In this masterful debut that starts off as a mystery and becomes much more, wind-swept Shetland Islands, Tora Hamilton is an outsider at her new home on the rocky, a hundred miles from the northeastern tip of Scotland. Digging in the peat on their new property, Tora unearths a human body, at first glance a centuries-old bog body, interesting but not uncommon.
Though her husband grew up here, it's the first time he's been back in twenty years. But realizing that the body is in fact much newer, becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to her—even when the police, Tora, that the woman's heart has been cut out and that she was killed within a few days of bearing a child, herself an obstetrician, her colleagues and eventually her husband warn her against getting involved.
Reading town records and researching local lore, Tora discovers a disturbing link to ancient Shetland legend and uncovers a collection of deep, dark secrets-the kind of secrets worth killing for. Sacrifice is a bone-chilling, spell-binding debut that will grip readers from its beginning to its startling end.
Awakening: A Novel
But for someone the truth must remain buried in the past—even if they have to kill to keep it there. Awakening is a disturbing tale of dark secrets and insidious rituals that will have readers unable to stop for a breath until they've reach the stunning climax of this extraordinary read from the author of the acclaimed debut novel Sacrifice.
Disfigured by a childhood accident, she generally prefers the company of animals to people. She's chilled to learn that the victim's postmortem shows a higher concentration of venom than could ever be found in a single snake—and that therefore the killer must be human. Assisted by a soft-spoken neighbor and an eccentric reptile expert, an ancient ritual, Clara unravels sinister links to an abandoned house, and a fifty-year-old tragedy that has left the survivors secretive.
But when a local man dies following a supposed snakebite, Clara's expertise is needed. Clara benning, is young and intelligent, a veterinary surgeon in charge of a wildlife hospital in a small English village, but nearly a recluse.
It is not until tom's siblings, two-year-old Milly and five-year-old Joe Fletcher, go missing in turn that the little village's evil secret turns the Fletchers' dreams into a nightmare. With sacrifice, and now Blood Harvest, Awakening, S. J. Someone seems to be trying to drive them away--at first with silly pranks but then with threats that become increasingly dangerous, ten-year-old Tom Fletcher, especially to the oldest child, who begins to believe that someone is always watching him.
Bolton displays time and time again her remarkable talent as a beguiling storyteller, a master of thrills, and the mistress of her own brand of modern Gothic tale. The fletchers' beautiful new house is everything they dreamed it would be. Built between two churches in heptonclough, it ought to be paradise for this young family of five, a small village on the moors that time forgot, but they barely have a chance to settle in before they find that they're anything but welcome.
The adults in tom's life are trying to help, younger and more dashing than you'd expect a vicar to be; and a therapist, including his parents; the vicar next door, Evi Oliver, who believes him more than she wants to. But there are other clues that something isn't quite right in Heptonclough, including the mysterious accidental deaths of three toddlers over the last ten years.
Little Black Lies: A Novel
Even catrin quinn, a damaged woman living a reclusive life after the accidental deaths of her own two sons a few years ago, gets involved in the searches and the speculation. And suddenly, in this wild and beautiful place that generations have called home, no one feels safe and the hysteria begins to rise.
But three islanders—catrin, Rachel, her childhood best friend, and her ex-lover Callum—are hiding terrible secrets. In such a dangerous landscape it can only be a terrible tragedy, surely. When another child goes missing, and then a third, it's no longer possible to believe that their deaths were accidental, and the villagers must admit that there is a murderer among them.
In such a small community as the Falkland Islands, a missing child is unheard of. And they have two things in common: all three of them are grieving, and none of them trust anyone, not even themselves. In little black lies, her most shocking and engaging suspense novel to date, Sharon Bolton will keep the reader guessing until the very last page.
Daisy in Chains: A Novel
A murderer of young women, all killed in brutal attacks. But despite hamish wolfe’s conviction, he’s always stuck to his story—he’s innocent and he’s been wrongly imprisoned. He’s a serial killer. At first, maggie is reluctant to even acknowledge Hamish’s requests to meet, ignoring his letters.
But this is a very charismatic and persuasive man, good-looking and intelligent. Eventually even she can’t resist his lure…. And now he wants someone to investigate and, more importantly, to write his story. Maggie rose is a notorious defense attorney and writer whose specialty is getting convictions overturned.
Lost: A Lacey Flint Novel Lacey Flint series Book 3
Bolton, an award-winning author of five novels, delivers her most compelling novel to date, in which a fragile police detective and a courageous, lonely eleven-year-old boy must work together to unmask a killer. There will be no real reason for barney's friend and neighbor, Lacey Flint, on leave from her job as a London police detective, to become involved…and no chance that she can stay away.
