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The Couple in Room 13


**The most gripping thriller you'll read this year, perfect for fans of The Hunting Party and An Unwanted Guest**

'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, Sunday Times bestselling author of Die Alone
Nate and Sara are broke – and on the run from the past.

When a shady hitchhiker offers them cold hard cash for a lift, they can't afford to say no.

But when that stranger apparently dies in the back seat, with more than two million dollars in his possession, Nate and Sara are forced to make a difficult decision. And, with a blizzard closing in, trapping them for God knows how long in a motel with five strangers, it’s a decision they won’t be able to run from…

The Couple in Room 13 is a tense, twisty thriller that will not leave your hands until you've finished and will force you to ask the question, 'What would I have done?' 

**Previously published as Cold Kiss**


John Rector's short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and won several awards including the Porterhouse prize. His first novel, The Grove, was a bestselling e-book and will be soon be published for the first time in print form. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska and is currently working on his next novel. Read John Rector's blog at

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (October 1, 2020)
  • Length: 288 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471196256

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