If you're in Waterstone's and stuck for that third book to make up your 3 for 2 purchase add in Ice Trap by Kitty Sewell and you won't be disappointed.
Crimeficreader made me pick it up, honest, and I was frozen solid to it first page to last.First fifty pages gone in a flash and brilliantly set up to keep me in a state of suspended breath-holding tension until the end.
Consultant surgeon Dr Dafydd Woodruff (so I guess we must call him Mr not Dr) finds himself embroiled in paternity allegations (twins no less) all stemming from a locum he did as a young doctor in Moose Creek way out in the backwoods of Canada.It all comes as a bit of shock to him and his wife Isabel, especially as they are trying with little success to start a family.Dafydd returns to the scene of the "crime" to try and fathom out exactly how he has fathered twins when he has no recollection of doing so.
The menace descends inexorably right from the start as the permo-frost deepens and I love oodles of ice and snow so I was bound to enjoy this one.It's a real fast flowing page turner of a book and one of those that leaves you with that great feeling at the end of a cleverly plotted story, well told and well written.
I love Kitty Sewell's style and the diversity of her personal experience is well reflected in this book.I thought I was quite a busy person but you can only marvel at someone who having been born in Sweden and lived in Spain, Canada, England and Wales also ran an estate agency in the frozen north of Canada.Training as a psychotherapist was probably helpful in the scheme of things, training as a sculptor also came in handy and now owning and running a fruit plantation must make for a nice change.
I spotted one or two chinks in the scheme of things, in fact I think I found one flaw that any midwife might well pick up on. I'll leave all of you to find it, but that's just the pernickity old Nurse Prudence in me, nothing in this book to disappoint, just a wonderfully atmospheric and keep-you-guessing read.