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Publisher's Summary

Nothing is what it seems. Karl and Marte Vollan live in an isolated farmhouse in rural Norway. It seems like paradise, until suddenly it becomes a living nightmare. During the dead of winter, Karl tries to drive heavily pregnant Marte to hospital. But before he can get his car out of the thick snow and off their land, they are attacked by a hooded figure. The stranger is holding a hatchet, and it is covered in dark blood. Karl desperately tries to get them both away, but their attacker overpowers them. He escorts them back to their home, locks the doors, and cuts the phone lines. Suddenly Karl realizes he knows who he is. He knows he was committed to a mental institution. He knows he has broken out of prison. And he knows he is a convicted murderer. But does the attacker recognize Karl? Does he realize Karl is a retired policeman? As Marte's labor pains get increasingly worse, Karl becomes more and more desperate. There must be a way out. Why has the attacker targeted their farmhouse? Was it just a coincidence or is he here to kill them? Karl will do anything to save the lives of Marte and their unborn child. But how far will he have to go? And how long will it be before blood runs cold?
Blood Ran Cold is a Scandinavian psychological thriller from debut author Sten Ostberg.
"Chilling and haunting with a twist I never saw coming." - Tom Kasey, best-selling author of Trade Off.
©2015 Sten Ostenberg (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Platypire Bob on 08-31-16

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This was a thrilling short story. I felt tense the whole way through, wondering he was going to do or say next, all to end up feeling a little bit sad for the "bad guy", but vastly relieved that it was over. The dilemma, not the story! Great visuals and storytelling, I would suggest this to anyone who enjoys a good thriller but doesn't have a lot of time to read much at once.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Reader7347 on 02-20-18

Interesting Concept but...

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Better translation, maybe? The story had a lot of potential but it was just lackluster in description and suspense.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Better pacing, description, and mood building. A lot of important scenes seemed rushed, like the author just glossed over them to get thru them.

What does Christopher Price bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He did a good job of narrating the different characters. I enjoyed his performance.

Was Blood Ran Cold worth the listening time?

Eh, it really could have been a great book. Not sure I'll read more from this author.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Thrillgourmet on 07-26-16

Narrative tension

Would you listen to Blood Ran Cold again? Why?

Yes. I very much liked the narrator.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Blood Ran Cold?

A number of twists.

Have you listened to any of Christopher Price’s other performances? How does this one compare?


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The ending makes you rethink your attitude towards the man who holds the couple hostage.

Any additional comments?


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