpected actions. There is more talk and thinking and less action. That being said, it still was a fun read. I enjoyed this book.
I give this book 4 Stars out of 5, and recommend it to people who like their thrillers with more tension than action.
I received this Digital Review Copy for free from edelweiss.com.

Book Description
Release date: January 7, 2014
Three women. They have nothing in common. They are different ages, come from different background, and lead drastically different lives. The only thing that binds them together is their red hair–and that each of them has been targeted for murder.
When each ‘Red’ receives a chilling letter in the mail from a killer known only as the Wolf, their lives are upended as they spend every waking moment in the fear that their lives could be snuffed out at any moment. The Wolf is stalking them, biding his time, waiting for the perfect moment to complete his master plan. Yet the one thing this cunning and devious killer didn’t plan for is the Reds discovering each other.
The three women, using clues left by the Wolf, manage to band together in the hopes of protecting one another from this deadly predator. With law enforcement turning their backs on the Reds, their only hope for survival is to turn the tables, for the prey to become the predators. In a riveting game of cat-and-mouse, the Reds must track down the Wolf himself–before he silences each of them forever

Product Details
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (January 7, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0802122051
ISBN-13: 978-0802122056
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds

About the Author
John Katzenbach has written twelve previous novels and one work of non-fiction. Three of his novels have been made into feature films: In the Heat of the Summer (adapted for the screen as The Mean Season), Hart’s War starring Bruce Willis, and Just Cause starring Sean Connery. His other books include The New York Times bestseller The Traveler; Day of Reckoning and The Shadow Man. Katzenbach was a criminal court reporter for The Miami Herald and Miami News and a featured writer for the Herald’s Tropic magazine. His most recent novel was the critically acclaimed What Comes Next. He lives in western Massachusetts.

The book description is from Amazon.   Red 1-2-3

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