Following an air accident, solicitor Tom Wenham is left in a coma. Believing that she has no alternative, his wife Sarah, who is also a partner in their law practice, reluctantly agrees that the machine keeping him alive should be turned off. Afterward, her conscience nags at her and she constantly questions her decision. Feeling grief-stricken, she builds a thick wall of ice around her emotions and when replacement solicitor John Bradley is taken on to help with the workload, Sarah is reluctant to befriend him. Sarah tries to get on with her life and spends a week on a beautiful Greek island in the sun. Whilst there, she meets honey tongued Theodorus. Upon discovering he is a serial womanizer she refuses his advances and returns home. Before long Sarah finds herself the victim of a stalker who is intent on revenge. When Sarah mysteriously disappears John must search to find her, but is time running out? Encapsulating the emotions associated with stalking, kidnapping, and imprisonment, When The Ice Melts is a thrilling and fast-paced read, sprinkled with terror, that will appeal to fans of authors such as Kate Mosse and Dan Brown.
“A great story. by John”
Phyllis Burton’s book “When the Ice Melts” is a compelling, romantic and thought provoking drama. Its two part structure and chapters of varying length make it easy to pick up, put down and resume in a busy world. Sarah is a recently widowed solicitor experiencing self-doubt, grief and an unwillingness to look positively at any new romantic relationship. Her legal colleagues and kind friends are extremely sensitive and supportive. She is however, quite antagonistic towards her new male solicitor colleague John and her days at work are tense and testing. Where, if anywhere, will this cold relationship go?
A short holiday in Greece leads Sarah into a potentially dangerous relationship with a local man but once back home her relationship with John slowly softens and strengthens. It will spoil a good story to say too much more but when Sarah suddenly disappears John is able to help the police trace her. After a great deal of trauma the remaining ice in Sarah’s heart finally melts once she and John are together again.