The Cold Kiss by John Rector audiobook

The Cold Kiss

By John Rector
Read by Richard Powers

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781441748386

  • ISBN: 9781441748362

  • ISBN: 9781441748393

  • ISBN: 9781441748423

Runtime: 7.43 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

All Nate and Sara want is a new life in a new town, away from the crime and poverty of their past. So when they are approached at a roadside diner by a shady hitchhiker offering $500 for a ride to Omaha, they wonder if their luck might be changing. At first it seems like so much easy money—but within a few hours the man is dead.

Now, forced off the road by a blizzard and trapped in a run-down motel on the side of a deserted highway, Nate and Sara begin to uncover the man’s secrets: who he was, how he died, and most importantly, why he was carrying two million dollars in his suitcase. Before they know it, Nate and Sara are fighting for their lives. In the end, each has to decide just how far they are willing to go to survive.

The Cold Kiss is an everyman psychological thriller that pits a young couple against moral corruption, greed, betrayal, and love. For two characters who may have used up all their chances, it’s the classic final trip down the dark tunnel that might lead to heaven but drags them through hell.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Tense, taut, throat-grabbing. John Rector is far more accomplished than his years. Reads like a cross between No Country For Old Men and Deliverance. Terrific to the last drop—of blood.” Eric Van Lustbader, New York Times bestselling author of First Daughter
“Dean Koontz fans will find much to like in Rector’s debut…Rector takes a stock noir setup and makes the most of it through clever plotting and spare prose.” Publishers Weekly
“Garcia does a darn good job at keeping the tension high in this terror-filled mystery.” AudioFile
“Characters gradually reveal alarming proclivities, and portents of disaster accumulate like wind-driven snow. Rector’s spare, unadorned style makes these portents and proclivities even more jarring. A sly and very accomplished first novel.” Booklist
“The Cold Kiss is a slice of tragicomic noir Americana, a spiraling tale of bad luck and viciousness leavened only by author John Rector’s savage glee at the ever worsening state of his protagonists’ circumstances. One of the best debuts I’ve read in a very long time.” Scott Phillips, award-winning author of The Ice Harvest
“I absolutely loved this audiobook…This story takes so many twists and turns…I finished this audiobook in record time! I couldn’t wait to turn it back on and follow the story more. The Cold Kiss is packed full of suspense…Paul Michael Garcia is wonderful…a great choice in a narrator for this book.” Audiobookfans.com
“The story opens with Nate and Sara heading for Reno, looking for a fresh start…[and] ends in a thunderous crescendo of double-crossing, murder, and a few surprises. Paul Michael reads in a comfortable, familiar, yet dramatic way, appropriate to this wickedly entertaining debut novel that will keep listeners guessing until the very end.” SoundCommentary.com

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Author

Author Bio: John Rector

Author Bio: John Rector

John Rector is the bestselling author of The Grove, The Cold Kiss, Already Gone, and Out of the Black. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and has won several awards, including the International Thriller Award for his novella, Lost Things. He lives in Omaha.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English