“This is one scary throat-grabber…As twisted and terrifying as any novel in years.”


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 first novel is a haunting depiction of the emotional scars left on women held in captivity.”

—Kirkus Reviews 

“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 ½ stars: Top Pick

"A dark psychological thriller, it will touch every nerve you have."

—Tami Hoag  

"Sent icicles down my spine.  One of the scariest thrillers I've ever read. This should be on every mystery reader's must-read list!"

—Tess Gerritsen 

“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 writing at its best. Cancel appointments and give up on sleep. It's that kind of book."

—Jeffery Deaver 

“THE NEVER LIST is a perfect entertainment. Thrilling, super smart, witty, and just about the most distracting thing in my recent life. I've stayed up past my bedtime, missed whole subway stops, left children at the playground. First readers will have to know what happens, and then they'll be awed by the flair with which Koethi Zan makes it happen.  This novel deserves all the success it is sure to have.”

—Darin Strauss 

"A chilling premise that sucked me in from the first page and had me gripped all the way to the end as I tried to guess what was going to happen next. An impressive debut!"

—Chevy Stevens 

"Cleverly plotted and highly entertaining, THE NEVER LIST is a haunting psychological thriller that begs to be read in one sitting.  Be prepared."

—Alafair Burke 

"A nonstop psychological thriller with heart-wrenching twists."

—Jed Rubenfeld 

“From the first page of The Never List you have to know how this terrifying book will possibly end, and my advice to the reader is to only pick it up when you have the time to devote to it, because it’s impossible to put down. Even a casual glance will tell you this is no ordinary thriller: you WILL lose sleep over it. A book to devour in one sitting!”

—Elizabeth Haynes 

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