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Chill Factor
Chill Factor
Author: Sandra Brown
Five women are missing from the sleepy mountain town of Cleary, North Carolina, and a blue ribbon has been left near where each woman was last seen. Lilly Martin has returned to Cleary to close the sale of her cabin. But when her car skids and strikes a stranger, Ben Tierney, as he emerges from the woods, they've no choice but to wait out a brut...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743466776
ISBN-10: 0743466772
Publication Date: 7/18/2006
Pages: 560
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 584 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
A well-written thriller centering around a serial killer, the police chief's recently divorced wife, and a blizzard. Well-written characters. I enjoyed the story - some parts I guessed quickly but others eluded me until the end.
jewelrylady39 avatar reviewed Chill Factor on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Chill Factor had more twists and turns than most of Sandra Brown's books.

Once you start it, you will not be able to stop until you are at the very unexpected ending.

A Great Read.
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Helpful Score: 2
I haven't read many of Sandra Brown's books but I will check out her other books now. This book was very good, kept my interest from the start with a few surprises. I would highly recommend it for those who like a little suspense along with a good love story.
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent thriller/romance novel. Keeps you guessing until the very end. Higly recommended for anyone who likes crime novels and murder mysteries.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is great! Like many other Sandra Brown books filled with suspense and twists! I found it hard to put down!
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Great read! Keeps you on the edge.
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good read
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Excellent book! Full of mystery, suspense and a little romance thrown in. Great read, I highly recommend it.
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This was a great read. Enough character development to get quite involved and enough suspense to enjy the read.
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great read
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560 pages? why?

I found the first 100 pages so boring it almost put me to sleep so didn't pursue the rest of the book, just flipped to the back and got the killer that was enough for me.

I don't read Sandra Brown much but a book has to be more to the point of the story instead of dragging it out and making over 500 pages of unnecessary descriptions.
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I have to say This has been the best book so far! Wow a must read.
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Five women have disappeared without a trace and local police chief Dutch Burton is doing all he can but he is distracted since his wife Lilly Martin has just divorced him. Upon clearing out their winter cabin just before a blizzard hits, Dutch leaves in frustration thinking Lilly is right behind him on the road. Unfortunately Lilly has fallen asleep and when she awakens, the storm has been going strong for hours and the roads are precarious, to say the least. When someone jumps out in front of her car, she hits the man and crashes into a tree, disabling the vehicle. Lilly helps the man back to the cabin to wait out the storm.

You know from the beginning who the serial kidnapper (killer?) is and when he gets hit by a car in the second by Lilly, you have roughly 360 pages of suspense. Is he going to rape her, torture her, kill her or all three? To make matters worse, Ben is a very attractive and charismatic man. Is Lilly going to fall in love before he does her in? And the best thing is that they aren't strangers. Lilly and Ben met on a kayaking adventure the previous summer and flirted up a storm before Lilly revealed that she was married. Ben was rather upset at being fooled. Hmmm. Is Lilly now stranded with no help in sight with a potential murderer?

Small town Cleary, NC is just like all small towns...everybody knows everybodies business, secrets run deep and when one is exposed, the entire town is effected. Cleary, NC is no different. Brother and sister, Marilou and William Ritt have always lived together though he treats her more like a wife (cook, clean, etc) than a sister. For some strange reason, she accepts this and puts up with it without a fuss. Hmmm, what's going on here? Wes Hamer and his son Scott are another strange pair. Wes is the high school football coach and he pushes Scott almost past his endurance and Scott at 19 allows this. Why? Wes also treats his wive like shit and she puts up with it without complaint. What is up with these people? And of course, let's not forget the FBI has arrived and steadily withhold evidence from the police. It sounds like a cluster mess in the making and believe me it is. This is one book that winds you up to let you fall into false conclusions again and again. Very well written with just the right amount of tension, suspense and anger. Excellent!
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Enjoyable read, suspence, murder and a little romance.
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Never stop action, one of Ms. Brown's best.

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Lilly Martin (Primary Character)
Ben Tierney (Primary Character)
Dutch Burton (Major Character)
Wes Hamer (Average Character)
William Ritt (Average Character)
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