Helen, an historian, journeys to a slowly disintegrating Antarctic in search of the story of Nara, a young scientist who disappeared three years before. She is presumed dead, though her body has never been recovered. When an international emergency forces Helen to overwinter in the Antarctic, a more complex story than the official record emerges. Sitting at Nara's desk, reading her diaries on a snowed in Antarctic base, Helen wonders if the ice will ever give up its secrets. The Ice Lovers is a haunting story of ghosts and ice, beauty and obsession, and the terrible consequences of unrequited love.