Hey folks! As promised, I've got another great book to share with you today! I don't know about you, but I'm always up for a good thriller novel, especially in the winter. I particularly enjoy ones that happen to be set in the cold, snowy winter also. It just seems to make the suspense that much greater since escape is inevitably harder! So, buckle up and let me tell you about the newest thriller of this sort I had the opportunity to review!
In A Cold White Fear, by R.J. Harlick, we find a woman named Meg making preparations for a big family get-together for Christmas. All alone in the Canadian wilderness (except for her 12 year old Algonquin friend Jid, who is like a son), trouble quickly arises when two uninvited visitors show up at her doorstep during a blizzard. With one man badly injured in a supposed car accident, how can she possibly turn them away?
It doesn't take Meg long to realize all is not as it seems with the two men. The larger, intimidating man with snake tattoos all over his upper body is very...demanding of her, especially considering she was nice enough to let them into her home. Upon further inspection of the injured man's wounds, it's obvious that he didn't get stabbed by something inside the car during their wreck, but his injuries are in fact from a gunshot wound!
Though Professor, as the tattooed man goes by, follows her around like a puppy as she tries to gather supplies for the injured man, Meg manages to alert Jid, who she told to wait outside on the back porch as soon as she let the strange men in, to go back to his home on the nearby Algonquin reservation and alert the police chief there of trouble.
Meg keeps a mental timer of how long it should take for the boy to reach the authorities and receive help, but things escalate once she learns new information about exactly why the two men are there. She makes her own attempt at escaping, but things go from bad to worse when she finds that Jid has been captured by an apparent accomplice of the two men in her house who is even more dangerous and menacing than the Professor. Will she be able to save herself and the young boy before time runs out?
If you're looking for a thriller that will suck you into the story right away, you will definitely want to check out A Cold White Fear, available November 7 from Dundurn Publications.
Disclaimer: I received a free advanced copy of this book through Netgalley for review purposes. No other compensation was received. My opinions of this title may differ from your own.