on August 16th 2005
Genres: Suspense, 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.
5 Chilling Stars!!
Sandra Brown is one of my top “go-to” authors when I’m in the mood for a great mystery suspense that will keep me guessing and on the edge of my seat. She also manages to add just the right amount of romance to keep the characters connected and the reader enthralled.
In the town of Cleary, North Carolina, four women are missing and presumed dead. The town has a serial killer (The Blue Ribbon Killer) on the loose and as the story unfolds, and as usual with a Sandra Brown novel, there are several suspects and a couple of side stories with many twists and turns.
Lilly Martin has returned to her ex-husband’s hometown of Cleary, North Carolina to close on the sale of their cabin Her ex-husband, Dutch, is the town’s Police Chief who desperately want’s Lilly back. When leaving the cabin during a snow storm her car skids and strikes a man on the side of the road. Ben Tierney is a man she met the previous summer, and as they wait out the storm together in her cabin. They definitely have an attraction to one another and despite her attraction to him, she later begins to suspect him as The Blue Ribbon Killer.
4 women have disappeared from Cleary over the past 2 years …the greatest danger to Lilly’s safety isn’t the blizzard outside, but the mysterious man right beside her.
I really, really enjoy this one and I found myself engaged in the story, looking for clues and searching for possible suspects. I truly enjoyed all the characters, some were creepy, some sleazy and some downright mysterious.
Overall a fast-paced thriller that will keep you guessing and wraps it up with a satisfying ending. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good mystery and a bit of romance. If that’s your preference, Chill Factor does NOT disappoint!