Like everyone reading the newspapers these days, 10-year-old Barney Roberts knows the killer will strike again soon. Lost provides all of the pulse-pounding suspense, beautifully drawn characters, and intricate plotting thriller fans could hope for—and more. Please note, this title is published in the UK as Like This For Ever.
The body will be drained of blood, and left somewhere on a Thames beach. There will be no clues for London detectives Dana Tulloch and Mark Joesbury to find. The victim will be another boy, just like him. With the clock ticking, the violence escalating, and young lives at stake, Lacey and Barney both know they can't afford a single wrong step if they hope to make it through alive.
S. J. There will be no warning about who will be next.
A Dark and Twisted Tide: A Novel Lacey Flint series Book 4
Against her friends' better judgment, she's taken up swimming in the Thames, and she feels closer than ever to Detective Mark Joesbury, despite his involvement in a complicated undercover case. Lacey's no longer a homicide detective, but as she begins to notice someone keeping a strangely close eye on her, she's inexorably drawn into the investigation.
Award-winning author sharon bolton has once again crafted a tightly plotted, utterly unpredictable thriller around one of the most compelling characters in crime fiction today, intensely private London police officer Lacey Flint, whose penchant for keeping secrets is only matched by her determination to uncover those of others.
For the first time in her life, as she recovers from the trauma of the last few months, Lacey begins to feel almost happy. Then, at dawn one hot summer morning while swimming down the river, Lacey finds the body of a shrouded young woman in the water. Lacey flint, has been living in a houseboat on the River Thames, Sharon Bolton's enigmatic protagonist, and she's becoming a part of London's weird and wonderful riverboat community.
She assumes it was chance—after all, and she knows how many dead bodies are pulled out of the river every year, she's recently joined the marine policing unit, most the result of tragic accidents. But further investigation leads her policing team to suspect the woman's body was deliberately left for Lacey to find.
Dead Scared: A Lacey Flint Novel Lacey Flint series Book 2
When a rash of suicides tears through Cambridge University, DI Mark Joesbury recruits DC Lacey Flint to go undercover as a student to investigate. Bolton's latest thriller—a follow-up to the acclaimed Now You See Me—is another work of brilliant psychological suspense that plumbs the most sinister depths.
They believe that someone might be preying on lonely and insecure students and either encouraging them to take their own lives or actually luring them to their deaths. Although each student's death appears to be a suicide, and online activities of the students involved share remarkable similarities, social networks, the psychological histories, and the London police are not convinced that the victims acted alone.
J. As long as lacey can play the role of a vulnerable young woman, but is it just a role for her? With her fragile past, is she drawing out the killers, or is she herself being drawn into a deadly game where she's a perfect victim? Dark and compelling, she may be able to stop these deaths, S.
Now You See Me: A Lacey Flint Novel Lacey Flint series Book 1
And the only way to do that is to catch the killer herself. Fast paced and completely riveting, S. Within twenty-four hours a reporter receives an anonymous letter that points out alarming similarities between the murder and Jack the Ripper's first murder—a letter that calls out Lacey by name. If it's real, and they have a killer bent on re-creating London's bloody past, history shows they have just five days until the next attempt.
No one believes the connections are anything more than a sadistic killer's game, not even Lacey, whom the killer seems to be taunting specifically. Bolton is changing the face of crime fiction—if you only read one crime novel this year, make it this. Tess gerritsen on now you See Me"Really special: multi-layered and sophisticated, but tough too.
Lee child on now you see meone night after interviewing a reluctant witness at a London apartment complex, a young detective constable, Lacey Flint, stumbles onto a woman brutally stabbed just moments before in the building's darkened parking lot. J. However, as they investigate the details of the case start reminding her more and more of a part of her past she'd rather keep hidden.
Bolton's now you see me is a modern gothic novel that is nothing less than a masterpiece of suspense fiction. Now you see me is the first in the lacey Flint series, followed by 2012's Dead Scared and 2013's Lost.
Dead Woman Walking: A Novel
And he won’t rest until he’s eliminated the only witness to his crime. She’s seen the killer’s face – but he’s also seen hers. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There’s just one survivor. Alone, trusting no one, scared, she’s running to where she feels safe – but it could be the most dangerous place of all.
. In dead woman walking, from master of suspense Sharon Bolton, the sole survivor of a hot-air balloon crash witnesses a murder as the balloon is falling. Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman.
Here Be Dragons Lacey Flint Novels
Because they’ve also got the woman he loves, DC Lacey Flint…. But as they prepare to target london’s most iconic landmarks, it’s no longer just countless strangers he’s fighting to save. There must be a thousand people in the vicinity of Westminster Bridge on this beautiful evening. Embroiled in a terrorist gang’s plans for a deadly attack at the heart of the capital, he’s risking everything to stop them.
In approximately thirty minutes’ time, many of them will be dead. Mark joesbury, of scotland Yard’s Covert Operations Unit, is undercover.