Cold Hands

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Random House, 2012 - Canada - 253 pages
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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 to be 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 thriller that will leave you gasping for breath, "Cold Hands" is the first in an exciting new series by the remarkable John J. Niven.

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Donnie Miller marries into wealth and moves from his impoverished upbringing in Scotland to wild and remote part of central Canada, where he lives in a beautiful house owned by his wife’s family. Life ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

JOHN J. NIVEN was born in Irvine, Ayrshire. He is the author of the novella Music from Big Pink and the novels Kill Your Friends, The Amateurs and The Second Coming. He lives in Buckinghamshire.

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