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Ice Trap (Paperback, New edition)

Kitty Sewell

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Sewell, the Swedish-born wife of a physician, pens a dark and intriguing first novel about a young doctor whose tragic mistake during a child's surgery leads him to run to a far corner of the world.Dafydd Woodruff's marriage to Isabel has already hit rocky shores with the couple's passionless attempts to conceive a baby. In fact, Dafydd isn't really sure he wants to be a father in the first place, which is why a letter from Moose Creek, written in a childish hand, comes as such a surprise. The message, from 13-year-old Miranda, claims Dafydd, a Welsh doctor, is the father of Miranda and her twin brother Mark. Dafydd relocated to Moose Creek, a miserable hardscrabble town in the Canadian sub-Arctic, for work, after the botched surgery. Like all misfits who've come to Moose Creek to shed demons, he finds life in the place depressing and difficult. But it is Sheila Hailey, the hospital's head nurse, that turns the experience sinister. Hailey - a beautiful but cruel and manipulative woman - makes life difficult for the contrite Dafydd, but she also wants him sexually. No choir boy, Dafydd doesn't usually avoid sex - Sewell's novel is laced with erotic scenes - it's just that he's not interested in Sheila. When DNA tests come back positive, Dafydd, who is certain he never had sex with Sheila, leaves his crumbling marriage to return to Moose Creek and work through the puzzle. While there he encounters the nasty Sheila, an old friend fallen on very hard times, his newfound family and a few ghosts that won't go away. Compelling fiction from a newcomer, but readers will find the settings - both in Wales and Canada - to be extremely bleak, and they'll wonder how someone as nasty as Sewell's overdrawn villain could manage to survive with so many enemies. (Kirkus Reviews)
"Dear Dr Woodruff, I hope you don't mind me writing to you. I think I'm your daughter. My name is Miranda and I have a twin brother, Mark ...' Welsh surgeon Dafydd Woodruff's life is about to be blown apart by the unexpected news that, fourteen years before, he fathered twins. But that's impossible according to Dafydd since, despite the subsequent DNA evidence which would appear to prove the girl's case, he's never slept with the twins' mother, the icily formidable Sheila Hailey who worked in the hospital at Moose Creek, an isolated town buried deep in the Canadian wilderness where Dafydd spent a career break fifteen years ago. With his marriage in jeopardy and his medical career under threat, Dafydd takes a flight back to the remote, ice-bound community of Moose Creek to make sense of the impossible, and to confront demons he thought he'd left behind years ago ...


Imprint: Pocketbooks
Country of origin: United States
Release date: November 2007
Authors: Kitty Sewell
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 455
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-4165-2758-9
Barcode: 9781416527589
Categories: Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Crime & mystery
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Crime & mystery > General
LSN: 1-4165-2758-3

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