The Never List

The Never List

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The most relentless, deeply disturbing thriller writer since Jeffery Deaver and Gillian Flynn For years, best friends Sarah and Jennifer kept what they called the Never List: a list of actions to be avoided, for safety s sake, at all costs. But one night, against their best instincts, they accept a cab ride with grave, everlasting consequences. For the next three years, they are held captive with two other girls in a dungeon-like cellar by a connoisseur of sadism. Ten years later, at thirty-one, Sarah is still struggling to resume a normal life, living as a virtual recluse under a new name, unable to come to grips with the fact that Jennifer didn t make it out of that cellar. Now, her abductor is up for parole and Sarah can no longer ignore the twisted letters he sends from jail. Finally, Sarah decides to confront her phobias and the other survivors who hold their own deep grudges against her. When she goes on a cross-country chase that takes her into the perverse world of BDSM, secret cults, and the arcane study of torture, she begins unraveling a mystery more horrifying than even she could have imagined. A shocking, blazingly fast read, Koethi Zan s debut is a must for fans of Karin Slaughter, Laura Lippman, and S.J. Watson."show more

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  • CD-Audio | 7 pages
  • 132.08 x 147.32 x 22.86mm | 181.44g
  • Penguin Audiobooks
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 1611761913
  • 9781611761917
  • 2,383,796

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"This is one scary throat-grabber... As twisted and terrifying as any novel in years." --"Parade" "This summer's most breath-stealing thriller." "Thoroughly enjoyable nail biter." --Ralph Gardner Jr.," ""Wall Street Journal" "It is being billed as a page turner, and the author is being compared to Gillian Flynn, whose "Gone Girl" was the big book of summer 2012. I think you'll need thicker skin for this one though!" "This fast-paced, disturbing thriller boasts a chilling premise as well as a layered first-person narrative full of shocking twists and turns." --"Library Journal" "Zan's debut novel is shocking and disturbing. The intense psychological thriller combines a horrifying plot, well-developed characters, thought-provoking psychoanalysis and some great phrasing. Read it if you dare." --"RT Reviews," 4 1/2 stars "Zan's first novel is a haunting depiction of the emotional scars left on women held in captivity." --"Kirkus" "This story is a twisted tale of a courageous woman trying to make sense of a madman's mind . . . For readers looking for a psychological thriller, "The Never List" will be hard to beat." --"BookPage" "A fast-paced, don't-dare-put-the-book-down read that will leave you cringing as your darkest fears emerge from the shadows as Zan takes you to the places you never wanted to go." --"Suspense Magazine" "And thus begins a solid new series by a capable new writer." --"Mystery Scene Magazine" "A dark psychological thriller, it will touch every nerve you have." --Tami Hoag "A novel with powerful and poignant psychological insights. Zan's razor-sharp debut combines the very best of page-turning suspense with classic head-game thrills and chills. Not to be missed." --Lisa Gardner "Throat clutching from the outset! "The Never List" stands as a sterling example of psychological thriller writshow more

About Koethi Zan

Koethi Zan was born and raised in rural Alabama, then moved to New York City after earning a J.D. from Yale Law School. She practiced entertainment law for more than fifteen years, working in film, television, and theater, most recently at MTV. She now lives in upstate New York with her husband and more

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4 35% (3,539)
3 29% (2,945)
2 10% (1,030)
1 4% (373)
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