Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Sarah Ward's ‘A Deadly Thaw’ out in ebook

UK-based author and blogger Sarah Ward has announced that her second novel A Deadly Thaw is out in ebook.

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A Deadly Thaw, the follow-up to In Bitter Chill, "sees the return of DI Francis Sadler and DC Connie Childs but has a new protagonist, Kat, who sets out to discover why her sister lied about the identity of the man she killed."

The synopsis of the 384-page Kindle edition published by Faber & Faber says the following:



Every secret has consequences.

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...


"Gives the Scandi authors a run for their money," Icelandic crime writer Yrsa Sigurðardóttir said in praise of the author and her new book.

On December 20, 2015, I reviewed In Bitter Chill and interviewed Sarah Ward, who reviews books at her blog, Crimepieces, and is a judge for the UK-based Petrona Award. She lives in Derbyshire, England, the setting of both of her novels.


The 3Cs wishes Sarah good luck and success.

16 comments:

  1. I know of two other mystery series where a main character is named Kat.

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    1. Charles, the two lead characters of Connie Childs and Francis Sadler are drawn well.

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  2. New one for me. Thanks for the review.

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    1. You're welcome, Mystica. I enjoyed IN BITTER CHILL and I'm looking forward to read A DEADLY THAW.

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  3. I'm very excited for Sarah's new release, Prashant! She's very talented, and I hope it'll do well. Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. Thank you, Margot. I'm sure A DEADLY THAW will follow the success of IN BITTER CHILL.

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    1. Oscar, the plot certainly sounds intriguing. I want to see how DI Connie Childs' character has developed.

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  5. I enjoyed the first book, In Bitter Chill, a lot, Prashant. It was one of my top books of the year, and I don't read much contemporary fiction. I am looking forward to A Deadly Thaw when it comes out here... very soon now.

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    1. Me too, Tracy. I'm making effort to read more contemporary fiction and nonfiction. As matters stand, my reading of anything has gone for a toss due to new work and travel schedules.

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  6. LIke you, Prashant, I am really excited at the prospect of reading this. I enjoyed IN Bitter Chill very much, and it is wonderful that our fellow-blogger and crime fiction fan is having such success!

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    1. You said it, Moira. I'm glad so many people are noticing, reading and reviewing Sarah's new thriller. I liked IN BITTER CHILL too.

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    1. Col, I'm keen to read A DEADLY THAW, especially having enjoyed Sarah's debut novel IN BITTER CHILL.

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  8. I am very interested. Thanks! I'm currently watching dvds of Peak Practice which is set in Derbyshire.

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    1. Nan, I liked the Derbyshire setting in Sarah's debut IN BITTER CHILL and I'm waiting to find out what happens next with her two likeable police detectives.

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