Friday, 13 January 2012

Snowbound by Cari Hunter

During a heavy snow storm in the small English village of Birchenlow, Police Officer Sam Lucas and her cop partner, Mac answer a call. A silent alarm is going off. Sam and Mac arrive on the scene amidst gun fire. Sam is in the wrong place at the wrong time and is taken hostage.

The two robbers take Sam to an isolated building with a barn. They throw Sam in the dark barn and leave her there. Sam weighs up her chances and decides that she will try to escape. Unfortunately after injuring one of the robbers, Sam is shot in the leg.

Doctor Kate Myles has been treating the injuries of some of the victims of the robbery when a request for a doctor to go and tend to the injured robber and police woman, Sam, comes in. Kate volunteers.

When Kate arrives at the scene of the hostage situation, she finds that the robber has a concussion and treats him. But Sam’s life is in danger. She has lost a lot of blood. Will Kate be able to stop the bleeding and save Sam’s leg as well as her life? Sam and Kate have to find a way to stay alive. Will they succeed?

Amidst all the pain and terror, Sam and Kate find themselves getting close, there is a definite attraction between them. Is this because of the hostage situation? Will Sam and Kate feel the same way if and when they are rescued? They have to survive first though.

This is Cari Hunter’s debut book. You would never know it. The writing is excellent. The story thrilling and fast paced. There is a lot more to this story than just what the blurb says on the back of the book. But to expand on it any further would give away too many spoilers.

I loved both Sam and Kate’s characters, they complimented each other. The other characters in the book all played excellent parts to enhance and further the story along to it’s conclusion.

I was hooked into this book from the first page and couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. I had to find out whether Kate and Sam made it out unscathed. Just when I thought all was well, the story veered off in another unexpected direction, just to add more to the excitement.

Although this book is a thriller. It has the added bonus of a slow developing romance between the two main characters. But of course, love never runs smoothly.

I am greatly looking forward to seeing more from Cari Hunter in the very near future.

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