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The Couple in Room 13

(2010)
(The Cold Kiss)
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All Nate and Sara want is a new life in a new town, away from the crime and poverty of their past. So, after being approached at a roadside diner by a man offering $500 for a ride to Omaha, they wonder if their luck might be changing.

At first it seems like easy money, but within a few hours the man is dead.

Now, forced off the road by a blizzard and trapped in a run-down motel on the side of a deserted highway, Nate and Sara begin to uncover the man's secrets. Who he was, how he died, and most importantly, why he was carrying two million dollars in his suitcase.

Before they know it, Nate and Sara are fighting for their lives, and in the end, each has to decide just how far they are willing to go to survive.

The Cold Kiss is an everyman psychological thriller that pits a young couple against moral corruption, greed, betrayal, and love. More simply, for two characters who may have used up all their chances, it's the classic final trip down the dark tunnel that might lead to heaven, but drags them through hell. This is A Simple Plan meets The Getaway, with a pulse-pounding plot and a twist ending. John Rector is name that all thriller fans will come to know and love for years to come.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Dark unalloyed menace from beginning to end. This is sheer noir. Rector is the best find I've made all year." - Tony Black

"Wonderfully compelling. Could almost see the film racing across my eyes." - Maxim Jakubowski

"A well-crafted, tightly plotted thriller which steadily cranks up the sense of menace page by page. You know something bad's going to happen and just have to keep reading…" - Simon Kernick

"Tense, taut, throat-grabbing. John Rector is far more accomplished than his years. Reads like a cross between NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN and DELIVERANCE. Terrific." - Eric Van Lustbader


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Used availability for John Rector's The Couple in Room 13

Hardback Editions

July 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Cold Kiss
Author(s): John Rector
ISBN: 0-7653-2643-4 / 978-0-7653-2643-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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July 2010 : Hardback
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Title: The Cold Kiss
Author(s): John Rector
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

October 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Couple in Room 13: The most gripping thriller you'll read this year!
Author(s): John Rector
ISBN: 1-4711-9625-9 / 978-1-4711-9625-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: COLD KISS
Author(s): JOHN RECTOR
ISBN: 0-7653-8295-4 / 978-0-7653-8295-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge
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April 2011 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Cold Kiss
Author(s): John Rector
ISBN: 0-7653-6662-2 / 978-0-7653-6662-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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September 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Cold Kiss
Author(s): John Rector
ISBN: 0-85720-085-2 / 978-0-85720-085-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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September 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Cold Kiss
Author(s): John Rector
ISBN: 1-84983-068-1 / 978-1-84983-068-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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Audio Editions

July 2010 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Cold Kiss (Library Edition)
Author(s): John Rector
ISBN: 1-4417-4835-0 / 978-1-4417-4835-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Cold Kiss
Author(s): John Rector
ISBN: 1-4417-4838-5 / 978-1-4417-4838-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Cold Kiss
Author(s): John Rector
ISBN: 1-4417-4836-9 / 978-1-4417-4836-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Cold Kiss
Author(s): John Rector
ISBN: 1-4417-4839-3 / 978-1-4417-4839-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Cold Kiss
Author(s): John Rector
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


July 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Cold Kiss
Author(s): John Rector
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Couple in Room 13: The most gripping thriller you'll read this year!
Author(s): John Rector
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Cold Kiss
Author(s): John Rector
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA