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A Deadly Thaw

Sarah Ward

The latest D.C. Childs mystery is like ‘Happy Valley’ in novel form, with all the grit and plot twists of the author’s first, In Bitter Chill.

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Autumn 2004
In Bampton, Derbyshire, Lena Fisher is arrested for suffocating her husband, Andrew.

Spring 2016
A year after Lena’s release from prison, Andrew is found dead in a disused mortuary.

Who was the man Lena killed twelve years ago, and who committed the second murder? When Lena disappears, her sister, Kat, sets out to follow a trail of clues delivered by a mysterious teenage boy. Kat must uncover the truth – before there’s another death . . .

A Deadly Thaw confirms Sarah Ward’s place as one of the most exciting new crime writers.

Critic Reviews

Brilliant! Great writing, excellent characters, what a plot!

Marian Keyes
Critic Reviews

A Deadly Thaw is deliciously twisty, full of intrigue and with some bravura plotting and Kat and Connie are two female characters you can really get behind.

Melanie McGrath
Critic Reviews

Gripping, atmospheric, dark and relentless . . . with a great protagonist.

Stav Sherez

Sarah Ward is the author of In Bitter Chill, which was published in 2015 to critical acclaim. On her blog, Crimepieces (www.crimepieces.com), she reviews the best of current crime fiction published around the world, and she has also reviewed for Euro Crime and CrimeSquad. She is a judge for the Petrona Award for Scandinavian translated crime novels. She lives in…

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