Monday, 29 August 2016
When the Ice Melts
The writing of When the Ice Melts came about as the result of Phyllis J. Burton reading a article about a woman whose son was in a long-term coma.
Phyllis J. Burton began to wonder what it would be like to be in such a situation and so she decided to write her novel, When the Ice Melts.
It explores the story of Sarah Wenham and what happened when her husband fell victim to a tragic accident that resulted in him being in a hospital's ICU, only kept alive by a life support machine.
Successful solicitor Tom Wenham was severely injured in a plane crash which left him in a coma.
Several months later his wife needs to give her authority to have the life support machine switched off, which results in the death of her husband.
Subsequently Sarah begins to doubt that her decision was the correct one. Should she have insisted that the doctors at the hospital continue with the operation of the life support machine?
Or had she, actually, made the right choice?
Pricked by her conscience she protects her emotions by building a thick wall of ice between herself and the outside world.
However, Sarah finds that she in physically unable to cope with the volume of work within the legal practice that she had operated with her husband, so she decides to take on a new partner to help deal with the casework.
John Bradley is selected as the new partner and Sarah shields herself from him behind her wall of ice.
She attempts to do her best to, somehow, get on with her life and takes a weeklong break on a Greek island.
She meets silver tongued and handsome Theodorus, but the revelation that he is, actually, a serial womaniser makes her reject his advances.
She returns home to her life in England.
But something is happening. Someone is stalking her, someone who seeks vengeance upon her.
When she vanishes in mysterious circumstances John Bradley becomes frightened for her safety and he launches a desperate attempt to find her.
But can he find her in time? And what has happened to her?
If you like your romance novels with a bit of a thrilling edge to them, then this is just the right book for you.
It's published by Matador and costs a rather keenly priced £7.99. It's available from That's Books.