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Cold hands

Cold hands

Niven, John (Guitarist), author

You think you're safe. You've got it all - the new life, the rich wife, the beautiful son. You've got so much to lose. And I'm going to take it. I'm going to take everything there is to take. Make you watch. You thought you could leave the past behind. Think again

Book. English. Suspense fiction. Thriller.
Published London: Vintage Books, 2013
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Details

Statement of responsibility: John J. Niven
ISBN: 009953553X, 9780099535539
Note: Originally published: London: William Heinemann, 2012.
Physical Description: 324 pages ; 20 cm
Subject: Canada Fiction.

Author note

John Niven was born in Irvine, Ayrshire. He is the author of the novellaMusic from Big Pinkand the novelsKill Your Friends, The Amateurs, The Second Coming, Cold HandsandStraight White Male.

Reviews

"Gripping and disturbing"
My Weekly||"Brilliantly written,Cold Handsis that rarest of things - a gripping thriller with real depth. An intense, exhilarating adrenaline rush, I found myself staying up all night to finish it in one sitting. Wonderful."||"I finished it a sprint, almost shaking. Ridiculously, disturbingly compelling"
Observer||"A gut-wrenching debut...This thriller announces the arrival of a tremendous new talent...It drives the breath from your body with its pace, suspense and enveloping horror...Terrifying and mysterious. Superbly told and achingly sad, this book grabs your heart strings and threatens to tear them out."
Daily Mail||"Perhaps the most cleverly constructed and incendiary thriller I've ever read. The great books in this genre take you on an emotional roller-coaster, but the best, like this one, also have you trampling through a moral minefield."

Back cover copy

You think you're safe.

You've got it all - the new life, the rich wife, the beautiful son.

You've got so much to lose.

And I'm going to take it.

I'm going to take everything there is to take.

Make you watch.

You thought you could leave the past behind. Think again.

'Cold Handsis that rarest of things - a gripping thriller with real depth. An intense, exhilarating adrenaline rush, I found myself staying up all night to finish it in one sitting' S.J. Watson, author ofBefore I Go to Sleep

'Gut-wrenching...It drives the breath from your body with its pace, suspense and enveloping horror... this book grabs your heart strings and threatens to tear them out'Daily Mail

'I finished it a sprint, almost shaking. Ridiculously, disturbingly compelling'Observer