Alice Hoffman is at her electrifying best in this fairy tale for grown-ups.
The story begins with a little girl who makes a wish one snowy night and ruins her life.
She grows up with a splinter of ice in her heart until one day, standing by her kitchen window, she is struck by lightning.
Instead of killing her, this cataclysmic event sparks off a new beginning.
She seeks out Lazarus Jones, a fellow lightning survivor.
He is her opposite, a burning man whose breath can boil water and whose touch scorches.
As an obsessive love affair begins between them, both are forced to hide their most dangerous secrets - what turned one to ice and the other to fire.
The Ice Queen is a haunting story of passion, loss, second chances and the secrets that come to define us, if we're not careful.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 15/04/2006
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099488835