Eleven Hours [Paullina Simons] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. After being abducted from a shopping mall in Dallas, young and very. Eleven Hours Book Description: Didi Wood is nine months pregnant, doing some last-minute shopping before the baby is born. Stepping out. Rights Sales: “Eleven Hours,” an Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild, the Women’s Suspense Fiction: With her third thrilling novel, Paullina Simons has.
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Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Eleven Hours by Paullina Simons. Eleven Hours by Paullina Simons. Eleven hours of hell. Abducted from a shopping mall in Dallas, Didi Wood, in paulllna ninth month of pregnancy, is taken on the most dangerous, horrifying ride of her life, as a madman drives her across Texas.
While her husband and the FBI try furiously to track them down, they can only hope to find Didi — and her unborn child — alive. Paperbackpages.
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Lists with This Book. So glad I am reading more books of a ‘thrilling’ nature! This ripper of a book packed a quick, fast punch. It covers, as the title suggests, an eleven hour time frame, where there’s no room for anything else but good solid reading, that I did not want to put down for a moment. Everything there sikons to like is here, as nine month pregnant Didi is enjoying the air con in the dead of summer, minding her own business and filling in pxullina till she meets up with her loving husband, Rich, for lunch.
This So glad I am reading more books of a ‘thrilling’ nature!
This leisurely afternoon of shopping and pretzel eating I loved the little nuances, yes Didi you should take two – why not?! The descriptive nature of Didi for this entire book was extremely vivid and needed to be. Highly recommended, quick effective reading, which I really enjoyed for a couple of days. Things in this person’s daily routine got somewhat ignored. Definitely a good sign for this reader!
Feb 26, WarpDrive rated it did not like it Shelves: I have finished it 5 minutes ago and I already struggle to remember what this book was all about. Painfully cartoonish, monochromatic characters, and a dull and predictable plot with abundant platitudes littering the narrative, all strongly characterize this book and make it an excruciating reading experience; moreover, the leading character is so painfully stupid, in her mixture of dumb consumerism and Christian fundamentalismthat the only missing ingredient in her sto Extremely forgettable.
Painfully cartoonish, monochromatic characters, and a dull and predictable plot with abundant platitudes littering the narrative, all strongly characterize this book and make it an excruciating reading experience; moreover, the leading character is so painfully stupid, in her mixture of dumb consumerism and Christian fundamentalismthat the only missing ingredient in her story is some “make America great again” statement.
The pretentious “philosophical” debates, within and between the main characters, are pathetic in their shallowness. Very disappointing, especially considering that the author also wrote “The Bronze Horseman”, which I quite enjoyed. What a waste – I want my reading time back.
View all 8 comments. She decided to go to a nearby shopping centre where it was air conditioned — it was a crushingly hot day — she needed to get some wooden blocks for her daughter Amanda; a few other bits and pieces.
When a young man offered to carry her bags, she declined the offer — there was something about him that made her wary. Then as she entered the car park and moved toward her car, anxious to get inside out of the heat she heard the voice again — it was behind her — suddenly she felt an unnamed fear; was she being irrational?
Then with the police finally involved, plus the FBI as well, Rich was desperate. The FBI agent seemed confident they would locate the abductor sooner rather than later, but Rich was not at all confident… As Didi struggled with disbelief, fear and terror, she frantically tried to come up with a plan to help herself.
She needed to stay calm; but the heat, the discomfort, her need to go to the bathroom; it all overwhelmed her. What would she do? What could she do!
This would have to be the best psychological thriller I have read in a long time. The pacing was electric with the book almost impossible to put down. This is my first by author Paullina Simons, and it will definitely not be my last! View all 10 comments. Didi wanted to speak but found she was made speechless by her heart ramming itself against her chest.
She didn’t need to turn around. She recognized his voice. It was the manin the jacket. She felt slightly nauseated.
It’s not good for the baby. The man was standing in front of her, hands in his jacket pockets. The heat index was up to and he was wearing a jacket over his white shirt. The incongruity of the jacket hadn’t registered in the cool mall, but now it seemed distinctly out of place. She stared directly at him without averting her gaze.
His upturned nose made him look petulant, as if he’d been waiting for a bus too long. His mouth was upturned too, in a semblance of a smile. It looked as if he was pakllina, stretching his thin lips upward, toward eyes that weren’t smiling. They were blue and they were cold, and she houurs that they lacked something essential.
The expression in the eyes, like the jacket, did not belong in a mall parking lot on a hot summer day. Didi held onto the bags as she and the man stared at each other. She tried to focus, but all she saw was dark spots instead of his face.
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Wait, wait, she said to herself, narrowing her mental vision. It’s not so bad. Maybe he is really concerned about the bags. He said the same thing to me in the simonns. Who said he’d followed her? Maybe he hadn’t followed her. Maybe his own car was parked here and he was on his way home. Didi had been silent too long.
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She tried to swallow, but her mouth was too dry and her heart was beating too fast. My car is right. Take it back, fool, take it back. Why would she want him to know they were in front of her car?
The man said “What I ‘d like to do is help you to my car. To steady herself, she leaned against the minivan. The man stretched his lips sideways, exposing his teeth. I love this book. The sun beats down on the parking lot of a Texas shopping mall. Heavily pregnant and not at all comfortable in the relentless heat, Didi Wood is moving through her rgular routine of shopping before leaving to meet her husband for lunch. And then she is kidnapped and bundled into a car by a desperate young man.
What does he want? Where are they going? This book is taut and gripping. It is the book by which I measure all others in this genre. The story telling alternates between Didi herself trapped by a sometimes violent but always unpredictable kidnapper, and her husband Rich with Scott, the FBI agent assigned to catch the kidnapper.
I re-read this book every few years. Neither the magic nor the suspense ever dims. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions. Please refer to my Goodreads.
This review and others are also published on my blog sandysbookaday. Mar 19, Dolors rated it did not like it Shelves: I don’t know exactly why but I keep reading other novels by Paullina Simons looking for the same feeling “The Bronze Horseman” trilogy left me, which I devoured in no time and they are not short books at all!
This is my second book by Simons after the trilogy, and again, I feel more than disappointed, I feel disgusted.
No trace of the smart and subtle prose of her most acclaimed series, just another impossibly likable characters in a superficial story not believable at all In this “thriller”, I don’t know exactly why but I keep reading other novels by Paullina Simons looking for the same feeling “The Bronze Horseman” trilogy left me, which I devoured in no time and they are not short books at all!