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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.

Topics: Lust, Sex, Held Hostage, Missing Persons, Divorce, Small Town, North Carolina, Police, Love, Jealousy, Crime, Murder, Suspenseful, Gripping, Sensual, Third Person Narration, 2000s, American Author, Female Author, and Steamy

Published: Simon & Schuster on
ISBN: 9780743290067
List price: $9.99
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Chill Factor by Sandra BrownNC 4 women have disappeared left with a blue ribbon last where they were seen.Lily Martin is back to close her house for good. Trying to outrun the snow she runs into Ben Tiery and they hold out at the cabin while the blizzard goes on...Sexual scenes really keep you glued to this book and you will never think the ending is what the book is leading up to...The police think Ben is the serial killer...Book follows others families and you discover the link they have to the whole situation, cool!Love the time they spend together and get to really talk.more
excellent thriller; killer called blue is abducting women; tierny is suspect, lily is heroinemore
One of her best! A sexy, page-turner. 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.)more
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. This book has it all.. secret affairs, drugs, washed-up-middle-aged-bullies, a serial killer, divorce, unwanted pregnancy, the FBI, a whole lot of snow and ice, and a red herring to beat all red herrings. Brown had me fooled through the entire novel, and even when I knew I was wrong I still couldn’t quite believe it. To me, this is the mark of some masterful character crafting. There’s not as much romance as you usually find in a Sandra Brown, but there’s enough to whet your whistle. And enough secrets to last a lifetime. There are a few holes in the police procedural parts of the plot (say that 5 times fast), but with all the intrigue, I just didn’t care.more
Just another great read by Sandra Brown! Her books just keep getting better and better. This is a very fast-paced read, and you will not want to put it down until the end. Warning- please make sure you have a good night to read before picking this book up. Highly recommended!more
Good, but too sexually explicit.more
Great Story!! I was so hoping for the ending that I was rewarded with too!more
Just doesn't make sense after you learn who done it. Fun to read but doesn't hang together properly.more
Suspenseful yet predictable and way too sexually graphic. I'm obviously not the intended audience but that's what you get when you listen to books from the library. If one of the games I worked on had as much sex in it as this book, the media would be all aflutter and aghast. That said, it was interesting to read/hear about surviving a blizzard and the town folks were very entertaining. Sandra Brown did a great job jumping between different people's perspectives.more
This was written by someone who has never been in an actual blizzard. There was a whole lot of disbelief to suspend here.more
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Chill Factor by Sandra BrownNC 4 women have disappeared left with a blue ribbon last where they were seen.Lily Martin is back to close her house for good. Trying to outrun the snow she runs into Ben Tiery and they hold out at the cabin while the blizzard goes on...Sexual scenes really keep you glued to this book and you will never think the ending is what the book is leading up to...The police think Ben is the serial killer...Book follows others families and you discover the link they have to the whole situation, cool!Love the time they spend together and get to really talk.more
excellent thriller; killer called blue is abducting women; tierny is suspect, lily is heroinemore
One of her best! A sexy, page-turner. 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.)more
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. This book has it all.. secret affairs, drugs, washed-up-middle-aged-bullies, a serial killer, divorce, unwanted pregnancy, the FBI, a whole lot of snow and ice, and a red herring to beat all red herrings. Brown had me fooled through the entire novel, and even when I knew I was wrong I still couldn’t quite believe it. To me, this is the mark of some masterful character crafting. There’s not as much romance as you usually find in a Sandra Brown, but there’s enough to whet your whistle. And enough secrets to last a lifetime. There are a few holes in the police procedural parts of the plot (say that 5 times fast), but with all the intrigue, I just didn’t care.more
Just another great read by Sandra Brown! Her books just keep getting better and better. This is a very fast-paced read, and you will not want to put it down until the end. Warning- please make sure you have a good night to read before picking this book up. Highly recommended!more
Good, but too sexually explicit.more
Great Story!! I was so hoping for the ending that I was rewarded with too!more
Just doesn't make sense after you learn who done it. Fun to read but doesn't hang together properly.more
Suspenseful yet predictable and way too sexually graphic. I'm obviously not the intended audience but that's what you get when you listen to books from the library. If one of the games I worked on had as much sex in it as this book, the media would be all aflutter and aghast. That said, it was interesting to read/hear about surviving a blizzard and the town folks were very entertaining. Sandra Brown did a great job jumping between different people's perspectives.more
This was written by someone who has never been in an actual blizzard. There was a whole lot of disbelief to suspend here.more
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