“When the feeling comes it is like a flood… a faint prickling in his palms and then it is everywhere: swelling up, consuming his thoughts, sweeping through his body. It is fire and ice: a storm of calmness, a torrent of silence. It is the rapture and it has come to sweep him away…”
THIN ICE: Everything is going perfectly for young journalist Danny Harper: a new flat, a career on the up and the girl he loves about to marry him. Then he wakes in hospital to find none of it’s true.
Refusing to admit he’s imagined it all, Harper tries to regain his lost life. But, while his claims are initially dismissed as delusion, he knows secrets that can’t be easily explained.
THIN ICE is the story of what happens when two parallel universes collide – one world where Danny Harper’s life is a success, the other where it’s a mess.
When Harper is involved in an accident his lives flip: the failure ends up in hospital in a coma, the success wakes in a world where all the important things in his life are missing.
Stuck in the ‘wrong’ life, Harper starts trying to deal with this new, alternative existence. But in the process he has to deal with something that casts a new perspective on his problem – a deranged killer with a fanatical obsession for the ‘sins of woman’.
In Danny Harper’s ‘real’ world, the killer has already been caught. But in this alternative world – partly due to a mistake by the ‘other’ Harper – the killings have so far gone undetected. And the latest victim is a complete innocent.
Huw Thomas is a British writer. His first novel – The Tale Of Findo Gask – won a national UK prize for new authors in 2005. He’s also the author of ‘The Vault’, which is published in aid of the disaster relief charity ShelterBox.