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Cold Dawn (Black Falls #3)

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  698 ratings  ·  70 reviews
The small town of Black Falls, Vermont, finally feels safe again—until search-and-rescue expert Rose Cameron discovers a body, burnt almost beyond recognition. Almost. Rose is certain that she knows the victim's identity…and that his death was no accident.

Nick Martini also suspects an arsonist's deliberate hand. Another fire killed an arson investigator i
Paperback, 379 pages
Published October 26th 2010 by Mira (first published 2010)
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You know a book is not for you when you try to read it not once but twice and get no further than about chapter 3. It is made worse when the book you tried to read was done in about a year span. I read or I should say attempted to read the book when I first got it and then as part of my effort to clean up my TBR pile, I picked up the book again and put it down. So I guess I will never find out how this story ends or really began.
Suzanne Barrett
I received this book for review from the Vine program. Here’s my take on it:

This is my second Carla Neggers book to review (and also the second in a series). Cold Dawn is a romantic suspense set in rural Vermont. Neggers does an outstanding job of using atmospheric mood and setting. One can almost feel the cold, the lonely harshness of Vermont in February.

Cold Dawn is the third book in the Black Falls series. Like The Whisper, this story suffered from a cast of thousands where I didn’t know who
I started reading Cold Dawn not realizing it was book three in a series. I want to be fair since I jumped into a story already in progress but....
Smoke jumpers, paramedics, special forces, search and rescue, secret service, reporter.... Oh my! Each character was so full of drama it was just a bit too much. Also with the exception of Grit, the Navy SEAL, all the characters seemed cold, not just professionally, but also personally. For a group of people that are family and/or grew up together, the
In my opinion, the best book in the series. Very little repetition and filler conversation, action right from the start. A serial arsonist/killer is loose mainly in Black Falls but can also be traced to California and Washington, DC.

More info provided for some of the main characters and some new characters introduced. From Secret Service agents to professional smoke jumpers - this book was well worth the read.

2 thumbs up and 4.5 stars!
Oh the tangled webs that have been woven... and obsessions warped... and, well, this was an entertaining trek to find the firebug in the dreaded team of assassins that had been plaguing the globe. Still not sure who was pulling the strings but definitely love that Charlie is finding a devoted friend in Grit.
Hanna Mammo
I really tried to like this book, I even finished the entire book just to see if it would pick up at all and it failed me. Overall it had a great theme, plot , and setting plus it had the bonus of being part of one of my favorite genres (mystery) yet I still didn't love the book. The main aspect that made me not enjoy the book was that there was way to many characters and events going on at the same time that made the book confusing at times. The setting of the book was in the very small town of ...more
Cold Dawn promised an adventure in the small town of Black Falls, Vermont, in which a a rugged smoke jumper, Nick, investigates a fire, discovered by a search-and-rescue expert, Rose. Rugged men, strong women, a good mystery, and the beauty of Vermont sounded like a perfect book for me. This is the first book that I read in the Black Falls series. Cold Dawn is a continuation of the previous books in the series, and I found it very difficult to follow the story due to the number of characters, th ...more
COLD DAWN is the third and final book in the Black Falls Trilogy. This book includes many characters who were featured in the previous books. However, it focuses mainly on Rose Cameron, the youngest sister of the Cameron brothers who were featured in the first two books, and Nick Martini, best friend of Rose's older brother Sean. It is highly recommended that you read the first two books in the trilogy in order to follow the storyline.

I was very disappointed with this book. There was too much r
From original review: having not read the recent books in this series, I was completely stymied as to who most of the characters were and trying to keep them straight was WAY more taxing than I wanted in a light romance read.
After re-reading the whole series: There was a lot of review in this book about the happenings of the first two, but not as much as in Cold River. There really are a lot of people to keep track of and it's definitely easier to know who people are if you've read Cold Pursuit
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
Cold Dawn is the third installment in the Black Falls series. I haven't read the previous two Cold Pursuit and Cold River but understand the premise of this novel is a continuation of an ongoing storyline in the previous books. It is not strictly necessary to have read them to enjoy Cold Dawn, Neggers provides enough background to put the current plot and characters in context, though I'd recommend it.

Neggers has created a solid mystery, an asassin who likes fire seems to be stalking Black Hill
First off, this is the last book in the series. There are a lot of characters. This book does not stand well on its own. If you have not read the previous books, you will be lost. If you have read the previous books, you may still get lost, especially if you have not read them in a while. There are a lot of characters, and it gets really hard to keep track of them when you are just beginning to read the book. Later on, it is not so bad.

Parts of the book were engaging. Many parts were not. It fel
I love Grit, Charlie and Sean. You can take the rest of these characters, put them in a basket and shove them off Cameron Mountain! Maybe my frustration has more to do with Carla Neggers' style of writing a story backwards. I just read Sean and Hannah's story, Cold River, and it was an excerise in frustration also. Now, Cold Dawn is set no more than a month later and relates events that have never taken place in either of the two previous books. To top that, there are no viable suspects for the ...more
This is the third and final in the Black Falls series. I have read other Carla Negger's books and was prepared for the reserve of the characters, but it seems extreme in this novel. Being the third in a series and being the first one I've read in the series, I expected some difficulty in connecting to the story and the characters, but Cold Dawn had so many characters and so many storylines that it was doubly difficult. Rose is a search and rescue volunteer and dog trainer. She is the youngest an ...more
COLD DAWN by Carla Neggers is a romantic suspense set in present day Black Falls,Vermont. It is the third in "Black Falls" series (#1 Cold Pursuit,#2 Cold River) but can be read as a stand alone.It is well written,with a intriguing plot,characters that will charm your pants off and keep you on the edge of your seat. It has danger, romance,passion,murder,adventure,suspense,tragedy,FBI,smoke jumpers,search and rescue,unhealed wounds,healing, finding love,diabolical killer,what else do you need?
Carla Neggers is in her element creating mysteries that are interesting and steeped in suspense. Her mysteries are simply that; I don't consider them as romantic suspense, and although there is an element of romance it's more perfunctory than plot-driven.

