Chill Factor by Sandra Brown
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It's a real page-turner and the author gives the reader her usual dose of thriller mixed in with romance.
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Romantic suspense abounds in this gripping new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown, in which a successful magazine editor is trapped in her remote cabin with a man believed to be a serial killer.

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 who emerges from the woods on foot. 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?

The compelling characters, sexual tension, and stunning plot twists in Sandra Brown’s Chill Factor combine to create a page-turner that will keep readers guessing until the very end.

About Sandra Brown

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Sandra Brown is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers - including most recently Smash Cut, Smoke Screen, Play Dirty, Ricochet, Chill Factor, White Hot, Hello, Darkness, The Crush, and Envy. She is the recipient of the 2008 Thriller Master Award from International Thriller Writers, Inc. She and her husband live in Arlington, Texas.
Published August 16, 2005 by Simon & Schuster. 562 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Action & Adventure, Crime. Fiction
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Peak Rank on Jul 27 2014
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Reviewed by Jill Smith on Aug 29 2014

Both the weather and the confined setting give this creepy thriller a wonderfully claustrophobic edge. This book has plot twists aplenty and characters with more than a little excess baggage. Leave it to Brown to dish up pure terror and chills.

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Reviewed by Cy Hilterman on Aug 29 2014

I have liked most of Sandra Brown’s books but this is the best I have read from her. She has non-stop action, intermixing the characters and makes you think you know who the murderer was but, do not dismay, you will have plenty of surprises ahead as you turn each page not wanting to get to the end.

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Reviewed by Sharon Katz on Jul 01 2005

It's a real page-turner and the author gives the reader her usual dose of thriller mixed in with romance.

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on Dec 11 2009

This book has stolen the "my favorite Sandra Brown" title from Envy. It is an extremely well crafted thriller, where everyone has a secret and even nature is the enemy.

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on Dec 10 2009

If it were just the endless sex scenes and impossibly rugged heroes I would recommend the book to the many readers who like that kind of thing that just isn’t to my taste. But I can’t think of anyone who’d want to spend any time at all with the parade of truly repulsive characters in this book.

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