Chill Factor

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: Sandra Brown
Narrator: Stephen Lang
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Mystery, Thriller & Horror
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Published In: August 2005
# of Units: 11 CDs
Length: 11 hours
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Overview

Cleary, North Carolina, is a sleepy mountain town -- the kind of place where criminal activity is usually limited to parking violations. Not so, lately. Four women have disappeared from Cleary over the past two years. And there's always a blue ribbon left near the spot where each of the women was last seen. There are no bodies, no other clues, and no suspicion as to who their abductor might be. And now, another woman has disappeared without a trace.

It is to this backdrop that Lilly Martin returns to close the sale of her mountain cabin, marking the end of her turbulent eight-year marriage to Dutch Burton, Cleary's chief of police. Dutch's reluctance to let her go isn't Lilly's only obstacle. As she's trying to outrun a snowstorm, her car skids on the icy road and strikes a man. She recognizes the injured man as Ben Tierney, whom she'd met the previous summer. They're forced to wait out the storm in the cabin, but as the hours of their confinement mount, Lilly begins to wonder if the greatest danger to her safety isn't the blizzard outside, but the mysterious man right beside her. Is Ben Tierney the feared abductor? Or is he who he claims to be...her rescuer from harm and from the tragedy that haunts her?

Reviews (34)

Written by Elaine B. on August 28th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The story was thrilling and for the first time in a long time the clues did not give away the villain. The way the narrator changed his voice with every character was amazing. I look forward to hearing more from this author and narrator!

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Written by kimberly S on August 3rd, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

The book is well written and will keep you guessing at who the killer really is.

Written by Meghan S on May 5th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Narrator is awesome. Stephen Lang does a great job with all the characters voices.

Written by Frannie Proffitt on October 27th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

So good, though I expected nothing less from Sandra Brown. Stephen Lang is my favorite narrator!

Written by lori handy on March 12th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Very nice listen except the Narrator held back 5 stars. Plots were interesting and alot of twists. I was though happy not to hear no more from the Narrator. I feel i might sound mean, but when you are listening to the book it really counts

Written by Barbara McClellan on October 18th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great book! Exciting and thrilling to read. Keeps you hanging till very end.

Written by Amy Romero on August 5th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Really got into this book, not for kids, there are some adult situations that fit perfect to the story line. One of those keep you guessing all the way to the end! A definite buy for anyone who enjoys mystery fiction with a chill factor.

Written by on October 5th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Really great book! yet another sandra brown book that is awesome!

great book

Written by craig from Newport, DE on April 15th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This is Sandra Browns first book I read so I cant compare her other books. I will say that I am excited to read her other books due to this one. I really enjoyed this book. It had a ton of excitement and parts where I didn't want to stop listening. I only gave it 4 stars due to the ending wasn't what I liked.

Good

Written by Anonymous on December 25th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Enjoyed the story. I had the killer pegged from the beginning. Love scenes weren't too hot.

Author Details

Author Details

Brown, Sandra

Sandra Brown is the author of fifty-six New York Times bestsellers, including PLAY DIRTY, which was released in August 2007 by Simon & Schuster. Her other recent bestsellers include Ricochet (2006), Chill Factor (2005), White Hot (2004), Hello, Darkness (2003), The Crush (2002), Envy (2001), The Switch (2000), The Alibi (1999), Unspeakable (1998) and Fat Tuesday (1997), all of which have jumped onto the Times bestseller list in the number one to five spot.

Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published seventy novels, most of which remain in print. As of 1990, when Mirror Image made The New York Times bestseller list, each subsequent novel, including reprints of earlier books, have become Times bestsellers. In 1992 her novel French Silk was made into an ABC-TV movie. Brown now has seventy million copies of her books in print worldwide, and her work has been translated into thirty-three languages.

A lifelong Texan, Sandra Brown was born in Waco, grew up in Fort Worth and attended Texas Christian University, majoring in English. Before embarking on her writing career, she worked as a model at the Dallas Apparel Mart, and in television, including weathercasting for WFAA-TV in Dallas, and feature reporting on the nationally syndicated program “PM Magazine.” She is much in demand as a speaker and has appeared at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. and the Texas Book Festival in Austin, TX, as well as charity functions throughout the year. Court TV also sought Brown to host the 2007 premier of its popular series “Murder by the Book.”

Awards and commendations include the 2007 Texas Medal of Arts Award for Literature, the American Business Women’s Association’s Distinguished Circle of Success, B’nai B’rith’s Distinguished Literary Achievement Award, the A.C. Greene Award and the Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Sandra has also been named Thriller Master for 2008, the top award given by the International Thriller Writer’s Association. In addition, Sandra is a member of Author’s Guild, Mystery Writers of America, Novelists, Inc., Literacy Partners, and a founding member of International Thriller Writers.

Sandra and her husband Michael Brown live in Arlington, Texas.