Cold Hands (Paperback)
  • Cold Hands (Paperback)

Cold Hands (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 21/11/2013
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You thought you could leave the past behind. Think again. Donnie 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 life. But 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 more 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.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099535539

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“Not for this reader!”

The first half of Cold Hands was moderately engrossing (though I don't enjoy descriptions of violence) and the author's style lent itself well to his alternating chapters conjuring an affluent life in Canada... More

Paperback edition
6th April 2014
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“A blood-soaked delight...”

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... More

Hardback edition
11th August 2012
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“atmospheric and most entertaining thriller”

I’ve been a massive Niven fan since I read Kill your friends, and even more so after The Second Coming, two titles which were hilarious and poignant in their own, darkly satirical and twisted way and probably two of... More

Hardback edition
19th February 2013
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