Hardback The ice / Laline Paull
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Fourth Estate, 2017
ISBN: 0007557752 9780007557752
Control number 0007557752
As the melting ice of the Midgard glacier expels a frozen corpse into the Barents Sea, long-submerged secrets threaten to come to light. Discovered near a glamorous wilderness retreat owned by explorer-turned-businessman Sean Cawson, the body is that of his best friend Tom Harding - lost in an accident on the glacier three years ago, when Cawson had been the last person to see him alive. Their friendship, forged by a shared obsession with Arctic exploration, had often been strained by their differing ambitions. And, as the inquest into Tom's death begins, the choices made by both men - in love and in life - are put on the stand. Soon Cawson begins to wonder whether Tom was in fact the only one who truly understood the world they were operating in, and whether the price he has paid for his place at the establishment's table is higher than he could ever have imagined.