A Cold Season: The Chilling Richard and Judy Bestseller! - The Cold (Paperback)
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A Cold Season: The Chilling Richard and Judy Bestseller! - The Cold (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 05/01/2012
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How far would you go to save your child? A nail-biting thriller, 'perfect reading for a dark winter's night' (Richard and Judy).

Cass's husband is missing, presumed dead in Afghanistan. Floored by grief, Cass is left alone to take care of her son, Ben, who has been traumatised by his father's death.

'This is a very spooky story . . . Disturbing' Daily Express

So when a renovated mill becomes available in the remote Lancashire village of Darnshaw, Cass decides it will be the perfect place for her family to heal.

'A very spooky story. You'll love it if you are into tales of the occult, or a fan of film classic The Wicker Man' JUDY FINNIGAN, Richard & Judy Book Club

But it quickly becomes clear that outsiders are not welcome in the village, and Ben is displaying a hostility Cass can't understand. As darker events unfold, Cass starts to question her son's sanity. Then a blizzard blows in and Darnshaw is marooned in a sea of snow.

Threatened on all sides, Cass finds herself pitted against forces she can barely comprehend.

A broken family. A dark secret. The cold season has begun . . .

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781780871363
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 200 x 52 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
hugely enjoyable, perfect reading for a dark winter's night * Richard Madeley *
a very spooky story. You'll love it if you are into tales of the occult, or a fan of film classic The Wicker Man * Judy Finnigan *
This is a very spooky story . . . Disturbing * Daily Express *
A Cold Season has taken the horror world by storm and shows no signs of slowing down * This Is Horror *
A dark and disturbing tale from a bold new voice in horror writing -- Mark Frauenfelder * BoingBoing *
A scary read that will chill you to the bone * Crimesquad *
When it comes to debut novels, Littlewood offers forth a masterpiece that stakes immediately claim as one of 2013's finest * Horror Novel Reviews *
Littlewood's first novel is an assured and finely-crafted piece of work, probably the best horror debut since Joe Hill's 2007 novel, Heart-Shaped Box * Reader Dad *
an intelligent, sensitive book. Its chills are delivered with precision certainly, but in subtle yet equally terrifying manner it's the parts that aren't scary which speak as loudly as the parts that freak you out * Spooky Reads *
Littlewood . . . is the real deal, a writer with a unique vision and the talent to make us see the world anew through her eyes * TTA Press *
Alison Littlewood uses old flavors with a fresh and personal approach to brew a story both sensible and terrifying at the same time * Dark Wolf *
A thick layer of snow hides the sins of a creepy rural village in Alison Littlewood's chilly debut novel ... an itchy tension-cranker of parental paranoia * SFX *
The novel builds a real sense of foreboding and dread, which creates a chilling reading experience for fans of demonic and religious horror * Library Journal *
A terrifically chilling tale. A sterling debut which bodes unspeakably well for its author and beyond * The Speculative Scotsman *

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“Can't wait for more! Excellent!”

Another book that should be made into a film.
Moving home is worrying enough but after you've read this brilliant story it may make you think twice about doing the move!
Strange goings on in a small... More

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“Good - but withhold any credibility!”

I love this type of genre usually, but I found this too full of ludicrous situations and easily predictable characters. You can spot the 'baddies' and the potential victims in the first few pages. I read... More

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“A chilling, lingering, isolation-based horror”

It seldom seems that a horror novel, a proper horror novel, gets any real mainstream attention. The inclusion of A Cold Season on the Richard and Judy Book Club list made me wonder a little. But Alison Littlewood’s... More

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