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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Onyx; First Edition edition (May 2, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451412141
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451412140
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 5.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,053,077 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"Jam-packed with heart stopping suspense.  One Cold Night is a book not to be missed." --Book Fetish

"One Cold Night is one of those fast-paced reads, with some wonderful law enforcement characters...a great common-man deconstruction of Nabokov's LOLITA, and--at its core--a heart that cares about the people within its pages." --Bookgasm

"Hits all the right notes with intelligence and compassion in this very taut tale of past mistakes and ruined souls...we can see an author who has much more to offer than the standard suspense." --New Mystery Reader

"We know that when [Katia Lief] writes a book it is going to be a thriller and she does not disappoint the reader with this one. This is an engrossing read that has many twists and turns. Highly recommended." --Mysteries Galore --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From the Author

All of my international bestselling novels--Five Days in Summer, Seven Minutes to Noon, One Cold Night, and Here She Lies--are now available as ebooks as well as in beautiful new trade paperback editions.

If you like series, take a look at my most recent thrillers, You Are Next and its sequel Next Time You See Me...which Suspense Magazine called "diabolically brilliant."  A third installment is on the way.

I have also written literary, humorous, and young adult novels.

To learn more about my work, please visit my website:  katialief.com

Find me on Facebook
:  facebook.com/readkatialief?sk=app_7146470109

Join me on Twitter
:  twitter.com/KatiaLief --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Customer Reviews

Great thriller with twists and turns.
Kbtigerpaw
Took too long to develop the story, some of the characters were underdeveloped and the conclusion was somewhat rushed.
Kristinr
Once I started reading I couldn't put the book down and finished it in a day.
Beth from Houston

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Ivy on May 15, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I loved reading One Cold Night, it drew me in immediately and I couldn't put it down. My favorite character is Lisa, a fiesty teenager who is abducted but fights back. The story is full of twists and turns while her parents search for her, meanwhile facing a conflict in their relationship, which is suspenseful in itself. Basically this novel covers one very dramatic day and night in the journey of this family's life. This is a thriller with heart and soul. I highly recommend it.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By mahikahn on September 14, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
When 14 year old Lisa learns that her sister, Susan, is really her birth mother she runs from the loft she shares with Susan and Susan's NYPD detective husband Dave. When she subsequently vanishes Dave realizes it's eerily similar to the only unsolved case he's ever had, another teenage girl who disappeared a year ago.

The story was good, the plot fresh and while the characters could have been more fully developed, they were basically likeable. Dave was a caring man who was able to forgive Susan for her secrets and Susan was able to forgive herself for the choices she made when she was little more than a child.

The reason I gave it a three was the information about Bipolar Disorder, AKA Manic-Depressive Disorder. Such as: "criminals often had manic depressive tendencies, to say the least." "Rage and repentance, that was the usual cycle." In reality most people with mental illness are more likely to be the victims of crimes, not the perpetrators. The manic state of Bipolar Disorder is more often manifested as excessive excitement, enthusiasm and activity, rather than rage. The "depressive" state is more often characterized by sadness, despair, inactivity and withdrawal, not repentance. People who have mental illnesses, key word "illness", are not "insane", except in cases of a true psychopath. I'm Bipolar so not only do I have my own personal experience, I have done a lot of research. Mental illness is very misunderstood. If Ms. Pepper had done sufficient research she would have made it less so, instead of presenting a false picture.

Still, I would probably read another of her books.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Alex Conway on May 14, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is one of the best thrillers I have ever read. Once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. But not only is it a page turner that takes place in 24 hours, I felt pulled into the lives of the characters. This is not a typical thriller filled with cliches, but a novel for people who enjoy good writing. I loved this book and look forward to checking out Kate Pepper's other novels.

Also recommended: The Poet - Michael Connelly Mystic River - Dennis Lehane The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Beth from Houston on May 7, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Kate has outdone herself again. Once I started reading I couldn't put the book down and finished it in a day. Buy it - you won't be disappointed.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 3, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Susan Strauss has been keeping a secret from her husband and 14-year-old sister, Lisa, and has finally decided to come clean. When Lisa runs out the door after hearing the upsetting news, Susan decides to give her some space and let her have a little time to get used to the secret, except Lisa never returns home and Susan knows that Lisa would not have ran away.

Dave Strauss is a police detective that is on his way home when his wife calls to tell him that her sister, Lisa, hasn't returned home. He figures that the two women in his life just had an argument and Lisa would be home soon but with his previous unsolved case of a missing girl always on his mind, he decides to go looking for her. When Dave and Susan find evidence that Lisa has been kidnapped off the street and a phone call leads them to believe that the same man who took the girl in Dave's missing case has Lisa, they know that time is running out.

Kate Pepper knows how to turn up the suspense while leading you down a road with so many twists and turns that you never see what is coming. This story immediately starts with every parent's nightmare and keeps a swift pace until the very end. One Cold Night is a chilling tale that is sure to have you hanging on to every word, dreading what will come next, while also hoping for the best. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and have added Kate Pepper to my list of favorite authors. If you love a great mystery with bold, rich characters and a surprise ending, this is the book for you.

Reviewed by: Tammy

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kbtigerpaw on October 22, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Great thriller with twists and turns. The only thing that kept this one at four stars was the fact that some places there was too much detail for my taste. Would recommend this one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ophelia Paige on May 6, 2013
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NYPD detective David Strauss lives with his wife Susan and her younger sister Lisa, who has been told was adopted. One night, Lisa tells Susan she wants to find her biological parents and Susan knows it's time to tell Lisa the truth. And the truth is that Susan is really Lisa's mother, she had her when she was only fifteen.

Lisa gets upset and storms out of the house and doesn't come back. When midnight passes and she hasn't returned, Susan decides that now she must tell David, who also didn't know the truth about Susan.

David knows Lisa wouldn't stay out so late, no matter how upset she was, and is worried as he's been haunted for several years about a case he hadn't been able to solve. Like in Lisa's case, it involved a young girl who vanished, leaving behind only a bit of blood. Now the same thing seems to be happening to his family.

It doesn't take long for David's worse fears to be realized as they get a phone call and now they know that Lisa isn't alone and David has to wonder if the two cases are related.

Katia Lief never disappoints and this book, like her other thrillers, is full of edge-of-the-seat tension. Her characters are likable and believable. You can't help but fear for Lisa's safety right along with David and Susan. I was up all night with this book, dying to see what the next page would have in store. Just a super read.
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