Chill Factor: A Novel

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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?

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lust, Jealousy And Murder Suffuse Brown's Crisp Thriller (after White Hot), Set In The Snowbound Mountains Of North Carolina. Lilly And Dutch Burton's Marriage Didn't Withstand The Loss Of Their Three-year-old Daughter, Despite Their Attempt At A Fresh Start With The Purchase Of A Vacation Cabin In Bucolic Cleary, N.c., Where The Novel Opens On The Divorced Couple Discussing Its Sale. Dutch Is Now Cleary's Chief Of Police, And Lilly Is A Magazine Editor In Atlanta. As She Races Back To The City To Beat A Blizzard, Her Car Skids Out, Striking A Hiker Emerging From The Woods. Turns Out He's A Man She Knows: Handsome Freelance Writer Ben Tierney, Whom She Met And Flirted With The Summer Before. With No Choice But To Wait Out The Storm In The Cabin With Ben, Who Is Injured, Lilly Calls Dutch, But He Can't Reach Her Via The Now Impassable Mountain Road. Meanwhile, Cleary Is Haunted By The Case Of Five Missing Women-all Now Feared Dead. With Lilly Still Stranded, Dutch Goes Ballistic When The Fbi Arrives In Town With Evidence That Tierney Is The Serial Killer. The Snowy Suspense Will Cool Off Brown's Fans During The Dog Days Of Summer. (aug.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Author : Sandra Brown

Publisher : Pocket Books

Published Year : 2008

Format : Paperback, 416 pages

ISBN : 1416593527

ISBN13 : 9781416593522