Cold Dawn continues the mystery of arson, murder and secrets in the small Vermont town of Black Falls, in which many familiar characters are involved in one way or another. It would help to read the books in order as plots from earlier books ar
Cold Dawn - Black Falls #3 - (Nick and Rose) - Rose finds a burned body and with Nick they find the killer and each other).

COLD DAWN by Carla Neggers is a romantic suspense set in present day Black Falls,Vermont. It is the third in "Black Falls" series (#1 Cold Pursuit,#2 Cold River) but can be read as a stand alone.It is well written,with a intriguing plot,characters that will charm your pants off and keep you on the edge of your seat. It has danger, romance,passion,murder,adventure,suspense,
Molly Morris
Well, I finished it. I was so confused throughout the book. It's like I started watching a play during the 3rd act. I had no idea who anyone was and the author kept jumping from person to person and there were fires, and secret service and SEALS - ugh. So, I finished it because I liked Rose and Nick. Of course he was totally rich. Couldn't he just be a smoke jumper? I doubt I will read another Neggers novel. Very disappointed.
I could not finish this book - it was so weak. :( It is clear that the author has written about these characters before, and this is the first one in the series I'm reading, so I'm not reading in the correct order. But, there are so many characters thrown at the reader, and the connections are so unclear. The timeline is incorrect, too, at times, based on what characters are saying. The author is very repetitive in the ideas she's trying to get across to the reader, and in other ones, too vague. ...more
First off, this is book 3. & last book in series. There are LOTS of characters. YOU MUST READ BOOKS 1 & 2 or you will be lost. There are a lot of characters, and it gets really hard to keep track of them when you are just beginning to read the book. Tried to read & couldn't keep up
The plethora of characters was very distracting from the story line. I found myself continually trying to recall who was whom, and what each had to do with anything pertaining to the actual plot of the story. It was tiresome.
Stephanie Strausberger
Unfortunately, although I love a good mystery, I had to push through this entire book. The story just never grabbed hold of me. I couldn't keep track of the characters. I did finish the book; just can't seem to stop reading a story in the middle.
Dwayne Wojtowicz
Not a good read.

I wasn't happy with the coast-to-coast jumping; the characters were hard to follow; the whining in Rose's voice.

Just not the novel to read.
Iris Blobel
My first book by Carla Neggers and I am aware of the fact that this story is part of a series, but still ...

It took me an awful long time to get into the story. It was drawn out and loooong and lots of people involved in many places. Confusing. For a little summary you need to go by the blurb, I wouldn't have a clue how to write one.

All in all, the plot was okay and kind of different from other books I've read, which made it interesting for me, but as I said above ... IMHO it needed a bit more
In Cold Dawn, Carla Neggers has crafted an absorbing tale of suspense that kept me guessing till the very end. She deftly managed to spread suspicion to almost every character in the book and throw in a few red herrings, too. The romantic angles had plenty of tension and she carried it nicely throughout.

Not your everyday romantic suspense, there were more plot twists than I would have thought possible, but she left no annoying loose ends. Her characters were multi-dimensional and by the end of
Seemed to repeat more than necessary to bring it together if the other books hadn't been read.
I read this book out of order, but even so, it was very confusing and had too many characters.
Lynn Pembroke
Thought this one dragged a little. I will read more of her work though.
Tammy Pickens
Sorry to see this series end. Took me a bit to figure out the bad guy in this one!!
Renee Cook
good book, wish i would have realized it was the third part, before I started reading, just for the volume of characters; that being said, it didn't hinder the story to much.
I found this confusing and boring, rather than exciting. The setting changes from Vermont to Beverly Hills, California. There is one large family with a lot of smoke jumpers, and someone is going around committing arson and burning people to death, A character named Rose, who has a search and rescue dog named Ranger, seems to have slept with most of the male characters. I cannot recall if I have read anything else by Carla Neggers before, but I doubt that I'll search for more of her books.
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Carla Neggers has been spinning stories ever since she climbed a tree with pad and pen at age eleven. Now she is the New York Times bestselling author of almost 70 novels, with millions of books sold in over 30 countries. Her popular Sharpe & Donovan romantic suspense series featuring FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan launched with Saint’s Gate in 2011 and has been praised as “a breatht ...more
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Black Falls (3 books)
  • Cold Pursuit (Black Falls, #1)
  • Cold River (Black Falls, #2)
The Widow (Boston Police/FBI, #1) Cold Pursuit (Black Falls, #1) Cold Ridge (Cold Ridge/U.S. Marshals, #1) Saint's Gate (Sharpe & Donovan, #1) Secrets of the Lost Summer (Swift River Valley, #1)

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