Thursday, January 9, 2014

Red 1-2-3

Books like this make Idgie very squeamish and she doesn't read them.  But many people love these "James Patterson" type novels, so therefore, here's one that looks pretty interesting! 

 Red 1-2-3
John Katzenbach
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Mysterious Press; 1 edition (January 7, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0802122051
ISBN-13: 978-0802122056
'One bright fine day Little Red Riding Hood decided to take a
basket of delicious goodies to her beloved grandmother, who
lived on the far side of the deep, dark woods... You undoubtedly
first heard the story years ago when you were small children. But you
were probably told the sanitized version: The grandmother hides
in her closet and Little Red Riding Hood is saved from becoming
The Big Bad Wolf's next meal by the brave woodsman with his
sharp axe. In that re-telling everything ends happily ever after. In
the original, there is a far different and much darker outcome. It
would be wise for you to keep that in mind over the next few weeks.

You do not know me, but I know you. There are three of you. I have
decided to call you:

Red One
Red Two
Red Three

I know each of you is lost in the woods.

And just like the little girl in the fairy tale, you have been selected
to die.'


Three ordinary women with nothing in common. They are different ages, come from different backgrounds, 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 woman, or “Red,” receives a chilling letter in the mail from a killer known only as the Big Bad Wolf, their lives are upended, as they spend every waking moment in the fear that they 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.

These 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 its back on the Reds, their only hope for survival is to turn the tables, to beat the Wolf at his own game. In a riveting novel of suspense that only a master like John Katzenbach could write, the Reds must track down the Wolf himself—before he silences each of them forever.


Prologue Link  - Click HERE to Read.