When Jo's son Sam falls ill, only his stepbrother John, may be able to help. But John has disappeared, seeking absolution for his part in the accidental death of his father. Jo is plunged in a race against time to save the life of her son and the soul of her stepson.
Jo Harper, a successful young journalist, has only her adored two-year-old son, Sam, to remind her of her late partner. When Sam falls ill, there is only one slim hope - that his stepbrother John may hold the key to his survival. But John has disappeared. Seeking absolution for his part in the accidental death of his marine archeologist father and tortured by their failed relationship, John has set out alone against impossible odds to fulfil his father's dream - to uncover the last traces of the Franklin expedition, which vanished in the Arctic in 1847 while searching for the North West Passage. As uncanny parallels begin to unfold between the last days of the Franklin crew and the crisis facing Sam, Jo is plunged into a desparate race against time to save both the life of her son and the soul of her stepson. Beautifully written and deeply moving, THE ICE CHILD is storytelling at its very best.
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"Be warned - once started, all other activity will cease until you have finished this magnificent novel" -- Harpers & Queen "'Intertwines a modern day story of relationships with a well-researched account of Franklin's tragic voyage...the fate of the boy did hook me' Historical Novels Review" "A big summer read...a skilful and affecting mix of history and romantic tragedy" -- WOMAN AND HOME "A page-turning novel which blends drama, nail-biting suspense and an imaginative take on a real-life episode in history...Loyalty, faith and fraternal love: the author's celebration of these unfashionable values adds a deeper dimension to a gripping read." -- HOME & COUNTRY.
About Elizabeth McGregor
Elizabeth McGregor was born in Warwickshire and lives in Dorset. An award-winning short story writer, she has also written six acclaimed psychological thrillers. Her novels are the acclaimed THE ICE CHILD, A WAY THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS, THE GIRL IN THE GREEN GLASS MIRROR and LEARNING BY HEART.
The Ice Child by Elizabeth McGregor
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