'A real race-through read. Bolton's writing is pacy, and features a brilliant twist I wish I'd written.' Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of I See You (in Shortlist)
'For once, the description "impossible to put down" is fully merited, for this is an absolute page-turner' Daily Mail
'With Dead Woman Walking, Sharon Bolton exceeds her own high standards of excellence. It grips from the start . . . The plot merges skilfully, with many splendid twists along the way' The Times
Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There’s just one survivor.
She’s seen the killer’s face – but he’s also seen hers. And he won’t rest until he’s eliminated the only witness to his crime.
Alone, scared, trusting no one, she’s running to where she feels safe – but it could be the most dangerous place of all . . .
'Bolton is a gripping storyteller with fine, haunted characters' Peter James
'Crepuscular, uncanny mystery' Guardian
'Bolton establishes a forbidding atmosphere . . . A slippery, devious narrative in which things are not always what they seem' Crime Scene
Famous killers have fan clubs.
Hamish Wolfe is charming, magnetic and very persuasive. Famed for his good looks, he receives adoring letters every day from his countless admirers. He's also a convicted murderer, facing life in prison.
Who would join such a club?
Maggie Rosie is a successful lawyer and true-crime author. Reclusive and enigmatic, she only takes on cases she can win.
Hamish is convinced that Maggie can change his fate. Maggie is determined not to get involved. She thinks she's immune to the charms of such a man. But maybe not this time . . .
‘Sharon Bolton is changing the face of crime fiction’ TESS GERRITSEN
There must be a thousand people in the vicinity of Westminster Bridge on this beautiful evening . . . in approximately thirty minutes’ time, many of them will be dead.
Mark Joesbury, of Scotland Yard’s Covert Operations Unit, is undercover. Embroiled in a terrorist gang’s plans for a deadly attack at the heart of the capital, he’s risking everything to stop them. But as they prepare to target London’s most iconic landmarks, it’s no longer just countless strangers he’s fighting to save. Because they’ve also got the woman he loves, DC Lacey Flint…
'A dark and haunting thriller. It creeps under your skin and doesn't let you go' Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train
What's the worst thing your best friend could do to you?
Admittedly, it wasn't murder. A moment's carelessness, a tragic accident - and two children are dead. Yours.
Living in a small island community, you can't escape the woman who destroyed your life. Each chance encounter is an agonizing reminder of what you've lost - your family, your future, your sanity.
How long before revenge becomes irresistible?
With no reason to go on living, why shouldn't you turn your darkest thoughts into deeds?
So now, what's the worst thing you can do to your best friend?
‘Bolton is a gripping storyteller, with fine, haunted characters’
Police sergeant Lacey Flint thinks she’s safe.
She thinks her new job with the river police, and her new life on a house boat, will keep her away from danger. But she’s wrong.
When Lacey discovers a body in the water, and sinister offerings appear in her home, she fears someone is trying to expose her darkest secret.
And the river is the last place she should be.
'Nail-biting!' TESS GERRITSEN
'Spine-tingling!' LISA GARDNER
Twelve-year-old Barney Roberts is obsessed with a series of murders.
He knows the victims are all boys, just like him.
He knows the bodies were found on river banks.
And he’s sure the killer will strike again soon.
But there’s something else, a secret he’d rather not know, a secret he is too scared to share . . .
And who would believe a twelve-year-old boy anyway?
*LIKE THIS, FOR EVER is published as LOST in the US*
'Bolton is hot property in crime fiction right now' Stylist Magazine
'Mesmerising' The Times
A series of suicides. Each one a female university student. Each one more horrifying than the last.
The police know it cannot be coincidence. But they can’t prove it.
They need someone to go undercover. A young policewoman, as vulnerable as the others. As unprepared for the nightmare that will greet her.
Watch your back, Lacey Flint . . .
'Bolton knows precisely how to ratchet up the tension and tell a cracking story' - GUARDIAN
They say that snow covers everything that is mean and sordid and ugly in the world...but beneath the carpet of white, the ugliness remains.
11 November 2012, London. Long-smouldering feelings come to a head in a burst of shocking violence. A young Muslim man is brutally murdered by a masked gang.
There is just one witness to the horrific crime: DC Lacey Flint. Or at least that's what she thinks...
'Really special' LEE CHILD
'Probably one of the best thrillers that you will read all year' Choice Magazine
'Chilling and mesmerising' TESS GERRITSEN
She can’t stop shivering. But this isn’t cold. This is terror.
A savage murder on London’s streets, 120 years to the day since Jack the Ripper claimed his first victim. A crime with all the hallmarks of a copycat killer.
Detective Constable Lacey Flint has never worked a murder case, until now. When another mutilated victim is found she agrees to be the bait to lure out the monster.
But this killer is one step ahead, and already fixated on Lacey . . .
'Spine-tingling suspense!' LISA GARDNER
'A killer twist' Financial Times
Sometimes I wish that she’d just leave me in peace . . .
Psychologist Evi is worried about one of her patients – a woman who is convinced her little girl is still alive. Two years after the fire that burnt their house down.
Meanwhile, the new vicar in town is feeling strangely unwelcome. Disturbing events seem designed to scare him away.
And a young boy keeps seeing a strange, solitary girl playing in the churchyard. Who is she and what is she trying to tell him?
A terrifying, heart-racing up-all-night thriller perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn and Tess Gerritsen
You know that feeling? The one that makes you want to glance over your shoulder?
All Clara Benning wants is a peaceful life as a wildlife vet, and to hide her disfigurement from the world.
But now she doesn’t have a choice.
Because a man has died from a suspicious snake bite, and Clara’s concern leads her to the abandoned house at the end of the lane, and an unspeakable tragedy that occured half a century ago.
'A cracking story' Guardian
Sharon Bolton (previously S. J. Bolton) is the author of six critically acclaimed novels. She has been shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year, the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year and the CWA Dagger in the Library.
Sharon lives near Oxford with her husband and young son.
For more information about the author and her books, or to check out her addictive blog, visit www.sharonbolton.com. You can also join her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SJBoltonCrime
'One of the best thrillers ever' SOPHIE HANNAH
Consultant surgeon Tora Hamilton has moved to remote Shetland to be with her husband. To have a family. Not for this . . .
In the peat soil near her new home she uncovers a perfectly preserved woman’s body. Runic symbols are carved into her skin. Her heart has been cut out.
But as Tora begins to ask questions around the island, she receives her first threat . . .
Crime writer Sharon Bolton is best known for creating enigmatic detective Lacey Flint, who made her first appearance in Now You See Me.
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Sharon Bolton (previously S. J. Bolton) is the critically acclaimed author of some of the most bone-chilling crime books ever written. She has been shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year and the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. In 2014 she won the CWA Dagger in the Library for her whole body of work.
Sharon lives near Oxford with her husband and young son.