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)
This was a wonderful book only made more wonderful by the narrator. I highly recommend it - has it all, romance, mystery, murder.
I am not a big fan of mysteries, perferring to read science or something productive and useful to me in some sense. This book was a terrific read. I did not figure out the plot until very late in the game. My wife cannot put it down. I have already purchased her other book on the reading list, Unspeakable, which is also very good.
i bought the abridged by mistake and was really mad i missed out on hours more pleasure! you won't want to stop listening. actually probably a 4 not 5, but i gave it a 5 to offset some more conservative reviewers, and it really was enjoyable.
This was one of my all-time favorite audiobooks. I can usually figure mysteries out well in advance of the ending, but this one kept me on my toes until the very last word. In addition, the narrator's different voices for each character were superb - I grew up in Tennessee and can usually spot a fake southern accent a mile away, but not so in this case. I have already recommended this audiobook to several of my friends.
If it's pure entertainment you want...purchase this audible listen. If you're searching for an American classic, stay away. This book thoroughly did its' job of entertaining me during my drive to and from my job. It made me forget that I was driving! (I shouldn't say that too loud!) Seriously, I found myself sitting in my car to get a few more seconds of listening time. The ending was great and I will move on to another Sandra Brown audible book.
It is a great listen. You get the feeling that often you know what is coming next. You may be right most of the time -- but not always!
This is what I see as a typical book with all the elements to grow to something good. Police, an environment that looks nice but is potentially dangerous, good/bad characters, etc. It starts slow (hence the 4 starts), but gains speed in the middle. In the final quarter things are really happening.
Sandra did write a believable book that has the nice balance of detective and adventure.
This was a good book but it was a lot slower developing than any of the other novels I have listened to. It was still a good book that seemed very real!
Many books contain characters who are stupid. This book is unique in that every single character in it appears to be mentally retarded. The narrator seems to agree with this -- he emphasizes it everywhere, finding voices that make all the characters and even the narrator sound like complete morons.
The story is an acceptable pedestrian mystery, not bad as long as you're willing to forget it as soon as you've read it. But why bother? There are better ways to waste your time.
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