Out of the Ice
DescriptionFor fans of Paula Hawkins and Ruth Ware, this gripping thriller from the bestselling author of The Lost Swimmer is a "taut and tightly wound page-turner" (Marie Claire) set in the icy reaches of Antarctica. When environmental scientist Laura Alvarado is sent to a remote Antarctic island to report on an abandoned whaling station, she begins to uncover more than she could ever imagine. Reminders of the bloody, violent past are everywhere, and Laura is disturbed by evidence of recent human interference. Rules have been broken, and the protected wildlife is behaving strangely. On a diving expedition, Laura emerges into an ice cave where she is shocked to see an anguished figure, crying for help. But in this freezing, lonely landscape there are ghosts everywhere, and Laura wonders if her own eyes can be trusted. Has she been in the ice too long? Back at base, Laura's questions about the whaling station go unanswered, blocked by scientists unused to outsiders. And Laura just can't shake what happened in the cave. Piecing together a past and present of cruelty and betrayal that spans the globe--from Norway to Nantucket, Europe and Antarctica--Laura will stop at nothing to uncover the truth. As she comes face to face with the dark side of human nature, she also discovers a newfound hope in love and the meaning of family. If only Laura can find her way...out of the ice.
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About the Author
Robert Barrett is a jacket artist and the illustrator of several books for children, including The Other Wise Man. Mr. Barrett, who chairs the illustration department at Brigham Young Universtiy, lives in Provo, UT.