In the Cold (Thorndike Romance) Hardcover – Large Print, 1 Oct 2003
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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.
go. The tension builds from the first page and keeps mounting until the end,
where a stunning plot twist will leave readers reeling. Well-drawn, complex
characters add to the story's intensity. Ashley is a loving single mother who
must continually fight the demons of her past. Her neuroses seem very real, an
authentic aftershock of the trauma she endured. Chris is a fascinating
character, flawed and conflicted, but with a core of goodness and honesty that makes
him sympathetic and likable.
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
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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 June Release for the new Berkley Sensations line is one heck of a slam-dunk start! In the Cold is one book you definitely won't want to miss. Lynn has done it again with the "ripped from the headlines" story and the hero and heroine to match. The story is poignant, rich, and terrifyingly real as you are drawn into the twisted and evil mind and the trap that he has laid for his victim. Revenge is never pretty, but In the Cold is beautifully and dramatically written and the insight is bold and realistic. A real keeper, Don't Miss it!
Now Ashley's daughter is missing, and since she is not sure who she can trust, the only person she can turn to is Chris. She is convinced that the same culprits that kidnapped her are behind Lauren's disappearance. When he reluctantly returns to Colorado to assist in solving the kidnapping, Chris finds a new purpose and a new possible love, as he and Ashley join forces with the clock ticking to locate Lauren and bring her home.
This is a taut and suspenseful story with a couple so damaged by the past that it will take a miracle for them to find Lauren and heal their own wounds. Erickson keeps the story tight and the tension in overdrive, resulting in a satisfying conclusion.