- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group (May 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425190692
- ISBN-13: 978-0425190692
- Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 10.4 x 2.3 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,658,611 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Ironically, her call comes just as Chris has given up all hope and is considering ending it all. His marriage is gone, his career wrecked by lies, and there seems to be nothing good in life. Then, Ashley needs him, and this soul scarred man finds a new purpose in life, and a love he had never imagined he would have.
As they play the desperate game of cat and mouse with Lauren's kidnapper, Chris and Ashley find themselves falling in love. They also uncover a much more diabolical plan is in the works to cause Ashley even more pain.
***** This tale is at once suspenseful and touching. It has all the good old fashioned romance you could hope for and is also refreshingly new. The plot twists will keep you just as chilled as the title implies. *****
Reviewed by Amanda Killgore.
The book succeeds more as a work of suspense than it does as a romance. Out
of necessity, romantic moments between Chris and Ashley are at a minimum. While
I wished there could have been a stronger romance thread, its absence makes
the book seem more real. What mother whose daughter is in mortal danger is
going to take time out to sigh blissfully over the new man in her life? Ashley
never does, and each moment that she does allow desire or passion to override her
concern for her daughter's welfare is followed by torment and guilt that she
would let herself be so distracted from the situation at hand. Chris is more
inclined to let his feelings for Ashley show, but believes himself unworthy of
her because of his mistake. He doesn't feel he has a right to be with her,
especially without knowing if he'll allow himself to forgive and heal enough to
even pursue a future for himself.
For a taut, edge-of-your-seat thriller, with complex, interesting characters
and a dash of romance, IN THE COLD will keep you turning pages long into the
Romance Reviews Today
In a compelling and crisply woven tale Judge uncovers an unusual plot that leads to the perpetrator and old feelings are stirred once more. Though the motivations of the characters are at times questionable this is an enjoyable summer read.
This product's forum
Active discussions in related forums
Search Customer Discussions