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A Deadly Thaw

(2016)
(The second book in the DC Childs Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
Lena Grey is found guilty of murdering her husband, who was found smothered in their bed. She offers no defense, and serves fourteen long years in prison. But within months of her release nearly two decades later, his body is found in a disused morgue, recently killed. Who was the man she killed before, and why did she lie about his identity?

Detective Inspector Francis Sadler and his Derbyshire team try to discover how such a well-orchestrated deception could have occurred. DC Connie Childs is convinced that something greater than marital strife caused the murders, but before Lena can be questioned further, she vanishes. Back in Lena’s childhood home, her sister Kat, a therapist, is shocked by her sister’s duplicity. When she begins to receive mysterious packages from a young man claiming to know her sister’s location, Kat is drawn into her own investigation of her family’s well-hidden secrets. As her inquiries begin to collide with the murder investigation, a link to the sisters’ teenage lives emerges, and the line between victim and perpetrator becomes blurred in this tightly-plotted, compelling novel perfect for fans of Deborah Crombie and Sharon Bolton.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Gives the Scandi authors a run for their money." - Yrsa Sigurðardóttir


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Hardback Editions

January 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Deadly Thaw (Thorndike Press large print basic)
Author(s): Sarah Ward
ISBN: 1-4104-9590-6 / 978-1-4104-9590-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Deadly Thaw (DC Childs mystery)
Author(s): Sarah Ward
ISBN: 0-571-32102-X / 978-0-571-32102-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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September 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Deadly Thaw: A Mystery (Inspector Francis Sadler (2))
Author(s): Sarah Ward
ISBN: 1-250-06918-1 / 978-1-250-06918-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

1860 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Deadly Thaw (DC Childs mystery)
Author(s): Sarah Ward
ISBN: 0-571-32104-6 / 978-0-571-32104-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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September 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Deadly Thaw (DC Childs mystery)
Author(s): Sarah Ward
ISBN: 0-571-32103-8 / 978-0-571-32103-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

September 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: A Deadly Thaw (Inspector Francis Sadler Series)
Author(s): Sarah Ward
ISBN: 1-5100-4820-0 / 978-1-5100-4820-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Deadly Thaw: Inspector Francis Sadler, Book 2
Author(s): Sarah Ward
Publisher: Whole Story AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon   


September 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Deadly Thaw: Inspector Francis Sadler, Book 2
Author(s): Sarah Ward
Publisher: Whole Story AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Deadly Thaw: Inspector Francis Sadler, Book 2
Author(s): Sarah Ward
Publisher: Whole Story AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Deadly Thaw: A Mystery (Inspector Francis Sadler Book 2)
Author(s): Sarah Ward
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


August 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Deadly Thaw (DC Childs mystery Book 2)
Author(s): Sarah Ward
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU