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“THOU SHALT NOT KILL” is a deadly sins, isn’t it? So why is Sarah Wenham preparing to end her husband, Tom’s life? Sarah, is a partner in a busy law practice, and her husband is in a coma following an air accident. The consultant treating Tom informs Sarah that there is no brain stem function, and suggests that he should be allowed to die naturally with dignity. Sarah loves Tom so much, so how can she give permission for the machine keeping him alive, to be switched off? Deep down, Sarah knows there is no hope for Tom, and she reluctantly agrees. The only way Sarah can cope with the knowledge of what she has done, is to build a wall of ice around herself and her emotions. When she employs experienced solicitor, John Bradley, to help with the workload of a busy law practice, she refuses to befriend him. How and when the ice in her heart melts, is the nub of this sometimes terrifying, yet heart-warming story? Sarah goes through a lifetime’s worth of trauma in a short time, including being stalked and kidnapped before she is rescued from a deserted farmhouse and is able to achieve closure.”

5.0 out of 5 stars   Title: Deserves the stealing of time...

By Teresa on 18 Oct. 2016

Format: Paperback

"When the Ice Melts" is one of those books which deserves the stealing of time to read far into the night... I loved it!

5.0 out of 5 stars   A great story.

By Marilyn Horobin on 15 Nov. 2016

Format: Paperback

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.

5.0 out of 5 stars     Five Stars

By John R. on 27 Nov. 2016

Format: Kindle Edition