Cold Hands PDF Ü Paperback

Cold Hands PDF Ü Paperback 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. Kirsty ❤️ Kirsty ❤️ 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. Jacki (Julia Flyte) Jacki (Julia Flyte) 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 the book the family dog dies in mysterious circumstances Gradually, it becomes apparent that Donnie s past hides a very nasty secret and that perhaps that past may be coming back to haunt him.I di

  3. Bibliophile Bibliophile 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 wintry Saskatchewan, a happy family of three living a life of leisure Donnie the house husband has a deep dark secret from his past in Scotland, which is revealed in flashbacks, though it s obvious wh

  4. Raven Raven 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 differentiate this from his normal fare And what a completely gripping, criminal smorgasbord of brilliant and blood soaked delights it is as you find yourself, in the words of Irvine Welsh, trampling thro

  5. Leni Iversen Leni Iversen 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 takes itself seriously or not There are enough hints at the meta level to indicate that the author knows exactly what he is doing and is just having fun But there s also a painful backstory that i

  6. Allan Allan 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 page turner, and in general this is what I found.Told from the point of view of Donald Miller, a Scottish journalist working for a Canadian provincial newspaper, of which his wife is the editor, we

  7. Casey Casey 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 frame story, with occasional flashbacks to his childhood explaining his dark past You don t spend the entire book wondering who the killer is, but that s not what this is about anyway This is a tale of s

  8. Antonia Cochrane Antonia Cochrane 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 tension and that this was the authors way of horrifying the reader It becomes apparent about half way through how the past has indeed caught up with him, however the culmination of events does become

  9. Luke Walker Luke Walker 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. Kerry Ellis Kerry Ellis says:

    Excellent gripping read I love they way John Niven writes.

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