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Cold Hands You thought you could leave the past behindThink againDonnie Miller counts himself lucky Living in a beautiful, spacious house in the wild and remote landscape of central Canada, he spends his days writing for the local newspaper, working on a film script, and acting as house husband After a troubled and impoverished upbringing in Scotland, he now has all he wants a caring wife, a bright and happy son, a generous father in law As the brutal northern winter begins to bite, he can sit back and enjoy lifeBut his peace is soon broken There are noises in the nearby woods, signs of some mysterious watcher When the family dog disappears, Donnie makes a horrifying discovery Is it wolves, as the police suspect, or something far dangerous, far darker What secrets has Donnie been keeping And why does he have the terrible sense that his dream was never going to last A taut, shocking and visceral novel that will leave you gasping for breath, Cold Hands is the first thriller by the remarkable John Niven

10 thoughts on “Cold Hands

  1. says:

    Had a long journey so was able to read 3 4 of the book on the coach Really gripping thriller I had to finish it as soon as I got home.

  2. says:

    Donnie Miller lives with his family outside Regina, in central Canada After a troubled childhood in Scotland, Donnie now leads a charmed life as a writer, with a successful and wealthy wife, a much loved son and a beautiful house Early in th

  3. says:

    This thriller starts out well enough, with Donnie recounting the horrible events that made him the wreck he is at the beginning of the book Since this means he survived whatever happened, the only question is what happened and why Scene wintr

  4. says:

    John Niven is perhaps better known for darkly witty satires, Kill Your Friends , The Amateurs and The Second Coming so I was interested to read this, his first foray into the world of crime writing with the skilful insertion of a J to differen

  5. says:

    Three stars is sort of a catch all for me, and I often wish I could give 3.5 stars But this book just scrapes in at 3 stars In part, I m sure, because thrillers are not really my preferred genre, but also because I couldn t work out if the book

  6. says:

    I ve read all but one of John Niven s novels, which are pretty diverse in subject and sometimes hard hitting, but until now I d avoided this, his first foray into crime thriller writing under the moniker John J Niven The blurb sold the book as a

  7. says:

    I ve enjoyed John Niven s other novels, and thrillers are a dirty little joy of mine How would someone who basks in dark humor and vulgarity handle this genre The answer surprisingly well The narrator sets about retelling his grisly past via fram

  8. says:

    I rated this book a 4star as I enjoyed the read as I couldn t put it down The style of writing does just make you want to keep going which i love in a book That said I felt that the gruesome details were somewhat unnecessary in order to create the

  9. says:

    A strange one Not very thrilling for a thriller and there are far too many coincidences in the plot, but it s still oddly readable with an interesting narrator Worth a read but probably not a re read.

  10. says:

    Excellent gripping read I love they way John Niven writes.

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