Cold Kiss

Cold Kiss

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Nate and Sara, on the run from their past, are driving to Reno. When they're approached at a roadside diner by a man offering $500 for a ride into Omaha, they can't help but see it as a sign of blessings to come.

But in a few hours, that man is dead in their back seat . . . and he's got a bag of money . . . more than either one of them know what to do with.

Forced off the road by a blizzard and trapped in a run-down motel, Nate and Sara make a life-altering decision that unleashes a nightmare. Before they know it, Nate and Sara are fighting for their lives and forced to confront every bad decision they've made along the way.

For two young lovers who may have used up all their chances, this is a final trip down a dark tunnel that might lead them to heaven, but drags them through hell.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 18mm | 349g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765382954
  • 9780765382955

Review quote

"Tense, taut, throat-grabbing...reads like a cross between "No Country For Old Men" and "Deliverance"."--Eric Van Lustbader, "New York"" Times "bestselling author

"There's no better place to spend a few imaginative hours these days than Rector's snowbound motel."--"The National Review"

"Terrific narrative and real compelling style...a cross between Jim Crumley and "A Simple Plan"." --Ken Bruen, Shamus Award-winning author of "The Guards"

""The Cold Kiss" is a slice of tragicomic noir Americana, a spiraling tale of bad luck and viciousness leavened only by author John Rector's savage glee at the ever worsening state of his protagonists' circumstances. One of the best debuts I've read in a very long time." --Scott Phillips, award-winning author of "The Ice Harvest"
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About Counseling Psychologist John Rector

John Rector is a prize-winning short story writer and Colorado native currently living in Omaha, Nebraska. "The Cold Kiss" is his first published novel.
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Rating details

989 ratings
3.72 out of 5 stars
5 21% (211)
4 40% (399)
3 30% (292)
2 7% (71)
1 2% (16)
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