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Publisher's Summary

In the remote, rugged corner of Montana’s Glacier National Park known as the Devil’s Grasp, little Paige Baker of San Francisco disappears with her dog, Kobee, while on a camping trip with her family; or so her mother and father have told authorities. A multiagency task force launches a massive search as Paige fights to survive in the wilderness. Time hammers against her, and soon the nation is gripped by the life-and-death drama. Secretly, behind the scenes, the FBI grows suspicious of Paige’s parents. Their recent history and disturbing evidence links them to a horrible secret from the past.

©2001, 2012 Rick Mofina (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Circumstances and the sin of omission

There was a lot going on in this book. A huge list of characters, some who were not really necessary in my opinion. Overall the book held my interest because I wanted to know what happens to little Paige. We have a family of three on a camping trip, where the mother is dealing with unresolved issues from her past. The mother goes off alone to sulk, the father is upset because the wife is being secretive. The child is caught in the middle thinking her parents no longer love each other. Unset, the father yells at the child to go be with her mother. When the mother returns without the daughter, panic sets in . Where is Paige? When the authorities arrive the parents are soon under suspicion. Thus begins the hunt, the investigation, the suspicion and the doubts. Also thrown into the mix is the "monster" from the mom's past who is waiting on dead row to be executed in a few days. How will he play a part in this ? It is well worth the read to find out.

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Kept my attention

This audiobook kept me guessing and second-guessing the whole time. I appreciated the fact that this is part of a series but the author ensured that it would be a complete and independent experience if the reader chose not to read the other books in the series.

The narrator was very good as well.

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A new addiction

I loved the nonstop action and excitement with many twists and turns. It got so I just wanted to sit and listen and do nothing. Finally I blue toothed my iPhone to my tap and tied my tap to my waist so every word was clear and nothing missed. Great for all ages and excitement without sex and constant swearing. Have bought 5 more of his books and am currently really enjoying "Vengeance Road" playing on my tap tied to my waist and managing to get things done around my home.

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Got hit from the first few minutes

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I was enthralled with this book and it does have turns and twist I never saw coming.

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excellent

This was a very thrilling novel. Any parent knows the fear of losing a child and the author did a very good job relaying the emotional roller coaster of emotions. The character development was very good and the narrator did an excellent job with the various character voices. It was non stop thrills!! I look forward to listening to more books from this author!!

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Exciting story of a missing child

A girl goes missing from her family's campsite. Her parents had been arguing and not watching her.
A man is on death row for the murder of another girl many years prior.
The story unfolds and we don't know who did what.
Well written and well narrated. I will look for more by this author and narrator.

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absolutely loved it

this has by far been the best book I've heard so far. I loved it and would absolutely recommend it to anyone

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Hard to put down

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WOW!! Absolutely terrific!

Cold Fear, first released in 2001, is the second novel the reporter Tom Reed and cop Walt Sadowski five novel suspense mystery series. All five of the novels are among the best suspense mystery/thrillers I have ever read! The publisher's summary is the perfect setup for this novel so I will not add to it. Author Rick Mofina has a rare talent for building suspense almost to a breaking point. Narrator Christian Rummel performs superbly.

Cold Fear along with the other four novels in the Tom Reed and Walt Sadowski series have my highest possible recommendation. So do the two novels in Rick Mofina's Jason Wade series. (The third novel in the Jason Wade series, titled The Perfect Grave, will be released at Audible in two days.)

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Great Story, but.....

This book had the potential to be great but wow the amount of people who were introduced was exhausting and confusing and not needed. I had too repeatedly skip through chapters to stay interested. SPOILER! The dog lives, Thank God! Out of all of the reviews not one person mentions the dog. which is huge for me. It basically determines if I will read a book or not, I took a chance with this and it actually ended beautifully.

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  • 10-21-21

Too many characters!

So many characters in this book that I kept forgetting who was who and who was the most relevant to the plot.
Really hard going.
Not brilliant.
Narrators voices weren’t great, so didn’t particularly help.
Wouldn’t recommend!

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  • wj
  • 10-11-21

Fast paced, suspenseful - great story

You could almost smell the pines! Great story telling so the characters come to life. Read beautifully. Absolutely superb.

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  • mary Tunley
  • 09-28-21

Epic

Seat of your pants all the way through. Thoroughly recommend, on to the next book and hopefully another brilliant listen

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  • Alison South
  • 08-04-19

FBI plus Police plus Psrk Rangers

I struggled initially as a lot of characters being introduced and each chapter you were listening to a different part of the story. I hung in there and was glad I did, coping with all the twists and turns.

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  • Alina Surma
  • 09-15-18

my first time 5 stars

great book from beginning to end. real page turner. very interesting story line. highly recommended

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  • Sarah Carne
  • 04-18-18

Brilliant

Constant cliff hangers a great read I love Rick Mofina and the guy that reads it does a great job

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  • angela munro
  • 02-18-22

Most of this was really good.

Disappointing and unrealistic ending, got a bit silly. otherwise very good. I wanted to keep listening.

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  • sandy
  • 10-24-21

My first Rick Mofina read

I enjoyed the narrative throughout and was gripped by the twist and turn s in the story
I've already recommended this book

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  • Elizabeth C.
  • 10-14-21

Not brilliant

Found this heavy going. Story line was ok and predictable ending. Long and drawn out with much of description irrelevant to the story... A more compact story would have made this audiobook easier to listen to...

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  • M. Fitzgerald
  • 09-26-21

Kept me gripped on long distance drive!

Excellent performance and gripping story! I Will read more in this series! A real find!

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  • noney
  • 02-23-22

loved it

edge of your seat thriller, every parents worse nightmare and not just your child being lost.
this is the second book I've read from this author and won't be the last.

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  • User367
  • 10-04-21

Repetitive

I'm sorry but this was super repetitive, with too many lifeless characters to keep track of and no real mystery.