Cold Cold Heart
Random House UK, Cornerstone
A chilling Valentine digital short story from the No.1 bestselling author of the Will Trent series.
Pam is a fifty-two-year-old teacher who has let herself go for the first time in her life. It’s two years since her husband – ex husband – John died and she’s heading from Georgia to California for the third and – she hopes – final time. But just what lies in store for her there…?
Previously in a collection edited by No. 1 bestseller Lee Child, First Thrills, and now available on its own.
This was a very short short story – a story that highlights the feminist ideals that permeate Karin Slaughter’s writing. This is a relatively light story from this accomplished author of dark crime. I love the playfulness of the title – the full ironic meaning revealed as the story progresses. Revenge is best served- cold!
I have just finished reading an advanced readers copy of Karin’s latest book – Unseen. It was as expected – BRILLIANT. But more on that later – the publishers have asked if I can hold back my review till closer to the July release, I will comply with their wish. But I can share this:
Have yous seen Karin’s web page? So much exciting news for her fans- first – the new book ( which I have alerted you to- out in July), the Edgar nomination for her short story The Unremarkable Heart – this is in ebook format and deserves your attention; it is chillingly evil, is twisted and compelling and so so credible – it made me feel nauseous – the crime and intent …not the writing. It made me feel so passionately, so helpless, so disgusted with the crime I warned my daughter not to read it ( and she is an adult !) I did not want her to experience this rawness, this intensity of feeling. What a great writer to evoke such feeling from just the typed word.
And we are possibly going to see the Will Trent/Sara Linton series on the big screen. The rights have been acquired and Karin is writing the script.
Great news all round.
So please have a look at Karin Slaughter’s web site-http://www.karinslaughter.com/ ,there is even a competition page. 🙂 And read the new book when it is released- you will not be disappointed.