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  • Title: Cold Hands
  • Author: John Niven
  • ISBN: 9780434022120
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 cYou 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 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.
    Cold Hands 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

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    1. 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. Bisher kannte ich den Autor nur von der Humorfront einen b sen Thriller hatte ich ihm gar nicht zugetraut und war deshalb auch sehr gespannt auf diesen Wechsel in ein neues Genre Der Anfang beginnt auch wirklich gut Kanada, unendliche Weiten, ein toter ausgeweideter Hund und der Hinweis auf eine vertuschte Vergangenheit inmitten der momentan noch nahezu unzerkratzen kitschigen Familienidylle Doch sobald auf den ersten 100 Seiten die Vorgeschichten in den Plot eingef hrt werden und die Figuren in [...]

    3. 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 didn t enjoy this book It starts well, but then the pace slows and [...]

    4. 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 through a moral minefield Donnie Miller leads an unassuming life [...]

    5. 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 what the secret is from the very first hints Now, I don t conside [...]

    6. 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 invokes similar cases in real life, and I wonder if the auth [...]

    7. 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 are introduced to a character who seemingly has it all i [...]

    8. 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 rather unbelievable If you are not too faint hearted [...]

    9. 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 survival, endurance, and what it means to live through t [...]

    10. 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.

    11. Leider handelt es sich bei diesem Tiel um einen 0815 Thriller mit wenig berraschungen Da ich bei meiner Recherche nach au ergew hnlichen Geschichten auf diesen Autor gesto en bin war ich umso entt uschter, als ich fertig war Motive, Handlungen und Charaktere triefen nur vor Klischees Der Whisky trinkende Schotte aus dem Glasgower Ghetto, der Zigarre rauchende einsch chternde Schwiegervater als Medienmogul, die taffe Gesch ftsfrau als einzige TochterInsgesamt konnte leider wenig Spannung aufgebau [...]

    12. Cold Hands John J Niven 11.7.2017 Fucking hell This book was brutal Gripping and thrilling and page turny, but absolutely brutal I enjoyed it and read it in an evening and an afternoon, but I feel like it damaged me psychologically The protagonist has a dark secret from his past and it catches up with him 30 years later I won t give away because of spoilers, but this was incredibly grim I enjoyed it anyway, but fuck.

    13. Das urspr ngliche Zuhause dieser Rezension ist der WortWelten Blog wort welten Zusammenfassung Zwei Jahre zuvor war Donalds Leben perfekt das gesteht er im Hinblick auf das Leben, das er inzwischen in Florida f hrt Gl cklich verheiratet mit seiner Frau Sammy und Vater eines neunj hrigen Sohnes zu sein, war alles f r ihn Und durch seine gelegentliche Arbeit als Filmkritiker f r die Zeitung von Sammy hatte er auch jede Menge Zeit f r seine Familie Ein fantastisches Haus in der Weite Kanadas war da [...]

    14. As a fan of Niven s previous books I was very interested in reading his first thriller and to see how he s changed since adding the J to his moniker.One thing is for sure, Niven knows how to tell a story The pace of Cold Hands builds superbly as we discover the life of main man Donnie, his wife and son and the serenity of their snowy Canadian home, while drifting back in time to Donnie s youth a world away in Scotland a subject Niven knows and uses well in his books.We quickly discover Donnie is [...]

    15. Do not open this book, I repeat, do not open this book Because once you start reading it, you can t stop and you might just wish like me that you never started it in the first place I have just finished reading it and only just stopped shaking John Niven s thriller is gripping to the finish, but too graphic and disturbing for my taste Whilst I could not put it down, I wish I could erase most of it from my mind Even the huge great turn around now signpost of the dog incident was not enough for me [...]

    16. Wow Terrifying This book scared me than anything that I have read in a long time It is the type of book that sticks with you, especially if you are a man with young children The writing is excellent and the story was terrific HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if you want to have the shit scared out of you.

    17. My favourite thing about this was the setting both the snowy wilderness of Canada and the grimness of 1980s Scotland were vividly evoked Halfway through the plot takes a twist into the predictable, which is a shame, but it s still a hugely enjoyable novel.

    18. I really enjoyed the other books I ve read by John Niven however this was a huge disappointment It s his first and, based on this, hopefully last attempt at the crime genre.Implausible, nasty, and after an interesting set up ultimately just plain ludicrous A dud 2 5

    19. I couldn t put this down until I finished reading it it was brutal, dark, compelling stuff I need to read something cheery now Phew Don t expect the laughs of his other books, just as excellent tho One of the best books I have read this year so far.

    20. The book started very well and showed promise as a riveting thriller I enjoyed the middle, as we discovered about the events of the past and it built up to a climax But then it went a bit B grade slasher movie I still couldn t put it down though, which is why I decided to give it 3 stars.

    21. I ll start out by saying I love John Niven s work I m quick to recommend Kill Your Friends and Straight White Male to anyone I speak to about books I went into this knowing it would be different, an experiment into the thriller genre, but I was still expecting it to be than the standard fare It s a perfectly readable page turner that ticks all the right boxes of set up, foreshadowing and execution, and if it was any other name on the cover I would be happy to leave it at that But it isn t any n [...]

    22. 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 through a moral minefield Donnie Miller leads an unassuming life [...]

    23. Does a crime thriller with an unreliable narrator deserve an unreliable reviewer One of the following five facts about John J Niven s Cold Hands is a bald faced lie The tale is told in retrospect by Donnie Miller, a Scottish born resident of the isolated outskirts of Alarbus, Saskatchewan Married to the tall and lovely newspaper editor Sammy and father to an eight year old named Walt, Donnie s days are filled with drafting movie reviews, chauffeuring Walt to hockey matches, walking the dog, endu [...]

    24. Author John Niven has changed his name to John J Niven with the publication of his first thriller, Cold Hands This subtle change indicates an attempt to differentiate this work from his previous styles While Cold Hands is a blunt departure from Niven s trademarked black comedies, there is zero compromise in the quality department Niven creates genuine empathy for a character who comes to deserve very little.The novel opens in Florida where we are introduced to Donnie Miller a man haunted by a tr [...]

    25. Grundidee Ein Thriller, der sich mit einem erbarmungslosen Rachefeldzug besch ftigt und dessen T ter vor nichts zur ckschreckt Brutal und blutig, nicht f r schwache Nerven geeignet Charaktere Protagonist Donald Miller ist gl cklich mit der wohlhabenden Sammy verheiratet und hat einen 8 j hrigen Sohn namens Walt Sein Leben verl uft in geregelten Bahnen, bis er eines Tages seinen Hund Herby tot auffindet, der regelrecht abgeschlachtet wurde Seitdem wird f r Donald nie mehr alles so sein, wie es wa [...]

    26. Cold HandsWhy it is called Cold Hands I know not, however this thriller delivers on all levels it commands and holds your attention from page one and serves up all the right jeopardy at all the right moments never has a thriller been better classified.Surprisingly, for this genre, the characterisation goes deep, although, being a thriller, the motivations are exaggerated and in some cases improbable to a high degree The story, though wildly implausible, has its own internal consistency and with [...]

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