Cold, Cold Heart: A Short Story

Cold, Cold Heart: A Short Story

by Karin Slaughter

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ISBN-13: 9780062663290
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/23/2016
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 31,941
File size: 693 KB

About the Author

Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 120 countries with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her eighteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestselling novels Pretty Girls, The Good Daughter, and Pieces of Her. Slaughter is the founder of the Save the Libraries project—a nonprofit organization established to support libraries and library programming. A native of Georgia, she lives in Atlanta.

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Cold, Cold Heart: A Short Story 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I figured it out pretty quickly. At just twenty pages it is not even worth 99 cents. I like Karin Slaughter, but anyone could have written this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What was the point? Took me less than 30 minutes to read it, and I was not pleased. The only good thing that came out of this was the excerpt for 'The kept woman '
SherryF More than 1 year ago
YAY! I was so happy to get my hands on Cold, Cold Heart, A Short Story, by Karin Slaughter. I love her novels and I am curious to see if she can draw me in and leave me wanting more with this short story. They couldn’t get past the tragedy, so after twenty years of marriage, she was on her own. I wonder, is she out for revenge? I love that she is her own person, doing the things she had denied herself to stay in shape. Don’t we all do that, wanting to look different, wanting our older bodies to look like it’s twenty? She is strong, stronger than John, her ex. And John, I really don’t like him. He’s a jerk and makes it easy not to like him! The more I read about him, the more p***ed off I get! When you read about him, I think you will agree. As morbid as the book gets, I can’t help but laugh at Pam’s thoughts, at times. To me that speaks to Karin Slaughter’s ability to write a great story. OMG. I didn’t see that coming. I am really p***ed now. What a…oh man, I can’t say it. I can’t give away too much. BUT, I so badly want to talk about my feelings of hatred and disgust. I LOVE it. Cold,Cold Heart is filled with cruelty, vengeance and, at least for me, some laughter. The twisted ending left me with a smile on my face and a feeling of satisfaction. I had some difficulty getting my review copy, but seeing it is Karin Slaughter, I broke down and bought it. I read it in an hour and it is worth the ninety nine cents I paid for it!
AliTheDragonSlayer More than 1 year ago
This is a very short 5 minute coffee break story but if you get involved it certainly packs a punch. Middle-aged couple, to the outside world plodding along in their marriage .. but hubby isn’t as charming as he seems, in fact as the story progresses he shows his true colours, a complete tosser! Brilliant tale of smug retaliation .. reap what you sow etc. In such a small amount of time we get to know the basics of this family and immediately know which spouse to favour. I wanted to crawl into Pam’s head and scream at her to do something, anything to stand up to him .. as it was I didn’t have to. Dark, chilling but ultimate satisfaction at the end which made me smile to myself! Stunning writing from the author as expected and nice to see she can still produce a thrill in such a short story. I received this copy via Edelweiss and Tracee Gleichner PUYB.
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
Never has that saying, ” hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” echoed more loudly. Dumped by her husband for a newer, younger model, Pam is reluctant to oblige her ex-husbands death bed request to come visit him. She rethinks this when she realizes it’s the perfect opportunity to dish out a little of the cold dish called revenge. Ah, what a sordid, deliciously evil tale of what goes around comes around. Yeah, I know. A lot of cliches here. But they fit this little tale so well. When Fatal Attraction first aired at the cinema. I bet a whole lot of men thought twice about incurring a woman’s wrath. Too bad Pam’s ex didn’t. How this all plays out is so dark and dirty, yet it had me rubbing my hands in glee. I’m team Pam! For all of you fans of Karin’s books and in need of a fix, I highly recommend you treat yourself to this short, wicked morsel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good,difficult to put down.kept you guessing until the end.
SheTreadsSoftly More than 1 year ago
Cold, Cold Heart by Karin Slaughter is a very highly recommended dark short story. When the story opens, Pam, 52, is on her way to California for the third time in her life to deliver something important. We learn that a few years early her emotional abusive and controlling ex-husband, John (aka Jon), contacted Pam to tell her he was dying and wanted her to visit him in California, sending her a first class plane ticket. Pam was unsure about going, but saw it as a potential opportunity to extract some closure or revenge. Her ex was a serial adulterer and a liar. When their marriage fell apart after the death of their son, John blamed Pam. Then he wrote a book, changing his name to Jon, on healing after a loss that was full of slander and cruel indictments of Pam, things millions of people have read and believe. Now her ex lives with a 19 year-old Pilates instructor and is a multi-millionaire. Pam doesn't want his money. She wants a different kind of payback. Exceptionally well written and perfectly executed, I really, really liked Cold, Cold Heart. I was cheering Pam on and wanted to high five her, saying "You go girl!" While there is no doubt that this is a rather dark story, there are plenty of ex's out there that deserve some special attention. This one is for all the women who put up with their own versions of "John." Disclosure: My advanced reading copy was courtesy of the publisher for review purposes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing story! Can't wait for THE KEPT WOMAN to come out next month!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Karin Slaughter is a true master! I laughed at her bitingly clever dark humor when I wasn't scared out of my wits. She gets better and more wicked.
DebbieAJ More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this one! I am never disappointed by Karin Slaughter's dark, twisted sense of humor and her brilliantly suspenseful stories. Such a great read!!
ThrilList More than 1 year ago
Anyone who enjoys Slaughter will delight in this tasty morsel. Something to hold you over until the new novel comes out? Yes please!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Barnes & Noble you know this very short story should have been free. It was not bad. It was hastily written and not cohesive. A person admiring this author can take away from it that he/she did not miss one of Karin Slaughter 's ' books'! Simone24