PDF or EBOOK (Cold Hands) ✓ John Niven


Cold Hands

Read & Download Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ß John Niven Cold Hands Read & Download ä PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook John Niven ß 0 review Covery Is it wolves as the police suspect or something far dangerous far darker What secrets has Donnie been keeping And why does he have the terrible sense that his dream was never going to lastA taut shocking and visceral novel that will leave you gasping for breath Cold Hands is the first thriller by the remarkable John Nive. A strange one Not very thrilling for a thriller and there are far too many coincidences in the plot but it s still oddly readable with an interesting narrator Worth a read but probably not a re read

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Read & Download Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ß John Niven Cold Hands Read & Download ä PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook John Niven ß 0 review 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 lifeBut his peace is soon broken There are noises in the nearby woods signs of some mysterious watcher When the family dog disappears Donnie makes a horrifying dis. John Niven is perhaps better known for darkly witty satires Kill Your Friends The Amateurs and The Second Coming so I was interested to read this his first foray into the world of crime writing with the skilful insertion of a J to differentiate this from his normal fare And what a completely gripping criminal smorgasbord of brilliant and blood soaked delights it is as you find yourself in the words of Irvine Welsh trampling through a moral minefield Donnie Miller leads an unassuming life in a remote area of Canada in an absolutely beautiful house with his upwardly mobile and loaded wife his young son and whiles away his time as a film reviewer for the local newspaper fortuitously part of the empire of his father in law The only signs of strain in Donnie s life is fitting into the influential circles his wife moves in but this is a minor problem as Donnie s past will come back to haunt him with devastating conseuences for himself and his family By carefully interweaving the events of Donnie s youth growing up in the relative poverty and social deprivation of Scotland the story is punctuated throughout by positively Irvine Welsh esue interludes depicting his cruel actions as a member of a gang intent on bullying and victimising a boy who epitomises everything they are not Written in vernacular and in a blunt brutal but ultimately uite affecting style these interludes put the character of Donnie at odds with his portrayal now as a family man and this for me works perfectly within the structure of the book There is also a very poignant portrayal of his would be attacker as their world has been shattered by the event s of this childhood and we bear witness to them rebuilding their life plotting and scheming to avenge the crimes of the past It becomes obvious to the reader that Donnie s peace will be shattered and yes you do have to suspend your disbelief somewhat at this point as the past violently catches up with him in an explosion of revenge and hatred from a very unlikely aggressor and you find your whole perception of Donnie as a good guy challenged at every turn I liked the way that by depicting Donnie as a film reviewer Niven then sets out to make the denouement of the novel descend into the most brilliant and unbelievable violence mirroring the schlock horror of some of the best straight to DVD films so that as a reader you are metaphorically looking through your fingers as the violence is ramped up further but remains as compulsive as it is unbelievable Therein lies my warning to the sensitive reader that this is not one for the faint hearted and if Danny Boyle is looking for a new film project after his Olympic shennanigans I think that he and Niven could have a great collaborative effort bringing this to the big screen Despite its slight faults this was a totally enjoyable although blood soaked read and with the promise of another thriller or two appearing in the next couple of years I can t wait to see what Niven comes up with next

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Read & Download Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ß John Niven Cold Hands Read & Download ä PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook John Niven ß 0 review You thought you could leave the past behindThink againDonnie 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. Donnie Miller lives with his family outside Regina in central Canada After a troubled childhood in Scotland Donnie now leads a charmed life as a writer with a successful and wealthy wife a much loved son and a beautiful house Early in the book the family dog dies in mysterious circumstances Gradually it becomes apparent that Donnie s past hides a very nasty secret and that perhaps that past may be coming back to haunt himI didn t enjoy this book It starts well but then the pace slows and it seems to be going nowhere At the halfway mark I was on the point of giving up on it when suddenly it sprung into action However it very uickly turns into a totally improbable and very unpleasant bloodfest There s only minimal tension throughout as it s pretty obvious who will be behind what s happening and we know from the prologue that Donnie will survive In the place of tension we get very graphic violence instead I also didn t think the shifts between the past and present and later between alternative perspectives really worked There was the makings of a good thriller here but unfortunately the author doesn t uite pull it off

  • Paperback
  • 272
  • Cold Hands
  • John Niven
  • English
  • 22 March 2018
  • 9780434022120

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  1. says: PDF or EBOOK (Cold Hands) ✓ John Niven Read & Download Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ß John Niven Read Cold Hands

    PDF or EBOOK (Cold Hands) ✓ John Niven Had a long journey so was able to read 34 of the book on the coach Really gripping thriller I had to finish it as soon as I got home

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    Read Cold Hands Read & Download Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ß John Niven John Niven ß 0 review Donnie Miller lives with his family outside Regina in central Canada After a troubled childhood in Scotland Donnie now leads a charmed life a

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    PDF or EBOOK (Cold Hands) ✓ John Niven This thriller starts out well enough with Donnie recounting the horrible events that made him the wreck he is at the begin

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    PDF or EBOOK (Cold Hands) ✓ John Niven John Niven ß 0 review John Niven is perhaps better known for darkly witty satires ‘Kill Your Friends’ ‘The Amateurs’ and ‘The Second Coming’

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    PDF or EBOOK (Cold Hands) ✓ John Niven Read & Download Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ß John Niven Three stars is sort of a catch all for me and I often wish I could give 35 stars But this book just scrapes in at 3 stars In part I'm sure because thrillers are not really my preferred genre but also because I couldn't work out if the book takes itself seriously or not There are enough hints at the meta level to indicate that the author knows exactly what he is doing and is just having fun But there's also a painful backstory tha

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    PDF or EBOOK (Cold Hands) ✓ John Niven I've read all but one of John Niven's novels which are pretty diverse in subject and sometimes hard hitting but until now I'

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    John Niven ß 0 review Read & Download Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ß John Niven Read Cold Hands I've enjoyed John Niven's other novels and thrillers are a dirty little joy of mine How would someone who basks

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    Read Cold Hands Read & Download Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ß John Niven John Niven ß 0 review I rated this book a 4star as I 'enjoyed' the read as I couldn't put it down The style of writing does just make you want to keep going which i love in a book That said I felt that the gruesome details were somewhat unnecessary in orde

  9. says: PDF or EBOOK (Cold Hands) ✓ John Niven

    PDF or EBOOK (Cold Hands) ✓ John Niven A strange one Not very thrilling for a thriller and there are far too many coincidences in the plot but it's still oddly readable with an interesting narrator Worth a read but probably not a re read

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    John Niven ß 0 review PDF or EBOOK (Cold Hands) ✓ John Niven Excellent gripping read I love they way John Niven writes

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