Cold Kiss

Cold Kiss

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FEAR NEVER TRAVELS ALONE...Nate and Sara are broke -- and on the run from the past. When a shady hitchhiker offers them cold hard cash for a lift, they can't afford to say no. But very soon they'll be wishing they had. Because picking him up is about to become the biggest mistake they ever made -- and the price they'll have to pay will be greater than they ever could have more

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  • Electronic book text | 288 pages
  • Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 184983069X
  • 9781849830690

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'A well-crafted, tightly-plotted thriller which steadily cranks up the sense of menace page by page. You know something bad's going to happen, and you just have to keep reading... I really enjoyed it' "Simon Kernick" 'Dark unalloyed menace from beginning to end. This is sheer noir. Rector is the best find I've made all year' "Tony Black" 'Wonderfully compelling. Could almost see the film racing across my eyes' "Maxim Jakubowski" 'Tense, taut, throat-grabbing. John Rector is far more accomplished than his years. Reads like a cross between NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN and DELIVERANCE. Terrific' "Eric Van Lustbader" '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, author of THE ICE HARVEST" 'You're definitely going to want to read this. The prose is clean, the characters relatable, and the dialogue is tight as a drum... But what will truly keep you captive is the suspension-bridge-cable tension...' "Spinetinglers" 'Dean Koontz fans will find much to like in Rector's debut, a contemporary thriller about a couple on the lam. Nate and his pregnant fiancee, Sara, who each have reason for fleeing their pasts, end up in a situation straight out of Hitchcock on their drive from Minnesota to get married in Reno... Rector takes a classic noir setup and makes the most of it through clever plotting and spare prose' "Publisher's Weekly" 'Portents of disaster accumulate like wind-driven snow... A sly and very accomplished first novel' "Booklist" 'Highly rewarding... I just couldn't stop reading... There's no better place to spend a few imaginative hours these days than Rector's snowbound motel' "National Review"show more

About John Rector

John Rector's short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and won several awards including the Porterhouse prize. His first novel, The Grove, was a bestselling e-book and will be soon be published for the first time in print form. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska and is currently working on his next novel. Read John Rector's blog at more

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939 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
5 21% (196)
4 41% (381)
3 30% (279)
2 7% (68)
1 2% (15)
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