After his brother’s murder, Alex Kinton vows to hunt the killer and administer his own form of vigilante justice. His chance comes when he lies his way onto a search and rescue team and is called to the site of a downed plane in the Cascade Mountains. The team soon discovers that everyone aboard has perished…except for the man Alex is targeting. Alex is determined to do whatever it takes to stalk his prey through the vast, snowy wilderness.
Brynn Nealey, the team’s forensic nurse, doesn’t have time for the mysterious outsider. She’s there to save lives. But in the close quarters of the search party, Brynn begins to feel drawn to the hardened and brooding stranger. Alex, too, can feel the ice around his heart melting, even as the temperatures drop dangerously low. But what will happen to his bloodlust when they finally find the killer?
In Chilled, the next thrilling tale in the Bone Secrets saga, Golden Heart finalist Kendra Elliot weaves an icy tale of cold nights, cold hearts, and cold-blooded killers.
©2012 Kendra Elliot (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
As a psychiatrist addiction is important to me. I am addicted to audible books, kindle books, my husband, and my thirteen cats.
Take a good plot, good guy vs. bad bad guy. Then add in great setting, cleaver characters and unknown upcoming events. WOW should have been great right?
Well ruin it with poor narrator, very slow pace in places, one to many helicopter crashes, names to close to the same to understand while narrating. Oh, and don't forget to include shallow characters with little depth, unrealistic events and most importantly, no buildup, no drama just plan, yeah it happened duh. returning this one.
I would like to see some of the reflection on the past as action scenes. I continued to read thinking it would eventually improve and grab my attention
No, not at all. When I finished all I could think of was-why???
buy it now
absolutely, I was thinking one way next thing you know I was llike oh my gosh your kidding.
Honestly everything was my favorite.
This was my first Audible book and my first for Kenra Ellliot, I have now purchased 2 more of hers. And I don't think I will read a book without being in Audio, i'm hooked and I love it!
I finished it but only just. I think it's amateurish and badly written. Too much of what is important to the story -- even who the "bad guy" is -- is revealed in the characters' thoughts rather than through action, i.e. something happening. And at the same time there are long scenes with sighing, looking, touching -- certainly part of developing the story, but, perhaps, not as deserving of "action" as advancing the plot. I'm sure I've said it badly. This is a big yawner -- in spite of love at first site, plane crash, escaped mass murderer, avalanche, etc.
I was so glad when it was over and I could go on to John Sandford's latest.
Hmm...I'm not sure. I had high hopes, as we met the hero in book 1. He seemed like a more Alpha hero. I wasn't a fan of how he lied to insert himself into the search & rescue from the get go in this story, and can't say that my opinion of his character built from there. The writing wasn't bad, I just could NOT warm up to the this hero...
The hero...I really wanted to like him, but the more I learned about him, above and beyond the fact that he lied from the start, I really didn't like. He'd chosen his wife over his brother with special needs, and she didn't even come across as anything but cold. And how could he accidentally stab a friend & co worker? Why was he pacing & ranting w/ a letter opener anyway? In my eyes he came across borderline baddie.
She did. I liked her much better than the narrator from book 1 ~ and it's too bad I just could NOT bring myself like this book.
Ha. Alex, the hero.
I really enjoyed book 1, and like the authors writing style. I just didn't like the path she took Alex down...,and that's totally my opinion, but I couldn't even finishe this one. I got tot the part where they'd dug him out of the avalanche, and to be honest? I didn't like Alex enough to stick with it. And I really wanted to! The premise was a good one...the set up was good, but that one character killed it for me.
Storyline was s-l-o-w to develop and it was eh. Missed some parts and didn't know until I finished the book. Went back and noticed it was three whole chapters and found out i didn't miss anything at all. Kendra Elliot is very good at descriptive storytelling but enough already with the cold and the snow. I could sum up the story in three sentences...butt I won't. It's worth reading if you are OCD and just have to read the entire series. If I wasn't so obsessive compulsive I would have skipped this one. I won't spoil the storyline but I will say this: the whole story takes place outside in the cold wilderness and chilled is not a continuance of hidden, two different storylines. Good readings to you.
The second of the series that has skipped forward a couple of years finding Brynn on a search and rescue team in the snow covered mountains, unknown to them they are walking into a rescue of a notorious serial killer. On that mission is Alex, supposedly a US Marshall. He has his own agenda for being on the team, however his priorities change when he sees Brynn. Lies unfold as things progress and the situation worsens when sickness and injury plague the search. The book is pretty predictable but remained enjoyable.
unless you like superficial characters, and the reader reading as if she hadn't preread it first so she misses nuances she should have caught so it'd sound right, and you enjoy the exceptional amount of swear words totally unnecessary to the story, I wouldn't recommend this one.
Action enough but lotsa swearing I don't need to hear so often!
Emily S-Smith did a reasonably good job reading but characters could be better differentiated.``
yes but won't listen again.
It kept me interested and listening
I was pretty interested but there were only a few times I wanted to bite my nails.
The performance was okay but kind of bland. I didn't feel the excitement when it should have been there.
I've always loved books. Even before I could read I've loved them. Fact or Fiction, I love books. I'd sooner read a book than see a movie.
I haven't read the print version of Chilled, but for me listening to a audio book is always more enjoyable. Audible has the best selection of titles available. I find it more relaxing to listen to various books, especially when they are performed by talented narrators. Listening allows me to do other things, like driving to work, or cook in my kitchen. You can't do that by reading a book.
Chilled's tale of a search and rescue team, trekking into the snow covered Cascade Mountains, after a downed plane, is exciting enough. But to throw in a escaped psychopath and a vengeance seeking ex-federal agent is icing on the cake. The characters of the S.A.R.s team were interesting and human. I enjoyed listening to the build up of each of their characterization and back stories. There is a romance with in this story, and that was okay. The only part which didn't seem necessary to the book, was the graphic sex scene near the end of the book.
Emily's performance was fine and well paced. There wasn't any need for different accents to make much of a radiance in her performance. I would listen to her perform another book.
Chilled. You just never know what you will find, in the cold Cascade Mountains.
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