Cold Light: A Novel
“Extremely intense and powerfully intriguing.”—Waterstone’s“[Ashworth] Evokes a damaged mind with the empathy and confidence of Ruth Rendell.”—The Times (London)Cold Light by Jenn Ashworth is a hauntingly beautiful and shocking psychological thriller in the vein of the bestselling novels of Tana... show more
“Extremely intense and powerfully intriguing.”—Waterstone’s“[Ashworth] Evokes a damaged mind with the empathy and confidence of Ruth Rendell.”—The Times (London)Cold Light by Jenn Ashworth is a hauntingly beautiful and shocking psychological thriller in the vein of the bestselling novels of Tana French—a darkly compelling story of secrets between two teenage friends in a small English town. Ashworth already has created great buzz in the U.K. thanks to her stunning debut novel, A Kind of Intimacy, winner of the prestigious Betty Trask Award, and now Cold Light places her in elite literary company—alongside Laura Lippman, Kate Atkinson, and other acclaimed masters of intelligent, emotionally powerful mystery and suspense. An unforgettable tale of friendship and memory—and the shattering truth behind a forgotten dead body newly unearthed—Cold Light is a most welcome addition to the crime fiction and thriller ranks.
Publish date: 2012-10-16
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Ashworth successfully elucidates the girls’ lives – especially Lola’s. They are fraught with the tensions and allure of dangerous older men, the peril of a flasher – whose crimes are escalating- on the loose, and their own semi-abusive treatment of one another. Lola’s life is further complicated by ...
Jenn Ashworth’s second book, Cold Light follows Lola as she reflects back on her childhood friendship with the long-dead Chloe, her tragic demise, and the illicit summer and fall that contributed to her downfall. Told in flashbacks, Lola not only shares the truth behind the terrible events, she ina...
Cold Light is a harsh, gritty, and cold story that really threw me for a loop while reading it. In truth my rating is more of a 2.5 but I’m still kind of confused on where I stand with this one. I honestly think that the blurb had me thinking it was going to be different, as well as the cover. I exp...
3.5 stars. Maybe. This one smells like teen spirit. I'm okay with that, but I'm becoming increasingly irritated with book marketing schemes that mislead readers by not tagging a book as a young adult selection. Not that it's unsuitable for adults. It's well written and the plot is intriguing, but it...
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