Freezing by Penelope Evans

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A compulsive tale of terror and obsession. When the body of a nameless girl is pulled out of the Thames, mortuary photographer Stewart Park--a hulking stutterer--idolizes her frozen beauty. Enquiries Stewart makes about the dead girl lead him into the dark and vicious world of reality, from which he has heretofore been able to absent himself.

About Penelope Evans

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Penelope Evans was born in Wales and grew up in Scotland. She attended the University of St. Andrews before becoming a criminal lawyer in London. Her first two novels, the Lost Girl and Freezing, were published to much critical acclaim. She currently lives in Buckinghamshire where she combines writing fiction with journalism.
Published May 1, 1997 by Black Swan. 288 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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When he goes home from his cheerless workplace, it's to cross swords with his sister Mary (who talks to him only to say she's leaving her two little boys with him again), with his senile father (who seems to live for the moment when Stewart will absent-mindedly leave his bedroom door unlocke...

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Stewart's search for the dead girl's identity breaks him out of his fantasy shell but also places him in terrible danger--and, in a frightful climactic moment, forces him to come to terms with the specter that has haunted his own unhappy family.

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