This book combines two elements that I love: trapped-in-a-blizzard romance and a small town mystery. Although, there is nothing cozy or warm about this cabin romance. Who doesn't like small town mysteries with its variety of quirky, zany characters and their dirty little secrets, illicit love affairs and town gossips that live in everyone else's business?
Eventhough I read the book a while back, I couldn't really remember the bad guy! *********************************************************** Four women have disappeared from Cleary over the past two years. My imagination was running wild, wondering what the outcome would be. To let your imagination run wild will be a costly error ... I knew who I wanted to good guy to be but 96% in and she still had me wondering. I think the guy knows that women swoon over that rugged outdoorsy type.
Though a threatening storm is approaching Lilly Martin and her ex-husband Dutch Burton head to their winter cabin to remove all their belonging since there will be new owners moving in soon. While Dutch makes his way down the mountain through the storm, Lilly isnt so lucky. What is surprising to Lilly is she knows this man. When distressing information surfaces, and Lilly doesnt make it down the mountain, the already present tension in town heightens. And because neither Ben or herself has a connection with anyone from town they are left with only their thoughts and desire to get off the mountain. Both are on edge for their own reasons, Lillys are apparent but Tierneys are more of a mystery. Neither Lilly nor Tierney were prepared for what was happens between them. With doubt, fear and desperation taking over Lillys thoughts, Tierney finds himself saying and doing things he feels he has no other choice with.
Seems I have broken my audio drought, as wholeheartedly the two main characters with very cool names - Lilly and Tierney - survived their blizzard and crazy circumstances. I like good names in these types of books and the Lilly/Tierney combo was cool.
Reviewed at: Cross My Heart Writings and Reviews Like most Sandra Brown books, Chill Factor is high on suspense and rich in details with a setting that plays intricately into the story. Very little is known about him other than the fact that hes an extreme sports writer and attracts women like flies to honey. They both felt the jolt of chemistry that passed between them, but Lilly was still married to the very jealous police chief of the small, mountain town at the time. The only stranger in town is Ben does that make him the most likely suspect?
As many books as I have read by her, I am always amazed at her writings.
Review written April 25, 2016 4 1/2 Stars - Thrilling good romantic (snowy) crime I haven't listened to a Sandra Brown story since August. Soon she is trapped in her cabin with a man (Ben Tierney) believed to be a serial killer. Also well thoughtout, topics I truly liked, excellent 'whodunnit' crime solving, captivating life stories, and more romantic sweet steam than most SB books. (I didn't really grip why Tierney act like he did always for example.) To be honest was it maybe a (tiny bit) too nicely wrapped in end to be truly believable. All in all: Chill Factor is well spent audiobook hours if you like thrilling romantic suspense / crime in the Sandra Brown genre.
Sandra Brown is one of my top "go-to" author's when I'm in the mood for a great mystery suspense that will keep me guessing and on the edge of my seat, and SB manages to add just the right amount of romance to keep the characters connected and the reader enthralled. 4 women have disappeared from Cleary over the past 2 years ...the greatest danger to Lilly's safety isn't the blizzard outside, but the mysterious man right beside her.
Other awards and commendations include the 2007 Texas Medal of Arts Award for Literature and the Romance Writers of Americas Lifetime Achievement Award.