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Erik Amdahl and his spirited daughter, Sofia, have embarked on a long-promised cross-country ski trip deep into Norway's arctic circle. For Erik, it's the chance to bond properly with his remaining daughter following a tragic accident. For Sofia, it's the proof she needs that her father does care.

Then, far from home in this snowbound wilderness, with night falling and the mercury plummeting, an accident sends them in search of help - and shelter. Nearby is the home of a couple - members of Norway's indigenous Sami people - who they've met before and who welcome them in. Erik is relieved. He believes the worst is over. He thinks that Sofia is now safe. He could not be more wrong. He and Sofia are not the old couple's only visitors that night - and soon he and Sofia will be running for their lives....

And beneath the swirling light show of the Northern Lights, a desperate fight ensues - of man against man, of man against nature - a fight for survival that plays out across the snow and ice.  

A story of endurance and of the desperate, instinctive will to survive, of a father's love for his child, of knowing when to let go - and of a daughter's determination to prove herself worthy of that love, Where Blood Runs Cold is a pulse-racing thriller from a master story teller.

©2022 Giles Kristian (P)2022 Penguin Audio

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  • 03-06-22

Thrilling

Gripping well written, and narrated.
each chapter left you in suspence and wanting more , full of surprises and twists right to the end

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  • mcsmall
  • 03-05-22

Contrived plot

Really disappointing.The whole plot was contrived and unconvincing with no character development and stereotypic baddies.

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  • C
  • 05-25-22

Brilliant - I could barely put it down!

Why do I just get fifteen words? I need millions. Fantastic, thrilling, suspenseful, absolutelyamazingandicannotrecommendithighlyenough.

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  • Steve
  • 04-20-22

A superb tale from a brilliant writer.

As a huge fan of Giles Kristian's King Arthur and Viking series I was a little worried at his change of path into a modern thriller.

I need not have worried, the emotional journey that the characters go through was right up there with Lancelot, and the slow burning thriller built up to such an intense level of suspense that I couldn't stop listening for the last few hours.

The detailed narrative was so vivid that I felt transported to a storm in Norway.

Great work Mr Kristian I'm excited to see what comes next!

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  • SThomas
  • 03-08-22

Brilliant

Loved it, not my usual genre but I'm glad I strayed... I was hooked until the end, a great story and the narrator is excellent!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-06-22

completely awful

If you love snow, repeated descriptions of child's death. never ending reminders of tired legs and cold, then you will love this story. I couldn't make it to the end for fear of slitting my wrists.

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  • Mrs. N. D. Hudson
  • 03-04-22

Gripping, thrilling, heart wrenching must-read!

Just loved it. Couldn’t stop listening. Giles has outdone himself. Fantastic narration as usual. Don’t hesitate - just get it.

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  • Raven Mad
  • 03-01-22

Where are we going now?

As the author notes, this is an unexpected direction for a Giles Kristen novel. But, some of the characters are immediately recognisable if you are a fan of his work.
I was moved by many things in this story but the father's pride in his daughter's growth as a person really tore at the heart.
Thanks Giles, also for the decision not to use a pseudonym, but to credit your loyal fans with the intelligence to take your work on its own merit. A great job you've done too.

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  • Mair
  • 02-28-22

Something Different

I love Kristian’s historical novels so thought I’d give this contemporary novel a go. It is a more thoughtful piece than his usual material, exploring the meanings of loss, parenthood and the nature of endurance. I throughly enjoyed it. Kristian’s fabulous descriptions turn the Norwegian landscape into a character in its own right. The chase, which I thought might be boring after his usual offerings of battles and action, was gripping, with enough twists and turns to keep me engaged.