It is to this backdrop that Lilly Martin returns to close the sale of her mountain cabin, marking the end of her turbulent eight-year marriage to Dutch Burton, Cleary's chief of police. Dutch's reluctance to let her go isn't Lilly's only obstacle. As she's trying to outrun a snowstorm, her car skids on the icy road and strikes a man. She recognizes the injured man as Ben Tierney, whom she'd met the previous summer. They're forced to wait out the storm in the cabin, but as the hours of their confinement mount, Lilly begins to wonder if the greatest danger to her safety isn't the blizzard outside, but the mysterious man right beside her. Is Ben Tierney the feared abductor? Or is he who he claims to be...her rescuer from harm and from the tragedy that haunts her?
©2005 Sandra Brown; (P)2005 Simon & Schuster Inc. All rights reserved. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division.
"Lust, jealousy, and murder suffuse Brown's crisp thriller, set in the snowbound mountains of North Carolina....The snowy suspense will cool off Brown's fans during the dog days of summer." (Publishers Weekly)
My very favorite Sandra Brown book to date!!! I have actually listed to this book at least three times over the last few years!!! The narrator did an excellent job throughout the entire book. Sadly, a narrator can either make or break a book regardless of how good it is. Lang did an awesome job!!!! The plot is unpredictable and edge of your seat suspenseful! This is definitely a must listen!!!
The story is pretty good. The narrator does a great job with the voices, but there are several very long pauses between chapters, so long I thought the batteries died in my player.
My biggest problem was some of the dialogue between Lilly and Tierney. Actually a lot of the dialogue. Some of the lines would win the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. The plot & story line were pretty good though.
I think this is one of the best books I've heard froom Sandra Brown. Much better than some of her other books I've read/listened to.
Not one of my favorite Brown books. Didn't really hold my interest and was predictable. I did finish it... but barely.
I found this book to be very interesting with not to many people envolved to blur the story. I highy recommend this read !! I actually couldn't wait to hear what was going to happen next. Will def listen to it again!! worth your monthly credit!! I look forward to listending to another by this author AND Narration was GREAT!!! Great difference in his voices as he protraid different people...
I recently found out about Sandra Brown. My 1st listen was Envy which I really liked and this book did not disappoint!!!! I have been an Audible member for 2 years and I am having trouble finding mysteries I really like. This one fit the bill!
This story was a worthwhile listen. Some of the plot points were obvious, but there were a few surprises. The narration of the male characters was a significant distraction, not sure what the narrator was trying to accomplish. I recommend this story, but give youself a few hours to get use to the sounds of the male characters.
Great story and characters. However a big flaw in the plot prevents me from rating it higher-- can you say "Rescue snowmobiles'? Surely somebody (especially the police) in a mountain town would have thought of using snowmobiles as a rescue vehicle in a snowstorm. This kept the book always at a very fictional level.
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