"The policewoman got shot, and she's bleeding everywhere. Get someone here in one hour, or I'm going to put her out of her misery."
An ultimatum that forever changes the lives of police officer Sam Lucas and Dr. Kate Myles. When heavy snowfall isolates the small English village of Birchenlow, a violent robbery shatters the community. Taken as a hostage and stranded with the increasingly desperate criminals, Sam is seriously injured during an ill-fated escape attempt. Already struggling to save the lives of the villagers caught up in the raid, Kate volunteers to walk straight into the lion's den. Cut off from help, with only each other to rely on, Sam and Kate must find a way to fight the odds and stay alive. The growing attraction between them gives them an even more desperate will to survive.
©2011 Cari Hunter (P)2016 Bold Strokes Books Inc
Loved these characters. Extreme conditions throw these characters together, and as events unfold love grows. Read this book awhile ago. Remembered liking it, so got the audio version. Really enjoyed that the narrator was British and had all the pronunciations and inflections that as an American I just couldn't great my brain to do while reading.
I read ebook years ago & rated it 5 stars back then. Add 0.5 stars for the audio book's narration for a total of 5.5 stars total. I've re-read it before but decided to try the audio book this time around. I think I enjoyed it more with the excellent narration. Hearing it read with an English accent really adds to the book. I'm not knowledgable enough to know if it is accurate for the area.
Overall good book. Some parts were unbelievable and a little drawn. The narrator did a good job thru the various expressions and highs and lows of the book. I'd recommend the read if you want a quick, easy listen.
I'd read the book before and really enjoyed it, but this narrator makes it sing. I could listen to her accent all day and never tire of it.
I like mysteries and thrillers with a romantic angle and this satisfies perfectly. I'm definitely waiting for the next one!
A bit predictable but good action and worth the read. I would recommend this to someone who loves an action filled romance even if you know what will likely happen. :-)
Spellbinding, exciting, realistic
The number of characters in the book was somewhat limited due to the circumstances. I really enjoyed Sam, who was the main character.
Yes, I have listened to several of Lesley's performances, and rate this right up there! She has a wonderful ability to perform many different accents and characters. I have traveled extensively in Britain, and believe that she did a really good job of nailing the local accents in the area where the book is set.
Yes, I did have extreme reactions. A hostage situation would be so awful, and the author really conveyed the desperation associated with the circumstance.
I really enjoy both the tone and accents that Lesley Parkin is able to portray and actually seek out books that she has narrated. She rates up there with the more famous audio book narrators.
I have MS and LD and make spelling and grammar mistakes, please forgive the handicap.
Sam is a loyal Policewoman, who gets both shot and taken hostage by two crazy bank robbers, On the run, now without a car, they take refuge in a barn, but will not give up. And since they are now Snowbound. There is little the police can due. Expect get the pair to allow in an unarmed medical doctor to patch them up. Now that Sam has managed from her prison in the barn to knock out one brother cold, they allow the doctor in. And from first sight they both begin to fall in love,, still they both now have to escape the mad men to have a chance at love.
The really liked the storyline
But hated the narrators accents. I found myself cringing and skipping forward.
"A good light read, with an original storyline."
At first it took a while to get used to the voice of the narrator, I wasn't expecting anything great, the last few books I've bought have been average to disappointing and I thought I must've heard all the best books....so it took a while to get into.
There's not much depth of characters or description, the story focuses on the action which drives the narrative, but it does keep you interested, in fact it would make a good action movie.
So overall while not being a masterpiece of literature, it's enjoyable enough to stick with til the end, even the corney bits are forgiveable.
It's not a bad thing to enjoy a light read now and then!
It's good to see other authors being given a chance in this genre full of the awful and ubiquitous Radclyffe & Georgia Beers.
There should be more variety of authors being given a chance instead of the same old formulaic dirge that is tedious and repetitive.
Would recommend for a light read.
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