Cold Light

Cold Light

eBook - 2011
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"Extremely intense and powerfully intriguing."
--Waterstone's

"[Ashworth] Evokes a damaged mind with the empathy and confidence of Ruth Rendell."
--The Times (London)

Cold Light by Jenn Ashworth is a hauntingly beautiful and shocking psychological thriller in the vein of the bestselling novels of Tana French--a darkly compelling story of secrets between two teenage friends in a small English town. Ashworth already has created great buzz in the U.K. thanks to her stunning debut novel, A Kind of Intimacy, winner of the prestigious Betty Trask Award, and now Cold Light places her in elite literary company--alongside Laura Lippman, Kate Atkinson, and other acclaimed masters of intelligent, emotionally powerful mystery and suspense. An unforgettable tale of friendship and memory--and the shattering truth behind a forgotten dead body newly unearthed--Cold Light is a most welcome addition to the crime fiction and thriller ranks.

Publisher: London : Sceptre, 2011
ISBN: 9780062076045
0062076043
Characteristics: 1 online resource (343 p.)

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ChristchurchLib Dec 11, 2012

"Ten years ago in a small English city, Laura's best friend, 14-year-old Chloe, died in a suicide pact with her much older boyfriend. In the intervening years, Laura has been unable to move forward, while the media has turned Chloe into something of a tragic martyr. But when ground is broken for a memorial statue in Chloe's honor, another body turns up. Narrated by Laura, who is unreliable at best, this leisurely paced, atmospheric, and tension-filled novel slowly releases the circumstances of Chloe's death and the secret that Laura protects to this day. English author Jenn Ashworth excels at depicting teenage relationships and slowly unspooling suspense, and has been compared to Ruth Rendell and Tana French." Thrillers and Suspense December 2012 Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=577901

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