"Gives the Scandi authors a run for their money." (Yrsa Sigurdardottir). 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 ...A Deadly Thaw confirms Sarah Ward's place as one of the most exciting new crime writers.