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When her husband, Simon - a flamboyant conductor - kills himself, Alex is mortified that she failed to see it coming. Confused, guilt-ridden and grieving, she escapes to Hillen Hall, an old house by the coast in Devon, abandoning her classical singing career and distancing herself from everyone but her sister Erica.
Hillen Hall, inherited by Simon from his mother and once
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Kindle Edition, 386 pages
Published February 7th 2014 by Kathy Shuker (first published February 1st 2014)
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Update: As of 17th February 2015, Deep Water, Thin Ice is now available on iBooks as well as Amazon, Kobo, Nook, Scribd, Page Foundry and…more
Hi Dawn.
Update: As of 17th February 2015, Deep Water, Thin Ice is now available on iBooks as well as Amazon, Kobo, Nook, Scribd, Page Foundry and Tolino. (It is also available as a paperback from Amazon or to order from bookshops.)
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Lorraine Devon Wilke
I love a book that sets up its suspense early then allows the reader to push forward from that inciting moment to slowly and sometimes precariously uncover the "why" and "who" of the tale. DEEP WATER, THIN ICE leapt into its narrative quickly, then unfolded with a plot line that was immediately compelling, with a cast of characters that grabbed our sympathy and interest and embodied the story with rich detail.

Alex, our talented, hearty protagonist, has lost her husband under suspicious circumsta
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Lucia Kuhl
Jun 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This author is a master at guiding the reader into the setting. As I was reading it I physically felt like I was in London on crowded sidewalks or in the Old Hall. The author is also a master at diving into the emotional world of her characters.

My life is full of interruptions so I personally like a book that moves a little faster and digs a little less deep. Which is why I gave the book 4 stars. However, it would be a good read for someone who has the time to relax and savor all the little nua
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Wendy
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this story set in Devon. A recent widow finds herself living in a house her late husband inherited. She soon becomes friendly with his cousin, not a nice man! Quite an exciting mystery.
Kay Seeley
Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent. Well written and a gripping story. I loved it.
Leah
Aug 06, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I saw this book advertised on Facebook for only $.99. A triller, set in an old house on the Devon coast--definitely my type of book! The night after I bought it, I woke up in the middle of the night and could not get back to sleep due to stressing about work. So I started reading this book and was immediately pulled in. It was a smart move to let the reader in on the identity and motive of the villain early on and caused me to react the same as I do in a horror film when I know a character is wa ...more
B J Burton
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book: so much so that I was sorry to reach the end. I’m not at all surprised that other reviewers have reacted similarly. I see that one described it as a love story, and so it is – but it’s also so much more. The cast of convincing characters, led by a vulnerable young widow, are beset by a psychopath, the unravelling of an unsavoury family history, injustice, sexual deviancy and a haunting. All this is cleverly set against the contrasting background of a peaceful Devon vi ...more
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I am a British author of character-driven mysteries, stories of intrigue and suspicion, bitter family secrets and buried passions. I trained as a physiotherapist but a back injury forced me to change career and, after studying design I worked as a freelance artist. I started writing many years ago and now write full-time. My first novel, Deep Water, Thin Ice, is a mystery set against the beguiling ...more
“Letting go’ sounded like such an easy thing to do...but actually involved a lot of pain.” 4 likes
“There was almost an air of penance about her, as if, by doing these dirty jobs which she found so distasteful, she was trying to repay some debt. And, to judge from the shadowy sadness which she carried around her like a mantle, it was about as effective as throwing in spadefuls of sand to dam a flowing river.” 1 likes
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