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Editorial Reviews

Is Lilly Burton's new love a serial killer? This listen puts you in Lily's head as, trapped in her snowbound cabin with him, she vacillates dramatically between overpowering lust and gripping fear. A great reading and great story equal great suspense from the amazing Sandra Brown.

From the moment Lilly hits Ben Tiernay with her car while making her way down the mountain from her cabin during a blizzard, the story grabs your interest and never lets go until the surprising conclusion. The reader is wonderful, using different voices for each character and authentic southern accents. Bottom line: If gripping claustrophobia and excruciating suspense could be heard, this is what it would sound like.

Publisher's Summary

Cleary, North Carolina, is a sleepy mountain town, the kind of place where criminal activity is usually limited to parking violations. Not so, lately. Four women have disappeared from Cleary over the past two years. And there's always a blue ribbon left near the spot where each of the women was last seen. There are no bodies, no other clues, and no suspicion as to who their abductor might be. And now, another woman has disappeared without a trace.

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.

Critic Reviews

  • 2005 Audie Award Nominee, Romance

"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)

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  • MARIA
  • Moreno Valley, CA, United States
  • 11-03-11

CHILLING SUSPENSE!!!!!!

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!!!

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good story - several long pauses between chapters

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.

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Good plot but... the dialogue?

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.

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  • Stacy
  • Loveland, CO, United States
  • 06-17-11

One of the best

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.

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Un- engaging

Not one of my favorite Brown books. Didn't really hold my interest and was predictable. I did finish it... but barely.

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  • sharon
  • east ridge, Tunisia
  • 06-12-10

Captivating story from the get go...

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...

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  • Sarah
  • TWO HARBORS, MN, USA
  • 05-04-10

Lots of twists and turns!

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!

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Loved it

I thought this was a great read! It was truly enjoyed!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Janet
  • Fort Wayne, IN, USA
  • 03-26-08

Great Book

Another good one by Sandra Brown

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Entertaining despite narration

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.

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