Book: When the Ice Melts by Phyllis J. Burtoncategories: Book, Euthanasia, Ice, Grief, Misogynist, Friendship, Silent Calls, Stalker, Imprisonment, Missing Person, Terror, Discovery, Romantic Thriller
Phyllis J. Burtonabout this book: WHEN THE ICE MELTS, follows Solicitor, Sarah Wenham's life after she agrees to turn off the machine keeping her beloved husband Tom alive, and after his death, she is grief stricken. She builds a wall of ice around her emotions.
(I started wondering how I would feel if I had to make such a heart-breaking decision myself. I doubt if I could, could you?)
But I digress… back to the story… Sarah is quite sure that she will never be able to forget what she has done. She takes on a new solicitor (John Bradley) to replace her husband, but she is reluctant to befriend him. Later, with the help of her friend Heather, Sarah decides to spend some time on a Greek island to try to get over her grief. Whilst there she meets a man who at first charms her, but when she learns that he is a womaniser, she has nothing more to do with him. On her return home she begins to take more notice of John, and gradually the ice in her heart begins to melt and life is worth living again.
When a storm appears on the horizon, her life begins to take off in an entirely different and dangerous direction. Several strange, malicious phone calls turn her life upside down, and suddenly terror reigns. A section from a Review of WHEN THE ICE MELTS describes it as "… the story focuses on the traumatized heart of a woman." And later says, "The author portrays the reality of severe trauma; what happens to the body, the soul and spirit is at times beyond words." How Sarah copes is the nub of this thrilling story, and of course, the power of enduring love.
The cover of this book says everything that I feel about this story. People's hearts are fully opened when love is there, but without love they are filled with ice. But as Sarah finds out… ice can melt.
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