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Cold to the Touch

Series: The Dark Peak, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Winter in the Derbyshire Peaks: months of knee-deep snow, short days, and rocketing crime rates.

Detective Sanne Jensen is living in self-imposed isolation and quietly falling apart, while Dr. Meg Fielding, Sanne's best friend and occasional lover, is struggling to cope with her violent brother, who is back in town and demanding money that she doesn't have.

When the murder of a drug addict is dumped onto Sanne's already unmanageable caseload, she suspects the death may be the start of something more sinister. But how can she investigate a crime when no one cares about the victim? And how can she stop a killer who has no identity, no motive, and no conscience?

©2015 Cari Hunter (P)2017 Bold Strokes Books Inc

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  • Amy
  • 29-08-2017

another goal kidded

excellent story again. the case is engaging and Sanne and Meg are just a joy. there is so much depth to the characters that made you cheer and scowl at times but loving it all the same.
hats off to both Cari Hunter and Nicola Victoria Vincent.

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  • Tanya
  • 16-06-2017

great series.

love this series! looking forward to the next book.
the author and narrator are a winning combo.
Can't get enough.

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  • Jude
  • 25-04-2020

Excellent story, perfect narration

Ugh. That beginning broke my heart. Not fair. I’m not a hugger (my friends can attest to that) but I would totally have hugged Sanne. When I got started on this review, I had half a mind to simply write “Read this book. Drop everything and read this book”. I can tell you how brilliant it is, but like with E. J. Noyes’ books, for example, if I start listing everything I love, I’ll end up spoiling and it would be faster and way better to just read the book. Anyhow. Sanne’s all out of sorts – no-spoiler rule so I’m not saying why – and her work is suffering. She’s on probation and can’t get Meg to comfort her. Being the awesome detective that she is, she makes connections between the case she and Nelson are working on and another one, and wind up looking for a serial killer. In the meantime, Meg’s violent brother is back in the picture and bad things happen. See, that’s me trying not to spoil. It makes for a boring review but trust me, read the book. You’ll be happy I didn’t reveal too much, it’s so cleverly done (the book, not my not-revealing-too-much). Both storylines – the police procedural on one hand, the Sanne-and-Meg arc on the other – are captivating and thrilling. Cari Hunter almost makes me want to trudge through the snow with Sanne and her colleagues to catch bad guys and gals. That’s talent, seriously. And I love everything about Meg and Sanne’s relationship, even when they make me want to bang my head against the wall or feel like my heart is being cut in two by the slasher’s serrated knife. As if that weren’t enough, once again, Nicola Victoria Vincent’s narration couldn’t be more perfect. Now scoot and go read this book.

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  • 'Nathan
  • 22-06-2018

An incredible follow up in the 'Dark Peak' series.

This was so good, and the narrator, Nicola Victoria Vincent, is fast becoming a favourite. I need to find other books performed by her, ASAP. Her range of accents is incredible, and her performance of the various characters in Cari Hunter's books are brilliant. Sanne, Nelson, Meg... in the space of two books, I've grown so fond of the cast of Hunter's Dark Peak series that I'm a little sad to know I've only got one more book remaining. In the space of time between book one and two, the reader is quickly made aware that things have changed between Meg and Sanne—I know, I know, I had a moment of panic, too—but in Hunter's able hands, the narrative ducks and weaves and left me completely satisfied with the journey. More, the thriller unfolding in the background is total Cari Hunter A-Game: it's engrossing, it's befuddling, and it's resolved through a realistic mix of detective work, intuition, and luck. The verisimilitude that Hunter puts forth in this aspect of her writing is brilliant. Ditto in the sub-plot of Meg's family, which returns in the form of her brother and is very, very unwelcome. I can't wait to get to 'A Quiet Death.'

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  • Desmond Clark
  • 19-07-2017

Cold? Hot Story and a Good Reason

I have read the first two in the dark peak series ... they are fabulous!! Ms Hunter's suspense writing is par excellent and I love the British accent and sayings!! Will be reading all she has written!! The reader has excellent skills and is excellent in having various character voices and attitudes -- wow Ms Vincent is an great reader!! Good read -- pick up stories from Ms Hunter and narrated by Ms Vincent -- you want be dissatisfied nor disappointed!! A+

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  • Margaret
  • 21-06-2017

Excellent book.

I loved Cold to the Touch by Cari Hunter. Nicola Victoria Vincent does an outstanding job on the narration. Det. Sanne Jensen and Dr. Meg Fielding are great characters. Love the story and love the audio.

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  • Beni Pardy
  • 28-08-2017

Another brilliant story from Cari Hunter

Another well put together story by Cari Hunter, just the right amount of pace, red herrings, violence and sex to keep the reader engaged right through to the end. Brilliantly narrated by Nicola Victoria Vincent.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-07-2020

Excellent

what a fantastic book couldn't put it down. Great story line with wonderful characters. considering its a detective it had me lol on a few occasions. looking forward to the next installment.

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  • Miss Alison List
  • 22-05-2020

10 out of 10 4 book 2

much better than book 1...loved the 2 plots running in parell. a little less swearing in this 2 too and less flakyness to the lead girls. a happy ending 4 all too. recommended listen

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  • Sue L
  • 14-04-2020

Great read

I think these are my new favourite crime books and really like the partnership between Sanne & Meg

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  • D. Walsh
  • 10-02-2020

Loving this series!

Cari Hunter has a great series here I can't stop listening to it, brilliant!

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  • Mairead Perry
  • 08-02-2020

Could have been v good

Story was good but the relationships overshadowed overpowered it. I got fed up and abandoned it

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-08-2019

Great book

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Loved the characters, and the narration. Looking forward to the next in the series.

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  • Bookworm
  • 22-01-2019

I couldn't stop listening to this wonderful book

Sanne and Meg return in the second part of the dark peaks series. since the last episode we find Meg in a relationship and sanne lost and confused without her childhood friend. in the midst of this we have bodies turning up and more pressure on Edsop. all the cases be sold and will the romance that they have been avoiding finally come to fruition. very well narrated by Nicola Victoria Vincent. I will certainly look for more books narrated by her as she has such a welcoming voice and you can understand the different voices of the characters.

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  • Mrs Gee
  • 19-06-2018

Brilliant narrative and story

Totally engrossed in this series of books. The narrative is brilliant and keeps you engrossed all the way through. Loved the story and keeps you wondering all the way till the end. Its one of those stories you can't wait to get to the end to see whats happening but don't want it to end!