Blood Runs Cold
Alex Barclay, Read by Penelope Rawlins

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Narrated By: Penelope Rawlins

Duration: 11 hours and 26 minutes

What to expect

Kidnap and murder collide in Alex Barclay’s heart-stopping new thriller featuring FBI Agent Ren Bryce.

The only way to reach the end is to turn back…

When the body of FBI agent Jean Transom is found on the frozen slopes of Quandary Peak, the nearby town of Breckenridge, Colorado, becomes the focus of a major investigation.

A quiet, dedicated agent on the surface, it soon becomes clear that there was another side to Jean Transom. And who better to uncover it than Special Agent Ren Bryce, an expert in violent crime and a woman with secrets of her own; secrets that could compromise the entire investigation and put an end to her distinguished career.

Her boss, her informant, her colleagues, her ex – Ren needs to know who she can trust … because the last person she can trust is herself.


Crime & mystery fiction, Thriller / suspense fiction

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Praise for Blood Runs Cold

‘Right now, she’s the rising star of the hard-boiled crime fiction world, combining wild characters, surprising plots and massive backdrops with a touch of dry humour.’ Mirror

Dark, disturbing and absolutely thrilling’ RTE Guide

‘Explosive ***’ Company Magazine

Praise for The Caller:

‘Compelling’ Glamour

‘The Thriller of the summer’ Irish Independent

Praise for Darkhouse:

‘Darkhouse is a terrific debut by an exciting new writer’ The Independent on Sunday

‘Excellent summer reading…Barclay has the confidence to move her story along slowly, and deftly explores the relationships between her characters…’ Sunday Telegraph

‘Darkhouse will guarantee you a few sleepless nights’ Irish Evening Echo

‘A great thriller’ B Magazine

‘Slices of personal life, descriptive locations, local colour and so on, Blood Runs Cold has all of this and more…’ Tony Galvin

‘If you haven’t discovered Alex Barclay, it’s time to jump on the bandwagon.’ - Image Magazine